You will NEVER convince someone that "wants to be a builder" not to do/try something, it's part of the curve. Land on your ass? Hopefully you learned what NOT to do.. If many people (of varying degrees of expertise) tell you to do/not to do something, the builder is responsible to slow his/her process and -maybe- learn a lesson or two.. BUT- I dislike cafe racers. Most aren't true cafe racers, as the same as hot rods today aren't really traditional hot rods. The trend has been to bolt on a bunch of expensive crap and call it a cafe. True cafe racers were done on the cheap with flipped bars, missing components and parts drilled out for weight savings. But I agree completely with @nmalozzi in the sense that there is NO REASON to piss on OP's parade. It ain't my bike, I can't afford to buy it from him, I can't control him and he's going to build it if y'all like it or not. So it does NO GOOD to bitch, cry, piss or moan about it unless you pony up the bucks to pry it out of his hands. So, more power to you, @theDQG .. I hope you get it finished, I hope you like what you've built and I hope it works well for you. The only advise I ever give people on cafe stuff is to save enough parts to turn it back in case you don't like it, your back gives out or you want to ride it cross-country. If (after a year or so) you want a bike you can put miles on, re-assemble and go for a ride.. Now, so much for the hijack, Please post pics of your progress!!