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    There seems to be a fair few people on the list who dig cafe racers, so i thought i start a cafe'd thread. I didnt think deej would stretch to Cafe Racers sub section but this should do for now.

    Feeel free to add your thoughts or piccies

    corks

  • #2
    Just to get the ball rolling

    The CAFE RACER :: Norton enthusiasts in OrnakŁ†rr, Sweden.











    Last edited by perdition; 01-11-2007, 05:01 PM.

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    • #3
      Mate of mine is building one - The Return of the Cafe Racers

      I have told him to join psb. JOIN RICHIE!

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      • #4
        Coool, i;ve been reading his webby, lotsa cool stuff there and his w650 is gonna look pretty neat by the time its finished

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        • #5
          I'm building one at the moment from a '79 Yamaha Triple XS750. Parts on their way and things are being painted at the moment. I'll get some progress pics up when stuff starts happening.

          Already rebuilt the motor and polished/painted/detailed it. Bored out using XS850 pistons, new bearings etc, head work, h/d clutch



          Starting with this -


          I think for now I can get away with making a 2 seater cafe racer until I figure out something for a single seat

          but lets just see how it all turns out

          :p

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          • #6
            coool, paint it orange and you can have your own laverda on the cheap

            ps quite a few places do fibreglass single seat conversions

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            • #7
              Cool, I'll look forward to seeing all the pictures that appear in this thread!

              If I wasn't so keen on Bobbers right now, I'd definitely be tackling a Cafe Racer.

              Don't forget to checkout the bikes from Deus
              Deus Ex Machina

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              • #8
                this guy does some brillant stuff with CB750, very neat work

                cb750cafe.com - custom cafe racers





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                • #9
                  Hondo!! Oh wait hangon, it does say Honda.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by corks67 View Post
                    this guy does some brillant stuff with CB750, very neat work

                    cb750cafe.com - custom cafe racers

                    Yeah lately I've got a couple ideas from him, but a lot of what I had been planning for my bike I decided before I found his website :p
                    I like his exhaust mufflers though, look good, sound good on his vid clips, would sound awesome on a Triple I reckon!

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                    • #11
                      Hi Guys,

                      Davey I've finally pulled my finger out and jumped on PSB. Hey Corks...glad to see someone is reading my Blog.

                      I've ordered my tank and seat from France which should arrive in about a month. Most of my parts are coming from Deus (Syd) and Vanem (Melbs). I've just spent 5the weekend reiwiring the front end of the bike. Swapping the bars for clip-ons has been a mammoth job. I originally throught it was going to be one of the easiest parts of the project.

                      Here's a pick of the tank and seat combo I'm getting from VD Classics (France). When they arrive the bike will be ready to go on the road but will be far from finished.

                      Return of the Cafe Racers
                      http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com

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                      • #12
                        Sweet good job on finally signing up mate.

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                        • #13
                          w650

                          here's a pic of my '00 w650 with mild cafe treatment.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by corks67 View Post
                            this guy does some brillant stuff with CB750, very neat work

                            cb750cafe.com - custom cafe racers

                            I love the work this guy does, nice the way you can see each bike evolves with all the pic's of the work/changes.. It's almost hard to believe its the same bike.

                            From this ....


                            Into this ...



                            Sweet!

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                            • #15
                              Yeah Carpy's bikes are pretty hot. The guy definately knows his stuff.
                              Return of the Cafe Racers
                              http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com

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