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  • What's a good bike to "cafe"???

    Hi All,

    Seeing lots of cafe racers being built, and was wondering what bikes people reckon make a good basis. I know a lot of older bikes lend themselves well to "cafe-ing", but I couldn't pick an XS from an XJ. Maybe include a picture of a stock example and then one that's been "cafe'd"? Tempted to do a cafe myself, but not sure what bike to start with.

    cheers,
    Bowie

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    BMW R series



    Originally posted by Desmo
    Why be a cunt about it?

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    • #3
      Don't have pics now, but:

      Yamaha
      SR series (single)
      XS series (twin)
      XJ series (triple)

      Honda
      CD series
      CB series
      CX series
      CM series
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      • #4
        Pretty much anything smallish with air cooling and a twin shock rear. Go nuts.
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        • #5
          Honda CB750 4cyl.

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          • #6
            Guzzi's seem to be popular .
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            • #7
              Bonneville's look sweet - check out Laika's in the PSB Garage:fap::fap:

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              • #8
                what is meant by 'to cafe?'
                What are some characteristics of a cafe racer?
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                • #9
                  Clip ons, rearsets, sometimes ally tank, reduce as much weight as possible, basically taking the neutral riding position bikes that were stock in the 60's & 70's and making them a lot sportier, think Norton Commando's and BSA Goldstars/Lightnings. They're called cafe racers because the riders used to congregate at truck stops and cafes and race the song on the jukebox, a very important characteristic is handling, bikes doing 100mph on twisty English roads needed to have good handling.
                  http://jupiterstravellers.org

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                  • #10
                    Start with an XS250. I know where you could get one to start with.
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