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Thread: Cafe Racer XB9s????

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    Cafe Racer XB9s????

    Hey I had a crazy idea while sitting in class today. What if you took a cafe racer style headlight fairing and threw it on an XB9s. Seems easy in theory considering it's basically already naked in the headlight portion of the bike. So I just took about a minute to poorly put together this mock up of what it WOULD look like... lmk what you think and if you could get behind the idea. I think the only thing it might need is some lower or inverted bars which is a lil inconvenient since the bike is already leaned over a bit. But hey I haven't actually played with it in real life either. Do I go for it???? Or do I just leave it to the hipsters???
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    Do it. Heck yes.

    These bikes lend themselves to modification easily and if done aesthetically sensibly can be too cool for skool.

    IMG_0435 by Cooter!, on Flickr

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    IMO your rendering looks like an xbr with a goofy fairing.
    However, it’s not my bike, it yours.
    Do what you want with it.
    Just don’t leave it stock
    Anything is cooler than stock

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    Hey Chicken, you don't like lollipops and cheese graters???



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    do the tale too like on this blast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooter View Post
    Do it. Heck yes.

    These bikes lend themselves to modification easily and if done aesthetically sensibly can be too cool for skool.

    IMG_0435 by Cooter!, on Flickr
    Thats a good looking XB. You should see my new project. My "V" is 80 degrees and twisted 22.

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    Keeping your motorcycle stock is the worst thing you can do with your motorcycle.

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    Youngster's , what do they know, someday, my stock 12SS will be worth more than your goofed up moded bike, not to mention it looks better to !

    P.S. let's go riding in the rain, then see what happens.
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    I agree with Loco. When I am buying a new Buell (or any motorcycle) the closer to stock, the better (with certain exceptions). Modded bikes are cool, and I am totally guilty of modding out a stock bike, but when I'm buying, the more mods, the lower the value.... unless its something like an 1125 with the oiling rotor mod/update, etc.







    and from the other forum I frequent...

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    Mods add more value if they are well crafted https://www.buellxb.com/forum/showth...l=1#post601432



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