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Thread: Cafe racer anyone?

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    Anyone else build one before?

    I picked this up last thursday night for 150. Clean title and runs rough. Needs new diaphragms and intake boots.



    After 6 days and 40 dollars later





    Just flipped the bars for now. Gonna buy some clubmans and a whole bunch of new parts once works picks up again...

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    Very cool, I would like to start a project like that. Good luck, can't wait to see the progression.

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    good start

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    Nice start, I cant wait to see the finished product!

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    I'm hoping to start mine this winter once I get my XB back together I'm going to start on it. It's a 81 Yamaha Virago.


    This is my inspiration.

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    Awesome! I have always loved the look of a cafe racer, minimalistic motorcycling!

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    My first bike was a GS550L an am doing the same thing to her. Bobbing the rear with led lights and put some drag bars on it to get the forward slant. Just having engine problems so been haulting everything body wise till i staighten her out!

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    @Vance580

    any more info on that cafe from the virago?....thats pretty cool!

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    Thanx guys! And I expect to see some winter build threads from some of the members above :D

    Side shot


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    Well, not a cafe as such, but brat style.

    Working on 80-ish GS450.
    Here are my rough Photoshopped plans - still need some more work, but hope to have it done before end of this year.



    Good luck!



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