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    Thread: Cafe Racer Appreciation Thread!!!

    1. 11-21-2004 05:49 PM #1
      I just fell in love with cafe racer's when I was browsing this forum and saw Rennwagon's beautiful CB500. Absolutely gorgeous.
      Post up your cafe racer pics!









    2. 11-22-2004 06:06 PM #2
      I just saw a custom Harley Sportster cafe racer a week or so ago in town. It was sweet.

    3. 11-22-2004 07:52 PM #3
      i cant post pics but i have a 79' Yamaha RD400 thats pretty sweet. I'll send you a pic if you wanna post it for me. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    4. 11-23-2004 01:41 AM #4
      Man technology has come a long way.

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      11-23-2004 12:55 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by Trayvessio »
      I just fell in love with cafe racer's when I was browsing this forum and saw Rennwagon's beautiful CB500. Absolutely gorgeous.

      Thanks. Next project may be a Harley Sportster Flattracker.

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      11-23-2004 02:49 PM #6
      it's pretty obvious what distinguishes a cafe bike, but where exactly did that name come from? did people drive these bikes to starbucks often?
      -Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog

      I saw this in a movie about a bus that had to speed around the city, keeping its speed over fifty, and if its speed dropped, the bus would explode! I think it was called, "The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down."

    7. 11-23-2004 07:16 PM #7
      From places on the 'net...
      Definition: A Cafe Racer is a style of bike popularized in London in the '50s where bikers wanted a fast, personalized and distinctive bike to travel from cafe to cafe. Many Cafe Racer bikes have distinctive small low-cut fairings.
      And here's quite the tribute to the Cafe style... http://www.ace-cafe-london.com/
      A streetfighter site that recognizes it's Cafe Racer roots... http://www.streetfighters.plus.com/history.html

    8. 11-23-2004 08:38 PM #8
      1985 Yamaha RZ350


      Oh and my 1989 YSR80

      haha try to picture a 6'1" 210lb guy riding this thing! slow but fun

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      11-23-2004 10:28 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by jetta2dr_84 »
      haha try to picture a 6'1" 210lb guy riding this thing! slow but fun

      As someone once said to me when I was on a CB350, "It looks like an elephant screwing a football".

    10. 11-23-2004 10:41 PM #10
      lol from a distance it looks like theres a guy hovering down the street, kinda funny to see the look on peoples faces when i wheelie across intersections [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      11-24-2004 09:31 AM #11
      oh my... i want one!
      sometimes I miss my corrado...

    12. 11-24-2004 10:54 AM #12
      RZ350 is a cool bike, but not a cafe racer.
      The BMW looks so nice, not the fastest but really cool.

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      11-24-2004 01:53 PM #13
      If/when I get a bike, it will be along the cafe style.
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      GO SHARKS!!!

    14. 11-25-2004 12:59 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by Rennwagen »
      As someone once said to me when I was on a CB350, "It looks like an elephant screwing a football".

      Thats freakin great. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    15. 11-26-2004 02:29 AM #15
      I've always loved cafe racers, would love to turn a triumph into one. The problem is finding a cheap bike to start building.

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    17. 11-27-2004 02:33 AM #17
      Hey DurksterVR6, that Triumph is sweet! what model is it? and is it yours? [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    18. 11-27-2004 09:04 AM #18
      That is a 2000 Triumph thunderbird sport with some major mods, not my bike though.
      Mods of note include the rear fender delete, steering damper, daytona wheels ( this model stock come with spoked rims) , speed triple forks and gauges, brembo brakes.
      There is a lot more done to it but you get the picture.
      this is mine :



      Modified by durksterVR6 at 5:29 PM 11-27-2004

    19. 11-27-2004 02:39 PM #19
      that triumph is beautiful

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      11-29-2004 12:01 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by Trayvessio »

      Well...
      Damn.
      That is an absolutely GORGEOUS bike.
      Combines my love of BMW's and my love of Cafe racers.
      Hmmmm....
      Time to see if I can find a 70's R100 or R80 to do that to...
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    21. 11-29-2004 06:35 PM #21
      what do you people think about the honda cb750

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      11-29-2004 08:07 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by speeddemon »
      what do you people think about the honda cb750

      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] Awesome

    23. 11-29-2004 10:30 PM #23
      sweet bike also durkster. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      11-30-2004 03:43 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by durksterVR6 »


      sometimes I miss my corrado...

    25. 11-30-2004 06:03 PM #25
      heres a modern royal enfield single cafe interpretation (all factory parts too !):


      and with race fairing:



      Modified by durksterVR6 at 6:06 PM 11-30-2004

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