Can't stand that front fairing and headlight. Never been a fan of the cyclops style small headlights. Show me one classic bike that that looks good on? Doesn't exist
I'll bet that exhaust is a screamer though
I think its time for me to move out to the sticks.
I'd say the most popular models are any Honda CB series between 1970 and 1980 (early 70's are more valuable and collectible)
You can't go wrong with any 70's era japanese motorcycle though. If you want to be safe on the highway I'd recommend a 550 engine size or larger. Just make sure the bike actually runs when you buy it unless you're interested in possibly running into a lot of trouble and spending much more time and money on it.
The more expensive bikes will be the European models so if you want to stay cheap, stick with Japanese
Last edited by ChrisVocals; 05-19-2012 at 06:25 PM.
What say you, Vortex? Worth the time to put work into a 250?
I would spend a bit more (or wait for a different deal to pop up) and get a decent-sized bike... Otherwise, you put all that time/money/effort into building it and you still can't take a nice highway/freeway ride. Unless it's for a second bike that you just want to ride around town--then I'd say go for it.
Just my 2 cents.
Originally Posted by Walter Bishop
Drove 1400 miles in 25 hours to pick this up for my friend. He's been wanting one for a while and found this for a decent price. I rode it yesterday, pretty quick, very fun. Need to get it on some real roads and have some real fun soon though. Definitely makes me want one of my own sooner than later.
Ive had mine for 3 years, up until 2 days ago I had put 47 miles on it in 3 years. It had 850 miles on the complete frame off nut and bolt restoration
I had put it up forsale or for trade recently so somebody else can enjoy it more than me. Havn't been getting a lot of serious bites on it so I decided to get it out and knock some cob webs off it and some dust etc....
yesterday and today I put 45 or so miles on it.
Now I don't want to get rid of it lol.
Its been in a few writeups. It used to be pretty internet famous, it was one of the first few pictures that came up in a google search for cafe racer or xs650 etc... at one time it had 7 or 8 pictures on the first google page of cafe racer pictures.
Its been in hiding as I have too many toys to enjoy. Well since my Caddy decided to not start last week, possibly ignition module, i put a new ignition switch in etc...
I got out the Cafe to zip around town in, go to the bank and such etc... I forgot how much loads of fun it was.
Anyhow Im looking for some nice photographers in the Chicago/Joliet area to come out and do a nice photoshoot of the bike for me and do it some more justice one last time possibly before I get rid of it.
Last edited by jpr; 08-24-2012 at 10:11 PM.
'63 VW - '04 F250 - '13 Terrain - '77 XS650 Cafe Racer showbike FS/FTOriginally Posted by Adler v. Relynet