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    Thread: Custom Duel sports (not talking super motos lol)

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      04-23-2012 08:38 PM #1
      I've been thinking about picking up a older enduro and wanted to see if anyone customizes them on the lines of a cafe racer/bobber/etc. I like that they are very functional but they just don't have that "look" Any ideas.

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      04-23-2012 09:46 PM #2
      I think you'd have a tough time turning an enduro into a cafe racer. Or at least it'd be a lot tougher than turning an older "standard" into a cafe racer. Enduros, by their nature, sit high, with high bars, and upright seating, lots of suspension travel, etc. Cafe bikes sit low, not much suspension travel, low bars, etc.

      But these sites may give you a little inspiration...

      http://www.oldbikebarn.com/

      http://benjiescaferacer.com/home.html

      And these are just two of a TON of different cafe sites.
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      AWD wagon-ish thing

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      04-23-2012 10:35 PM #3
      Maybe cafe racer is the wrong term, I'm looking for something different then the normal Enduro but can't spring for a Super Moto. Something in between. It seems like a genre of bikes that isn't customized as much as others.

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      04-24-2012 08:19 AM #4
      I've run across some pretty crazy TW200s...I think it was either on advrider or thumpertalk.com, maybe even supermotojunkie.com.

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      04-24-2012 08:49 AM #5
      Doing up a TW200 looks like a helluva lot of fun. Just stripping the plastics and hiding the wires transforms the look of the bike.

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      04-24-2012 09:09 AM #6
      People are doing good things to the triumph scrambler:



      I think these are both Hammarhead Ind.

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      04-24-2012 09:49 AM #7
      The Scrambler doesn't need that kind of help, IMO.

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      04-24-2012 10:17 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Darkness View Post
      People are doing good things to the triumph scrambler:



      I think these are both Hammarhead Ind.
      Something like that works !

      Just noticed that I can't spell either (DUAL > DUEL)

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      04-24-2012 10:29 AM #9
      I remember when I took the motorcycle test they had a TW200 and I was dying to ride it. Too bad someone grabbed it before me though. I always drooled over them as it's such a bad ass little bike. It also seems to have a cult following. And they seem to take customizing pretty well. My concern would be could it move someone that is 190lbs ?

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      04-24-2012 07:40 PM #10
      It's probably not going to move anyone very fast, but it should do ok...

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      04-24-2012 07:49 PM #11


      (Someone tell me if this doesn't show up for you...I've had trouble in the past with Tapatalk where I post images and they show on my phone but not on a pc...)

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      04-24-2012 07:59 PM #12
      I see the photo.. and like it!

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      04-24-2012 08:19 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by welderdood View Post
      Something like that works !
      So scramblers?

      more here:
      http://www.pipeburn.com/display/Sear...uery=scrambler
      and here
      http://www.bikeexif.com/?s=scrambler&sortby=newest

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      04-24-2012 09:09 PM #15
      That looks awesome, but at the same time, the bike has a bit of an identity crisis...knobby tires like I would put on my XR, and a low mount exhaust? Form before function, I guess...

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      04-24-2012 09:26 PM #16
      You'd probably really dig what these guys are doing. It seems like the next big "trend" post-cafe revival is a hybrid of cafe racer/flat tracker. Some of the customs coming out lately look like a blast to ride.

      http://us.deuscustoms.com/motorcycles/bikes/

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