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Author Topic: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!  (Read 1163952 times)

Offline Deviant1

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #15 on: Jun 04, 2012, 19:24:03 »
The 600's was referring to the 600 lb dudes on mopeds. The track is practically littered with them.
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Offline Rocan

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #16 on: Jun 04, 2012, 21:14:52 »
The 600's was referring to the 600 lb dudes on mopeds. The track is practically littered with them.


hahaha. I'd love to wager a bet against him... a cbr600 with one of the spark plugs disconnected (essentially running on 3 cylinders) against that xs400... for Pinks. Since he seems so confident...
PJ- Cafe's don't really work right until you get rolling 70mph +

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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #17 on: Jun 04, 2012, 21:23:43 »
thought i would share this beauty of a "cafe racer" in the local san diego craigslist search. i'm not sure if its a flattering thing for people to use the term "cafe racer" to increase value, or people are just assholes.. i'm thinking the latter.. anyway.. check out this "beauty" 1994 CBR F2 "Cafe Racer"

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/mcy/3052918249.html

There is a TON of potential here. Just about everything is there. Just needs tweaked, and some inspired thinking. Yes, Im being serious.
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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #18 on: Jun 04, 2012, 21:26:40 »
OK, I'll play the CL Gem game.

Here's a totally reverse engineered Buell.

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/mcy/3054905579.html

Whats wrong with having a fast chopper? Hardtails can handle and perform just fine if theyre built right. Sure, theyre not an R6, but either are 99% of the "fast" bikes we all build here. Everyone on DTT loves souping up a 40 year old, rickety, spot welded Honda... But a tig welded, computer designed hardtail isnt good enough? Just saying...
The faces of the damned
And all the butchered lambs
If I had to do it over
I just would've done it slower

Offline Jewbacca

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #19 on: Jun 04, 2012, 21:27:30 »
1979 Honda CB750K- Soon to be CB750K-SC Night-Ninja (SOLD)
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=18771.0
1974 TX500A "Yamahonda" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66736.0"
1983 Honda CB650SC
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70532.new#new
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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #20 on: Jun 04, 2012, 21:28:05 »
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pml/mcy/3046977389.html

"sexy heat wrapped exhaust"  ::)

Ya, thats half assed. Though, its probobly some 17 year old kids first build. Hey David, hows your bike coming? ;)
The faces of the damned
And all the butchered lambs
If I had to do it over
I just would've done it slower

Offline hocbj23

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #21 on: Jun 04, 2012, 21:30:26 »
Oh dear-the more they came,the worse they looked. Sorry,they all collectively or singularly do nada for me.bj

Offline FlyinRyan350

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #22 on: Jun 04, 2012, 21:30:43 »
Oh god, the insults are endless...
http://gainesville.craigslist.org/mcy/3003923915.html

Hahaha i wasn't aware that "it all started" in 2000....wtf are we doing, everyone sell your bikes and go for an 00' model  ::)

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #23 on: Jun 04, 2012, 21:31:38 »
Have you noticed DennisKirk are getting in on the Cafe thing, is that good or bad?  I think bad.

Remember that "cafe racers" have been around since most people heres grandparents were young. There were tons of catalouges selling cafe parts then because there were people buying them. There are people buying those parts now, so companies will sell them. Supply and demand. Just means those of us that are really into the bikes not the fad, need to be more selective in our purchases. Research who youre giving your money to. Dont bitch, protest.
The faces of the damned
And all the butchered lambs
If I had to do it over
I just would've done it slower

Offline Jewbacca

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #24 on: Jun 04, 2012, 21:36:43 »
Hahaha i wasn't aware that "it all started" in 2000....wtf are we doing, everyone sell your bikes and go for an 00' model  ::)

Not to mention his clubmans are completely 180* out. Hahaha!
1979 Honda CB750K- Soon to be CB750K-SC Night-Ninja (SOLD)
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=18771.0
1974 TX500A "Yamahonda" http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66736.0"
1983 Honda CB650SC
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70532.new#new
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Offline trek97

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #25 on: Jun 04, 2012, 21:46:09 »
Not to mention his clubmans are completely 180* out. Hahaha!
That makes the 4th bike ive seen recently w clubmans upside down and backwards...lol!!!

Offline djelliott

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #26 on: Jun 05, 2012, 12:06:07 »
There is a TON of potential here. Just about everything is there. Just needs tweaked, and some inspired thinking. Yes, Im being serious.

As it sits I don't dig it, but I agree in the potential. It's pretty much a blank canvas as it sits.
71 CL350 Cafe build thread.
http://dotheton.com/index.php?topic=13543.0

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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #27 on: Jun 05, 2012, 13:14:28 »
Exactly. Right now that bike is no worse off or worse looking than most of the piles of primarily 70s crap we all start with. A couple months worth of work, and some creative fabrication and that could easily be a really rad bike. Hell, Id LOVE to get my hands on an older wrecked sport bike to do a modern cafe (even though a stock CBR, R6, etc is basically everything a modern cafe should be minus the obligatory Anime sci-fi style they all have).
The faces of the damned
And all the butchered lambs
If I had to do it over
I just would've done it slower

Offline djelliott

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #28 on: Jun 05, 2012, 15:15:24 »
Exactly. Right now that bike is no worse off or worse looking than most of the piles of primarily 70s crap we all start with. A couple months worth of work, and some creative fabrication and that could easily be a really rad bike. Hell, Id LOVE to get my hands on an older wrecked sport bike to do a modern cafe (even though a stock CBR, R6, etc is basically everything a modern cafe should be minus the obligatory Anime sci-fi style they all have).

I've been on the look out for something along the lines of a GPz 750 or the like. Sport bike without the cradle over motor frame. Heck, I'll really take anything interesting or that has potential if it's the right price. Tough to find though because I'm a cheap bastard. I blame my Scottish side.
71 CL350 Cafe build thread.
http://dotheton.com/index.php?topic=13543.0

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Offline anarki650

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #29 on: Jun 05, 2012, 15:50:29 »
Love the "engineering" on the tank fix on this one!!!

http://lincoln.craigslist.org/mcy/3052277263.html
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