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Author Topic: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!  (Read 1321335 times)

Offline LearnAsIGo!

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #10 on: Jun 04, 2012, 13:20:34 »
Have you noticed DennisKirk are getting in on the Cafe thing, is that good or bad?  I think bad.

Offline Deviant1

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #11 on: Jun 04, 2012, 13:57:24 »
Maybe good for parts. Bad for this subculture. Joker machining came from the chopper trend, as did a bunch of others. They may make good parts but they have indentified themselves as bandwagon jumpers in my eyes. But then I'm a bit militant about this stuff too.
'That's the VJMC. They don't like us... because we cut shit up." -Tim @ Barber 2010

Offline alexmac

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"Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #13 on: Jun 04, 2012, 14:55:34 »
I love where this threak is going...

Offline Redbird

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Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!
« Reply #14 on: Jun 04, 2012, 17:10:47 »
http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pml/mcy/3046977389.html
"she can though down with the 600's..." Really? 600 what?
Or is "The 600's" the name of his Spelling Club?  ::)
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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.
'That's the VJMC. They don't like us... because we cut shit up." -Tim @ Barber 2010

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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I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

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...
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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
Gives me a major cramp in my wedding tackle..." Fellow PNW Rocker Dave Simmons