Jeeze, just rub it in you two We love the few Brit's that are here, but yes, you are the minority round here... funny how one of the biggest cafe sites in the world is made up mostly of small Jap twins, lol. Keep the updates coming, I for one will be watchin!
When you compare the cost of older British bikes to the Jap bikes I think you find your answer. Plus of course the Jap bikes are more readily available.
well its true that i many cases, cutting up a clean britbike is both morally and financially repulsive. but with all the basket cases and half built rollers around, it can be done.depending on the japbike, i wouldnt want to cut one up either. but as i say, depends on the model and year. 1980's bikes may be much more expendable. and less likely to need engine work. but here is where i will get into trouble. let me say, i dont care what anyone else rides. enjoy your machines. i'm good with all of that.now its obvious that japanese machines are what is fueling the cafe revival. this happened with choppers a few years back with xs650's and the like. that still continues today to a certain degree. the jap bikes brought in new blood, just like cafe here.i love the energy that brings.all said however, i myself, will never put an ace cafe sticker on a japbike.