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Author Topic: Does this BIKE qualify as a "Cafe Racer?"  (Read 568 times)

Offline VintageMBike

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Does this BIKE qualify as a "Cafe Racer?"
« on: Jan 06, 2019, 21:44:41 »
Its mine. Is it "restored" or cafe-d to a mild degree?

« Last Edit: Jan 06, 2019, 22:13:59 by VintageMBike »
1977 Kawa KZ650
1977 Kawa KZ750 Twin
1972 Honda CB 750
1973 Honda CB 500F
1982 Honda CB 900F

Online 540Nova

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Re: Does this BIKE qualify as a "Cafe Racer?"
« Reply #1 on: Jan 06, 2019, 22:06:09 »
Not a cafe

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Offline teazer

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Re: Does this BIKE qualify as a "Cafe Racer?"
« Reply #2 on: Jan 06, 2019, 23:37:59 »
I don't think it fits any of the current definitions and that's all good.  It's a bike.  A classic bike. An old fun bike.  A mini superbike. A bike that get's ridden.  All are good but who needs labels?

Keep enjoying it and stay safe.

Offline VintageMBike

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Re: Does this BIKE qualify as a "Cafe Racer?"
« Reply #3 on: Jan 06, 2019, 23:43:44 »
I don't think it fits any of the current definitions and that's all good.  It's a bike.  A classic bike. An old fun bike.  A mini superbike. A bike that get's ridden.  All are good but who needs labels?

Keep enjoying it and stay safe.

Thanks for this. Much appreciated!
1977 Kawa KZ650
1977 Kawa KZ750 Twin
1972 Honda CB 750
1973 Honda CB 500F
1982 Honda CB 900F

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: Does this BIKE qualify as a "Cafe Racer?"
« Reply #4 on: Jan 07, 2019, 13:09:39 »
Wish I could see it.... stupid work computer safety !!! I will have to wait till i get home.
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Re: Does this BIKE qualify as a "Cafe Racer?"
« Reply #5 on: Jan 07, 2019, 18:54:28 »
If you are after a label... Just call it a Resto-mod.

Looks nice, hope she runs smooth as well.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

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Offline XS750AU

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Re: Does this BIKE qualify as a "Cafe Racer?"
« Reply #6 on: Jan 07, 2019, 20:15:16 »
Totally agree with all the previous comments. Who cares what label is stuck to it. It is just a damn cool bike, love the green.
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Offline VintageMBike

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Re: Does this BIKE qualify as a "Cafe Racer?"
« Reply #7 on: Jan 07, 2019, 20:32:57 »
If you are after a label... Just call it a Resto-mod.

Looks nice, hope she runs smooth as well.


Yep runs super smooth. Here is a video from yesterday

1977 Kawa KZ650
1977 Kawa KZ750 Twin
1972 Honda CB 750
1973 Honda CB 500F
1982 Honda CB 900F

Offline Brodie

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Re: Does this BIKE qualify as a "Cafe Racer?"
« Reply #8 on: Jan 07, 2019, 21:00:55 »
New exhaust sounds good.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline VintageMBike

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Re: Does this BIKE qualify as a "Cafe Racer?"
« Reply #9 on: Jan 07, 2019, 21:16:14 »
New exhaust sounds good.

Its really loud.

The stock exhaust was too tame. Sounded like a kitten trying to scratch its way out of a box.
1977 Kawa KZ650
1977 Kawa KZ750 Twin
1972 Honda CB 750
1973 Honda CB 500F
1982 Honda CB 900F

Offline VintageMBike

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Re: Does this BIKE qualify as a "Cafe Racer?"
« Reply #10 on: Jan 07, 2019, 21:18:09 »
Totally agree with all the previous comments. Who cares what label is stuck to it. It is just a damn cool bike, love the green.

Thank you!!
1977 Kawa KZ650
1977 Kawa KZ750 Twin
1972 Honda CB 750
1973 Honda CB 500F
1982 Honda CB 900F

Offline datadavid

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Re: Does this BIKE qualify as a "Cafe Racer?"
« Reply #11 on: Jan 09, 2019, 07:04:58 »
Its really loud.

The stock exhaust was too tame. Sounded like a kitten trying to scratch its way out of a box.
Thats what most fours sound like to me!

Offline VintageMBike

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Re: Does this BIKE qualify as a "Cafe Racer?"
« Reply #12 on: Jan 09, 2019, 11:07:09 »
Thats what most fours sound like to me!

I have two twins as well. I actually LOVE the way a FOUR sounds. My 82 Honda CB 900F Super Sport sounds like a MONSTER with the 4 into 1 Vance & Hines.
1977 Kawa KZ650
1977 Kawa KZ750 Twin
1972 Honda CB 750
1973 Honda CB 500F
1982 Honda CB 900F

Offline datadavid

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Re: Does this BIKE qualify as a "Cafe Racer?"
« Reply #13 on: Jan 09, 2019, 12:00:03 »
I have two twins as well. I actually LOVE the way a FOUR sounds. My 82 Honda CB 900F Super Sport sounds like a MONSTER with the 4 into 1 Vance & Hines.
Now that is something else, i like that deep booming they make. Gotta admit the xs11 has a brutal exhaust sound as well.