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    Show us your Eyetalian Eye Candy......

    Not as Italian as some of the others, but nice none the less.
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    Show us your Eyetalian Eye Candy......

    Quick update on the Italians in my garage. I sold the senna ST4s in the photos in my previous report and replaced it with a newer red '06 ST3s. I also recently bought an '05 999. The 999 needs some engine work, but should be on the road late winter or spring.
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    81 KZ650 CSR Basket Case

    Thanks for the compliments. She's not perfect, but I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out. Surprisingly, the exhaust is fairly quiet unless you flog it a bit. I'll try to get a clip, but it will be with my phone. Sound quality will probably suck. I'm out of town for a few days, so it...
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    81 KZ650 CSR Basket Case

    Done.
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    81 KZ650 CSR Basket Case

    Definitely. I didn't have to ride very far with the clubman bars before my back started to ache. I think it looks a lot better too.
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    81 KZ650 CSR Basket Case

    Fast forward, almost done. Turns out, the stock front brake reservoir is too big and interferes with the forks with the superbike bars. I've got a smaller one off a KLR650 ordered, and it should be here today. Other than that, I think this project is about done. I like the look of the superbike...
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    83 Virago -__-

    Legendary trackster?!! I'm not sure it deserves that much praise, but thanks!
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    83 Virago -__-

    That's actually a pretty nice looking bike as is. Definitely ride it for a while and make sure you want to cut it up. I've owned several Viragos. ad they make a great platform for a custom (pics of my '82 920cc street tracker below). Watch out for the "box of rocks" starter. They all have it...
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    XV920 Doc Chops VS Kott

    I'm coming to the party late, but to add a suggestion concerning sanding the edges of the fins, I've attached a photo of a Virago I did a few years ago. Partial fin sanding turned out pretty well.
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    81 KZ650 CSR Basket Case

    She'll be a roller soon. Hoping to have it back on the road by next weekend, but that may be a little optimistic.
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    81 KZ650 CSR Basket Case

    I haven't posted an update for a couple of months, but that's because I've actually been riding it. I've pretty much got all the kinks worked out, so a couple of weeks ago I tore it back apart and started the cleaning and polishing process. I got the frame detabbed, smoothed and painted, and...
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    Care to share a little inspiration?

    My son working on his bike is currently the wallpaper on my phone.
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    "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!

    Not clubmans? Not upside down? I must be missing something.
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    "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!

    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/mcy/5509726110.html So all you have to do to convert a bike to a café is install upside down clubmans?! I'm putting way too much time and money into mine!
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    81 KZ650 CSR Basket Case

    A few updated photos. I'll probably ride it like this for a month or two before I tear it back apart. I went ahead and ordered a pair of superbike bend bars for giggles. I may or may not use them, but I want to give them a try and see how they look.
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