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    First Bike and Project 1998 Monster 900

    One option is to swap the Monster for a 900SS. The SS would be easier to work with regarding the tank and seat combo.
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    First Bike and Project 1998 Monster 900

    Ive seen the radical ducati stuff. Its legit. The honda would just be overall easier for me to do since Ive never done this before. But I have been talking to the moto motivo guy. He's giving me great ideas.
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    First Bike and Project 1998 Monster 900

    XB- Actually not my first motorcycle. First one was a 03 GSXR750. Sold it when I left for iraq and haven't been able to get back into riding since. And Ive been wanting to build a cafe racer since I saw a cafe racer mag in afghanistan. It may come down to I trade this thing off for a CB750. I...
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    First Bike and Project 1998 Monster 900

    Well I did some work for a friend of mine. He wanted to pay me and I said don't worry about it. He said how bout a motorcycle instead? How can a guy refuse. I really do not like the bright colors at all. Was actually thinking of doing the frame tank and seat in OD Green. With some Captain...
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    First Bike and Project 1998 Monster 900

    So I know a Ducati isn't exactly the right bike for a cafe racer project. And Im probably way over my head on this since I have no bike mechanic skills. But when you get a free bike you get a free bike. As far as the engine and mechanicals go everything is good. So Im not planning on messing...
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    DTT Austin Area???

    Im in Austin. In the Oak Hill area. No bike yet. Would like to get together with some people and talk about building bikes as Ive got a lot of questions also would like to figure out where all the good shops are at.
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    Honda CB Question

    Time Ive definitely got. Ive got 45 days of leave and Im gonna need something to keep me from going crazy.
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    Honda CB Question

    I had planned on disassembling it anyway. Since this is my first project bike I had planned to learn as much as I can.
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    Honda CB Question

    Is it possible for me to do the chain my self? Or am I pretty much screwed?
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    Honda CB Question

    Honda CB750 Custom
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    Honda CB Question

    So Ive found a Honda CB for sale at a good deal. But it needs a timing chain and a valve adjustment. Ive never worked on a motorcycle before. Do have some experience working on vehicles though. How hard are these tasks? How expensive would it be to get it fixed at a shop? I plan on building it...
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    what is this style of jacket called?

    I think Langlitz Leathers sells a jacket like that. Commander I believe.
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    Austin area help

    Ah yes. The infamous "that guy". A common breed around gun stores and ranges. Thanks for the links. Ill have to check them out when Im back in country.
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    Austin area help

    Hey guys. Ive been reading a lot on my current trip about cafe racers and would like to build a bike. Any help with resources or places to go in the Austin area would be much appreciated. I have no experience wrenching on motorcycles but have worked on vehicles before. Also since craigslist and...
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