"Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!

Re: "Cafe Racer" such a loose term! Craigslist "Gem" of the week!

wahvtec said:
I don't even know where to start here. The lack of any tail section, or the factory swingarm gone unishock.

http://charleston.craigslist.org/mcy/5272979261.html
No kidding. That rear tire doesn't look straight and the swingarm doesn't look like it can be adjusted.
 

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wahvtec said:
I don't even know where to start here. The lack of any tail section, or the factory swingarm gone unishock.

http://charleston.craigslist.org/mcy/5272979261.html

I don't see an insane amount of things wrong with this. New brake lines (most people here keep original 40+ year old lines....) Mono-shocking a bike isn't a bad thing and you learn a ton about geometry and how the bike works. Most people don't even understand rake and trail. When I monoshocked my 71' CB500 (wife's daily driver) I took all of that into account and even had to switch from a spring that was too stiff to a softer one and recalculate all of that. She rides on rails at speed, and is surgical at lower speeds. I'm not saying this rendition is set at the right angles, just pointing out that a single shock isn't all that bad.

Now...the lack of fenders is ridiculous. Ride through one puddle and your back has a line up it and water enters your helmet from the bottom due to the front tire :) (if you wear one)
 
He isn't referring to the idea of a monoshock being bad, it's the use of the stock swingarm to support the monoshock that's the problem
 
That set up is putting a ton of force straight into a backbone that was not meant to support it. He didn'the brace the swinger at all, no reason to believe he braced anything else either.
 
I love a GOOD unishock conversion. I browsed your 500 unishock and like it alot! But yeah this one here looks like it was thought out in the restroom and drawn on a napkin.
 
Plus there is that nice tab sticking out from under the tank that is in just the right position to snag ur nutz when u decelerate hard and slide off the seat onto the tank.Ouch.bj
 
wahvtec said:
I love a GOOD unishock conversion. I browsed your 500 unishock and like it alot! But yeah this one here looks like it was thought out in the restroom and drawn on a napkin.

NOW I see what you are referring to. Should have taken a better look! Yeah, I wouldn't put my wife on that for sure! Sorry if I took your original comment the wrong way. And thanks for the kudos, she's put 1500+ miles on it and loves it. I'll be fixing the swinger to be pretty AND functional this winter. Right now it's a bit..um...ugly.

Carry on with the bashing :) haha
 
wahvtec said:
I don't even know where to start here. The lack of any tail section, or the factory swingarm gone unishock.

http://charleston.craigslist.org/mcy/5272979261.html

don't crash with that tank bracket or your instant Unic!
 
Hmm not much info, but doesn't seem to bad for an elsinore

http://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/5222017036.html
 
hurco550 said:
Hmm not much info, but doesn't seem to bad for an elsinore

http://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/5222017036.html

If you can buy that I will send you the cash and you can bring it to TN for some free parts ;)
 
Tune-A-Fish said:
If you can buy that I will send you the cash and you can bring it to TN for some free parts ;)

HAHA I actually just sent him an email. Seems like it could be a deal, and its about a half hour away... Those duke parts would look neat on that ol smoker eh? =)
 
hurco550 said:
HAHA I actually just sent him an email. Seems like it could be a deal, and its about a half hour away... Those duke parts would look neat on that ol smoker eh? =)

You can have the Duc parts free if you sell me that Honda for double up.
 
ill keep that in mind man. I don't have a truck to haul that turd down though lol
 
Tune-A-Fish said:
If you can buy that I will send you the cash and you can bring it to TN for some free parts ;)
Heck, I'm tempted to buy and go get it for you if you'd go $500 and I won't need the Duc parts. ;D
 
yep, just waiting for an email back. ima try to grab it one way or another.

This is a dumb question im sure, were the MT250's streel legal? I asked if he had a title
 
hurco550 said:
yep, just waiting for an email back. ima try to grab it one way or another.

This is a dumb question im sure, were the MT250's streel legal? I asked if he had a title
Yes, they were street legal. It said so in his listing.
 
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