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

Wangofree said:
And most important of all the features: ". . .all new fluid filled to factory specified levels."

https://greenville.craigslist.org/mcy/d/honda-cafe-racer/6407553979.html

Lol can someone explain what "custom welded" is? I've heard of a good weld, a shitty weld, but not a custom weld :eek:
 
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jag767 said:
Lol can someone explain what "custom welded" is? I've heard of a good weld, a shitty weld, but not a custom weld :eek:
This is the first Google image result for "custom welded". Hope it helps
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Hurco550 said:
This is the first Google image result for "custom welded". Hope it helps
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This is what came up for me.
 

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CrabsAndCylinders said:
This is what came up for me.
My two favorite quotes...
"A grinder and paint makes a welder what he ain't"

And

"Weld er thick and grind it slick"

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Hurco550 said:
My two favorite quotes...
"A grinder and paint makes a welder what he ain't"

And

"Weld er thick and grind it slick"

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Beautiful welds are some of the best porn.
 
Hahahaha yeah that's custom alright. There's some welds on instagram that'll make your jaw drop. I can actually lay a very pretty mig weld, which does pretty much nothing for the strength of the weld, but it look s almost like a tig, which saves time grinding :p
 
There's a whole world wide range of equipment, technique, experience, and I think most of us are probably in the middle somewhere. . .
 

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I feel like it takes some kind of special skill to achieve that last weld. How in the hell does that happen?
 
I am pretty sure that some days I could reproduce that if I manage to do everything wrong and keep doing it wrong....
 
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That’s a serious lack of penetration (said the actress to the bishop)


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Lol, I know someone who would make a weld like the 2nd one, grind it down, and pretend it was perfect. Sadly he built a frame that way and rides it.
 
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zrxxx said:
Almost completed.....

https://newyork.craigslist.org/stn/mcy/d/cafe-racer-gl-1000/6410343231.html

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I wonder why the king/queen seat and clubman bar scene hasn't taken off yet? I bet it's going to be all the rage

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zrxxx said:
Almost completed.....

https://newyork.craigslist.org/stn/mcy/d/cafe-racer-gl-1000/6410343231.html

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I wonder why the king/queen seat and clubman bar scene hasn't taken off yet? I bet it's going to be all the rage

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Hurco550 said:
I wonder why the king/queen seat and clubman bar scene hasn't taken off yet? I bet it's going to be all the rage

Levi, when I first saw this post I thought you had bought a Wing and put the K/Q seat that came w/ your BMW on it.
 
The electrical tape on the headlight must be worth at least $500, right? :eek:

https://asheville.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1978-yamaha-sr500-cafe-racer/6338712362.html
 

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jag767 said:
Lol, I know someone who would make a weld like the 2nd one, grind it down, and pretend it was perfect. Sadly he built a frame that way and rides it.
But, did he die?
 
Haven't spoken to him in a year, something to do with him owing me money. I'd say it's 50 50 odds. He once tried to convince me his welds were fine by taking a steel plate and tube, welding them together, then hitting it with a sledge hammer. When the tube went flying across the yard in the first shot I just shook my head and walked away.
 
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