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QuikSilver

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Registry of Cafe Racers
« on: September 16, 2008, 06:40:05 pm »
i hope there isnt already one but i figured we need a registry for the highly modified cafes of all displacements and configurations. i think some of us need some inspiration for our own builds and it would be good to see them all in the same place. mine doesnt really qualify but im sure the evil twin will when its done.

my daily driver is mostly stock has some different bars, k&n pods, 34 tooth rear. and a mac 4 into 1. not really a cafe but here she is





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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2008, 07:39:57 pm »
whatever. as long theyre all in the same place

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2008, 08:29:49 pm »
I'll play along....
around June mine looked like this:






August:

Now it sometimes sports a cafe fairing, and has a cracked oil pan as of my ride back from Fredricksburg on Sunday :(

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Two Brothers carbon exhaust from CBR600RR
all nuts, bolts, etc stainless steel
oil pressure gauge from Carpy
alloy front (16) and back (38, 41 and 42) sprockets, 630 O ring chain
custom spin on oil filter set up and Lockhart cooler (Terry from Oz)
new Honda gaskets throughout
Emgo pod filters
KNB rear shocks
Kuryakyn mirrors
home made curved license plate holder, alloy side panel, rear brake light/signal housing
Carb rebuild
frame stripped of all useless bits and repainted
lots of rattle cans of various high heat paints
Dyna 3ohm coils, Accel 8.8 wires, platinum Irridium resistor plugs
Hondaman Transistorized Ignition box and resistor pack
Metzeler ME550 rear, Cheng Shin Barracuda front tire (100/90 19)
Clubman bars
new regulator/rectifier, solenoid, bladed fuse box
not shown are some Superbike grips and weighted bar ends (A'me's looked cool, but I was numb in 1/2 mile)
Sigma bicycle computer as speedo

Still in the works:
RaceTech gold valve cartridge emulators
Progressive Suspension springs
Fork rebuild
Brake master cylinder rebuild
Stainless steel brake lines
EBC organic brake pads
I am experimenting with laying carbon fiber for a front fender and rear inner fender, wish me luck...
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2008, 02:13:56 pm »


   This pretty much sums it up.   76' CB592 cafe. 69 750 project, 03 CBR954, 75 750 super sport.

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2008, 08:38:42 pm »
hello  here is mine cb550 1974 nothing spectacular but it does get some nice compliments. i do all the work myself from electrical down to the painting and polishing the cases,and some fabricating on some brackets and modifying the battery box. i find it very relaxing.
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008, 04:05:02 pm »
hi, i'm volkswagen dan. this is my 77 750k.  been building my little dream bike here for the last couple months.
this is what ive come up with so far. still got alot more to do.  anyway, enough of this computer crap.i'm going out to the garage.  l8r sk8r.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2008, 04:07:13 pm by volkswagendan »
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2008, 12:30:07 am »
Here's my baby, and she's far from being complete..

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Cafe Racing is mainly a matter of taste. It is an atavistic mentality, a peculiar mix of low style, high speed, pure dumbness, and overweening commitment to the Cafe Life and all its dangerous pleasures. I am a Cafe Racer myself, on some days - and it is one of my finest addictions. ~H. S. Thompson~

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2008, 12:34:12 am »
hi, i'm volkswagen dan. this is my 77 750k.  been building my little dream bike here for the last couple months.
this is what ive come up with so far. still got alot more to do.  anyway, enough of this computer crap.i'm going out to the garage.  l8r sk8r.

ya, you definitely have something going there. I like your style, dude.

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2008, 07:36:13 am »
thanks kottkehead,  i see why you guys love these 750  sohc's. the only thing better then building them is riding them.
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2008, 05:05:13 pm »
Oh, heck... Here's my Read-Titan Daytona, but I'm in the middle of making some minor changes: Wheel swap to mags, Tarozzi rearsets, K&N filters, NOS Read-Titan gauges, different rear treatment, possible tank paint mod, etc.  RR

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2008, 05:17:39 pm »
here's my take on what a cafe bike is...

drop bars
solo seat
stripped


can't take the credit for this one but when i found it... i knew i had to have it, and that it was a cafe.   8)


at a cafe no-less...


w/ tank bag for mapping out the quickest, curviest route to the cafes
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2008, 05:28:58 am »
Oh, heck... Here's my Read-Titan Daytona, but I'm in the middle of making some minor changes: Wheel swap to mags, Tarozzi rearsets, K&N filters, NOS Read-Titan gauges, different rear treatment, possible tank paint mod, etc.  RR



Wow!! Thats is beautiful!!
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2008, 05:34:47 am »
i hope there isnt already one but i figured we need a registry for the highly modified cafes of all displacements and configurations. i think some of us need some inspiration for our own builds and it would be good to see them all in the same place. mine doesnt really qualify but im sure the evil twin will when its done.

my daily driver is mostly stock has some different bars, k&n pods, 34 tooth rear. and a mac 4 into 1. not really a cafe but here she is

SNIP

Actually, I think yours qualifies 100% asa cafe in the original sense of the genre. Some of what are Cafes now really approach production road racers, and that's what my next project will be as well...which i still love to see. I'm just saying the clean minimalist approach is very appealing.
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2008, 05:45:58 am »
Here's my almost complete '78 550



BCR 4-2 pipes, Dual front discs, CBR600F master cylinder, CB750 K0 Tank, '84 CB750 Bol D'Or wheels, Giuliari seat, Ace bars, Hagon shocks, & Hayabusa rearsets  ;D

Still to come, DOHC 750 front fender in white, Tank & Side Cover decals in red, Custom fork brace, and box-section swingarm with hugger   :)

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2008, 08:01:52 am »
Oh, heck... Here's my Read-Titan Daytona, but I'm in the middle of making some minor changes: Wheel swap to mags, Tarozzi rearsets, K&N filters, NOS Read-Titan gauges, different rear treatment, possible tank paint mod, etc.  RR



Wow!! Thats is beautiful!!

Thanks, Andy! The Read-Titan tanks and seats (two styles) are currently available as special orders and will be soon available as production items.  RR

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2008, 10:06:20 am »
Here is my '76 K









What I know about the bike:

1976 General KPH export VIN. There is no VIN tag on the neck, only a sticker on the RH frame.  I think the bike has been bored to 836, but I have not had to go into the engine to confirm it.  The Clubmans, Giulari and Kerker 4-1 were supposedly dealer installed options. I have seen another of these identically equiped for sale on the German Ebay site, but it was Sulfer Yellow with a black Giuliari.  This bike was imported to the US via a USAF serviceman stationed abroad, and brought to Oklahoma City, which is where I purchased the bike from.  I had to replace the original exhaust with the Kerker.
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« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2008, 03:53:29 pm »
Well pleased with my 73 Cafe Racer / Seeley Rep.
Churchgate Fairing, Dresda arm, racerish bits an bobs.







I am now stripping and rebuilding. Going to Powder coat frame, polish bits, new rear sets, and generaly improve so I can ride it to France and back, or maybe even race it. Going to  call it the Coka-Cola Racer as it's Carbs are currently residing in a dip of full fat Coka-Cola to clean them, and the end paint scheme will retain the original Cola style looking paint scheme.

Great to find like minded motorcyclists.
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2009, 08:59:19 am »
 This is Marla, my 71 CB750.
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update: 2010
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everything I say is pure speculation and
I have no idea what I'm talking about  ._.


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Re: Registry of Café Racers
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2009, 09:59:19 am »
I guess I should post a few pics here too, as my 1973 CB750 K3, likely qualifies as a Café Racer. Extended swing arm with upgraded suspension. Drag bars, upgraded tires and criss-cross headers. Not mention tweaked carbs ( re-jetted & rebuilt) with custom breathers. Custom paint with "painted graphics" not stickers & many powder coated pieces and polished pieces.

She is a perfect running & fast bike.

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2009, 06:41:24 pm »
hey here is my almost completed 1973 cb750 k2 cafe racer. me and my dad have been building together so its been pretty fun but here are the pics so far
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2009, 06:53:35 pm »


at a cafe no-less...



Heff, is that a cafe' in McCall Idaho By chance?

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2009, 12:46:16 pm »
nope... that's the Millsite in Ward, CO... about 9,500 feet in elevation.  It is alongside the Peak to Peak Highway.
taken during the Old Bike Ride... an annual vintage ride we have here in May covering a good portion of the "Front Range".

here's the slideshow that was part of the video from last years ride that i made...

[youtube=500,400]RTruRQ6QKp4&e[/youtube]
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2009, 01:12:16 pm »
slambert' nice father/son project. some may deride the commonality of the checkered thing but your spin on it is cool!

the pontiac light compliments the rear blinkers too.
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« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2009, 01:16:14 pm »
some may deride the commonality of the checkered thing but your spin on it is cool!
totally agree
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2009, 02:18:17 pm »
Man, that ride looks like fun.

 

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