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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #50 on: June 16, 2009, 05:44:32 pm »
When the hell did we start THIS thread?  Oh my.....I have many pages to look through.

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #51 on: June 17, 2009, 11:26:34 pm »
hear is my 71 500 and a 72 350 that I just got (need some work)

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #52 on: June 28, 2009, 04:05:13 pm »
Just picked up this baby. 1974 CB750K4. Changed out the high bars, but everything else is the way I found it. I want to Cafe this beauty but keep the seat and tank. Any ideas?
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #53 on: June 28, 2009, 04:16:13 pm »
Just picked up this baby. 1974 CB750K4. Changed out the high bars, but everything else is the way I found it. I want to Cafe this beauty but keep the seat and tank. Any ideas?


Lower bars and it would already be pretty good.
   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 #54 on: June 28, 2009, 04:36:41 pm »
Just picked up this baby. 1974 CB750K4. Changed out the high bars, but everything else is the way I found it. I want to Cafe this beauty but keep the seat and tank. Any ideas?


Lower bars and it would already be pretty good.
Yeah those bars are actually Renthal Motocross bars from my YZ250F! They sorta look like superbike bars but they're aluminum.
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #55 on: June 30, 2009, 10:00:39 am »
Just picked up this baby. 1974 CB750K4. Changed out the high bars, but everything else is the way I found it. I want to Cafe this beauty but keep the seat and tank. Any ideas?


Lower bars and it would already be pretty good.
Yeah those bars are actually Renthal Motocross bars from my YZ250F! They sorta look like superbike bars but they're aluminum.

yeah don't unload that seat! bars are nice and if your comfortable riding with them keep them too. they look like the short bars i see on some euro versions of these bikes, or the 400f bars i have for my 550. people sorta have a stereotypical image of "cafe" bikes. look up old pictures of "real" cafes from back in the day; they almost always didn't look like replica-racers. your bike looks good.

400' hurry up with pix!  ;D love the 400's. ok, a bit slow today. just noticed your link.  :-[ :D
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #56 on: June 30, 2009, 10:24:24 am »
ok, this is my before and after pics. I actually took the drag bars off and swapped with supermoto bars...much better than the broom stick look.


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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #57 on: June 30, 2009, 10:31:45 am »
freakin nice shiznits!
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #58 on: June 30, 2009, 10:58:28 am »
I'll toss another one in.
My recently finished '77 CB550F Interceptor.



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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #59 on: June 30, 2009, 03:47:42 pm »
hey doods:) i just got my 400/4 a few weeks ago...pics are too big for forums but the link at the bottom will take youto my photobucket...this is how i bought it all except for the paint which i did...some of the work has already been done but i have plans for this bike:)...for $900usd i got dyna ignition woodcraft clip-ons rickman electrics and a steering dampner:):):) i would say that it's a good start. i'll keep you all posted as i get it done up in all the pretty things...
From what I've heard the Dyna ignition is a must have. Would everyone agree?
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #60 on: June 30, 2009, 03:57:49 pm »
an alternative is honda man's set up. lots of great feedback. i think you can find info via the 'for sale' threads or pm the man.

http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=27610.0

http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=24167.0

http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?action=profile;u=2043
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #61 on: June 30, 2009, 04:09:04 pm »
I'll toss another one in.
My recently finished '77 CB550F Interceptor.





My god man.  That.........is.........beautiful.

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #62 on: June 30, 2009, 04:18:13 pm »
hopefully, bike of the month too. if we can ever get the votes tallied.  ;D
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #63 on: June 30, 2009, 05:28:35 pm »
hopefully, bike of the month too. if we can ever get the votes tallied.  ;D

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #64 on: July 01, 2009, 09:35:08 am »
hopefully, bike of the month too. if we can ever get the votes tallied.  ;D

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If there's any any chance we can see that bad boy in motion......other that your avatar......maybe in that "on the road thread", that would be rad.

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #65 on: July 01, 2009, 09:46:53 am »
freakin nice shiznits!

Thanks ,
its amazing what you can come up with for a seat when you design it around a 80's honda shadow tail light!

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #66 on: July 01, 2009, 11:37:52 am »
Hey Jimmy, I just tried to nominate your 550 for bike of the month......then was told it already won last month!  I'm a little behind ::)  

Congrads though!

Don't mean to hijack.  I'm done now.
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #67 on: July 14, 2009, 09:59:57 am »




Updated pic:

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #68 on: July 19, 2009, 07:00:24 am »
my cb750 almost done, one off fairing, alloy tank, alloy seat, chromoly swingarm, etc, too custom to crash :)



here's a link to the build pages

http://www.roccitycafe.com/slidedirectory.php
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #69 on: August 05, 2009, 08:22:47 am »
Hey ,is that bluing on the BCR 4-2 peashooters?I really want that exhaust but,!?
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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #70 on: August 05, 2009, 09:30:41 am »

Hey ,is that bluing on the BCR 4-2 peashooters?I really want that exhaust but,!?

huh? where? post a pic.
everything I say is pure speculation and
I have no idea what I'm talking about  ._.


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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #71 on: August 11, 2009, 08:16:21 am »




Nice ride. What type of paint did you use for exhaust?

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #72 on: August 12, 2009, 01:11:07 pm »
^^^Thanks, it's ceramic coating. ^^^

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #73 on: August 12, 2009, 01:34:17 pm »
^^^Thanks, it's ceramic coating. ^^^

I've heard/read that ceramic coating is the best if you want color to stay on pipes.  How long have those pipes been coated and how much did it run you?

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Re: Registry of Cafe Racers
« Reply #74 on: August 12, 2009, 02:07:32 pm »
It is the best no question. Very durable. I've done car intakes & other whole exhaust systems. That header ran 150, which I thought was a little high but the guy was swamped & I was in a hurry. Plus I did the 2 colors.

 

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