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This is a discussion on Time for a decent looking cafe bike within the Bikes For Sale forums, part of the Classifieds category; I'm digging the custom indented tank and side panels, I've never seen a custom DOHC side I liked till now http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CB-75...em330204068524 22/m 1980 Honda CB750 ...

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    Senior Member Psyco Diver 69's Avatar
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    Time for a decent looking cafe bike

    I'm digging the custom indented tank and side panels, I've never seen a custom DOHC side I liked till now

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CB-75...em330204068524

    22/m
    1980 Honda CB750
    1972 Oldsmobile 442
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    no bike anymore
    1972 Oldsmobile 442
    1984 GMC Sierra

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    that bike has the forks im using.


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    I am not a fan of anything that decreases the useable fuel load of a motorcycle for looks. The part I hate about riding is the frequent fuel stops (every 110 to 130 miles). so to me that tank is no better than the other one.

    BTW when carpy did this to a DOHC and sold it on ebay, we lampooned the shit out if him too....I don't see any difference here - too much form over function.

    I am digging the homemade rearsets though.

    Other things I am not digging are the cheap emgo metal mesh pod filters (on cv carbs no less - ick, no wonder he is having problems "dialing in" the carbs), the clubman bars where I am guessing they had to be cut an re-welded since standard clubmans are too narrow for DOHC cb hondas. The homemade side covers are ok but I wish he had done something to cover up that ugly sidecover mount on the bottom of the tank like the stock side covers do. I also don't dig that it has pitted fork tubes, needs tires, and has a few other problems and someone has bid $2K on it and the researve has not been hit.

    not to start another carpy thread but when carpy sells a bike on for that kind of money it is at the very least ready to ride for the season.




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    Sorry, I am not diggin it. The fuel tank mods don't match the rest of the bike and if he made those kind of changes then why is the sidecover mounting point still there? What is with the pitted chrome steel rims? Cheap ass Emgo style fairing. Single disk brake! The rear sets are nuts. Way too far back. Look at the length of the shifter, the throw must be tremendous. The clubmans suck.
    For more than $2000, it should be a lot more and a lot better finished.

    Just my opinion, but I'm with Geeto on this one and we are right.

    Ken

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