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    Easy Honda Cafe Racer to Build: 500; 550; or 750?

    I looking to build a cafe racer. I used to have a Honda CB350F, boy what a dog. I looking for a Honda, but want feedback on which model is easiest and cost effective to build: 500/550/750. I want to keep the bike purchase before build to $1000-1500 and rebuild (add ons, re-paint, etc.) to another $750-1000. Total budget at $2500.

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    you should be able to get a decent bike, say a 550, do tires, brakes, a pipe, bars, chain. fork seals, cables, wheel bearings and a tuneup for under 2500.

    my bike was 650, tires and tubes another 275, brakes say 50, tailight 35, bars were 35, then i bought a mac 4-1 for it 200. (which i used then took off cause it was crap) so its doable. you just gotta hold out for the right deal.









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    you should be able to get a decent bike, say a 550, do tires, brakes, a pipe, bars, chain. fork seals, cables, wheel bearings and a tuneup for under 2500.

    my bike was 650, tires and tubes another 275, brakes say 50, tailight 35, bars were 35, then i bought a mac 4-1 for it 200. (which i used then took off cause it was crap) so its doable. you just gotta hold out for the right deal.









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    joe,

    my $35 tommaselli's look pretty sweet on your bike. are those the 4 into 4 pipes i gave you too?

    cause those look pretty sweet too!

    -texy

    tri, building a cafe bike is easy, if i'm around to give away the parts. just ask that no account friend of mine joe c.!



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    joe,

    my $35 tommaselli's look pretty sweet on your bike. are those the 4 into 4 pipes i gave you too?

    cause those look pretty sweet too!

    -texy

    tri, building a cafe bike is easy, if i'm around to give away the parts. just ask that no account friend of mine joe c.!



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    Go with the 750...The extra power is worth it and the aftermarket is slightly bigger.


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    Go with the 750...The extra power is worth it and the aftermarket is slightly bigger.


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    Granted I got my bike for $0, but so far I have $30 in it for Clubman bars. I also just order $120 worth of parts (master cylinder rebuild, Carb Kits, Air Filter Pods). The tank you see on this picture I got of ebay, but it's for sale right now because I'm buying a custom one from BenjiesCafeRacer.com ($500) so before tires I'll only have $650 in it. I'll keep you posted on my progress and expenditure.

    [img]c:\startCBCafe.jpg[/img]


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    Granted I got my bike for $0, but so far I have $30 in it for Clubman bars. I also just order $120 worth of parts (master cylinder rebuild, Carb Kits, Air Filter Pods). The tank you see on this picture I got of ebay, but it's for sale right now because I'm buying a custom one from BenjiesCafeRacer.com ($500) so before tires I'll only have $650 in it. I'll keep you posted on my progress and expenditure.

    [img]c:\startCBCafe.jpg[/img]


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    ^ Pic broken.


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