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    Quote Originally Posted by VIC-14 View Post
    I don't think I made myself clear. I know I will need to spend money on this build just not all at once. After reading a few threads the route I plan to take for this bike is: buy a solid running bike that still needs help in some areas, ride it, then after I get a good feel for the machine fix a part of the bike, then keep riding it, making small changes here and there as I go. Instead of buying a bunch of fancy parts and slapping on the bike without ever having taken it out. I'll still be spending a good sum, don't get me wrong, but on quality parts I'll know the bike needs.
    Refreshingly good plan.
    more evolution then build.

    what type of riding do you see yourself doing?
    what have you seen that you liked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DesmoDog View Post
    That all depends on your choice of bike and how you define "fast".

    For what I spent on rebuilding a roundcase Ducati engine, I could have built one hell of a small block V8...
    True... but when headers for my Audi cost $2500... ill take the bike lol
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    Fuck all of you guys. Get into your little circle jerk and have fun. Thought this may be a pretty cool message board but damn, you guys are assholes.

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    It has cost me way more to do good mods on bikes then it has for similar mods on my MKV R32
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    Being just a helmet with hands is not a problem with a café racer, in fact it is a good thing not to be big on a sport bike.

    Forget a build. Go buy a good GS500E or a Ninja 250/300. And real riding gear. MSF, brother.

    It's a good excuse to post a café racer with a small guy on it:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
    Refreshingly good plan.
    more evolution then build.

    what type of riding do you see yourself doing?
    what have you seen that you liked?
    I plan on using the bike mostly for transportation, at least in the beginning. But I'd definitely like to take it for longer rides out of the city and see what it can do and then go from there. I don't know if I'll be more into speed or handling because I've never driven a motorcycle before so that's something I want to find out with this bike once I get it.

    I've looked up pictures of what I think look like good cafe racers but I have no idea of knowing if it's a quality build or just a bike that looks good but doesn't function well.

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    The current "Buildr" fashion fad is total bullshit.

    "Danger is my business"

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIC-14 View Post
    I plan on using the bike mostly for transportation, at least in the beginning. But I'd definitely like to take it for longer rides out of the city and see what it can do and then go from there. I don't know if I'll be more into speed or handling because I've never driven a motorcycle before so that's something I want to find out with this bike once I get it.

    I've looked up pictures of what I think look like good cafe racers but I have no idea of knowing if it's a quality build or just a bike that looks good but doesn't function well.
    Never been on a bike?
    Buy a used Triumph then.
    Just by "A" bike and go riding.
    You might be shocked where it all takes you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIC-14 View Post
    I plan on using the bike mostly for transportation, at least in the beginning. But I'd definitely like to take it for longer rides out of the city and see what it can do and then go from there. I don't know if I'll be more into speed or handling because I've never driven a motorcycle before so that's something I want to find out with this bike once I get it.

    I've looked up pictures of what I think look like good cafe racers but I have no idea of knowing if it's a quality build or just a bike that looks good but doesn't function well.
    If you are new to bikes in general then I would purchase a small bike, not heavy and one where you sit upright.

    It is a bad choice to learn to ride on cafe bikes, sportbikes, big bikes and heavy crusiers.

    I mean you can but it is not ideal.
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    In my opinion currently one of the best modern street bikes to learn on for a beginner.


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    Then you could do whatever or upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knappyfeet View Post
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    In my opinion currently one of the best modern street bikes to learn on for a beginner.


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    Then you could do whatever or upgrade.
    What type of bike is the first pic? How much would something like that cost used? Can it be somewhat easily modified to look like the second pic by someone with low to moderate knowledge of motorcycles?

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