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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanshanomi View Post
    Please give us a detailed idea of what modifications you want to make to the bike. That's too nice a survivor to hack up. Hopefully you're going to keep the option of returning it to stock?
    I am sorry, I didn't mean ACTUALLY cut the poor thing up! I mean just new seat/handle bars and polish the chrome up.

    It needs a few tiny parts here n there, so I will be focusing on maintenance first (safety, drivability, reliability). Carb boots, motor reseal, safety switch leak, some wiring, petcock is finicky, carbs need to be synched.

    After that, I am looking at seat/handlebars. It is missing the logos on the tank, so I was going to machine some steel to fit in there and have my buddy pin stripe "YAMAHA" on them. Was thinking of fabbing a headlight visor and making a custom stamped front plate for her. Obviously my bike is much nicer than the one pictured, but it looks like this was just a seat replacement/handle bar replacement. The last thing I want done is pin striping on the black on my tank. My tank is not perfect, there are dents here and there. And I would like my own "personal" touch on the bike. I do not want to do anything that I cannot undo to her because like people previously said, it is far too nice and complete to "hack up" Attachment 15064
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    Quote Originally Posted by o1marc View Post
    Get some proper riding gear.
    Sorry, was too excited that night ;P

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    Quote Originally Posted by drgonzo View Post
    If it were my bike, I'd likely upgrade the suspension and install some flat bars. The bars will give a somewhat cramped riding position without rear-sets but it sure would look good with them. Almost forgot, quality tires. I like Avon AM26's.
    It needs tires, like I stated in my earlier reply, I am focusing on maintenance now (motor, electronics, tires).

    Would you think white walls would look good? or would they be too flashy/out of place on this bike?

    Thanks for the advice on the tires though, I will look into those! Definitely NOT a place that you would want to cheap on on a bike. ;P
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillsy View Post
    How the fuck is this bike already a "cafe racer" ? It's a standard, stock, old 2 stroke that could barely pull the skin off a stale custard.

    This notion of "any old bike is a cafe racer" is really starting to piss me off.
    I got that a few times already... "Nice cafe!"

    I need the seats and everything first. Have any suggestions for resources?

    Cheers!
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    SO here is a list of what I need to do before I modify the bike:

    -Petcock rebuild
    -Carb boots
    -Some electronic work
    -TIRES (Dear god they are original)
    -Safety switch leak


    MODS (after the bike is 100% road ready!)
    -Seat
    -Headlight visor
    -Front plate
    -Yellow headlight
    -Tank pin striping
    -Custom tank emblems
    -Suspension? (What do you guys recommend??)
    -handle bars (Clubmans? Clip ons?)

    Here is a ratty example of a YM1 cafe. Mine is much nicer... Name:  IMG_1682.jpg
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    Honestly, don't try and emulate that failed POS. Do you want a list of fails, bad mods and dangerous dysfunctions? Really.

    Danger, is my business."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witworth View Post
    Honestly, don't try and emulate that failed POS. Do you want a list of fails, bad mods and dangerous dysfunctions? Really.

    Danger, is my business."
    nononono! I don't want my bike to look like that, I was just using the fact that he has a YM1 and it was "cafe styled". I want mine to remain clean, with quality parts. I would never cheap out on my bike! Something like this would be my goal: Name:  Phone pics 096.jpg
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    Upside down handlebars and a bumstop seat do not make a cafe racer.
    www.CreativeCandy.org

    I carry a gun because I'm too young to die, too old to take an ass whooping, and a cop is too heavy.

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    :I think he was going for the bulbous look.

    He does have expansion chambers !
    … and he removed the oil tank so he can run pre-mix, that would be really handy when you go to fuel up at the local gas bar.

    Stick around, I think these guys can help you do better then that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by o1marc View Post
    Upside down handlebars and a bumstop seat do not make a cafe racer.
    ??? You not see my list? I want to do a lot to the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guinnessfox View Post
    ??? You not see my list? I want to do a lot to the bike.
    I was referring to the pic you said was the goal for your build.
    www.CreativeCandy.org

    I carry a gun because I'm too young to die, too old to take an ass whooping, and a cop is too heavy.

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