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This is a discussion on Hello from New Hampshire within the NEW MEMBERS READ HERE! forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Originally Posted by TrialsRider Well see now that's the thing, I've been riding fuel injected bikes since 1986 and have yet to take any of ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrialsRider View Post
    Well see now that's the thing, I've been riding fuel injected bikes since 1986 and have yet to take any of my bikes to a dealer because it screwed up. They just work awesome and without fail. Even the one I dropped in the lake just needed to be dried out and it worked fine afterwards. Only special tools I own are the ones I make.
    All my carbureted bikes and snowmobiles have needed frequent and repeated servicing plus the need to make adjustments with seasonal changes. Although I service those myself too, just with great regularity.

    What did you buy that had such a crap fuel injection system that it turned you off them so badly? and did you try replacing the fuel filter?
    I guess I am biased. I also hang out and race with old timers.. so there ya go. I never have any issues with my carbs. I set them up and run them.

    laterz!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BennyJ View Post
    Alright hillsy, I get your point. Is there a bike you would recommend that is a good first bike but that I can also make my cafe racer wet dream come true? I'm looking for a winter project. I won't be able to ride until next spring anyways.
    Without knowing anything about how tall you are or how heavy you are, a CB350. As suggested earlier, they race them so there's a LOT of aftermarket and go fast knowledge out there to make them peppy.

    If you're 6'8" and over 250 then a GS750 is probably the best "old" bike from a size / ergonomic angle, but it's a big heavy thing. Maybe a DRZ400 to learn on, and a CB750/GS750/1000/1100/KZ900/1000 project to turn into a cafe bike for when you know how to not die on the roads.

    Not trying to be an ass here - not dying on the road is actually something you have to learn and not everyone gets it.

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    Hey guys,

    So technically I'm doing a cafe build for my senior project for English and I need to interview someone(s) that are familiar with the topic or have built a cafe racer. I know nobody locally and was hoping to do it on this forum.

    Would anyone be interested in filling out a 10 question interview? I can PM it to you or I can just post the questions here. Thoughts?

    Also, any pictures of your builds, before and after, would be appreciated. Credit will be given where it is due. If you want to leave a name, vague location, or any other info, then I will use that. Otherwise I will use your username.

    Thanks,
    Ben

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    I am 5'10" and weigh 200. So, hillsy, are you saying that a project is not a good bike to learn on or is it okay?

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    10 questions
    Post em and draw from the best responses !

    5-10 & 200lbs omg another giant kid pretty soon they are going to need to start building bigger motorcycles.

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    So this has been a Bull shit ruse the whole time. Get the fuck outta here.
    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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    …pretty sure his english project followed his interest in motorcycles and not the other way round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by o1marc View Post
    So this has been a Bull shit ruse the whole time. Get the fuck outta here.
    No bullshit. You can literally do your senior project on anything. I've always wanted to do a cafe build, so now I have an excuse to tell my parents why I'm pissing away all my money.

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    ah to be 17 years old again lol
    Hey wait, shouldn't you be getting good at riding dirt bikes, pulling down terrible grades in school and discovering girls :/

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    Here are the questions:

    1. What defines a cafe racer?

    2. What makes a cafe racer so unique compared to other bikes?

    3. What is the first step to building a cafe racer?

    4. What is the most important step?

    5. What model bike(s) have you transformed?

    6. Do you have a favorite build?

    7. What was the most difficult part about that build?

    8. How much did it cost?

    9. How long did it take to complete the build?

    10. How and when did you get involved in the cafe racer scene?



    Thanks again guys. Just put the question number in front of your answer.

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