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This is a discussion on Chopper within the Project Builds forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Originally Posted by jaguar Might look at replacing the rear fender, love the way the rib looks. Yeah I have the ribbed tank, needs new/different ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
    Might look at replacing the rear fender, love the way the rib looks.
    Yeah I have the ribbed tank, needs new/different mounts to work with the bike.

    100% agree if painting the frame, an absurd amount of flake needs to be used.
    This is the style of the original tank:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Amen-Gme-g-...p2047675.l2557
    the flush ribbed cap ones are rare and hella expensive when they come up, so are the offset cap ones with the rib which is what I gave you. I was lucky to get that one when I did, it came off a norton chopper.

    This is the fender I wanted to use. I think the 4.75" size would work nicely. However I think the rub needs to be notched at the mount to fit the existing frame mount.
    https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...ed-rear-fender

    Quote Originally Posted by grandpaul View Post
    Almost as bad as bikes that could never do the ton, on "Do The Ton" forum...

    ...and now some of those people are saying that doing the ton is dangerous and irresponsible. That it's more about "the spirit" of doing the ton. Oh, my...

    mean while I'm here like "100mph? that's cute - if you want to make it about top speed call me when the bike can do 150". lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    ...mean while I'm here like "100mph? that's cute - if you want to make it about top speed call me when the bike can do 150". lol
    Most of my bikes are classics, and could never do 150. But, ALL of them can do, and have done, the ton.

    Surprisingly, I've only ever done 145 (indicated) on the street, on my salvage-built ZRX1200R. I know it'll go over 150, but I ran out of open road / no traffic, and was satisfied at that speed. Things happen, and change, pretty quick at those speeds. I'm sure were were closer to 160 on the long straight at Willow Springs in Rick Murray's championship winning '05 LCR GSXR1000 Formula 1 sidecar. Wowzer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpaul View Post
    Almost as bad as bikes that could never do the ton, on "Do The Ton" forum...

    ...and now some of those people are saying that doing the ton is dangerous and irresponsible. That it's more about "the spirit" of doing the ton. Oh, my...
    Really? You just can't let the Ton thing go, can you? You're like a teenage girl obsessed with her weight. For all the whining, never fail to seek trying to get your ego stroked over there now do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irk_miller View Post
    Really? You just can't let the Ton thing go, can you?
    Kind of how I feel about the faux "culture" of cafe racers right now. Romanticizing kind of dumb things while sanitizing some of the more interesting parts out. "record racing", "the ton", give me a break.
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    When I'd put the 67 Bonneville to the stops and hold it there it would be thrilling and scare the shit outta me at the same time. Whatever speed that was. The Bandit I kinda have to look at the gauge before I realize just how fkn stupid I`m being. Before, the bikes were slower and I was quick. Now it`s the other way round. I`d still have a new Gixxer in a heart beat though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen J View Post
    I`d still have a new Gixxer in a heart beat though.
    I'm already WAY over the line on the ZRX, I sure don't need a modern hyperbike.
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    yes but who wouldn't want a motorcycle that is so well engineered and capable it makes you feel like a motorcycle god right up until the moment it takes you to meet the real one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    yes but who wouldn't want a motorcycle that is so well engineered and capable it makes you feel like a motorcycle god right up until the moment it takes you to meet the real one?
    (raising hand) Me.
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    to me the amazing thing is the tires.the cutting edge race tires in gp and sbk that have so much grip
    of course lots of other deals factor in ,track surface a big one
    but i never imagined in 1979 that we would get to the extremes of today

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    Geeto or anyone, keep an eye out for one of those ribbed tanks.
    The bike needs that for sure.
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