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This is a discussion on 82 nighthawk 650 front end swap within the Technical forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; a modern upside down front end is overkill on your bike, and just playing dress up. Research the steering stem size on the CBR600F2 and ...

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    Senior Member parkwood60's Avatar
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    a modern upside down front end is overkill on your bike, and just playing dress up. Research the steering stem size on the CBR600F2 and You may be surprised to find it drops in with just new bearings. Mid 1990s brakes and suspension are more than a 50hp 80s bike needs, but it doesn't look so out of place. Plus they are cheap and plentiful
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    he was talking about '87 cbr forks - or did I skip later post. '87 is right side up and seems like a somewhat sensible upgrade - assuming the rest of the bike is fine.
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    Well I got the front end and it's in great shape, no leaks smooth action. Waiting for my bearings to show up. I got the center cleaned up. I dropped the battery all the way down. Pod filters will be here in a few days. Cafe tank is mocked up and ready to be welded. Now I just have to wait for my seat to be finished. And I have to find a swing arm that will work.

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    https://www.caferacer.net/forum/tips-...ead-geeto.html

    you haven't read much here, have you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roccitycafe View Post
    .... same thing with furniture, it doesn't have to be straight or not wobble, or keep thing from rolling off it, or not collapse when sat upon, it's personal taste man... if I want a dining room set that endangers the life of my dinner party guests, then it doesn't need second hand approval

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    No I haven't. Why did I do something wrong.

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    I'm busting your chops. One thing to take note of is the term "cafe racer", in this forum has more to do with function than a style. You mentioned that you ordered pods, I hope you didn't go the cheapo route. Read the link I posted in the previous post to understand why they are a mistake. That thread applies to mechanical slide carbs, but the issues become exponentially problematic when used on vacuum operated slide (CV) carbs. CV carbs need a still volume of air to operate correctly.

    Also, go to the sticky in the new members section. Here's a link: https://www.caferacer.net/forum/new-m...ead-first.html

    Read as many threads as you can. There is an abundance of real knowledge here, but little tolerance for casing a look.....or "playing dress-up"....as it's often referred to. Most of the members here are performance driven, and function is held in much higher regard than form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roccitycafe View Post
    .... same thing with furniture, it doesn't have to be straight or not wobble, or keep thing from rolling off it, or not collapse when sat upon, it's personal taste man... if I want a dining room set that endangers the life of my dinner party guests, then it doesn't need second hand approval

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    Of course I'm running k&n. The pods weren't a problem I use them on all my bikes and trucks

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    Fill out your profile and introduce yourself. It would help knowing a little bit about your background and experience when responding to your posts.
    I always find a soap box useful to get on my high horse.

    Quote Originally Posted by roccitycafe View Post
    .... same thing with furniture, it doesn't have to be straight or not wobble, or keep thing from rolling off it, or not collapse when sat upon, it's personal taste man... if I want a dining room set that endangers the life of my dinner party guests, then it doesn't need second hand approval

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