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  1. Help! Lights only working when accelerating

    Technical
    Hello everyone! Im new to the forum but not to cafe racers! Some background info: Started with a Kawasaki KX750 then moved to a Yamaha xj550 seca and now I Currently have a 1982 Yamaha XV750 Virago and a 1980 Honda CX500. Im currently stuck on my 82 XV750 and need help. So everything on the...
  2. 1979 Yamaha XS1100 Special

    Bikes For Sale
    I have for sale my 1979 Yamaha XS1100SF (XS1100 Special). Currently the bike is styled as a mix between a Cafe and tracker, that being said it is very easy to go any direction you choose with the versatile styling of the tail. The seating position is aggressive, but comfortable. Although I have...
  3. 1977 RD400 Cafe Racer conversion project

    Project Builds
    I am just starting to convert my 77 RD400 into a café racer. I have it all stripped down and am taking it to powder coat this week. I have heard of the "M" Button wiring kit to help me put it all back together with new parts. Have any of you used the M button wiring system on your bikes?
  4. Yamaha Fault Codes List

    Technical
    If this list incorrect,write error(s)! Error codes Yamaha R1. Explanation and diagnosis. To enter the diagnostic mode and check the existing error codes in memory, do the following: 1. Turn off the ignition, the engine stop button to put in the ON position. 2. Disconnect the fuel pump...
  5. Motorcycling in the Lower Hudson Valley

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    I'm most likely one of the oldest "Newbies" on this forum, but a Newbie nonetheless. I read the "Read First" post and I like zeitgeist of this website (and promise never to use that word again on this forum). After ridin' and 'renchin' motorcycles for years I completed my first café racer...
  6. Hola Pibes! From Argentina

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    Hi everybody, my name is Matt, I live in Argentina (yep, we like cafe racers:p). All my life I loved sport and naked bikes. Recently my father passed away, and I inherited his 2006 Dragstar 1100 Custom, I can´t even think in selling it, so I decided to give it my touch. I have a basic idea of...
  7. TRX850 Cafe Racer

    Project Builds
    Hi Gents, So late last year I got a cheap TRX850 and so.... project time. Here is how it starts... badly shitter.. Notice the Wheels.... Marchesini. I sold those for more than I paid for the bike !!! and the Brakes... Brembos.... SOLD as well.. and forks and dash and so on. Removal...
  8. Can an amateur change the exhaust?

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    Just joined the forums! Today I bought a Yamaha XS750 cafe racer project bike. It needs a new seat, some work on the brakes, and a new exhaust. First question, which I'm sure I will have many, is: Can an amateur change the exhaust? The current exhaust has been cut. I saw this on ebay, and from...
  9. 1974 Honda CB450 De3 Customs Cafe Racer For Sale

    Bikes For Sale
    I would love to sell this great looking 1974 Honda CB450 Cafe Racer style bike built by De3 Customs to someone that will truly enjoy the cafe style ride! We stripped the original bike down to nothing and then built our own style of a cafe racer. Asking $7,100.00 OBO Call or text anytime...
  10. 1982 Yamaha Virago xv750 Cafe Racer custom

    Bikes For Sale
    I am selling my 1982 Yamaha Virago XV750 that was converted into a unique café racer. I bought this originally from a Dealer in California last summer. The reason for the sale is I have not been able to ride this bad boy enough. I have put less than 12 miles on the bike. My virago was locally...
  11. 1975 Yamaha RS125 Rebuild and Ascendance.

    Project Builds
    So Hi there my name is Alain im 21 from the tiny sunny island of Malta. I love cars and anything on wheels, I am a Database Developer and geek by trade, Im a petrolhead and a geek at the same time. Building an old 1975 mini to go rallying and pleasure rides in, I always wanted a bike and wanted...
  12. Is a 75' XS500 worth keeping original?

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    Hey all, Just joined your forum, looks like a cool sight. I'm looking for some insight as I recently acquired my first vintage-ish bike. My original thought was building a cafe racer but the more I research about this bike the more I don't want to chop it up. Looking for some thoughts on the...
  13. Hi from Switzerland

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    Hi Everyone, Just joined this forum and wanted to say hi to everyone. I am a furniture designer and have been interested in motorcycles for some time. For a designer, I have to say that Cafe racers are just over cool. I have been scouring the local auction sites for my first project and just...
  14. Yamaha xj 600 51j caferacer project

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  15. TM36 vs stock carb on SR500

    Technical
    I just purchased a 1981 Yamaha SR500, with the stock carb. The previous owner mounted a pod filter and unoriginal exhaust without rejetting the carb. Needless to say ...she could be running smoother. I was considering buying and mounting an original stock air box and filter. But then someone...
  16. Hello from Minnesota!

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    Hello all. Just purchased my third bike today. Kinda scary purchase though... first bike I have purchased to become a cafe racer AND the first bike I have purchased without a title. 1966?? Yamaha YM1. It has a trail of bills of sales going back to 1981 from previous owner and his father (hasn't...
  17. Ex-military Yamaha build.

    Project Builds
    Hi I recently bought an ex-military Yamaha DT 250 MX from 1980. I am looking for some tips and tricks, as this is my first motorcycle - and therefore also very first build. This is as it is. Old picture. And this is something how i image it ending up like. Not a 100%, but largely...
  18. 1965 ym1

    Project Builds
    I recently purchased a 1965 ym1 305. The bike has 4000 original miles, but missing the fuel petcock. After researching I found it is just about impossible to find one. I have research petcocks and it looks like a 1965 y26 might work, just from the pictures. Does anyone have information on this...
  19. 1979 KZ1000 ST Cafe FOR SALE

    Bikes For Sale
    Selling my 1979 KZ1000 ST cafe racer. Nothing is wrong with the bike at all. Recently tuned. A lot of new parts and custom work. -new tires -new cafe tail -new tail light and head light -new grips -custom seat -Kerker exhaust -battery and blinker wiring all hidden under tail -totally stripped...
  20. 82 Virago Cafe

    Project Builds
    I know the Virago has been cafe'd to death ever since Greg Hageman's build debuted on Cafe Racer TV, but I think I might have a fresh take on it. When I first saw Hageman's Virago cafe racer I thought it was a cool bike, but wasn't particularly drawn to it. A few years passed and I sold my...
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