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I think there is a fun bike in there. There should be enough grunt. You might find getting the revs up quickly is the issue. I don’t know if there are mods like lightening rotating mass that would spool it up quicker. You are definitely going to want to brace those forks.
 

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4 or 5 speed? They are super heavy. I always felt like I was climbing into a truck after riding my race period NT650. I did love roasting guys on big twins in the twisties. I've got a Zippers 1200 kit on my 883
 

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4 or 5 speed? They are super heavy. I always felt like I was climbing into a truck after riding my race period NT650. I did love roasting guys on big twins in the twisties. I've got a Zippers 1200 kit on my 883
4 speed,
what did you do if anything to add a tach?
 

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4 or 5 speed? They are super heavy. I always felt like I was climbing into a truck after riding my race period NT650. I did love roasting guys on big twins in the twisties. I've got a Zippers 1200 kit on my 883
Zippers makes some go fast stuff.
 

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Don't forget about the bone line
 

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i google’d the ole bone line. do i have to have a headlight and tail light to have a bone line? i have neither , will i be in “cafe racer” purgatory for eternity? i am worried!!
You should probably sell that POS and get something like a honda CX500. Those are the original cafe racers.
In the old days, British rockers would race their CX500 cafe racers from cafe to cafe to see who could drink the most coffee the fastest. True cafe racers not only have a good bone line and open triangle, but need to have vintage Firestone tires and a clubman bars to qualify.
 

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I’m glad you found this forum! This is the perfect place to show off your Cafe Racer because all are welcome! You inspire me and I’m sure everyone else here with your visions of A true vintage classic racer! Wooh!! Talk about bonner lines...
 

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I'm really hoping we're going to get a track report after the maiden run. It will be interesting to hear your thoughts on it, it's quite a change from what you have been riding the last few years.

Being a Harley though, there really is nothing wrong with taking a grinder and hammer to it. There are actually part of the tool kit that comes with them.
 
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