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82 Honda 750 Magna

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I'm new to the cafe racer scene; Just wondering if a 1982 Honda 750 Magna was a good bike to convert to a cafe racer?? I've look around the internet and have found very few 80's bikes converted to cafe racers none were 750's or Magna's. Give me some insight...
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Geeto hits it on the head -
The better pick out of his list would be the 1980-1983 Suzuki GS 750 or a cb1100f honda. Each of these bikes were tops when it came to handling and performance. I wouldn't have any problems junking up a GS but the CB1100f should be left stock (maybe add performance carbs and pipe but keep the stock parts).

The GS1100 was great on performance but was not know to handle well.

The KZ1000 is also not a bad choice with its engine is almost bullet proof no matter how hard you ride it.

Lastly you end-up with CB750 or 900. These are really the the most available bikes in the market place. They are cheap, plentiful and run and handle very well - but there are a ton of them around. Good for buying but hard to unload when you are ready to move on.

I think my choice would be in the following order: cb1100f, cb900f, GS750, KZ1000, cb750f - I left off the GS1000
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