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Hello Everyone Dangerous Brian here.

What a great forum, I recently decided to design tune and build my own cafe racer, I have no clue as this is my first time however fortunately I have a full workshop with tools at my disposal (for practice) and a good friend willing to teach me how to tune and improve the engine and pay him less as I will do the work as opposed to paying him to do it we shall call him (Mr Nice Guy).

First things first I have no bike but will be looking at a Honda CB of any size to start so anyone in Germany with this or similar bike 70's 80's give me a shout Im all ears (dangerous brian joke)

I have yet to try the search function as I have not started but be assured I will be trying this before posting any Noobie crap, I may be new but I'm not green around the ears so no worries there.

All in all I have been scouring every bit of info tips and tricks I can find on the internet and keep coming back here to (which is awesome) to mainly prepare me for when buying a bike so I can already start building a budget in my head when viewing the bike and get a feel for what it will need.

Also as I am in Germany anyone needing tools or a place to work and wants to help me with my bike are welcome to come down and use the space.

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Thanks for the welcome thechief86, much appreciated, I hadn't seriously considered racing the bike yet as wanted to get the basic knowledge underneath me first. Crashing a bike and fixing it yourself with little skill would make for less seat time which is a no go with summer coming, I ride in the wet, just no long distance rides around europe etc.
Fair play, I have been looking at a newer cb450s which has a prety nice frame kinda like the ducati and KTM's where they engine is suspended as opposed to sitting in the frame, what do you think??
Benefits in my mind woud be: Modern engine forks and brakes etc
Cons: not as beautiful as the older bikes, less character,

Plus I havent seen any Cb450s from the 80's being coverted to a cafe, have you? if so send me a pic. Thanks
Thats the bike, I think the frame is unique but not sure about the strength it looks flimsy. I'll check the HP aswell as I'm 6,2 and 85kgs dont want it to struggle going up hill on power. Thanks for the pic and appreciate the advice.

BTW I watched On any Sunday new chapter 2014, no where near the original the soundtrack was off as well apart from the end credits. But still worth a look.

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Looking at it, I think the seat and the tank sit in a v rather than straight that could mean some serious fabrication to get that straight cafe line through the bike?? thoughts has anyone seen this with the seat off.

Also dont think I have seen this bike done yet in a cafe style, anyone?

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That with 450 motor.
Not that one the one I meant has been posted below by Witworth.
Thanks Chief, and fair point on the bike if its shit I dont want it, there a few BMW;'s knocking about so I will see whats about.
Nice one Mark, Its a Puuuupppeeett or Septic Peg guy was effing funny http://
Ok Geeto67, Dare i say it however there seem to be a few xj650 for sale and in good working order near to me. Good basis for the cafe... be nice.
Finally found a bike (pictures to follow) A GSX400e for 200 Euros and it starts and pulls away.... Just needs the carbs cleaning frame is good and straight and theres a shit load of weight to be lost easily starting with footpegs holder. that thing is massive.

So first things first i need to get a mot and ride the shit out of it for a bit.

Can anyone help!!

I have bought a gsx400e (1985) GK53C. however its a german registered bike and rumour has it this bike was sold restricted to 27hp as aa german learner bike as opposed to the normal 42hp when sold elsewhere.

Does anyone know where the restriction is and how to set it back to at least its original state or more?? Will changing the CDI IGNITOR for a derestrcited version have anythign to do with it??

I have searched all the forum and there really is nothing on this that i can find.

Thanks for any help, much appreciated.

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Theres Loads of parts here for it in Germany. and I still want to derestrict it regardless even at 85kgs it makes a difference
Thanks, I will check they are soaking in petrol at the moment.
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