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Anyone fancy a cup of Rosylee

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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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I'm not in Germany, but welcome. It seems to me the easiest honda CB's to get into vintage racing with are the 350's and 175's. These small bikes are fun and somewhat cheap to get into, part of the fun is the fact that they aren't especially fast, but that induces skill and to some points makes these classes quite a bit safer for new racers. I myself would like to get into vintage racing once I find the right bike and have the money to do it.
I hear you, most people don't. If you don't have much skill or experience in the motorcycle hobby yet, i would suggest a newer bike for the sake of dependability, but if you have had some experience turning wrenches and diagnosing why you're on the side of the road, you'll have fun tinkering here and there with a cb. Just keep in mind that the original reason for getting a jap bike was low cost and decent quality. These bikes aren't cheap anymore, so you might do just as well chasing a european bike, or even a more modern bike of any breed as you might get better quality for the same or even less coin.
While I like to think a bmw is just a guzzi with saggy tits,
I do thoroughly love them. I have seen them on the track and was impressed! I always figured I'd drag a hole in the valve covers, but it seems like that only happens if you crash. Not to mention you'll have a good bike to tour on if you decide clip ons and rearsets aren't all that comfy on the bike you ride most of the time. .. just remember, bmw stands for "brought my wrenches! "
Haha. Don't be afraid to learn how to work on it, it will make you a better person. ;)
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