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The seat is cool but that is about it. Anyone know what model that is cb350?CB500?

Hey someone pas me the wrench........ Ahh screw it where is the torch

Edited by - oldschoolorange on Mar 30 2007 03:22:53 AM
apparently your powers of observation fail you. The seat, the exhaust, the front fender, the paint,the frame (been chopped), the engine, the airbox.

The bike's bodywork looks to be a 1974-1976 cb550K or a 71-73 cb500, it could however be a smaller bike (like a 73 cb350f or 400f with a different tank). The bike could also have a lot of other tricks you don;t know about (like early 500 frame with 550 motor). There is enought custom work on this bike that I would be very careful about casting judegements on it.

Orange, now you are bringing up the issue as to whether this bike is cae or not because it DOESN'T have low bars. If you do a search you'll find a whole bunch of us griping about how bars alone don't make something a cafe racer, and I proposed it was more of a lifestyle thing. My cb750 Q-ship (sleeper) doesn't look anything like a "cafe racer" and yet it lives a harder life than most ever will. You done the opposite of what I (and some others) find ignorant, you made a call based on the bars and a few superficial things.

Apparentlly, Orange, you don't get it and all you have done is open the door to a never ending discussion on what is considered a cafe racer or not. Maybe the owner hasn't sorted rearsets out and doesn't want to thow his back out with low bars. Or maybe he (or she) likes the flat track /cafe style look for the street. Either way this is a bad bike to pick apart.

Since the bike you chose to throw stones at is more sorted than you thought, I propose to you that you post a pic of your bike so we can tear it apart and tell you all the ways it is not a cafe racer. Sounds fair? Put up or shut up.



Edited by - Geeto67 on Mar 30 2007 09:47:49 AM
 

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Yeah I am not sure what I was thinking when I posted that, taking a better look at it now that I am awake I can see what kind of work has been Done to it. It was 3 am and I had just finished an 8 hour shift and had a pain in the ass installing clip-ons on my 400 as I had to modify steering stops so I didn't hit the tank, I was in a pretty bitter mood. anyways as soon as I find my digicam I will post a pick of my POS so you guys can bust my balls

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Edited by - oldschoolorange on Mar 30 2007 11:24:53 AM
 

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Rosko - I meant the lifestyle of the bike not the person, but thanks for tha pic right when I was eating my morning corn flakes.

Let me put it this way, we could fill this server with pics of bikes that we find on the net where some wannabe has slapped clubman's on their UJM and called it cafe. I mean making fun of them could be a full time job with ovetime for then next 5 years. But I don't think that is what this forum is about...we want to make fun of the people that are here that way when they cry and have a meltdown we can see it (I'm just kidding).

In all seriousness it is pretty useless playing the "is this a cafe?" "This is not a cafe!" game. Rather if you have a pic of a cool bike or something outrageous or off the wall post that instead.

The last thing we need is 30 newbie hipsters all trying to be "hardcore" by raggin on pics of bikes they found on the web.
 

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my taco has clubmans and goes (fast) to cafes all around the northshore of boston. even with clubmans i think it lives a cafe lifestyle. not that there's anything wrong with that.
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when i was 11yrs old, and with a lot of begging, i was given my mom's 1969 peugeot 103 moped. first thing i did after i got it running right: chopped the fenders, lowered the seat and put clubman bars on. no, it was not a "cafe racer" because at 11yrs old i didnt drink coffee, but it certainly was a "field racer" cause that's where my buddy and i would actually race, on the field roads accross the street from my house. fuckin'a now that i remember it, it was a helluva lot of fun and i had one cool ass moped. i still have the thing up in a friend's barn on the old continent.

you: wait, what the fuck is your point JB?
me: huh, i just want to say that "cafe racer" is just a name, a stupid one at best.
you: but you are a member of caferacer.net and i know that you lurk around on other "cafe racer" websites and forums. don't you like the culture?
me: fuck the culture, i just like the bikes because they are not what everyone rides.

CB650, FauxCatiFT500

Edited by - jb on Mar 30 2007 12:43:53 PM
 

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I don't consider myself a cafe racer nor my bike, I just built something that I can ride the piss out of and park in the garage, wake up in the morning go out and start it and run the piss out of again all day.

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1980 Honda CB750
1972 Oldsmobile 442
 
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