hey guys, kinda need a little advice. like many other members, I am trying to get a little guidance. I know there's tons of knowledge floating around this forum and I'd love for you guys to chime in on this topic. I've been looking at the classifieds here in my home town trying find a good bike to "easily" convert to a cafe racer. Now I don't know very much about bikes but I do understand that taking on a build project with a classic bike can lead to a lot of issues. that's why I've been looking for a bike that runs well and can be easily converted. A bike that I myself can easily swap the seat, handle bars and gas tank without running into too many problems. I've come across two bikes so far that to me, had potential but from what I've read so far, they are not so good for a "first project" type of bike. They were the "1979 Honda cb400T" and the "1978 cx500" now I know an ideal bike would be a 1975 cb500/550/750 or an older triumph but those bikes are kinda hard to come by here in my area. There are some, but the ones I do come across are either well taken care of, mint condition classics that go for $4,000-$5,000 or rusted out barn bikes that need a ton of work. so my goal is to find a bike that runs good so that I don't have to mess with the engine too much and that i can kind of just focus on the aesthetics of the bike. that being said, are there any other late model bikes other than Honda, triumph, Norton, that are good for "first time" cafe racer project? I'm sure that yamaha and kawasaki have a few good models to start with but which models, I'm not sure. So if you guys could help me out by just suggesting a few late model bikes that would work for an easy first project cafe racer, that would be great. just so that I know what to search for in the classifieds. In the mean time I will keep searching and let you know what I find. thanks I appreciate any help.