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Hi guys, I am new to this site and new to cafe racers too. I have had a few dirt bikes and a few enduros over the years. I have been bikeless for over 6 years now and aways yern to ride. A few weeks ago a friend of mine mentioned that he knows of a CB500 that has been sitting in a barn for years. Ever since that time I have been obsessed with the idea of building a cafe bike. I have so little knowlegde that the project would take years but my kids are young so the longer it takes the happier my wife will be (she's nervous that I'll get pancaked by a Mac truck). So anyway, I signed up to start learning so when I aquire my bike (and I will someday) I know a thing or two about my project.

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Dave

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Welcome Dave. Now go get that CB500. Don't wait till the weather's nice, or you have money, or a truck, etc. Strike while the iron is hot!

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agreed, get the cb500 in your garage and up and running. Unlike cars, bikes don't take a long time to do up. When I was working for a shop, we used to churn out two ground up restored bikes a week(if the engines didn;t need rebuilds). We would have done more but the space is small. Hondas are espically tough and chances are if that little cb500 isn;t locked up then it will run.

drag it home and lets see some pics.
 

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YES you must do your part to cafe the nation tell your wife its a classic and will increase in value over time,what geeto67 is right bikes take no spare time at all (well if you only have ONE)and they require so little out of pocket money it beats middle age crisis "sports cars any day and if you,, cafe it it will cost less because you take most of the crap people try to restore to original (trim etc)off the bike anyway !So you safe Mo-money ..mo-money..more for the college funds.It doesnt take up much space ,youll have stress relieving time out in the drive way and garage.Its a manly thing to do (your wife will deep down inside ..respect you for insisting on doing a manly thing ..so dont take her to go see "brokeback mountain...in stead take her to seethe fastest indian so shell get a handle on the bike thang...and welcome to the best cafe site on the planet and good luck (sing in a Monte Python manner ..men ..men men men....men men ...men mmen!
 
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