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Just recently purchased my first (street legal) motorcycle. First cafe racer I have been able to call my own! Got it for what I think is a great price, $1200, from a great guy who was supposedly a motorcycle mechanic. Judging by the 6-7 bikes he had dismantled around his garage I somewhat believed him. Starts right up and runs great. Going to clean it up and do as much detailing as I can while summer is still here and I am still out of school. Let me know if you have any suggestions for this brand of bike or year. This is my first of hopefully many cafe racers! Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 9.32.02 PM.png Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 9.31.56 PM.png Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 9.31.50 PM.png
 

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Ooo...painted calipers, custom gators, and the handlebars flipped upside down....very nice...you sir got the DELUXE cafe racer model. Even the pod filter option. Sounds like a steal for only 120 bucks!

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Oh...1200 bucks. Interesting.
 

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Ooo...painted calipers, custom gators, and the handlebars flipped upside down....very nice...you sir got the DELUXE cafe racer model. Even the pod filter option. Sounds like a steal for only 120 bucks!

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Oh...1200 bucks. Interesting.
They are not flippo bars. They are genuine clubman bars.

Therefore it's now a classic café racer like the ones crusty Brits rode in the murk and mire, to the Ace Café to start a rolling fashion revolution, after fending off the Hun, while singing hearty songs about a stick of Blackpool rock or being a peeping tom up on a ladder.


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OK, You got the point, now the other end..
All the yellow has to go....gold maybe , yellow no...thats a pretty simple fix with black spray can or polish to proper aluminum colors..
Are the wheels painted? if so inspect these for rust issues that paint could hide them .. (thinking these were at one time chrome , if anodized black ,nice addition..)
The gaters are prob hiding rusty forks ,so I'd get them off and inspect the tube surfaces..
The clubmans while cool , are not something to add to a new road riders bike as they alter the bikes handling and rider comfort to a detriment..)
The seat.. not a good fit on a new riders bike.. way too hard and low...
The bike may run well with pods , as the seller may have set it up properly, yet there is a reason the o/e units dont come with them for consumer use.. ( if pods were so great for 'THIS' bike's set up, the manf. would have reaped more profit's installing them O/E.)

For 1200.00 a pure stock bike would have been a better purchase for you, But you can easley fix it back if you like..

what I would do now personally to make it a better ride, beside that above:

find the o/e's bars or a flatter style bar.. clip ons would work yet you as a new rider will apreciate taller bar's while learning the street's..
( I did read this being your first 'street legal' bike,we'll assume that you have some riding experiance ..)
get a proper seat with pading , the stocker or padded cafe seat that has the bum stop sewn in.. (These being just looks at street speeds ,but do carry the look over well..)

You do have a good bike style to start a cafe build with ...
Hang in thru the hazeing and you will learn alot, there are those here that do want you to progress..
 
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