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Hello people,
I'm a new guy. I have never really ridden a motorcycle, but I feel its finally time to give into my long time love of bikes, and aquire my first. I've been poking around a bit on the net, and I absolutely fell in love with the old cafe racers....unfortunately I am poor, and so buying an original is out of the question. So I looked around, and saw a 78 yamaha that had been converted, and it was beautiful - looked just like sex. Anyways, my questions are these....are there any guides to converting a 70's japanese bike into a racer? If so, where can I get one? Are there things to avoid, or things that I should look for?
If anybody could help, i would be greatly appreciative...
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well, I'm currently living in Indiana, but I'll be moving back to Austin, TX at the end of the month....and I know there are a plethora of bike shops, but they tend to cater to the harley crowd...the dream bike that I was referring to was actually a 1979 Yahmaha SR500 Cafe
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It's great that you've decided to ride. My suggestion is to get a bike that looks good to you, preferably that you know will be reliable, and learn to ride it. Don't worry about changing things or converting things. You need riding time most. Where do you live? There may be some shops or dealers near you that can help feed the new addiction.

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hey, uhm, quick question, when you suggest not changing things, is that because I should concentrate on learning to ride, or because handling cafe racers is somewhat more difficult....just a curiosity.
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