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Hey all, I am new to the forum. I just sold off my 71 Triumph Bonneville T120R Bobber that my brother and I built about 17 years ago.

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Now that is gone, I want to finally build a Cafe. I am not sure which bike to use. I do have a Yamaha XV535 engine/trans in the garage. It was donated from a buddy who was building a bike and then got relocated for work and moved and left that engine with me. He had it rebuilt by a shop about 10 years ago and it has been in the dry garage plugged up since then. Not sure if I want to use that and then get the frame, forks, and yada yada. Or... should I just buy a bike so I have everything there. Also, not sure on that XV535. I am 6'2" 210. I want to make sure what I build will be fun to ride and not a slug. I am not racing this bike at all, just something fun to cruise around on and ride to work on nice days.

What are thoughts on this? Should I use the engine I have or just start with something else?
 
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