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so i just bought this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=009&sspagename=STRK:MEWA:PIC&viewitem=&item=190141682735&rd=1

im fairly new to motorcycles. ive ridden dirt bikes but this is my first street bike.

anyway, i want to give this bike that signature cafe racer look, even if it is my slow little 200 <img src=icon_smile_dissapprove.gif border=0 align=middle>

im thinking clip-on bars

and maybe the 24" universal seat (UNIBTF) from glass from the past.

1.can someone show me some good clip on bars for this application?
2.is that an appropriate seat? (thinking snap upholstery)
3.would that seat be easy to swap on and off with the one thats already on it, in case i need to carry a girl somewhere?
4.whats the difference between a CB200 and CB200T (haha)
5.anyone have pictures of a bike set up kinda like what i have in mind?
6.anyone have any other suggestions for parts i might want?
cheers. nice bikes, guys.
 

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yeah that one is really nice, i was looking at it last night.

im still looking for some input, as to what kind of seat and bars you guys think would be good for my little project here.<img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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so i just bought this:

anyway, i want to give this bike that signature cafe racer look, even if it is my slow little 200 <img src=icon_smile_dissapprove.gif border=0 align=middle>

im thinking clip-on bars

and maybe the 24" universal seat (UNIBTF) from glass from the past.

1.can someone show me some good clip on bars for this application?
2.is that an appropriate seat? (thinking snap upholstery)
3.would that seat be easy to swap on and off with the one thats already on it, in case i need to carry a girl somewhere?
4.whats the difference between a CB200 and CB200T (haha)
5.anyone have pictures of a bike set up kinda like what i have in mind?
6.anyone have any other suggestions for parts i might want?
cheers. nice bikes, guys.
Here's a photo of one of (soon to be two) CB200T taken last year

I have since replaced the mirrors with smaller bar ends. The seat is not mounted yet; a bracket has to be fabricated and the grab-bar removed It has flat CB77 bars on it; clip-ons might LOOK better but then the stock cables would be too long. Scooter flyscreen. I'm also replacing the tail light/lic.plate bracket with a smaller one from a '60's Honda. Removing the rear fender means you have to rig up another way to have TS, tail light and lic. plate. These are just a few of my ideas; there are lots of ways to do it.


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Drag bars like the ones in the picture.

Get another stock seat pan and do a Guilliari style seat, look @ProTeals 750 in the for sale section. Keep the original seat for totin' girls(very important). Shorten stock rear fender, ditch grab bar, smaller tailight, turnsignals.

Looks like it has a knobby on back?
 

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yeah, gonna need tire upgrade. those look pretty ratty. drag bars like that or ace bars? hmmm
 

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http://www.oldbikebarn.com/motorcycle_parts.php?bike=&subcategory=Handle Bars

at the top there, i guess they're actually called "clubman bars"

haha, sorry. like i said, complete newbie to this, i don't really know where i came up with that one.

this is my first road motorcycle. im handy with other stuff and ive just been thinking constantly about what i want to do to this bike.

would clubman bars be too big for a bike like this? stick with drag bars? i could also use some input on seats.
 

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A diversion: have a look at the joint creating the upsweep in the pipes on that CB200 that snorkle posted. How's that accomplished? Is the bend in the header pipe, or is there an extension (as it looks to me) between the header and muffler? Can that be bought somewhere (in 1.75")?

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I'm pretty sure I've seen those exact same pipe bends at the local auto parts store. It looks like aluminized steel, too.
 

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so i just bought this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=009&sspagename=STRK:MEWA:PIC&viewitem=&item=190141682735&rd=1

im fairly new to motorcycles. ive ridden dirt bikes but this is my first street bike.

anyway, i want to give this bike that signature cafe racer look, even if it is my slow little 200 <img src=icon_smile_dissapprove.gif border=0 align=middle>

im thinking clip-on bars

and maybe the 24" universal seat (UNIBTF) from glass from the past.

1.can someone show me some good clip on bars for this application?
2.is that an appropriate seat? (thinking snap upholstery)
3.would that seat be easy to swap on and off with the one thats already on it, in case i need to carry a girl somewhere?
4.whats the difference between a CB200 and CB200T (haha)
5.anyone have pictures of a bike set up kinda like what i have in mind?
6.anyone have any other suggestions for parts i might want?
cheers. nice bikes, guys.
The UNIBTF seat would probably be too narrow to fit over the frame rails. It barely fits the CB160 chassis and I believe the CB200 frame is a little wider. If you installed the UNIBTF seat on the CB200 it would sit on top of the frame rails.


Cheers, Bret @ Glass from the Past
 

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thanks brett, i dont actually have my bike in hand yet, so i cant measure anything. looks like i may go with UNIBTB then, perhaps.

anyway, for all of you out there on this here internet:
i have had a bad experience with motorcycle shippers dot com and would recommend not doing business with them.
 

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sorry about your shipping experience.I have heard "federal transport "has been good and reliable.
Also you may not know but Bret runs "glass from the past" a cafe parts fiberglass guy ,he makes fairing tanks and seats .
Any seat you use will need some form of fabrication on your part to finnish the fit to your bike.The thing to notice on that red 200 is the omittion of the second half of the rear fender a simple unbolt task but along with it comes the tail lights.
My advice to you is drag bars (the straight bar) or clubman bars and leave the rest alone till you learn more here and on other cafe sites to do any kind of mod ,because the bike looks good enough as your recieving it.
Id fit clubmans and have fun for a while maybe look for a good clean(uncreamed tank) as creamed tanks are just a fix for rust that never sleeps.then you should look at pictures of UNDER SEATs that others have done so you know what your up against to see if its something you can or cannot do.

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
 

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thanks lilbull.
im pretty handy so im not worried about working on the seat when i eventually get it. funds are a little bit tight right now, as i just started my junior year of college last week, so ill probably just upgrade the bars for now. i knew i would have to rig a different tail light section, but i didnt know it came off with the fender. thanks again, im really anxious to get this thing.
 

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I had one cafed it and sold it, I m trying to remember but most cbs its on the tail loop part of the frame or the last half of the rear fender a quick look will determine how yours are mounted.speedmoto
on ebay sells stuff you can use from aluminum license plates with tail lights built in to light wieght small turn signals.
But The bike you posted that your buying just put clubmans they are cheap and will add instant cafe appeal to that bike as it already looks old school classic.
As a matter of fact get a lock as it looks too cool,and install a hidden kill switch .Does look good enough to steal so watch out.

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
 

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thats a good compliment: looks good enough to be stolen, hah.
i ordered 7/8" drag bars yesterday, ebay. i was thinking of clubmans but decided i didnt want to be too hunched over or too radical on my first bike. i will probably add my small touches to this, ride it this year at school, and this summer. then maybe i'll sell it in favor of a 750, when i know what im doing.

ill post some pictures when i get the thing (at last)... after i switch my bars.

cheers
 
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