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72beetle July 24th, 2007 09:17 PM

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sorry to bring it back, but I might be getting a bike and its a 82 GL500 Silverwing, I know this is a VW thread but I want a bobber how do you make a bobber though, on a low budget?Heres a pic of what the bike looks like but not the one Im getting.
http://www.motorcycleminnesota.com/060104/02/image2.jpg

carcentric July 24th, 2007 10:14 PM

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If you don't already know, a CX500 is the same bike without the fairing and trunk (well, practically), so the CX500 users' groups are a good resource.

In the meantime, here's a taste:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/199/4...63cf6c.jpg?v=0

And you might want to change your signature since both are watercooled . . . . :funny:

XrayDean July 25th, 2007 01:06 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 72beetle
sorry to bring it back, but I might be getting a bike and its a 82 GL500 Silverwing, I know this is a VW thread but I want a bobber how do you make a bobber though, on a low budget?Heres a pic of what the bike looks like but not the one Im getting.
http://www.motorcycleminnesota.com/060104/02/image2.jpg

Are you sellin' the 'jammer fairing? . . . or the rear box?


They are great bikes . . .:dancing:

greedy53 July 25th, 2007 01:12 AM

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dam there all left hand drive

72beetle July 25th, 2007 06:30 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by XrayDean
Are you sellin' the 'jammer fairing? . . . or the rear box?


They are great bikes . . .:dancing:

I dont got the bike yet but according to the guy I'll have a set for both the bikes, one set along with one frontend is going on a trike.By the way, thats just a pic of what the bike looks like, not the actual bike.

72beetle July 25th, 2007 06:32 AM

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http://farm1.static.flickr.com/199/4...63cf6c.jpg?v=0

So why do the shocks on the rear look different?Is this a CX500?
Did they just modify a rear fender, get a diff seat and run shocks from a cx500?

carcentric July 25th, 2007 09:14 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 72beetle
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/199/4...63cf6c.jpg?v=0

So why do the shocks on the rear look different?Is this a CX500?
Did they just modify a rear fender, get a diff seat and run shocks from a cx500?

Those look like the shocks on my CX500C (the "C" is for Custom, but it's a model name, not a description); the CX500A (standard) had a maggot-shaped fuel tank and silver Comstars. The stock seat on all CX500C's is pillion, and the stock front wheel is a black Comstar like the GL500 uses.

But that's not my point - to go from stock to bobber you primarily REMOVE things. Chop the rear fender, delete the crash bars, forego mirrors and turn signals (usually illegally), etc.

I've been toying for a couple of years with converting my CX to a trike (with either a Datsun or Capri II rear axle) - if you are interested, I can point you to my thoughts on that off list.
:hello:

Bugula July 25th, 2007 10:30 AM

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http://video.tinypic.com/player.php?v=6h2tfdt
Crash'es, most avoidable.

PJLOval July 25th, 2007 01:51 PM

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I'd like to see more pics of "Road Rage". I have wanted to build something similar for some time now using the smaller engine

72beetle July 26th, 2007 07:31 AM

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Just and idea with paint, and a crotch rocket exhaust :funny:
http://i12.tinypic.com/6c80b3s.jpg
what you guys think?:funny:

Scott H July 26th, 2007 07:50 AM

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"Yikes!" was my first thought.


It's, um, bright.

carcentric July 26th, 2007 09:54 AM

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You SAID you wanted a GL500-based bobber . . . . Whatever that glow-in-the-dark thing is, it ain't no bobber!

THIS is a bobber:

9fingerkustomz July 26th, 2007 02:58 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by PJLOval
I'd like to see more pics of "Road Rage". I have wanted to build something similar for some time now using the smaller engine

You can see more pics here -

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v3...g/Road%20Rage/

Pat

72beetle July 26th, 2007 08:58 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by carcentric
You SAID you wanted a GL500-based bobber . . . . Whatever that glow-in-the-dark thing is, it ain't no bobber!

THIS is a bobber:

I know what bobbers are, I am just playing with ideas.

carcentric July 27th, 2007 08:32 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 72beetle
I know what bobbers are, I am just playing with ideas.

Okey-doke.
:thumbsup:

carlbugs September 18th, 2007 07:06 PM

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brand new forum, my good friend helped put it together and is a moderator
http://www.barbedwirebiker.com/forum/

Spyke December 2nd, 2007 11:26 AM

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Hmm... I think it's about time for another motorcycle post.

I recently put together a video my "Ugly Duc" project. The bike isn't completley finished yet, but then there's more I'd like to do with the video too, so there ya go.

The Ugly Duc:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Os2XqSnpyw


It's definitely off topic for this site so in addition to that link, I'll post up a pic of one of my latest bike projects that may be a little more on theme here... at least it's going to be a hardtail...

The hardtail (a VERY early mock up):
http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/MockUp_4186.JPG

road_dog December 2nd, 2007 04:51 PM

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My sooter. Over 150,000 miles and will still pull the front wheel up if I twist it too hard. My wife doesn't ride any more, so this thread has me wanting to build a Bobber.

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/e...t/P1010237.jpg

gravguy December 2nd, 2007 07:45 PM

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anyone interested in a bunch of goldwing parts 1988 1100 all veter fairings. the bike is complete the heads were removed for valve work and never re installed . i was going to cut it up for a set of trike forks but now ive got too many projects

bugdust December 2nd, 2007 08:04 PM

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Holy shit!! Is there a motorcycle in there somewhere?:funny:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/e...t/P1010237.jpg

Just screwing with ya, man. I've always thought a fully-dressed bike defeats the whole purpose of having one to start with. Of course, I've never tried taking one on a long trip either.:hmm:

road_dog December 2nd, 2007 08:33 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bugdust (Post 279899)
Holy shit!! Is there a motorcycle in there somewhere?:funny:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/e...t/P1010237.jpg

Just screwing with ya, man. I've always thought a fully-dressed bike defeats the whole purpose of having one to start with. Of course, I've never tried taking one on a long trip either.:hmm:

My wife and I used to tour a lot. Sure I have seen a bunch of couples on Harleys (or the like) but MW said Hell No! She liked the comfort, the intercom, the drink holder, storage, etc.

I didn't feel like rolling it out into the driveway to snap it. Just call me lazy. - CB

johnsn December 3rd, 2007 09:25 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by 72beetle (Post 252057)
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/199/4...63cf6c.jpg?v=0

So why do the shocks on the rear look different?Is this a CX500?
Did they just modify a rear fender, get a diff seat and run shocks from a cx500?

The Silverwing has a air mono shock, and a longer wheelbase.
The CX500 has twin coilovers.
john

vakot110 January 3rd, 2008 01:40 AM

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Easy living

KurseD January 3rd, 2008 04:39 AM

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wife just gave me the O.K. to get a new two wheeled toy when i get home... i'll post up pics and info when i get it...

KurseD January 4th, 2008 01:02 PM

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meanwhile, i'll drool over some of these.. the 1973 brown and orange Z1 is my dream bike, the others are just some really sweet rides

KurseD January 4th, 2008 01:10 PM

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i'm mostly into straight line style, low lean and long, but if it has wheels i usually like it... i don't however like the over the top OCC style or "coontail" (let me see how wild and different i can be) bikes...

KurseD January 4th, 2008 01:15 PM

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this is a perfect example of the style im not much into, but a well executed bike. i used to help the guy that painted it, and the guy that built it runs a shop near my hometown called Gypsy Choppers www.bigassbike.com he builds some pretty cool shit. guess you could also call them "artsy fartsy" bikes... this one was supposed to be an easyriders feature bike, dunno if it ever made it or not, but its obviously not gonna get tons of road time...

ThrasherBill January 4th, 2008 01:40 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by KurseD (Post 286966)
this is a perfect example of the style im not much into,

That style of bike always reminds me of something like this:
CLICK HERE if you can't see the pic.
http://bp0.blogger.com/_A-bXyPL07Ww/...to%2Bbooty.jpg


:panic::panic::panic::panic:

speedfreak January 4th, 2008 01:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ThrasherBill (Post 286974)
That style of bike always reminds me of something like this:

http://bp0.blogger.com/_A-bXyPL07Ww/...to%2Bbooty.jpg


:panic::panic::panic::panic:

A red X?


Larry

ThrasherBill January 4th, 2008 01:46 PM

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It shows up for me :Idunno:

Here's a different picture of the same idea.

http://www.giggleplatter.com/screen/queenghetto.jpg

How's that?

road_dog January 4th, 2008 03:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by speedfreak (Post 286975)
A red X?


Larry



Trust me on this one................You are Much Better Off looking at that X than having your brain on fire after seeing the picture.

Where is the Vomit Smiley????

fishguts January 4th, 2008 05:47 PM

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Thought you might like to see this pic of my wife's grandmother - one of the first biker chicks - standing next to her brother's 1912 Harley. Pic was taken in 1914 after he bought it from the first owner. Wish I had that bike today (now worth $100,000+).

bigguy January 4th, 2008 06:25 PM

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secretary ass.

bugdust January 4th, 2008 06:30 PM

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bus-driver ass

gravguy January 4th, 2008 06:34 PM

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i guess im alone in the love for old cafe bikes-- crotch rockets just don't cut it for me:Idunno:
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i8...0/CIMG1753.jpg
http://i5.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/d0/1b/3e3b_1.JPG

KurseD January 4th, 2008 09:56 PM

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nah, old cafe bikes are cool as hell. i don't know if this link has been posted here before but good place for alot of bike stuff www.chopperfix.com seen some cool cafe projects over there

mkparker January 5th, 2008 07:47 AM

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I'm mostly of the opinion that there is no "uncool" motorcycle, there are obvious exceptions, but since cafe was mentioned and not wanting Kursed to feel lonely...here's a couple with different perspectives.
http://www.mkparker.com/Scoots/z750a.jpg

http://www.mkparker.com/Scoots/red_550_Honda.jpg

KurseD January 5th, 2008 11:48 AM

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yup like em both...

gravguy January 5th, 2008 01:27 PM

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nah crotch rockets arent my thing ntoo much plastic i dont like plastic tits either

shintoshi January 5th, 2008 03:26 PM

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2001 honda vlx...with a few upgrades. drag bars, pipes, hardtailed, custom seat, fender, forks, liscence plate mount, mirrors, flat black paint. I want to stripe it, but need more practice. Was thinking maybe next year putting some ape hangers on with a street sweeper fender, just for something different. We'll see how much money my wife will let me have!Attachment 12526

KurseD January 30th, 2008 09:40 PM

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well i know most of you have already seen this one, but i'll post up a pic anyway just cause i'm so excited about it.

my new scoot. can't wait to get to work on it and most of all ride. won't get to even see it till i get home in march.

mkparker January 31st, 2008 06:53 AM

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Congrats bro!! I love that bike too! Glad ya got to get it!!

KurseD January 31st, 2008 10:06 AM

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me too man, i'm so fookin' stoked, and so grateful that he's being so cooperative with me about the whole deal with me being in the sand at the moment.

ThrasherBill January 31st, 2008 12:24 PM

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I guess I can stop trying to figure out how I was going to get to NC and ride that thing home! Would have been a helluva ride on a hardtail anyway! :AssScratch:
Good score man ,I really like that bike! :thumbsup:

Trebor13 February 7th, 2008 11:47 AM

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found this on the net while searching for xs650 bobbers
weld on hardtail for your xs650
here's the link to the site
http://www.tcbroschoppers.com/

ThrasherBill February 7th, 2008 12:12 PM

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This has been for sale locally for a couple of weeks. I really wish I had the cash! :crybaby:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...portychop1.jpg

flatheadgary February 7th, 2008 10:17 PM

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a guy i know was trying to sell this and couldn't, so he asked if i wanted it free. i was into bikes for about 12 years, but got bored and got out of it. i miss my last harley though and decided to build a yammy chopper like it. don't laugh!! i only got about $350 bucks in it and i am almost done. just some paint and wiring and it will be for sale. the first pic was when i got it and the 2nd is my last hog.
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...IMG_0002-7.jpg
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...IMG_0005-6.jpg
and here it is:
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...h_DSC00116.jpg
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...h_DSC00118.jpg
it has a yammy speedo in the hog cluster on the tank and an automotive ignition switch to start it. the rear fender was made fron three stock ones and the handelbars are the stock ones
with a little work. i also made it a foot clutch and a jockey shift.

mkparker February 8th, 2008 07:09 AM

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No laughing from me...I love those Yammy chops, bobs and trackers!! Your's looks great!

KurseD February 8th, 2008 07:31 AM

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Bill, how much is he asking for it?

ThrasherBill February 8th, 2008 09:06 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by KurseD (Post 294674)
Bill, how much is he asking for it?

$6000.

KurseD February 8th, 2008 09:33 AM

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considering that it's only a sporty, still swingarm, probably fairly high miles. fancy tank, paint, and handlebars. i'd say no on it, as you can buy a damn near new sporty for that much. maybe 5000-5500, but that's my opinion.

i've been thinking about buying a decent used sporty for awhile now. plenty of companies already make a rigid frame for them, parts are plentiful, and cheap...

who knows, i'll ride the shit out of the one i just bought for awhile and see how it goes... $100 says all the rubs in my town will think i'm on a damn harley anyway just cause they don't know the damn difference between their OCC shit and a $5 knockoff...

Fl@pper February 8th, 2008 09:55 AM

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love the bikes in here - some fantastic work for sure

just one point - the tank on this one does it look like its been moved back ?

nicknamed the nut-slicer in this house now :p

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...0120071317.jpg

KurseD February 8th, 2008 10:44 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Fl@pper (Post 294712)
just one point - the tank on this one does it look like its been moved back?

looks like a custom frame and tank. so placement would be wherever the builder decided to mount them.

Rumblewagen February 8th, 2008 11:02 AM

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That appears to be one of the Redneck Engineering Mutant Buell frames. A cool line of frames IMO.

http://www.redneckenginuity.com/mutant_drag.htm

http://www.redneckenginuity.com/mutant1.htm

Trebor13 February 8th, 2008 11:22 AM

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bought this today:dancing:
i'll pick it up sunday.
can't wait to start :sawzall:

ThrasherBill February 8th, 2008 12:07 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by KurseD (Post 294703)
considering that it's only a sporty, still swingarm, probably fairly high miles. fancy tank, paint, and handlebars. i'd say no on it, as you can buy a damn near new sporty for that much. maybe 5000-5500, but that's my opinion.

I kinda like that it's not hard tailed and it comes with the stock shocks as well. A hard tail looks cool but I'm not sure how long my back would take it. I'm really not in the market for a bike right now anyway, I just really think that one nails the look I like. Here's the ad http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/mcy/556955154.html

mkparker February 8th, 2008 01:34 PM

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What are your plans for the XS650 Trebor? Chop, Bob, Tracker?

Trebor13 February 8th, 2008 02:11 PM

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first make it a hardtail bobber.
maybe later if i have more money to spend i'll put on spoked wheels and a apehanger, who knows.
(got a thing that needs repairs and to be dropped to the ground, volksrod project- buying parts for it , and now the xs650).
and i need to build a garage/workspace for the cars projects, but that will be this summer.
so for now i bought the xs, after seeing the one that's sold here, and doing a little search on the net.
got some room left in the shed where i can work on it.

KurseD February 8th, 2008 07:19 PM

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don't forget to check out www.chopperfix.com

KurseD February 8th, 2008 07:21 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ThrasherBill (Post 294730)
I just really think that one nails the look I like.

yeah, that's similar to the style of paint i'm planning on laying on my yamama chop

mkparker February 8th, 2008 09:24 PM

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Oh thanks! KurseD...now I have another site I have to keep up with!:funny: Nice XS650 thread...I'll add some pics once I get permission.

Like this one.

http://www.mkparker.com/Scoots/Yammy...20Mooneyes.jpg


I sure like those "Brat Style" bikes too!

KurseD March 17th, 2008 06:51 AM

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well, i finally picked up my bike. tinkered a little with it yesterday. got the bars narrowed up a bit and threw on some fugly stripes (supposed to be gold and red, turns out one shot gold is more like puke orangy-yellow) guess i should start a project page for it?

:Idunno:

<--- oooh 500 posts, I'm not cutting enough shit up... :unsure:

2008cc March 17th, 2008 09:04 AM

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looks good!

V8Transporter March 17th, 2008 10:16 AM

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Hey Hey, Cafe bikes! I always wanted one of the XLCR Sportsters, but they were too expen$ive and could have used a few improvements. I built my own version using an inexpensive `83 XLX
(2k in 1986). The entire front end is from a KZ-1000 cop bike. Rear wheel also. Brakes are all Kawi. Fairing is BMW R-90S, w/8" Yamaha headlight...http://Cafe Sporty.jpgremovable saddle with tool tray is from BSA A65L. Aircleaner is modified HD (the air scoop is actually made us from the sheetmetal from and old split window roof !) Rearsets are hand built. Exhaust is a copy of the XLCR welded up from a bunch of parts store bends, with Supertrapps. At 30,000 miles the engine was worn out. It's all S&S inside and balanced within an inch of its life. A friend did the machine work and I did the assembly. There's a bunch of other mods and I still run the bike around. I've had it for nearly 22 years and over sixty thousand miles. Currently, in my 'spare time,' I'm building a new fuel tank

max16v March 17th, 2008 11:07 AM

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I've got a question that relates to M/Cs... I'm all about safety i.e: Leather jacket, gloves, helmet... but whats a best way to have protection during the summer? Summer here gets to 110*+ and there's no way in hell I'm riding around in full leather. Any suggestions?

Sheridan

mkparker March 17th, 2008 11:31 AM

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Quote:

Hey Hey, Cafe bikes! etc.......

How 'bout a dadgum picture, now that I'm wobbly kneed with anticipation....

V8Transporter March 17th, 2008 03:24 PM

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I'd love to send a dadgum picture but I'm a computer dumbass and can't get it to scan to my `reply,' the forum etc....Though I did get it to pop up in my own e-mail (arrgh). I e-mailed Steve for help.
I've been using a vented jacket with a zip out liner as an alternative to my old leather jacket for the last three summers. It hit's in the low hundreds at times here and one day I'd been sweating in traffic (liner out, vents open) and damn near froze when I hit the freeway.

mkparker March 17th, 2008 07:23 PM

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Email me the dadgum thing and I'll post it...dadgummit!





:funny:

p-nor March 17th, 2008 07:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by max16v (Post 302478)
I've got a question that relates to M/Cs... I'm all about safety i.e: Leather jacket, gloves, helmet... but whats a best way to have protection during the summer? Summer here gets to 110*+ and there's no way in hell I'm riding around in full leather. Any suggestions?

Sheridan


most good jackets have a removeable liner. that will cool you donw some. there are also some makers that use perforated leather in the front panels. not the most important panels for crash protection so it doesn't put you at any higher risk but it lets some air flow through. i now vanson has a few perforated jackets available. don't get lazy and ride without protection though.:thumbsup:







paul

road_dog March 17th, 2008 08:09 PM

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In the Texas Summers, I wear Long Sleeve Henlys. I am more worried about sun Burn than I am with Gravel Rash.

I dress for the Weather. Leathers are for the Cold.

Two things are mandatory, Jeans and Shoes (Boots).

gt brain March 18th, 2008 08:49 AM

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it's not a cafe, but here is my hardtailed 550 that my son and i put together. i'll try and find a better picture later.

mkparker March 18th, 2008 09:16 AM

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Quote:

it's not a cafe,
Not to worry...we like 'em all, mostly, sorta!!

Cool scoot!

V8Transporter March 18th, 2008 02:08 PM

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Ha, I e-mailed the "Dad Gummed" Cafe Sporty photos, and nothing caught fire...yet. That hardtail Honda looks great!

mkparker March 18th, 2008 04:38 PM

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Dadgu.... Ok, I've had enough of that one....

Bike looks nice bro!!

V8Transporter Sporty Cafe pics:

http://www.mkparker.com/Scoots/Cafe%20Sporty1.jpg

http://www.mkparker.com/Scoots/Cafe%20Sporty2.jpg

V8Transporter March 18th, 2008 06:05 PM

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Hey Thanks! Maybe one of these days I'll get my computer act together and be able to post my own stuff.

road_dog March 19th, 2008 04:48 PM

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Dad Gummit!

KurseD March 19th, 2008 05:59 PM

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that's a sweet looking sporty..

bustedknuckles March 20th, 2008 12:11 AM

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Here are some pictures of a bike that I built about a year and a half ago. It started it's life as a 1980 Yamaha XS 650. I did all of the work myself including the paint.

KurseD March 20th, 2008 06:07 AM

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not big on the color scheme, but the bike looks tits none the less, love it man...

mkparker March 20th, 2008 06:21 AM

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Very nice bro!!

scott s March 20th, 2008 06:30 AM

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This is on the other motorcycle thread too, but I have no shame...I'm pretty proud of the progress so far.
Here's a before (day I got it for $100) and and after (about 96% complete).
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...0022Medium.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...0033Medium.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...0035Medium.jpg

66 Shorty March 20th, 2008 08:35 AM

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:thumbsup::clapping: Looks Sweet! Great Job!

crazyman_stanley March 20th, 2008 09:02 AM

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wow, thats awesome! I like the rear fairing. how much you got into it now?

HeidelbergJohn4.0 March 20th, 2008 10:33 AM

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Knuckles and ScottS. Both are friggin sweet. I love what people do with the XS. They just rock for a cheap starting point, work just as well as a chopper, bobber or a street tracker, and are a good size for a fun little bike to ride, no matter what style. Now that I got my own welder, a hardtail XS is probably my next cheap project and I can actually work on that in my basement, so it might actually get finished!

KurseD March 20th, 2008 10:49 AM

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nice xs man, friggin love it...

V8Transporter March 20th, 2008 12:48 PM

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Great looking XS machines! I like what 'Knuckles did with the Sporty tank.:clapping: I always like to see something different, and the XS is a great looking engine.:dancing::dancing: I was at a bike get together last year and guy cruised in on a bobber looking XS. 'Turned a lot of heads and most of the Harley guys thought it was an old Triumph....'Cause the 'Yamaha' on the covers was filled in.

scott s March 20th, 2008 04:37 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by crazyman_stanley (Post 303198)
wow, thats awesome! I like the rear fairing. how much you got into it now?

Thanks everyone! The rear fairing is Omars narrow cafe fender; not the cheapest cafe seat you can get, but the 'glass work is outstanding and very thick. It included the upholstered seat, too.
The tank is from an XS750. I've done everything myself except mount the front tire and spray the paint (I stripped all the parts and did the bodywork/sanding). I figure I can get it all finished for about $1500....and that includes the purchase price of the bike.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...0037Medium.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...0038Medium.jpg

ThrasherBill March 20th, 2008 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by scott s (Post 303304)
I figure I can get it all finished for about $1500....and that includes the purchase price of the bike.

Outstanding! (this statement and the bike :thumbsup:)
Are your signals from another bike or an aftermarket supplier?

tribalturtle2 March 20th, 2008 04:56 PM

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http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/hshadow3.jpg
My old 84' Honda Shadow Custom 700C, before i was rear ended by a tanker truck in merriville IN with no helmet on doing 65mph over the handlebars switching highways from I-80 to I-65. That was 5 years ago in August.

tribalturtle2 March 20th, 2008 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by p-nor (Post 302584)
most good jackets have a removeable liner. that will cool you donw some. there are also some makers that use perforated leather in the front panels. not the most important panels for crash protection so it doesn't put you at any higher risk but it lets some air flow through. i now vanson has a few perforated jackets available. don't get lazy and ride without protection though.:thumbsup:

paul


I know all about that one. When i was rear ended by the tanker truck on the highway, all i had on was a long sleave tshirt, blue jeans and a pair of Rowley XL 3 Vans skateshoes on and no helmet, it was protecting the sissy bar! but its no joke, my dad sells parts for that stuff for a living to the motorcycle dealers in IL, I grew up meeting guys and girls paralyzed from the neck down or waist down. im extremely lucky to be alive right now. You can get away with blue jeans, jean jacket and some leather gloves and a good full face helmet with a visor dot approved. Its all in the motorcycle handbooks for each state and take the class highly recommended. Most guys who start riding a bike thats to big for them end up dying or in the hospital for quite some time. I've been riding since i was 3 years old dirt bikes and what not. Being too close to the front of that semi that day wasn't the brightest thing in the world. I definitely thank God everyday and have a nasty worm like scar on my elbow to remind me of it all!

V8Transporter March 21st, 2008 10:05 PM

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Glad you're still around to tell about your adventure...ouch!:thumbsup::thumbsup:

I've been picking up freebie Yamahas (and worth every penny!). Got a 550 Seca (bad engine, but all the body work and header) , 750 Seca (bad engine, great dual pipes, no tank, bent upper forks but dual discs) and a 900 Seca engine, with carbs and good compression. I'm thinking of popping the 900 engine in the 750 frame with 550 tank, fairing, and tail piece. Building a hot rod bike, so far cost had been gas to pick the stuff up.:dancing:

KurseD March 22nd, 2008 05:15 AM

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free old bikes are the shit.

V8Transporter March 22nd, 2008 09:31 AM

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Actually, they're more like a curse.:wacko: I'll see some bike sitting in a side yard and with a few bits missing, and I can picture it back together and running. So, imagine how it is for me when three bikes of the same make come together, and a lot of the parts interchange. :dancing::welder::sawzall:
One day my wife was looking under a tarp where I had a couple of bikes, um, stored, and said, "I guess it could be worse, you could have a passion for every old abandoned Grayhound bus you spot." :panic::panic:
Of course, we'd need a much bigger yard......

tribalturtle2 March 22nd, 2008 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 303618)
Actually, they're more like a curse.:wacko: I'll see some bike sitting in a side yard and with a few bits missing, and I can picture it back together and running. So, imagine how it is for me when three bikes of the same make come together, and a lot of the parts interchange. :dancing::welder::sawzall:
One day my wife was looking under a tarp where I had a couple of bikes, um, stored, and said, "I guess it could be worse, you could have a passion for every old abandoned Grayhound bus you spot." :panic::panic:
Of course, we'd need a much bigger yard......

The greyhound bus would be a rad storage for those bikes or maybe a bug or two! Just have to modify the back end with a flip top end and a solid ramp.

KurseD March 23rd, 2008 03:11 PM

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first ride, after some clutch adjustment... still needs some fine tuning, but good enough to get it down the road and back...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...hop/th_039.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...hop/th_040.jpg

ThrasherBill March 23rd, 2008 06:14 PM

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:dancing::dancing::dancing:
Picked this up on Saturday for $500. It's a '78 KZ650 with an '81 KZ750 engine stuffed in it. It's been sitting for 3 years and hadn't been started in a year or so.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...bike/750_4.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...bike/750_3.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...bike/750_1.jpg

I dropped a new battery in her last night and had her cranking over but it looks like I'll be pulling the carbs apart (which I expected to have to do anyway). Gas pours out the float bowl overflow tubes as fast as the tank can supply it. I suspect a stuck needle and seat in one or more of the carbs.
I'm hoping to have her running by next weekend. I'm going to leave it pretty much as is until I'm done with the testing for my license and then I'm hoping to have it looking something like this:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...e/Cafe6501.jpg

KurseD March 23rd, 2008 06:26 PM

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sweet score man, can't wait till you break out the

:sawzall:

keep us informed...

p-nor March 23rd, 2008 06:47 PM

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well, mines gone now. sheridan (max16v) and his buddy nick came out today and picked her up. they left here in the early afternoon, i hope they made it back to the desert in good shape. sad to see it go but i gots ta dive into the triumph. having only one bike it kind of nice is a low anxiety sort of way. :panic:

now i just need to get rid of some of my other junk, i mean treasure.:wink:





paul

p-nor March 23rd, 2008 06:48 PM

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oh, and cool bike bill. it looks pretty clean, not much you can do about the carbs if it's been sitting for that long. you should have it running just in time for winter.






paul

matthewsuckerpunch March 23rd, 2008 07:11 PM

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i got mine running over the last 2 days. i think my build cost is at about 150 or 160 tops (thats including the bike)... i need a real seat and need to install the rear fender to make it street legal and im on my way! 73 honda cb350.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...MN/rideone.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...t_MN/ride2.jpg


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