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Old 11-19-2012, 03:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think the racer is the bike, but it can be of any make.

The state of mind that Lefty refers to, IMO, is doing everything in your power to make it faster and lighter, possibly even breaking road laws to do it, but they MUST be modded. You cannot buy a Cafe from a shop. They must also have clip on handle bars.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I thought the rider was a "Hooligan"?
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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So what makes a hardcore cafe racer?
Just made me laugh out loud...that was good...

I mostly agree with DogTired...
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:18 PM   #14 (permalink)
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...They must also have clip on handle bars.
I disagree. They could have inverted stock bars, "M" bars or "Clubman" bars.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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All a bike needs to become a cafe racer is a 59 Club or Ace Cafe sticker and some checker stripes.

Oops, I almost forgot the flat black paint.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Remember those guys and gals didn't have extra bucks or internet motorcycle catalogs. Extra points if you made your own. Flip over your bars and cut the ends down.
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I disagree. They could have inverted stock bars, "M" bars or "Clubman" bars.
What bars?

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Old 11-19-2012, 07:30 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I see your point.

It's a good one too.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:02 PM   #19 (permalink)
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A little shot of history of cafe racers.http://www.ace-cafe-london.com/gallery/19.aspx

A tiny touch morehttp://www.classic-british-motorcycl...fe-racers.html

And finallyhttp://customcafes.com/bikes/

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:25 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Just to prove cafe racers are the bike http://www.britcycle.com/Bikes/matchless_cafe_racer.htm

http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com...dio-motor.html

http://www.caferace.com/cafepix.html

You know that Dog started this thread so he would be considered a "cafe racer" on the side hack.
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