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Hi all,

This is my first post so unfortunately I can't provide links. I couldn't find any direct mention of this so thought I'd ask if anyone has tried, plans to plans to try, or knows a bit about the cafe racer kits for the Sprint 955i at Cafe Racer Kits (CRK) that they released this year. It looks like a nice option down the track for my somewhat blemished '01 . Check the galleries section on the site and there is also a youtube vid. All insights welcome.

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Jim
 

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Sorry I absolutely hate that cafe racer fairing, it would look better with nothing or one of those fly screens off the Street Cup. My opinion only.🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢
 

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Sorry I absolutely hate that cafe racer fairing, it would look better with nothing or one of those fly screens off the Street Cup. My opinion only.
I like it. It reminds me of the Fairing on the Paul Smart edition Ducati.



The front turn signals would not be installed. The way they have them, they look like an afterthought. I also see there are no mirrors, I guess you are suppose to use bar end mirrors. There is no mention of rear sets. I guess you have to supply your own.
 

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Sorry I absolutely hate that cafe racer fairing, it would look better with nothing or one of those fly screens off the Street Cup. My opinion only.🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢
The fairing isn't actually listed as part of the kit.

Would it look better if it was colour-matched, rather than left white?
 

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It would look better with a round 7" headlight in the fairing. I gather this is a work in progress.
There was a guy in New York back in the late 90s. He did a custom rebuild on a BMW R100. He strengthened the main frame, tailored the subframe to fit him, etc. He used a similar fairing with one of those type headlights. He eve off centered the light. I assume that is a projector lens. I think he mostly built it to race, but I guess he wanted it to be street legal as well.

With the Sprint ST having dual headlights, I guess two made sense.
 

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I really like that subframe and tail section... I'm curious how close the subframe mounting points on the 955 frame are to the '05+ 1050 frame... would save me quite a bit of time in fabrication to buy theirs rather than fabricate all my own.
 

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Sorry if I seemed a bit harsh, but I really like the stripped down idea of the cafe racer with a set of clips and rear sets just not big on the 50's style racing fairings, just looks old hat to me! I feel the same about the Bobber phenomenon Ahh now there's an idea that no ones done yet! Sprint Bobber!!!!!!🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮
 

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It looks like they're going after the old Norton Production Racer/Dunstall look.
I would add a set of repro 70s Lucas turn signals, get a 7" round headlight in that fairing and some round, folding knurled aluminum foot pegs and maybe one of the round stop lights that says STOP on it.
Either that or black CEV signals and round tail light from the 70s Guzzis.
Add some carbon fiber bits and you'll have something guaranteed to make you ride it for a little bit and then realize that it sure does look great but boy, is it ever murder in traffic.
 

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It looks like they're going after the old Norton Production Racer/Dunstall look.
I would add a set of repro 70s Lucas turn signals, get a 7" round headlight in that fairing and some round, folding knurled aluminum foot pegs and maybe one of the round stop lights that says STOP on it.
Either that or black CEV signals and round tail light from the 70s Guzzis.
Add some carbon fiber bits and you'll have something guaranteed to make you ride it for a little bit and then realize that it sure does look great but boy, is it ever murder in traffic.
Now, now. Not everyone hates the lean forward seating position.
 

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Hi, another new member here!


I’ve bought one of these kits (the first one apparently) and I’m currently fitting it to my crash damaged 99 sprint st that I’m renovating.

I don’t like the front end either and I’ve got a 7” led head light (with possibly a smaller fairing) that I’ll be fitting, and when I went to their open day earlier this year they said that they couldn’t get the front half of it quite right so they wouldn’t be selling them for a while.

Sorry if the picture is a bit dark but I took it at the end of a long day!
 

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The seat is sold as just the pan? I gather the battery goes in the back hump? Where do they have the relays and stuff stashed? A lot of questions, I know.
 

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The seat is sold as just the pan? I gather the battery goes in the back hump? Where do they have the relays and stuff stashed? A lot of questions, I know.
My seat came upholstered in black, not sure if you can get other colours.

A new smaller battery (not in the kit, although they recommend some) is located in the jump, and the ecu and relays are mounted in the hump too, I haven’t got that far into the build but when I do I can post pictures.

On the demo bike (there’s only 1, it was blue but they repainted it red) the front wiring and relays, and the expansion tank were tucked into the big fairing, but as I’m not going that way I’m going to have to figure out what to do there.

They supply an instruction book which looks good at the moment, but I haven’t had to really use it yet, so we’ll see how that goes!
 
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