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Cafe Loco



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PostSubject: Cafe Racer cost estimation    Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:00 pm

Hello, I'm new to this forum but have always loved the cafe racer style bike. i am hoping to try and build one this coming year using a 70s cb 550 or 750. before i embark on this project i was wondering if any of you out there would be able to give me a rough number for all those little thing you wouldn't think to factor in. i know the over all cost depends wholly on what kind of bike you build and the quality etc. but if some of you would be willing to maybe post a picture of your bike and the rough cost that would help me get a sense.
thanks in advance
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PostSubject: Re: Cafe Racer cost estimation    Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:57 am

hi Cafe Loco
try not to think about costs mate it will frighten you off ,at least with CBs theres loads of stuff off the shelf ,doing as much as you can yourself saves a load of cash as well

how i cost projects is about twice my available budget then times it by 2 and i only fall short of a couple of hundred quid Shocked scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Cafe Racer cost estimation    Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:42 am

i would try to do that, but i am just a high school student and do not have loads to spend on it
thanks for the quick reply
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PostSubject: Re: Cafe Racer cost estimation    Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:21 pm

Cafe Loco wrote:
i would try to do that, but i am just a high school student and do not have loads to spend on it
thanks for the quick reply

well if you are a high school student you have saved the hardest part of the estimation costing procedure

divide the total by 2 then
divide the remainder by 4
thats what you tell the wife you have spent bounce Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Cafe Racer cost estimation    Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:17 pm

If your still doing school young fella, maybe set your aim a little lower, 125cc area, you can ride on L plates and you may be able to afford insurance,,,, as for the costs of building, there is only 1 F in fousands....
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PostSubject: Re: Cafe Racer cost estimation    Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:18 pm

This one cost me over £3,500 to build, 900 quid for the original bike, then powder coating, engine rebuild, new carbs, clip ons, rear sets, custom tank and seat, exhausts, clocks, headlight, headlight brackets, rebuilt wheels, mudguards, braided hoses, new loom, new tyres etc.



As she started



As she finished up (Just don't ever let my wife see this!)

BUT, trying to estimate cost is an exercise in futility, it's down to your own skills, expertise and experience, not to mention people you know along the way, It will cost what it costs and you live with it. You can limit costs if you're on a budget, just don't aim too high!

Take a look at Crazyhoarse's project and see what can be done on a budget http://caferacer.forumotion.com/t457-125cc-cafe-racer-project-chituma-honda-cg-project#3151
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