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wayne



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PostSubject: help building cafe racer   Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:17 pm

do you think a yamaha xv750 virago would make a good cafe racer. i have never tried to build abike before but would love to give it a go i will need help and advice.
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PostSubject: Re: help building cafe racer   Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:35 am

Hi Wayne, you 'can' cafe virtually anything, but the Virago is a bit of a ball-breaker because of the cruiser style frame. Raked head-stock and low-slung seat are the initial issues. I had one, hated it and wound up triking it.


Personally depending on the age I'd look at at punting it on and getting yourself something a little more cafe friendly.

Try putting up some pictures and see what other folk have to say.
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PostSubject: help building cafe racer   Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:25 am

thanks for the advice on the virago does anybody have a cafe racer for sale
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PostSubject: Re: help building cafe racer   Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:04 am

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PostSubject: Re: help building cafe racer   Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:12 am

hi wayne
what year is the xv ? if its the custom model....... pauls advice is cock on ........if its a se model early 80s ive cash waiting

but best of luck which ever way you decide to go keep us updated
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PostSubject: Re: help building cafe racer   Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:35 am

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PostSubject: help building cafe racer   Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:46 am

thanks everybody with the advice again i am going to keep my eye on ebay may go for something like a honda cb 750 i think cheers Very Happy
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