Cafe Racer Forum

Cafe Racer Forum for the Cafe Racer culture enthusiasts
 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» moto guzzi v50 80 build
Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:52 pm by TheMadman

» Suzuki A100
Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:36 pm by roflhat

» Triumph Trident anyone?
Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:58 am by pauliexjr

» Finished at last
Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:23 am by Kerzo

» Cagiva project
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:31 pm by pauliexjr

» Any Londoners or South Easterners?
Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:16 pm by RussJ

» not been on here for a while
Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:10 pm by RussJ

» Honda h100A 1980, Some history and build pictures.
Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:07 pm by RussJ

» Cafe Racer CB650
Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:58 pm by RussJ

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
Forum
Affiliates
free forum
 

Share | 
 

 My Vietnamese 'Cafe' Adventure & converting a 1987 Honda H100 s to a Racer

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
gregsmith84



Posts : 2
Join date : 2014-08-02

PostSubject: My Vietnamese 'Cafe' Adventure & converting a 1987 Honda H100 s to a Racer   Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:26 am

It broke my heart the day I sold my beloved Honda Win to the Vietnamese "Cafe" owner for $60.
I bought the bike purely by chance in Saigon for 4,500,000 Vietnamese Dong ($200 USD) and I thought about importing her back to the UK but would just have worked out too expensive.

I'd started in Hoh Chi Min city in the south and rode the bike for 2.5weeks 700ish miles north, through jungles, villages, crazy busy cities, rivers, overnight trains and eventually ending up in Hanoi. (Pretty much the same route as that episode of top gear)
I'd never ridden a geared bike before and after I'd bought the bike from the tiny garage the Vietnamese mechanic taught me how to ride in the park.
Vietnam is one of the best/worst (delete as applicable) places to ride a motorcycle on the planet. Totally stunning. There were plenty of mishaps along the way, mechanical faults, fuel shortages, oil spills, cuts and grazes, let alone near misses riding along (unknown to me at the time) one of the most dangerous highways in the world. Ho Chi Min highway. (Apparently because of all of the unexploded bombs of the Vietnam war).

It all added to the experience and has now embedded in me a passion for biking (Vietnamese Cafe racer style) that I will take to the grave.
Hence the reason for joining this forum and hence commencing the project I'm about to start..

So yesterday I bought a Honda h100 s 1987 bike to convert into a cafe racer..

It cost £180 and is in need of a new big end and some substantial engine work. I really want to strip it back to the necessities and turn it into a classic cafe racer..

I was wondering if any of you guys/gals could help me out with places to buy parts? Firstly:

Handlebars (low rider ones if poss)
New exhaust (Classic look)
Cafe racer style seat
Rev dials

And also bigger tyres?

Hope to chat with you all soon.
Greg (the new boy)
Back to top Go down
View user profile
twade76



Posts : 19
Join date : 2014-06-17
Age : 37
Location : Black Country

PostSubject: Re: My Vietnamese 'Cafe' Adventure & converting a 1987 Honda H100 s to a Racer   Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:08 pm

eBay is always a good start for bits, and I found a classic bike parts shop that I've just ordered an exhaust from.

http://www.classicbikeshop.co.uk/

It's mainly classic British bikes, but they have a good selection of universal parts as well as some Honda specific items. ( I assume that you're UK based?)

I'd be interested to see how you get on with bigger tyres, I'd like to fit some on mine but I'm worried about making the handling and acceleration even worse!

The Vietnam road trip sounds amazing, so pics would be good!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
RussJ

avatar

Posts : 174
Join date : 2013-07-16
Age : 49
Location : New Forest UK

PostSubject: Re: My Vietnamese 'Cafe' Adventure & converting a 1987 Honda H100 s to a Racer   Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:53 pm

where abouts you from, as there's also a cool bike shop near me called Britbits near Bournemouth. its like an Aladdin's cave of shiny old bike bits n pieces.. www.britbits.co.uk
and yeh pictures sound cool too Smile 
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: My Vietnamese 'Cafe' Adventure & converting a 1987 Honda H100 s to a Racer   

Back to top Go down
 
My Vietnamese 'Cafe' Adventure & converting a 1987 Honda H100 s to a Racer
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» 1987 honda fourtrax foreman 4x4
» Testing Temperature Switching Relay
» 1987 honda trx350
» BMW K75 goes cafe racer
» thoughts on 1987 k100rs with only 23,000 klicks

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Cafe Racer Forum  :: Cafe Racer projects-
Jump to: