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Dave S
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Always wanted to build up a Café Racer…
12/19/18 at 12:33:18
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So I picked up a low mileage R65 a while back. With the short wheelbase and quick revs I thought it would be a good canvas for the project. I just joined your community with the hope of sharing knowledge and maybe sell a few unused bits as them come off.
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Re: Always wanted to build up a Café Racer…
Reply #1 - 12/19/18 at 13:06:37
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Dave S wrote on 12/19/18 at 12:33:18:
So I picked up a low mileage R65 a while bac


Sorry to see such a nice example go to the Dark Side, but some here will be appreciative of the parts offering.
  

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Re: Always wanted to build up a Café Racer…
Reply #2 - 12/19/18 at 20:46:40
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Very nice looking, I agree that it will be a shame but as they say, "Different strokes..."

Seriously, though, maybe leave it in stock form and ride it around for a while it might grow on you!
  

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Re: Always wanted to build up a Café Racer…
Reply #3 - 12/19/18 at 22:12:14
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That is the thing I like most about this forum. All views are welcome. I tried the cafe route but started with a bike past its prime. It was fun but age crept up and stretching over the fuel tank wasn't as fun as it once was. I applaud those who want to keep the tradition alive.

Make your choice, live it and never look back!
  

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