ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-29-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
tassie jeeper OP
XR Cafe Racer
 
tassie jeeper's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Tasmania (Australia)
Oddometer: 16
Cool2 dirt bike cafe racer pics

how many guys have converted their dirt bikes to cafe racers??

i got a XR600R in pieces atm but im going to cafe race it with alloy seat and tank & a custom subframe.

so post up any pics u got (doesn't have to be honda just any trail bike converted to cafe)
__________________
Go Hard Or Go Home
tassie jeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
tassie jeeper OP
XR Cafe Racer
 
tassie jeeper's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Tasmania (Australia)
Oddometer: 16
some example pics

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...size=530%2C347

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...ize=1024%2C694

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...size=590%2C337

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...size=640%2C401

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...size=560%2C420

below is a picture of my bike before the teardown and below that is a sketch in paint to give a rough idea of what it will looke like i am going for a modern take on the classic brittish cafe racer so it will be based on the classic bit have led lights, disc brakes, mono shock and USD forks

it will have CR500 suspension 106mm piston, 90mm stroke, hot cam, flatslide pumper carb, bigfinned ported head with cloverleaf, oil cooler and about 50ish HP

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...size=600%2C777
__________________
Go Hard Or Go Home
tassie jeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 02:29 PM   #3
tassie jeeper OP
XR Cafe Racer
 
tassie jeeper's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Tasmania (Australia)
Oddometer: 16
Question

341 views and no post surly someone on here has done something like this...?

i found a few pics on google but was hoping some of u guys had some pics i hadn't seen and perhaps some more insight
__________________
Go Hard Or Go Home
tassie jeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 02:52 PM   #4
plugeye
mc caregiver
 
plugeye's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Garland, Texas
Oddometer: 3,243
nope sorry.
dont like cafes, the humped fender aint right & handlebars painful.
other than a streettracker, stock is better for me.
best of luck to ya
plugeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 07:04 PM   #5
tassie jeeper OP
XR Cafe Racer
 
tassie jeeper's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Tasmania (Australia)
Oddometer: 16
Thumb

Quote:
Originally Posted by jehu View Post
There are many. You gotta search for them. There's a real nice XR650R that has been cafed.
Mine:


Two versions of me and the C&J XL440 by AZjohnny, on Flickr
cheers for the link i had been searching for 600 (lots more results for the 650) "its all in the wording)

an i quite like your bike handlebars a tad low for me would kill my back (i intend on cheating by dropping the forks in the t's and running the clip ons above the fork t rather than under wont look quite as cool but will be a more comfortabe possi.

main point of thread was to see some of this thread users bike like yourself and see what u guys started with wat parts u bought/made and how it all ended up if anyone know of any build threads id love a link i did a search on here but found nothing. there is some cool stuff on rolland sands websight/ebay channel he done a KTM and a CR500 also pretty cool
__________________
Go Hard Or Go Home
tassie jeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 05:48 AM   #6
tassie jeeper OP
XR Cafe Racer
 
tassie jeeper's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: Tasmania (Australia)
Oddometer: 16
Thumb

Quote:
Originally Posted by jehu View Post
Those bars would be too low for me today but I was "young" and full of vigor when that pic was taken. I was road racing the bike at a track with a looong front straight and wanted to get as low as possible. This bike went through many alterations during the 19 years I owned it. Sure miss that machine!
glad to hear it served u well stil have not ridden a rd bike that will out corner a traily on the tight and twisties.
im not too worried about top speed as i have no real intrest where i will be riding it ill be cruising at about 120km along the highway for only half hour at most then into the twisties where only 2nd-3rd gear will be used and thats where all the fun is to be had i had to laugh my father went through the twisties with a mate my father was on a triumph thruxton with a stage 1 cam ign box and pods and he beat his mate that was riding a hot cbr1000R because he couldnt use the power he had lol

its a shame their are not more classic looking bikes around all i see is old 4cyl's and crap from the 80's+ no british heritage down here at all
__________________
Go Hard Or Go Home
tassie jeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014