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Old 09-12-2007, 01:31 PM   #136
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Not sure if this qualifies as cafe genre but back in 1978, I thought so. Bought this from Kawasaki of Douglas in GA, worked there part time when I wasn't writing for the Coffee County Progress, the local county paper.

Purchased in the fall of 1977, I rode it stock for awhile and then decided to race it in WERA. We did some welding on the frame and more welds with angle bar on the swing arm, a lot of other add-ons too. Even then it was a beast to ride fast, it wobbled at speed, kinda spooky in turns too. I took it to Daytona in 1978 but didn't qualify.

Photo must have been taken after I first bought it, no number plates or Yoshimura 4-1. (Sweet sound.) I wish I still had her....but then I'd look like an old fool on it.


Well, By-God, Earl!!!!! I didn't know you were in WERA for a while! Way to go dude! I'll bet that WAS a hand full! Good Looking Ride!
Good to hear from you. Hope All is Well.

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Old 09-12-2007, 03:34 PM   #137
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I don't know if this even qualifies as "Café" or not but after years of searching I found this one. It is back on the road in New/old condition. It sure is not as fancy as most on these pages but it is MINE.





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Old 09-12-2007, 05:25 PM   #138
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I don't know if this even qualifies as "Café" or not but after years of searching I found this one. It is back on the road in New/old condition. It sure is not as fancy as most on these pages but it is MINE.
This bike make me love boxers, if she has disk brakes i would never let it leave our gang... maybe not a cafe like we used to, but a beemer you never forget! Your beemer!

Keep it fresh

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Old 09-15-2007, 07:29 AM   #139
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Come on guys, keep it up !

Honda VTX Cafe



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I, sadly must search the net.

Go on, show us yours.
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Old 09-16-2007, 06:45 AM   #140
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The only Jesse James product I ever liked. He built it as a one-off experiment for Honda. They should have found a way to produce something close. Sweet custom anyway... but I'd have left the engine chrome...

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Old 09-16-2007, 07:00 AM   #141
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OK, somebody please explain the steering damper on the rear swing arm?

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Old 09-16-2007, 10:45 AM   #142
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OK, somebody please explain the steering damper on the rear swing arm?

Marc
Given that there is some sort of air bladder spring holding up the rear of the bike I believe that the steering damper is the rear shock absorber. Just 'cause it looks purdy doesn't mean it's going to work.
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:50 AM   #143
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but I'd have left the engine chrome...
No kidding..
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:33 PM   #144
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VTX caferacer

I got to look at this bike at daytona a few years back
It's pretty cool in person.
it's got an airbag as for damping and the afor mentioned steering damper for rebound.

The coolest bit is the rear brake it's mounted on the drive shaft.
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:40 PM   #145
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Moto Guzzi's are cool

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A MG "with pipe" is IMO, THE best sounding bike on the road.

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Old 09-17-2007, 11:34 AM   #146
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I went on a ride Sunday with my son-in-law, he has a nice SV, and we stopped to eat in Davenport; Ooooo, something red behind us at the cafe...



A better shot of the beast, it was even better look'n in person.

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Old 09-18-2007, 07:45 AM   #147
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Pet pieve:
"59" or "Cafe" logos.
Does "cafe" officialy designate this bike as Cafe Racer?
Does "59" make you a member?
Here'in USA, shouldn't it be "Restaurant" or "Diner"?

Poser.

That irritates me as much as "live to ride, ride to live" logos on the bike that only sees 2k miles a year and spend Sat nights parked in front of local Hooters for the "Bike Night".

there.....short rant over.
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:12 AM   #148
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Pet pieve:
"59" or "Cafe" logos.
Does "cafe" officialy designate this bike as Cafe Racer?
Does "59" make you a member?
Here'in USA, shouldn't it be "Restaurant" or "Diner"?

Poser.

That irritates me as much as "live to ride, ride to live" logos on the bike that only sees 2k miles a year and spend Sat nights parked in front of local Hooters for the "Bike Night".

there.....short rant over.
I take it you feel that your views on how a person should enjoy their motorcycle hobby is inherently superior to others?
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:01 AM   #149
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I take it you feel that your views on how a person should enjoy their motorcycle hobby is inherently superior to others?
Different, but not superior. I just don't like "posers" on any brand of a motorcycle. People that dress up the bike or themselfs in order to fit in. Or pretend to be something they are not.
BTW, even though, I do few things differently on that Guzzi, I love the bike. I think the builder did a great job. Right up to the point where he put "Cafe" on the tank.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:13 AM   #150
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