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Picked up a pile of parts back in December with the aim of building a cafe for my best riding buddy, Bek. Yesterday she rode the thing and the grin was blinding. This sucker pulls like a tractor...

1979 Yammy SR500
-10.5:1 Wiseco forged piston
-5 angle valve job with stainless valves and racing springs, litle - bump to the cam.
-Mikuni VM36 Smoothbore with billet intake manifold to lengten the runner
-Dual oil lines for oiling on the exhaust side of the valves as well as the intake side
-Progressive springs up front
-Dual disks with a FZR600 Master cylinder
-Stainless brake lines fabbed by me and Earl's
-Custom seat by Fat Lucky Sean
-buncha other stuff including some captured alien technology


Thought some of ya'll might like to see it. Gotta thank the SFC for all the moral support.
 

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Fukin sweet crow, I say clubmans and stick a fork in it. Or just stick a a fork in it. But not in that nifty little seat.
 

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NICE, i bet it hauls...
 

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vorhese said:
I say break the mold and do something different than the typical "cafe."
Only someone from the bay area would consider a cafe bike typical. Most places cafe bikes are anything but...

Cool bike, don't see too many singles anymore. I would give it the Manx treatment.
 

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Bek and I are all about riding, I mean lots of it, miles of it. We've done over 20,000 together this last year, therefore she is ALL about comfort. As much as I wanted to put clipons and rear sets on it or turn it into a street tracker, this is what she wanted. In fact it had drag bars on it until yesterday, one ride and she nixed those. These are some Monster bars from her Ducati. She's a twenty year veteran of riding and racing and no slave to fashion; practical to the extreme. She likes a bike that tugs, handles, stops and is comfortable to ride. And she wanted a metal tank. So this what she got, this is her statemant about motorcycling, her bike, and she's already talking about some even higher dorky bars. But I know she'll ride the shit out of it.

We literally built this bike out of a box of engine parts and a chassis that had been sitting for years. The exhaust tip is from a 'Busa and there is only a small metal plate for a baffle. It's louder than my XR. And yes it hauls ass.


And don't be hecklin' my bro vorhese, hahahaa. He builds some cool cafe stuff.
 

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Crow said:
And don't be hecklin' my bro vorhese, hahahaa. He builds some cool cafe stuff.
Haha, I wasn't heckling! I was serious. I'm from the East Bay. I see more cafe racers, street fighters, and cool bikes in general in one weekend up in the bay area then I see down here all year.
 

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Shoulda done a star of david with dredel risers and curls on the handlebars.

But i gues that rad stichin will do. Lovin it.
 
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