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post #1 of 95 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 2011, 8:41 am Thread Starter
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750ss Cafe Racer Project

Hello all,

I thought you might be interested in my project

Started with a 92 750ss in good condition (Cost £250)

Will end up similar to this:



Frame, tank, spring and swing arm have been powdercoated

The bright alloy will be anodised

Have the fibreglass kit ready to make the seat unit

Will keep you posted
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post #2 of 95 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 2011, 9:06 am
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Hi

Great looking one.
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looks good...........very good.
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Both thumbs UP!
Looking forward to see end result
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Whatever makes you happy but I just don't get it. The cafe racers of the day were an attempt to home build what today's sport bikes already are. Deconstructing one to to take it backwards 20 years is not something I understand.

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Whatever makes you happy but I just don't get it. The cafe racers of the day were an attempt to home build what today's sport bikes already are. Deconstructing one to to take it backwards 20 years is not something I understand.
exactly! our early models SS's were already fitted with decades old technology so they weren't going to compete with anything of their day. Spending thousands on them to compete with modern sport bikes is useless so why not customize it to your liking?! Looks tits man!
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Thanks for the input guys

Like you said rwortman, whatever makes you happy.

Just think of all the choppers around!!

The idea is to change the look not the performance, as I personally like the look of it

In fact Ducati built their own version of a cafe racer

Having paid the princely sum of £250 for the bike running and in very good condition, I will not be spending much in the way of updating the bike

It will need a new headlight, loom, seat and tail light, I wont be modifying the running gear or engine as it will be fast enough as it is

I also own a 98 Firestorm (Superhawk) no modifications and it still goes faster than I can

This Ducati will be for zipping around and letting all the other bikers have a look and say how wonderful it is (or not)

LeoLegend..........Looks tits man!.....not being from the USA is that good or bad?

I reckon it looks "the dogs bollocks" That's an English expression

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LeoLegend..........Looks tits man!.....not being from the USA is that good or bad?

I reckon it looks "the dogs bollocks" That's an English expression
Tits = good.

you can quote me on that one.

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Thanks for the info

Over here in England "it's tits" tends to mean not very good

However it will depend on how it is said

said the right way and it means good

Confused? you will be if you ever visit England

Looking forward to making the seat unit

Got some fibreglass kit and all ready to go
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Tits = good.

you can quote me on that one.
Tits= good in my book.
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