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Old 11-27-2012, 08:01 AM   #16
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Another couple amazing cafe style vrods







And of course, my favorite vrod ever

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Old 11-28-2012, 03:29 AM   #17
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Sigh.... I need more money.

That's the trouble - you start off wanting a slightly different look and before long one thing has led to another and you have to sell your house.

Realistically if I did the seat I'd want to do clip ons and I reckon that would make an R a pretty heavy-steering bike so then I'd need carbon wheels and if I went that far I'd want paint and hell why not forced induction/big bore.

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Old 11-28-2012, 04:34 AM   #18
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Sell the R and buy a decent bike!
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:34 AM   #19
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Sell the R and buy a decent bike!
but not that Frankensteineisch "Tin-man" bike from the Wizard of Oz that you posted in the first place!
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:27 AM   #20
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Actually I hate to admit it but I have the caff racer bug so bad I did consider that. This got me really interested -
http://www.the-norley.com/
and the thing that stopped me was I couldn't find a decent sportster motor/trans anywhere around here without spending stupid money. Then I thought (which is unusual because I normally do first and think after) the oncosts and problems of building a bike even with a made to fit frame are always more than you bargain for.

Then I remembered how much I love my R and how it's a living classic right there in my garage and I thought (that's twice.....) it would be easier to reversibly deck out the R in the style of a cafe racer and just admire myself as I rode past shop windows (don't say you've never done it) and that would be enough. Which led to this post.

And now I'm still thinkin.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:40 AM   #21
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IMHO with the cafe racer conversion what you need to be conscious of is the riding position and how to make it work for you after the conversion. I also love the look, not so much for a Vrod though some examples here look great, but if the riding position makes it uncomfortable after a few miles then It's a failed attempt.



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Old 11-29-2012, 03:57 AM   #22
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This one looks nice! Lots of fine work going in there to make it look that sleek

http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com...racer.html?m=1
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:01 AM   #23
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Apart from the amazing motorized chassis the exhaust on that thing is one of the most beautiful pieces of fabrication I ever saw and I want one. Probably cost more than my bike.
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I like so much the REV-2 of wonder customs, but it could be more agile with a 180 rear wheel.

I like very much the Dr-mechanik's cafe racer v-rod rear fender and it can be an easy and not very expensive mod.

I like the Kruger Veon, but I think there isn't weight saving in this bike, even this bike could weight more than the stock bike.
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This is the first custom of wonder custom on a V-rod basis, I don't like the hardtail, for motorcycle agility the hardtail must be an obstacle.


http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...onder-customs/

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It's only a computer design, but I like it.


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^^^ Very nice! ^^^
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:01 AM   #28
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This is the first custom of wonder custom on a V-rod basis, I don't like the hardtail, for motorcycle agility the hardtail must be an obstacle.


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I like the Kruger Veon, but I think there isn't weight saving in this bike, even this bike could weight more than the stock bike.
I didn't know that was possible.

Caff racers came into being cos people wanted to off all the extra weight for performance so you have a good point. I suspect with that bike you'd just find the setting you were most happy with and leave it there.
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Digging the wheels
BST carbon fiber wheels.
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