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Old 06-23-2009, 11:57 PM   #21
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:11 AM   #22
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wow
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:43 AM   #24
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:33 AM   #25
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umm...no. Carpy is a f'ing idiot. I have first and second hand experience dealing with that moron. Stay away. Far away.

He's ok until he slips up on an order, and then he denies all responsibility of anything happening. He makes great bikes obviously, but I despise him as an individual.
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:53 AM   #26
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You could go clubmans, but I'd go with some M bars. Also some rear sets, some say a cafe racer needs fairings but in all honestly the naked stripped down look I prefer. Also what I'd love to do to mine but would look awesome on my bike is junk all that stuff under the side covers and place it under a rear cowl and just have two big ole air filters just hanging off of the carbs and no side covers just completely see through. Also a set of spoked rims would be more the style.

Or you could flat track it as bumble bee suggested

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That resembles what my bike will look like when I get more time and money. You can see what I mean about having a see through no side cover bike. But IMO that bike needs a smaller headlight that is more tucked in between the forks. Otherwise I need to go change pants after looking at it.

When you start working on it let me know I'm always down for a little wrench time.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:38 AM   #27
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You could go clubmans, but I'd go with some M bars. Also some rear sets, some say a cafe racer needs fairings but in all honestly the naked stripped down look I prefer. Also what I'd love to do to mine but would look awesome on my bike is junk all that stuff under the side covers and place it under a rear cowl and just have two big ole air filters just hanging off of the carbs and no side covers just completely see through. Also a set of spoked rims would be more the style.

Or you could flat track it as bumble bee suggested

awesomethrux

That resembles what my bike will look like when I get more time and money. You can see what I mean about having a see through no side cover bike. But IMO that bike needs a smaller headlight that is more tucked in between the forks. Otherwise I need to go change pants after looking at it.

When you start working on it let me know I'm always down for a little wrench time.
sick bike. damkit matt, you're gonna make me get a cafe racer too.l
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:42 AM   #28
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here's mine
That's not a cafe racer; that's an SV with a cafe racer-styled fairing bolted onto it. Everything else is pretty much the way it comes off the showroom floor. The true spirit of cafe racers is missing here.

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lmao of course u would say that...but i gotta rebuild the carbs, which is gonna be a biotch
Why? These carbs are cake to work on.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:02 AM   #29
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Mick what you posted as what It might end up like is more street fighter than cafe racer. Cool none the less. Carbs ain't hard, just time consuming but once you get em set it's cake. I'll see what I can find on the old kaw, but a cb is a much more readily available platform with easier to find parts. Of course half the fun is making your own stuff. The more minimalistic the more cafe racer it is.
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you were riding on sunday at TWS (Texas World Speedway) weren't you?? i thought i recognized that bike from sunday..

Yes sir!! That was me
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umm...no. Carpy is a f'ing idiot. I have first and second hand experience dealing with that moron. Stay away. Far away.

He's ok until he slips up on an order, and then he denies all responsibility of anything happening. He makes great bikes obviously, but I despise him as an individual.
Good to know. I never dealt him, obviously, so thanks for the warning. I do like his bikes, though.
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i used to have the idea of turning my sv into a cafe racer, but now i see that the many things an sv is, a cafe racer is not one of them. thats a very nice looking bike, but it hardly looks cafe.

could you post another pic or 2 showing your front fairing? i had considered that one last time i had a big parts buying splurge
wow ... I think I'm gonna go cry now

just kidding. Needs a nice squared off tail and a new front fender.
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You could go clubmans, but I'd go with some M bars. Also some rear sets, some say a cafe racer needs fairings but in all honestly the naked stripped down look I prefer. Also what I'd love to do to mine but would look awesome on my bike is junk all that stuff under the side covers and place it under a rear cowl and just have two big ole air filters just hanging off of the carbs and no side covers just completely see through. Also a set of spoked rims would be more the style.

Or you could flat track it as bumble bee suggested

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sorry, i hadnt taken my brain pills. i wasnt braining. nice looking bike though. i love the rear hugger
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