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Old 08-04-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
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yep that's right another FNG..
I just purchased a cb550 for $200 for my wife and plan to do a little cafe racer for her.The bike runs although not that well,needs the carbs gone through and plugs changed.I already picked up a 4 into 1 pipe for it so a rejet will be inorder.Gotta make this one a 2 up so I am going to order one of the BCR 2 up cafe tail sections for it.
My daily rider is an Xs650 chop.I finished it last year at the shop I work for call Ardcore Choppers. We do mostly metric bikes but will build anything.I do all the sales and paint work for the shop along with helping out here and there with assembly and take down.
here's a pic of me and my chop...


I look forward to checking out the site,being a part of it and helping out where I can.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:13 AM   #2
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I like that colour.

Like a new penny........

I have somewheres an ancient bass-boat-metal-flake open face helmet that resembles (somewhat!) that tank.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:28 AM   #3
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How's that work with no front brake?
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:33 AM   #4
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How's that work with no front brake?
It works fine,you just have to adjust your riding style. I city ride90% of the time,although I am no speed demon or tail gator..
Its not a performance bike and only weighs about 300lbs so the rear drum is enough..I have locked it up,got it sideways and avoided many a cager on it..
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:39 AM   #5
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It works fine,you just have to adjust your riding style. I city ride90% of the time,although I am no speed demon or tail gator..
Its not a performance bike and only weighs about 300lbs so the rear drum is enough..I have locked it up,got it sideways and avoided many a cager on it..

Still. Sure I like how it looks and all, but I just wouldn't feel right without a front brake.

My first decent(basketcase) road bike was a 1980ish XS650S.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:05 AM   #6
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Oh the city....I thought he meant the boat.

Nice bike till you hit a bumb and chainsaw your balls off on the rear tire. I'd stick a fender on there if I were you..
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:16 AM   #7
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Friend of mine back in '71 riding his '59 XLCH chopper with Dean Lanza paint job, chrome frame, 10" over FL front end and spool front hub managed to rear end a Porsche 911S on Colorado Blvd. The Porsche pulled out. I pulled both brakes on my Ducati and stopped, friend Tony locked his rear wheel and slid into that Porsche just as pretty as you please. Hardly slowed down at all, sliding that hard-as-a-rock Avon tire.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:26 AM   #8
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Friend of mine back in '71 riding his '59 XLCH chopper with Dean Lanza paint job, chrome frame, 10" over FL front end and spool front hub managed to rear end a Porsche 911S on Colorado Blvd. The Porsche pulled out. I pulled both brakes on my Ducati and stopped, friend Tony locked his rear wheel and slid into that Porsche just as pretty as you please. Hardly slowed down at all, sliding that hard-as-a-rock Avon tire.

Exactly what I was thinking about.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:32 AM   #9
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You nervous Nellies. He's a young guy. WTF do you want him to ride, a VFR?

I rode longride's Knuck around Chicago with only a crappy rear drum. I about tore the grips off but that's beside the point.

Cool bike dude.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:48 AM   #10
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wow I didn't realize my little chop would stir up so much controversy.
I know the way it's built or what it does or in the case doesn't have isn't everyones cup of tea.
Thats the great thing about motorcycles there are all kinds for everyone.If they were all the same that would be boring.
I enjoying looking and riding all different types of bikes and meeting some great people along the way.
That's what its really about.I would never tell someone they should do this or that to their bike cuz its their bike,not mine..
The cafe bike I am building will have front brakes so its not like I hate them or something,they just didn't fit my overall vision for this particular build.
I can afford to go out and buy the latest and great bike but where's the fun in that?
I enjoy the building process.I have built or had a hand in building everything from HD chops to blinged out busa's,hell I even resotred a Beemer with my Dad.
Yeah I am a greasemonkey..Is this a place for a greasemonkey? is this a place for guys who just want to ride and discuss the latest bolt on parts?
Or is this a place for weekend warriors?
I don't know..I haven't gotten that far into this place yet. Hopefully I will find this is a place for all types without the attitude of other forums.
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