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snipes Reader
11/27/09 4:08 p.m.

I like more of the Cafe Racer look but what was this bike to start with?

Sorry guys...

4eyes Reader
11/27/09 4:23 p.m.

What bike?

mndsm New Reader
11/27/09 4:35 p.m.

The only pic I see doesn't look like it started out much like a bike.....

That being said, if it's Japanese in descent, I'd have to guess it was something like a Honda CB500, Yamaha Seca, or the like.... very popular cafe converts around my area.

xci_ed6 Reader
11/27/09 5:55 p.m.

no pic

dyintorace GRM+ Memberand Dork
11/27/09 9:26 p.m.

Pic shows up for me and it is uber-cool. Regardless of what it started as, what is it now??

Josh Dork
11/27/09 9:37 p.m.

Yamaha SR400. Lots of related japanese cafe/bobber porn here:


Mental SuperDork
11/27/09 10:43 p.m.

Yeah, you can see Yamaha on the trans. Definetly all kinds of sexay

mndsm New Reader
11/27/09 10:58 p.m.

Wow, now that I can see the pic, that is all kinds of awesome.

914Driver GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
11/28/09 8:10 a.m.

Nice bike! Yami parallel twin is my guess. I like the way the tank straddles the bar, nothing higher than the triple tree.


Woody GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
11/28/09 8:16 a.m.

Yamaha, but I think it's a single, not a twin. I'm not a big fan of Japanese Bobbers but that one is really well done. I love it. The only thing I'd change would be some forward pegs and controls.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn SuperDork
11/28/09 9:11 a.m.

That bike looks very similar to one that was featured in the January 2010 issue of Cycle World magazine. They had an article about a Danish bike shop called http://www.wrenchmonkees.com/ . Go to their site and scroll down to Monkee #10 - it was based on a Yamaha SR500, and sold for $12,000.

snipes Reader
11/28/09 5:29 p.m.

Okay I have another one. This is all I have found so far "The front end on that XT looks like it was lifted from a mid or late 90s Ducati in its entirety. SS fender, Brembo wheels and brake, Showa USD forks, and the triples look like Ducati, too.

Can't place the swingarm. "


wheelsmithy GRM+ Memberand New Reader
11/29/09 9:54 a.m.

+1 to Yamaha SR 500. I'd lay one 'merican dollar on it.

Mental SuperDork
11/29/09 11:00 a.m.

Judging by the quality of work, as well as the catch pan, I would not be surprised if that swingarm was a custom piece

4eyes Reader
12/3/09 9:50 p.m.

OH those bikes! NIiiiice

PHeller HalfDork
12/20/09 12:18 a.m.

Nice thing about the SR series it the relative modern, yet simple construction. Part of the reason they are so popular is because you can find them cheap, in good condition, and hack them all up and they still run beautifully.

5ev3n New Reader
12/21/09 11:33 a.m.

Old-School Yami's FTW!

snipes Reader
3/1/10 1:20 p.m.

what do you guys think of this one?

It came from here..https://brunodesignsart.com/Honda_XR650L_Project.html

Rusnak_322 Reader
3/1/10 1:42 p.m.

I like everything except the tail. I like the rounded tail on the front page of site you linked to better. It would look better to have less air over the rear tire, the tank and seat horizontal and either a shorter swingarm or dual shocks to move the rear tire closer to the engine. But that would be hella lot more work.

snipes Reader
3/1/10 5:51 p.m.

Ya I am with you on the "air over the back tire". I want to run a single shock and he all ready cut 50mm out of the swing arm. So I was thinking of running one exhaust in each side like... or

alex Dork
3/1/10 9:28 p.m.

This is super hot.

Is this a Yamaha TRX?

stroker Reader
3/2/10 8:57 a.m.
alex wrote: Is this a Yamaha TRX?

Looks air-cooled to me, so unless I'm wrong, no.

Rusnak_322 Reader
3/2/10 9:26 a.m.

my guess is that is a XR600 motor

Rusnak_322 Reader
3/2/10 9:31 a.m.

Found another pic -

alex Dork
3/2/10 3:25 p.m.

Wow. Even awesomer.

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