ilanidrac wrote:Now this is a thread!
The best thing I would say to do, is to look around the interne for pics of other cafe builds to decide what styles you like and would want to incorporate in your bike.
Most of the time, you can keep it pretty simple and just swap out the seat for a cafe seat, the bars for clubmans or clipons, and possibly even swapping the fuel tank with a more cafe themed one.
A lot of guys will add bar-end mirrors, small LED turn signals, chrome bucket headlights, pod airfilters to replace the airbox, solid battery so it can be moved and hidden, the possibilities are really endless, and really depend on how much money and time you want to put into it.
Still, the best first step to take is to look at other bikes just to see what you will like.
If you have any specific questions, you ask and I will try to answer or point you in the right area.
For reference, here is the first cafe bike I built from a 1982 Honda FT500, which took a lot of heavy mods (and repairs):
After (about 90% done here):
RayMan wrote:That looks sick. I love cafe racers, I want to attempt one at some point.
bricksrheavy wrote:Only thing is, a cafe racer doesn't look very comfortable so I guess you need to have a "normal" bike for long rides which I can't afford in a million years.
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