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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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8Ball's Winter Cafe Project

Well it isn't R6 related, but I picked up a project for the winter. A friend of mine bought a 1979 GS550 and started a Cafe Racer build on it, the ran out of time and room. Here's what it looked like when he got it a few months ago:


It was in fairly good shape, and actually ran (however not so well), which was surprising since it had been stored for quite a while. He started stripping and cleaning and picked up a few mod parts (Dyna ignition, clubman bars, larger carbs, exhaust, etc....). Then he ran out of time and room in his garageand I ended up with it for $600.

Here is how I brought it home, today:










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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 03:13 PM
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diggin the clubman bars, and the drilled front rotors. Is this a 2 stroke?

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That's cool as shit man! That'll be a fun little project for sure!

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Very cool project, look forward to updates
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Thanks.

Jose, no it's not a 2-stroke. Air-cooled 4 cyl, 4-stroke.



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My winter project is a '78 Honda CB750, keep this tread updated so I can "steal" your ideas.

I was really wanting to go to the vintage races at Barber last month, just to check out the swap meets.

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RIP Matt (Ghost R6). You will be greatly missed. Be smooth and the rubber turning till we meet again.


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