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Death by Cafe Racer- 97 CR500
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Death by Cafe Racer- 97 CR500 - September 9, 2012, 11:22 PM

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September 10, 2012, 12:42 AM

Maybe it's not as bad as it looks but the geometry on the front looks like a twitchy nightmare in the making.

Yeah, Death by Cafe Racer sounds pretty appropriate. LOL.


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September 10, 2012, 03:19 AM

Looks like it'd be a blast to ride. Narrow, low weight, stupid power.

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Maybe it's not as bad as it looks but the geometry on the front looks like a twitchy nightmare in the making.

Yeah, Death by Cafe Racer sounds pretty appropriate. LOL.
But it's only a problem when the front wheel is on the ground.


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September 10, 2012, 05:35 AM

Paging Jar....you have a new project!!!

Looks like a lot of nice work went into that!


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September 10, 2012, 08:04 AM

Interesting, I wouldn't want to ride it very far with that seat.


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Interesting, I wouldn't want to ride it very far with that seat.
True. But damn....that could be a 200lb roadrace capable bike with the right gearing. I think I need to change my shorts now.


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True. But damn....that could be a 200lb roadrace capable bike with the right gearing. I think I need to change my shorts now.
It will vibrate your junk, hands and feet numb

If you wanted even more power to weight 680cc is possible from the CR, though a RZ based twin would be better for a number of reasons.


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If you wanted even more power to weight 680cc is possible from the CR, though a RZ based twin would be better for a number of reasons.
Yes a twin would be better in my opinion. Smaller pistons, most, likely able to rev higher, probably a bit heavier, etc. But while I do love the RZ350....and would really like one, the frame isn't up to par for a bigger engine. I raced against a few years ago, they were awesome, but showing their age. The aluminum frame looked a lot stronger on the conversion I saw.

But hey....I'm open to winter projects that will force me to buy a tig welder.


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Yes a twin would be better in my opinion. Smaller pistons, most, likely able to rev higher, probably a bit heavier, etc. But while I do love the RZ350....and would really like one, the frame isn't up to par for a bigger engine. I raced against a few years ago, they were awesome, but showing their age. The aluminum frame looked a lot stronger on the conversion I saw.

But hey....I'm open to winter projects that will force me to buy a tig welder.
I would only want the RZ motor ..err cases. Oh wait I already have one


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I would only want the RZ motor ..err cases. Oh wait I already have one
I'm sure those can be found. Now finding a decent "street legal" frame for it, etc....

Plus the whole top end engine parts.


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September 10, 2012, 01:20 PM

Ugh... seems like a bad place for the expansion chambers


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September 10, 2012, 05:00 PM

I noticed they used a Honda Hawk 647's frame for the project bike. Nice, small, and narrow.


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