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Post by Sasha_Kalashnikov on Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:41 pm

Salutations everyone. I just found this forum and figured I'd see what's up. I'm 29 and live downtown. I'm currently helping my best friend build a cafe racer out of an '81 CB900. It runs pretty well, but we're still working out some engine problems that seem to be carb-related.

I'm also slowly turning my HD Iron 883 into a cafe racer for kicks. Installed a Heavy Breather/K&N and custom-made headers, remapped the ECU, and dyno-tuned it. I also have a new painted gas tank sitting at home I need to install. About to order a cafe seat/pad and lift the rear shocks to 15".

Anyhoo, just wanted to say howdy and see if anyone has experience with cafe racers around here. Enclosed are some pics of our bikes.

CB900:


Iron 883 after headers, intake, ECU, and dyno. Since this pic was taken, I've removed more excess metal and acquired a few things that need to be swapped.
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Post by DirtFreak on Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:02 pm

Welcome! There used to be a couple of cafe guys on this site, but I think they are gone.
That's a sweet sporty. I think I've seen it riding around before.
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Post by T-Ray on Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:46 pm

Welcome from the beach!
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Post by beachbum_ on Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:33 pm

Welcome from East LA

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Post by hayweed on Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:04 pm

Welcome from west mobile. The only current member doing cafe bikes is joeyputt. Shot him a pm and see if he can give you any help with the cb.

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Post by Miss G on Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:26 pm

Welcome from Robertsdale! What a Face
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Post by tully_mars on Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:22 pm

Welcome from across the bay!
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Post by crispy on Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:54 am

Welcome from Satsuma
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Post by Scadoodle on Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:34 am

That is a sweet ride! Welcome from Fairhope!
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Post by kneedragger on Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:35 am

@ Sasha_Kalashnikov there is a guy on AlabamaSportBike.com his name is chip he knows a ton about café bikes and pretty sure he's working on one now he also works at Gulf Shores Power Sports

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Post by kneedragger on Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:38 am

@ Sasha_Kalashnikov also I think you where behind me coming out of the mall friday I was on a yellow and silver gsxr 1000 headed towards university Blvd

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