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Post by Sasha_Kalashnikov on Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:57 pm

Howdy. My friend and I are building cafe racers out of his '81 CB900 and my '13 883 Sportster. We also have a friend in Nola with a '79 cafe CB750. Just wondering if there are any ton-up boys around Mobile that might wanna chill/tinker/ride/drink/whatever.

Also, do we have a local ton-up club or anything similar?
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Post by Miss G on Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:33 pm

Howdy again....love the signature thingy... lol!
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Post by jmunsey on Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:18 pm

What is a
Also, do we have a local ton-up club or anything similar?
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Ton-up??
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Post by Sasha_Kalashnikov on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:39 am

Hahaha, sorry for the confusion amigo. "Ton-up" is working class British slang for getting up to 100mph (a "ton"). The term is exclusively associated with cafe racers. Cafe racer clubs are often known as "Ton-up clubs". Check out these links:

en . wikipedia . org/wiki/Rocker_(subculture)
www . tonup . com/
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Post by JSteele on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:40 am

Sasha_Kalashnikov wrote: Just wondering if there are any ton-up boys around Mobile that might wanna chill/tinker/ride/drink/whatever.



I don't think I can or want to make my Road King into a Cafe Racer but I'm game for the rest for the rest.
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Post by 72shovelhead on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:30 pm

welcome to the group..I have only had my bike up to around 90mph and still had throttle and pulling and getting damed squirrley. But not a cafe racer, use to own a KZ900 years ago and really had a blast with it never get it up to top speed only hit 120+ a few times but back then I was Navy ,young and indestructable. Or so I thought...
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Post by DirtFreak on Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:57 am

I know what you meant. The only club around here that I heard of is a 200mph club. Of course they ride hyabusa or however you spell that. Basically it's a club of idiots on rice rockets.
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Re: 2 Local Cafe Guys New to the Forums

Post by Sasha_Kalashnikov on Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:33 pm

Of course, I'm looking for other folks with cafe bikes but I'm down to ride or whatever with anyone! I work 8-5/M-F but any other time will do. Does this group do regular ride, meet, or swap events? If so, when is the next one scheduled?

DirtFreak - yeah... 200MPH on a crotch rocket is cool and all (I guess).. but in my opinion, vintage/cafe bikes are so much cooler for too many reasons to list. Again, that's just my opinion.
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