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Authentic & Complete CB500

Another cool bike! Everything about this bike is great. However, the auction is ending in 3 hours…

This bike looks the part and seems to need nothing. I especially like the flat black paint with checkered flag motif. However, I just noticed it doesn’t have rearsets yet. More comfortable, but…

Way Awesome Yamaha XS!!!

Wow! I like this bike! 707cc piston kit, nice paint job, I like the seat, cool pipes, etc. etc. etc… I do wish it had clip-ons instead of the drag bar, but that isn’t a deal breaker. I think this one really looks the part and is probably really fun to ride.

Oh yeah, you gotta dump that mirror! Please!

But it is becoming apparent that a nice cafe racer sells for a decent amount of $$$. Guess I will stick with my HD cafe racer…

Yamaha XS Cafe Racer

Bangkok Cafe Racer

So I was surfing this morning, and I came across this bike. From the listing, it appears to be a ’98 SR500 with a bunch of cool retro components making it look like something of a much earlier vintage. I really like the tank and the front brake.

Bangkok Cafe Racer 1

If I wasn’t a little bit freaked out by the fact it is located very far away, I would be bidding. It’s currently at around $300, and shipping is claimed to be about $650 to the US. Still, I like the bike, and really like the sales pitch. “Moreover,he making u more charming in the classic style,too.” Great! I need some help…

Cafe Racer from Thailand
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Update: 6/24/08 12:24PM PDT

Wow! This thing has really jumped in price (over $1,800 with less than 24 hours to go). Check out this bid history!!! Auctions at work, I guess…

Bidders:10Bids:24Time left:19 hours 19 mins 53 secs
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Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
a***e( 0<a>0</a> ) New eBay Member (less than 30 days) US $1,825.00
Jun-24-08 07:23:19 PDT
e***n( 73<a>73</a>Feedback score is 50 to 99) US $1,800.00
Jun-24-08 10:38:33 PDT
e***n( 73<a>73</a>Feedback score is 50 to 99) US $1,600.00
Jun-24-08 10:37:57 PDT
e***n( 73<a>73</a>Feedback score is 50 to 99) US $1,400.00
Jun-24-08 10:37:41 PDT
a***e( 0<a>0</a> ) New eBay Member (less than 30 days) US $1,300.00
Jun-24-08 07:22:04 PDT
a***m( 15<a>15</a>Feedback score is 10 to 49) US $1,200.00
Jun-23-08 20:45:52 PDT
a***e( 0<a>0</a> ) New eBay Member (less than 30 days) US $1,200.00
Jun-24-08 07:21:21 PDT
d***6( 33<a>33</a>Feedback score is 10 to 49) US $1,020.99
Jun-23-08 14:19:24 PDT
a***e( 0<a>0</a> ) New eBay Member (less than 30 days) US $999.00
Jun-22-08 05:34:31 PDT
l***e( 7<a>7</a> ) US $900.00
Jun-23-08 12:58:22 PDT
l***e( 7<a>7</a> ) US $800.00
Jun-23-08 12:57:35 PDT
d***6( 33<a>33</a>Feedback score is 10 to 49) US $746.99
Jun-22-08 10:41:47 PDT
d***6( 33<a>33</a>Feedback score is 10 to 49) US $720.99
Jun-22-08 10:40:42 PDT
a***e( 0<a>0</a> ) New eBay Member (less than 30 days) US $550.00
Jun-22-08 05:33:41 PDT
l***n( 71<a>71</a>Feedback score is 50 to 99) US $500.00
Jun-21-08 19:44:08 PDT
a***e( 0<a>0</a> ) New eBay Member (less than 30 days) US $500.00
Jun-22-08 05:33:26 PDT
h***m( 0<a>0</a> ) US $410.00
Jun-21-08 13:15:49 PDT
l***e( 7<a>7</a> ) US $350.00
Jun-19-08 07:56:12 PDT
c***c( 37<a>37</a>Feedback score is 10 to 49) US $300.00
Jun-18-08 23:43:25 PDT
l***e( 7<a>7</a> ) US $300.00
Jun-19-08 07:55:14 PDT
w***h( 5<a>5</a> ) US $220.00
Jun-19-08 06:58:57 PDT
w***h( 5<a>5</a> ) US $200.00
Jun-19-08 06:58:01 PDT
l***k( 1<a>1</a> ) US $100.00
Jun-18-08 17:22:29 PDT
c***c( 37<a>37</a>Feedback score is 10 to 49) US $100.00
Jun-18-08 23:43:14 PDT
Starting Price US $0.99
Jun-18-08 07:38:19 PDT

Why am I here?

Why am I doing this? Because I love cafe racers.

They are cool.

Wicked cool.

I have a cafe racer. Well, kind of. It is a 2005 Harley Sportster that has been cafe’d. Clip-ons, raised ride height for ground clearance, brake upgrades, a little bit more power, sticky tires that wear out way to fast.

Is it really a cafe racer in the traditional sense of the word? Sort of. It’s built for spirited riding, but isn’t British. What can I say? I like a reliable bike.

Anyways, with this blog, I plan to write about bikes, mostly cafe racers, but anything that suits my fancy. I will be finding cool bikes on the web and eBay (the best place to find cafe racers in America) that I like, wish I could buy, might buy, or are just plain cool.

In the future, I might migrate to my own site, but wordpress seemed cool, so it is here that I landed.

TTYS!