Archive for the ‘kit’ Tag

1973 Honda CB500 Cafe Racer

Here’s a nice home-brewed cafe racer up for auction on eBay that includes some nice upgrades. The best upgrade as far as I’m concerned is the 605cc big-bore kit. While this isn’t the shiniest, prettiest cafe racer on the road, chances are it will surprise just about any trailer queen it finds on the road. Some of the other mods done to this bike are hyrbridized tank and guages from a couple of different period correct Honda twins, bobbed front and rear fenders, and an electronic ignition.

While bidding is low on this bike right now (about $450), reserve hasn’t been met and the Buy-It-Now is $3K, so I would suspect that the reserve is pretty close to the BIN price. Because of the not-so-perfect aesthetics, it may or may not hit reserve. But with a little bit of cosmetic work, this bike could be a screamer and an eye-catching Sunday morning ride.

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810 Big Bore Kit for SOHC CB750 (Used)

Being auctioned on eBay right now is the big bore kit for the SOHC CB750. It’s an 810cc kit with new rings, and the seller claims the pistons and pins are in good shape. It might be a nice way to wake up your cb750 cafe racer if the motor is getting a bit tired…

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XS650 Rear-Sets from TC Bros. Customs

I’ve seen these rear-sets on eBay for quite awhile. Almost all of the feedback for these items (and their other stuff) is very, very good. This seller also has a universal rear-set kit, but you would have to buy the linkage kit separately.

If anyone out there reading the blog has any photos of these rear-sets attached to their bike, please send a pic or two my way, and I will post…


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