Archive for the ‘race’ Tag

1972 Honda CB175 Cafe Racer

For just a moment I need you to enter a zen place. Clear your mind of garish race decals and see for a moment a plain black cafe racer. One that is diminutive in stature, but built to a high level of spec and to be either raced or ridden on the street.

Okay, now take a look at the bike below…

What we have here is a 1972 Honda CB175 that has been cafe’d to within an inch of its life. The seller of this bike has built an AHRMA race-legal motorcycle but kept the lights and license plate. This little CB has just about everything you could want in a stylish cafe racer: clip-ons, seat, nice spoked wheels, rear-sets, custom exhaust, etc., etc., etc. And since you are still in your zen place, you have overlooked the race decals and seen through them to the beautiful motorcycle beneath…

There are 6 days left in the auction for this beautiful, small-bore cafe racer, and bidding is currently at $1,000 with a $3,500 Buy-It-Now…

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Vintage Yoshimura Egli CB500 Racebike

The road trip ended up being called off, so no project bike for the time being, and another posting on the blog can be made.

While this bike will never really be a street-going cafe racer, it is very interesting. Based upon a 1975 CB500 (maybe), the only Honda parts seem to be motor parts, the rest is all really cool racing parts either vintage in availability, or hand made. The seller claims it is an ex-AHRMA race bike, but no provenance is given beyond that as to its original race history. We can dare to dream that it was raced nationally in the late seventies, but who knows…

Regardless, it is a beautiful bike that is at $4,550 in the auction, but reserve hasn’t been met. Descriptions of all the things done to this bike are in the listing, but all the photos are here…

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1974 Norton John Player Special

I will admit to you that I am no expert at knowing if this is a replica Norton JPS, but it is one cool looking motorcycle! If nothing else, the twin bug-eye headlights are easily the most disturbing front end in existence (pics of your vote for this honor appreciated). If this is real, it would seem to be a truly collectible piece of British race bike history. It will be interesting to see where the auction closes…


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Nice CB350T Race Bike

Here’s a nice AHRMA race bike being built by the folks at OhioCafeRacers.com and posted in the forums at CafeRacer.net. I like all the detail work that has gone into the build. I especially find the hand-built front fender pretty sweet!

They have also built a nice street version of this bike, as well. I’ll post that one soon…

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1966 Bultaco Racebike (Cafe Racer Potential)

Up for auction right now on eBay is this supposedly ex-AHRMA race bike that would make a nice street bike if you could get it titled/registered. Plus add a bunch of street stuff to get it through inspection at the DMV. Plus it looks like the footpegs need some work (it’s hard to tell if they’re even there in the photos). Also, please examine photo #4 for yourself. It is hard to tell what’s up with that. Somebody’s been playing with Photoshop too much me thinks. Some kind of weird filter ran over the photo to make it look all artsy. Anyways, nothing really left from the eBay listing other than what I’ve already posted here (word for word below plus all 4 photos). If you are interested it is at $1,500 with 5 bidders and 2 days left…

“”Hi, I’m selling this motorcycle for my brother who’s stationed in Iraq, he used to race it on weekends and tour on bike shows nation wide, this is the description he gives of the bike…

“This is a Bultaco 250cc road racer. The round barrel makes it legal for AHRMA 250 and 350 GP classes among others. The bike was originally a Bultaco Alpina. The motor runs well and the clutch and transmission work great. The motor is stock along with the original Amal 29mm. carb. The body work is a Metralla tank and the seat is of a MV Agusta race seat. The front hub is a Holly 305 Superhawk with an added air scoop for brake cooling. Rims are 18” alloy Akronts. Bike has Betor suspension. The clip-ons are Magura along with the throttle. The bike has been garage kept and is in overall good condition, with few scratches and normal wear and tear. With some new tires and a good “shakedown” it would once again be ready to be a great vintage racer. I do not have a title for it but one can be obtained from http://www.broadwaytitle.com/ if needed”
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Steering Damper Frame Bracket

A simple part, but one that I had yet to find for my Sportster cafe racer. Sized to fit tubing 1-1/4″ to 1-3/8″, this will allow you to not weld a bracket to your frame, whilst utilizing the much more common fork tube clamp in the appropriate size.

Fork tube clamp = easy to find; frame clamp = not so easy to find. Click the photos to find out more about this eBay listing…


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