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These and many of the bikes at bratstyle.com
I'm sure there are others, but this is just what I have save on my computer right now.
 

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Nice variety Dustin. :cool: Lots of inspiraton there. ;)


Take care, Bill ;)
 

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Thanks. The variety, I think, comes from my indecision as to what I want in a bike.
It would be nice if someone could build a bike that would be great for long distance trips,
be light weight and fast, handle like a dream, have a mean stance, sound like the fires of hell,
and be able to switch between off road and on road without a fuss.

There's my dream bike. As close as I can tell. I'll have to own 3!

,Dustin
 

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"There's my dream bike. As close as I can tell. I'll have to own 3!"
,Dustin

Yeah, I hear you loud and clear Dustin, Loud AND Clear! :roll: :D I've got some of those same wants myself. ;)

Makes it kinda difficult,huh? :? I have that problem myself. ;)
 

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These are some photos (out of the thousands on my hard drive) that I draw inspiration from:

















I could post more...
 

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LaVerda, Norton, "older" Hondas..... There is just something aesthetically pleasing about the "sloper" configuration engines.....( Santa,.... Please bring me one of those for Christmas...).... ;)
 

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66Sprint said:
LaVerda, Norton, "older" Hondas..... There is just something aesthetically pleasing about the "sloper" configuration engines.....( Santa,.... Please bring me one of those for Christmas...).... ;)
It's not an "older" Honda, old, or even a twin, but I think this "sloper" is pretty inspiring :mrgreen:, and it seems to me the most innovative thing to happen to dirt bikes since mono-shock rear suspensions.
 

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One of my inspirations:

 

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That's one great looking bike! :cool: ;) Thanks for posting it!

Details?

Take care, Bill ;)
 

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I have almost no details at all. Stumbled across it out there in cyberspace.

It looks to be a mid-70s CB125. That mechanical front disk brake was standard for a few years. All the rest looks like cosmetic details - color scheme, painted fork lowers, clubman bars, the seat, no side covers, that headlight. Tank, instruments, frame, engine, exhaust all look to be stock otherwise.

But man, that bright red color and micro-motor really grab me. :)

Anyway, it's the inspiration for my own cafe project, although mine will have a more hot-rod SL125-based motor (well, hot-rod as applied to an ancient 150cc four-stroke single :) ) and non stock tank.

Kirk
 

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I have almost no details at all. Stumbled across it out there in cyberspace.

It looks to be a mid-70s CB125. That mechanical front disk brake was standard for a few years. All the rest looks like cosmetic details - color scheme, painted fork lowers, clubman bars, the seat, no side covers, that headlight. Tank, instruments, frame, engine, exhaust all look to be stock otherwise.

But man, that bright red color and micro-motor really grab me. :)

Anyway, it's the inspiration for my own cafe project, although mine will have a more hot-rod SL125-based motor (well, hot-rod as applied to an ancient 150cc four-stroke single :) ) and non stock tank.

Kirk
Well hey, that's cool and you do know that we are expecting to see the results of your labor, right? ;)
 

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kirkn said:
I have almost no details at all. Stumbled across it out there in cyberspace.

It looks to be a mid-70s CB125. That mechanical front disk brake was standard for a few years.
Kirk
That might be the same mechanical disk that the CB200 sports??
 

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Yep, from what I've read, it's the same brake as the 200's.

Y'know, Kawasaki also made a mechanical disk brake on their econo commuters in the late 70s. I had a '78 KZ200 that had one. Virtually the same as the Honda's. That bike was my very first "project" bike. I was 25, newly married and a new papa. My then-6 month-old son kept me company in his little roll-around 'walker' in the garage. Like babysitting a pinball...


As for MY project, it got a major boost today from Bill - the CB200 tank he sold me showed up. Woo Hoo! The only component I still need is the cafe seat. Got just about everything else - a nice 19" twin-leading shoe front wheel, speedo & tach ass'y, headlight, tank, and hot-rod motor's bottom end is back together. I need to finish up the head prep and finish the engine out.

Then, it's just "Some Assembly Required" :D

All I need now is either 10 more hours in each day, or a clone of myself... :D
 

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Kirk -

Glad you like the tank - can you believe how solid that little tanks is??

The thing weighs at least as much as a 450 tank, but about half the size!!
Wish they'd made them all like that.
 

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Kirk and Bill,
I"ve seen THAT bike before (maybe on my caferacer site?) and would almost bet that that is a "stock" CB125 front end, but it has CB 360 Tank, Harley Sprint CRTT tail replica, and aftermarket headlight..... The give-away is the four bolt rotor of the 125 vs the six bolt type on the 200's , The 125 tank has a "bayonet" cap, the 360 has the flip-up, and compare the tail to this:



..... Anyone else spot any "sneaky" parts swaps? (here's a better pic, it was on my caferacer site... The owner/builder is mogu83...and here it has a CM 185 DLS drum brake )



BTW.... Here's MY 125 cafe' bike (in 1980)......



Let's see who can identify the "wrong" parts on it...LOL.... Steve
 

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kirkn said:
One of my inspirations:

i saw this at a local show




very neat.
 
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