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Old 04-18-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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I Ride: 2010 Vulcan Voyager/2012 Hayabusa
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I have a CB550 I want to cafe out and was wondering if there was anyone local, Salem/Portland, that made parts, tank/cowling. I am good with a wrench but can't weld at all. Thanks

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Sorry, should be in the project thread. Not sure how to delete it and move it.

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Old 04-18-2012, 01:41 PM   #2
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I have a CB550 I want to cafe out and was wondering if there was anyone local, Salem/Portland, that made parts, tank/cowling. I am good with a wrench but can't weld at all. Thanks

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Sorry, should be in the project thread. Not sure how to delete it and move it.
There are a ton of places you can buy cafe parts, you might need to mod a little to fit your particular bike but that should be a problem.

But you're not going to find too much local. Luckily they have this thing called the internut.

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Old 04-18-2012, 01:47 PM   #3
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:18 PM   #4
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that thing is beautiful!!!!!!!!

might be too pretty to cafe, any more pics?

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Old 04-18-2012, 02:44 PM   #5
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You need to send DGA a PM, pretty sure he may be interested in a few bits and pieces of that little jem.

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Old 04-18-2012, 05:28 PM   #6
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I have a CB550 I want to cafe out and was wondering if there was anyone local, Salem/Portland, that made parts, tank/cowling. I am good with a wrench but can't weld at all. Thanks

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Sorry, should be in the project thread. Not sure how to delete it and move it.
Not to tell you what to do, BUT I'd leave that little jem just the way it is.

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You need to send DGA a PM, pretty sure he may be interested in a few bits and pieces of that little jem.
Thanks buddy, but I'm set...now I just need to do some wrenching.

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Old 04-19-2012, 01:14 PM   #7
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lol, I guess that maybe I will leave it stock. I get tons of complements on it. I just went through it and the bike is cherry. I plan on hooking up with the Salem Vintage ride this summer if we have one. If I do any mods on it I want to be able to return it to stock. I was on the fence and guess I fell to the leave it alone and don't mess with perfection side.

More pics to follow after the rain stops.

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Old 04-19-2012, 02:07 PM   #8
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If you really want to go that way; I have a '71 CB500/4 that is decidedly *not* cherry, but would make an outstanding cafe machine. To someone that is really going to work on it (not sell the bits on e-overpay), I'll make an offer you can't refuse (well... I suppose you could, but you'd be pretty silly)

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Old 04-19-2012, 02:32 PM   #9
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If you really want to go that way; I have a '71 CB500/4 that is decidedly *not* cherry, but would make an outstanding cafe machine. To someone that is really going to work on it (not sell the bits on e-overpay), I'll make an offer you can't refuse (well... I suppose you could, but you'd be pretty silly)

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tell me more...

Is this the one listed on CL?

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Old 04-19-2012, 02:40 PM   #10
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Sorry, should be in the project thread. Not sure how to delete it and move it.
Done!

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Old 10-30-2012, 04:54 PM   #11
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sweet ride, check mine out at http://youtu.be/_MRMw9a4FF4

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Old 10-30-2012, 05:55 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=DGA;2740070]Not to tell you what to do, BUT I'd leave that little jem just the way it is. QUOTE]


Glad to hear your not going to Cafe this one. It's far too nice

Note: 'Cafe Racer' magazine has some great ad's with resources

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Old 10-31-2012, 01:16 PM   #13
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I agree it is beautiful the way it is, I have a cb400 I want to have done before the riding season next year.

I'm okay with a wrench but would always be down to learn anything I could.

Hit me up sometime.

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Old 10-31-2012, 08:18 PM   #14
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FYI, Andrew at Little Horse Cycles does absolutely amazing work and he's a good guy.

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