If you listened to our Cafe Racer Guide episode (#22) a few months ago, you know it was written by Jim March, and have checked out some of the awesome information he’s put together to help build your bike. Jim recently listened to the episode, and sent us an email. Here’s his comments on our discussion of his guide:
Recently we got an email from Simon in Australia all about his Dad’s awesome old bikes, and his work to keep one of them running. The picture above is super rad, that is his Dad on his 70’s Suzuki TS185! Below, check out a before and after shot of work on his Kawasaki F11B 250cc enduro. He did some amazing work keeping this thing on the road and making it look better than new!
I wanted to share some awesome pictures sent to us by an awesome listener Eric. Eric is a fan of the 1974-1976 Honda CB200’s. He has done an amazing restoration job on his bike and sent us some pictures.
Here is a quote from his email, which is a great tip for our recent Paint Prep episode #23:
MM listener Roberto sent us an email with this really interesting PDF file “How to build a Cafe Racer” guide. I’ve looked through it and it’s pretty interesting. I figured I’d post it up here. Take a look through it and let us know what you think? Good ideas? Ridiculous? Let’s talk.
Hey guys, just a heads up. With the One Moto show coming up quick, we’re all super busy getting the CB550’s finished up and ready for the show. We’re going to have to delay Episode 12 a few days. It will up this week ASAP. Check out some of our new posts this week on the website while you wait for the new show!
Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal?
Listener Alden picked up this 1970 Honda CB350 on eBay for $890. What do you guys think, was this a Good Deal? Or you Wouldn’t Steal this thing, let alone pay $890 for!?
Here is the sellers description:
Listener Alan emailed us a few weeks ago, asking about picking up a particular CB650 for a novice build, and if it was a good deal for $1000. We thought this was a good question, and it’s an interesting bike/build. So read the ad, check out the pics, and tell us what you think? Listen to Episode 9 to hear our thoughts.
I’m also making this a new category for the Website, called “Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal?”. I will post bikes for sale, and lets see what everybody thinks about the price!
After recording Episode #4 on cleaning carburetors, listener Jeff sent us some crazy pictures. He has a 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500R he bought to clean up and re-sell. He sent us these pictures of the inside of the carb float bowls. I’ve gotta say, I’ve never seen green fuzz like this inside of a set of carbs! What about you guys?