Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal: Do low bars make a ‘Cafe Racer’?

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Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal: 1978 Honda CB750K
Do low bars make a cafe racer?

I’ve noticed a trend recently, of bikes being advertised as ‘Cafe Racers’, which often have little more modifications than the handlebars swapped out for low tracker or clubman bars.  This generally seems to raise the price by $1500 on average.  To each his own, but I don’t really think this qualifies as a Cafe Racer.
See the original ad on Craigslist HERE.

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Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal: Ryca Motors CS-1

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Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal: Ryca Motors CS-1

OK we’ve got an interesting one here. Maybe you’ve never heard of Ryca Motors, or their cafe racer kits. The CS-1 is the Ryca Cafe Racer kit. It’s built off of a Suzuki Savage 650cc bike. You used to be able to pick these up fairly cheap, but I don’t see the Savages for sale very often any more.  It’s a $1000 bike in running condition. The Ryca CS-1 kit is $2750.  Overall, you end up with a pretty cool package and a nice looking cafe style bike. However, is it worth $5500?  Here is the sellers info, and you can see the ad here:

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Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal: 1980 Honda CB750 Bobber

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Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal: 1980 Honda CB750 Bobber – $4200

OK guys I’ve got an interesting one for you this week. Check out this Honda CB750 bobber. You can see the original ad here.  We all like old CB’s on this site/podcast, especially the SOHC models. We don’t give quite as much attention to the DOHC model (79-82 or so). This one has some interesting mods. Especially the sissybar w/ integrated rear sprocket…. Here is the ad text:

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Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal: 79 BMW R65 Cafe

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Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal: 1979 BMW R65 – $5500

I’m going to be posting at least one Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal (GDOWS) post each week for all of us to argue about. I’m going to find an interesting bike for sale, probably locally but not necessarily. I’ll post pictures, price, and description (and link to the ad), and lets see what we think about the price vs. bike/condition/mods.  Lets get started!

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Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal: Interesting CB650 – Worth $1000?

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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!

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