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Norton Cafe Racer #199321 02/07/08 1:39 am
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Hi guys here is a picture of my Cafe bike. 1962 650ss fitted with a 1972 reworked Combat motor, and front end. going to change the front end tho to a TLS drum set up, get a more period look to the bike, wish I could find an old Oldani TLS... ok one can dream!!!! Bike is light, fast, loud and yes it vibrates!! just like all Brit twins should!!! Not too bad tho considering, have ridden far worse ones.
Cheers. Bobster [Linked Image]


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yet another definition of SWEET. cheers Wilf


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Re: Norton Cafe Racer #199323 02/07/08 2:26 am
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Have you seen this? A bit small for your needs but it's a beauty.
http://cgi.eBay.ca/Oldani-Brake-Cer...614QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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Re: Norton Cafe Racer #199324 02/07/08 3:15 am
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thanks Wilf. it is a blast to ride! altho at my age after about an hour or so I am looking for a break ( and a Jacuzzi!!).. but got to love the look of a cafe bike!! Thanks for the link Brian yes the Oldani is small but I dont think it could be worse than the stock Commando disc! right now not sure what I want to do... have seen so many options for the front binders... but want to go with a drum setup of some sort. I just like the look of the drum type brakes better. the bike has Borrani rims, and a Triumph Conical rear hub( A Cheap Manx look alike) running a Boyer Ignition system, and a single AMAL carb, Its a one kick to start bike, altho has high Comp pistons so have to run the best gas with Octane booster or else it pings badly... but it pulls really strong, and being very light helps also. there is a small battery behind the gearbox. I wired in a battery tender as its a real pain to get to the battery. The Tank I am running right now is fibreglass, lined with the Caswell product which I endorse highly, done a couple of tanks using that product and never had a problem with our modern petrol eating the tank etc.
Cheers. Bobster


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Re: Norton Cafe Racer #199326 02/07/08 5:12 am
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has the stock 72 Norton flywheel, balanced to Atlas specs. vibes are not to bad until you get above 4 grand then it lets you know its working hard... low down its pretty smooth ( for a big verticle twin)


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very nice job!!!!!

Re: Norton Cafe Racer #199328 02/11/08 1:33 am
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Originally posted by Bobster:
Hi guys here is a picture of my Cafe bike. 1962 650ss fitted with a 1972 reworked Combat motor, and front end. going to change the front end tho to a TLS drum set up, get a more period look to the bike, wish I could find an old Oldani TLS... ok one can dream!!!! Bike is light, fast, loud and yes it vibrates!! just like all Brit twins should!!! Not too bad tho considering, have ridden far worse ones.
Cheers. Bobster [Linked Image]
oooh, nice Vincent back there. BMW isn't too shabby either.

Re: Norton Cafe Racer #199329 02/11/08 8:26 am
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Sweet bike mate. Just up my ally. Looks similar to mine. good work mate.

Re: Norton Cafe Racer #199330 02/15/08 11:17 am
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I'll knock you a point for using pipe insulation to mount the tank and seat, but I think it is GORGEOUS!

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