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Cafe
02-20-2010, 01:45 PM
whats going down? found the site thru Bob on xceed. nice to see we have a little place carved out for us guys that only get to ride for 4 months:rolleyes:

So any rate, I'm Bryan. I used to build kustoms and lowrider's and have since grown tired of having that many parts involved. So the last few years ive been dicking around with bikes. Started out with a little xs650 bobber and have since moved to Cafe' bike's. The current built is a 74 Yamaha tx500. I just picked up a little 82 Kawasaki AR80 mini moto gp bike that was raced in the ahrma at one point. This is my ole lady's around town bike. We both all so do a ton of camping and trail riding up north. I have a 96 Honda xr400r for that. i had to turn it into a street legal deal cause i was tired of loading it up to get between trails. The ole lady just sold her 99 Yamaha wr400f cause it was a bit to much for her to kick over and it about broke her ankle.( cant blame her 12.5:1 is a bit much to kick thru even with a compression release)We hope to get her on a xr200r by spring.

So i will stop rambling on and post up some pics. enjoy....

the ole lady's new AR80
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r294/punkxskaxemo/039.jpg
my xr on the way up to traverse city last summer.
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r294/punkxskaxemo/upnorth9-24024.jpg
the 74 tx500 cafe project
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r294/punkxskaxemo/cafetx2-10005.jpg
first bike i built, xs650 with g-s motors hardtail frame
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r294/punkxskaxemo/xs650/Billetproof032.jpg
the ole lady tearing it up on her old xr200
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r294/punkxskaxemo/augustcamping033.jpg

Pigpen
02-20-2010, 01:56 PM
Welcome, great pics. I love the bobber very cool.

Thruxtonbill
02-20-2010, 02:07 PM
Welome, you got it going on. Love the 500.

Bob
02-20-2010, 02:26 PM
Welcome man! Glad you made it over!

Bob
02-20-2010, 02:27 PM
p.s. What hardtail frame did you use or did you just weld a hardtail to it? For the Good Enuff.

Cafe
02-20-2010, 04:36 PM
good enuff had a GS motor co http://gsmotorcompany.com/no59.htm hardtail frame. This was there prototype frame, they are in full swing production with them now. The build quality is top notch and they are very affordable. i think they cost around 900.00.
I actually bought that bike as a box of parts from a buddy of mine. He had some crazy idea's for it but ran out of money so i bought it all and finished it in 2 weeks.

Bob
02-20-2010, 04:41 PM
good enuff had a GS motor co http://gsmotorcompany.com/no59.htm hardtail frame. This was there prototype frame, they are in full swing production with them now. The build quality is top notch and they are very affordable. i think they cost around 900.00.
I actually bought that bike as a box of parts from a buddy of mine. He had some crazy idea's for it but ran out of money so i bought it all and finished it in 2 weeks.

Thanks!

It came out nice man!

Mad Dog
02-20-2010, 05:41 PM
Welcome!

RedneckMedic
02-20-2010, 07:41 PM
love the old cafe racers cant wait to see that project finished

RoadZombie
02-20-2010, 07:45 PM
Welcome!

jerrygsx
02-20-2010, 08:41 PM
Sweet! East siders are rollin in! Welcome to the board. Nice bikes, wish I could get my wife to ride!

Cafe
02-20-2010, 09:03 PM
Thanks guys, i for sure cant wait to get the cafe bike done, ive been slowly pecking at it for like 2 years now. just when i think im close i come up with 10 more things to do. Now its getting a mono shock set-up a Dunstall style fairing and low pipes. and im sure 30 other little changes by the time its done.

one cool thing with the wife riding is im allowed to have double the bikes haha

Gas Man
02-20-2010, 10:34 PM
Welcome.

Nice bikes. Love em all.

I tell ya that just goes to show the coolness around here. The wide variety of bikes!!

zamochit
02-20-2010, 10:41 PM
Welcome to 2Wheel! A fellow Xceeder, eh? I haven't been over there in quite some time.

I was wondering if GS was still around. I want to get a few things from them for my build.

Cafe
02-21-2010, 01:18 AM
yea i got on xceed way back in the day. now my little 21 year old brother is all into honda's and it kinda brought me back since he half ass high jacked my screen name over there.

yea Gasman i noticed there is a bit of every thing on here and that sounds good to me because i dont care who makes it or what it looks like as long as it has two wheels and the person who owns it thinks its cool then im down.

Gas Man
02-21-2010, 01:58 AM
True that on the 2 wheel fun!

xceed... that shit cracks me up guys... I was hangin with Brad before he ever started that. I remember when he did... Him, Dave, and Phil. (escort, escort, Neon) WOW... that was back in the day. I'm lookin at a HHR SS and doing some things to it if I get it... I need to click over to xceed...harass Brad!

Cafe
02-21-2010, 02:07 AM
True that on the 2 wheel fun!

xceed... that shit cracks me up guys... I was hangin with Brad before he ever started that. I remember when he did... Him, Dave, and Phil. (escort, escort, Neon) WOW... that was back in the day. I'm lookin at a HHR SS and doing some things to it if I get it... I need to click over to xceed...harass Brad!


get it, i have a 08 cobalt ss the ole lady ran it at lapeer last year and got it to go 13.70 104mph all stock. im doing a 3 inch down pipe with no cat and getting a programmer for it. should be in the 12's this summer on radials. I actually own one of Brads old cars now well my lil bro does but since im building the thing it may as well be mine haha

Bagger Dave
02-21-2010, 03:01 AM
Welcome!

Gas Man
02-21-2010, 09:36 PM
get it, i have a 08 cobalt ss the ole lady ran it at lapeer last year and got it to go 13.70 104mph all stock. im doing a 3 inch down pipe with no cat and getting a programmer for it. should be in the 12's this summer on radials. I actually own one of Brads old cars now well my lil bro does but since im building the thing it may as well be mine haha
Well the boy has owned many after I moved out of town.... so that isn't saying much.... Post up some pics of the 4 wheels.

Bob
02-21-2010, 10:28 PM
True that on the 2 wheel fun!

xceed... that shit cracks me up guys... I was hangin with Brad before he ever started that. I remember when he did... Him, Dave, and Phil. (escort, escort, Neon) WOW... that was back in the day. I'm lookin at a HHR SS and doing some things to it if I get it... I need to click over to xceed...harass Brad!

I don;t even think Brad checks Xceed anymore. LOL

Bob
02-21-2010, 10:29 PM
get it, i have a 08 cobalt ss the ole lady ran it at lapeer last year and got it to go 13.70 104mph all stock. im doing a 3 inch down pipe with no cat and getting a programmer for it. should be in the 12's this summer on radials. I actually own one of Brads old cars now well my lil bro does but since im building the thing it may as well be mine haha

What car?

Have we ever met? When I was really into sport compacts and going to all the Xceedspeed BBQ's and stuff I met so many people but can never put faces and real names with screen names. LOL

Cafe
02-21-2010, 10:47 PM
its a white 91 civic in mint mint condition my buddy bought off him. and i bought off my buddy. I wasnt that into meets my buddys went to the bbq but i had a old car then. i did go to the redline meet in a boosted 93 si but that was years ago. i have not been into the scene in year now. But my little bro is all about it now so he is kinda dragging me back in since he cant do shit on a car yet

Bob
02-21-2010, 10:54 PM
its a white 91 civic in mint mint condition my buddy bought off him. and i bought off my buddy. I wasnt that into meets my buddys went to the bbq but i had a old car then. i did go to the redline meet in a boosted 93 si but that was years ago. i have not been into the scene in year now. But my little bro is all about it now so he is kinda dragging me back in since he cant do shit on a car yet

I know that car well.

I remember the night Brad and I went jumping parking blocks in it.
Kidding!

I probably would of seen you at Redline. I've been out of the scene since at least 2006.

Cafe
02-22-2010, 11:01 AM
thats about the last time i was into it. Cause we sold our eg right after we bought our house in 06. i was pretty hard into the old school rides by then. i had my old green 50 chevy in autorama in 05 and i remember xceed had like 5 or 6 cars in that year. but the tunning factory girls were happy to pose with the car that year:D
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r294/punkxskaxemo/autorama06031.jpg

Chris300s
02-22-2010, 02:38 PM
Welcome from Mount Clemens, and nice bikes. If you have any advice on getting the wife to ride feel free to share them.

Chris

Cafe
02-22-2010, 05:02 PM
Welcome from Mount Clemens, and nice bikes. If you have any advice on getting the wife to ride feel free to share them.

Chris

hell i didnt do a thing. She allways wants to be one of the guy's. does all her own work on her car,goes fishing with me, and out runs me at the drag strip. When i built the xs a few years ago she asked to ride it around the parking lot down the street and after that she was hooked. Last summer was actually her first time really getting into it.

What we did was go out and bought her a little ttr125 for 800 bucks and she rode that a few times and than we went up to the xr200. we should of kept her on the 200 for a while longer. I got her a wr400 at the end of summer and she loved it on the street but it was to heavy in the woods. I would suggest just getting a small little bike for her to play on and dont rush it and dont yell at her when she isnt getting it. The street can be scary to some one who has never rode before so im happy we started her out in the dirt. It hurts a lot less to fall in the dirt too:D

Just dont put her on something that will make her hate it. It worked out great really. we went out and got a cheap pop up camper and every other weekend we head up north. its really brought us closer together and camping is fun as hell and gets ya out of the house and away from the daily grind for a few days.

and thats all i have to say about

Bob
02-22-2010, 08:42 PM
thats about the last time i was into it. Cause we sold our eg right after we bought our house in 06. i was pretty hard into the old school rides by then. i had my old green 50 chevy in autorama in 05 and i remember xceed had like 5 or 6 cars in that year. but the tunning factory girls were happy to pose with the car that year:D
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r294/punkxskaxemo/autorama06031.jpg

Was that the year Brad had that pea green Integra in it?

Cafe
02-22-2010, 09:34 PM
ya i think it was

Bob
02-22-2010, 09:42 PM
I think I'm going this year for sure. I was going to pass but I sort of want to go now.

Cafe
02-23-2010, 05:41 AM
yea i was thinking of heading down thursday during the day for set-up but im not sure yet