cafe racer build

  1. MagnaXs

    What's a Yamaha XS650"CR"?

    What's a Yamaha XS650"CR" you ask? Well, it's the XS650 based "Café Racer"🏍️ that Yamaha could have/should have built in the late 70s ! Yamaha could have, because they already had most of the necessary parts on their parts shelf. And, Yamaha should have, because café racers are sooooooo Kool...
  2. NerdyNerd

    82 XS650 Cafe Racer Build

    Hey all! I figured I'd start a thread on my Café Build since I've been posting questions constantly on here. If anyone wants to see the build journey here it is. I am trying to find a picture of the bike when I got it years ago. It's a 1982 Yamaha XS650 Heritage Special. I bought it from my...
  3. N

    Cafe racer seat.

    Hey guys, I’ve been looking into getting a new seat but everything I see on amazon is either super cheap or 200 with no reviews. I was wondering if there’s any sites to find good fitting seats for a xs650 of if anyone here sells custom seats.
  4. rehar

    Large Spine Frame XS650 / Egli / Rau / Cafe Racer

    Where to start... Here is a picture at the time that I started this thread. I came across an XS650 engine for sale (by Mule/Richard Pollock), combined with some thoughts about a new project bike and inspired by the new Norton Domiracer... I entered the Concepting Phase of my latest...
  5. Crashomon

    1982 XS Heritage Special - Cafe Conversion Progress

    Hey all, many thanks for the advice i've picked up from here. I love this forum and it has been two years since I first got this bike. It was a little rough, but it was complete. The goal here is to convert the bike but without permanent changes to frame. I kept the stock seat and rear pegs so...
  6. staggers

    Pics of my build so far

    Hey all, I got a DT400 tank that I'm trying out on my café build, What are your thoughts? It's just sitting on for now
  7. Z

    Cafe Racer Modern Proyect ZDR

  8. B

    81 Cafe racer "rebuild"

    Hey, I bought my 81 650xs last summer. The PO had made some sad attempts at a cafe racer build, and that was what apparently got my attention. I had to go to school in August and the build had to wait till this summer in which I have 6 weeks free and now only have three left. This is my last...