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post #1 of 6 Old 01-19-2013, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
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Bobber or cafe racer!!!

Hello fellow Honda rebel riders! As we all know tax return season is upon us. Well the extra money, I'm debating of I want to turn my 2012 Honda rebel into a bobber or a cafe racer!!! Any ideas or any one know of any pros or cons lists?!



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Hello fellow Honda rebel riders! As we all know tax return season is upon us. Well the extra money, I'm debating of I want to turn my 2012 Honda rebel into a bobber or a cafe racer!!! Any ideas or any one know of any pros or cons lists?!



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Since you are from Vegas, and you have a new '12 Rebel, I would bet the whole hand on a 2013 Royal Enfield Cafe Racer!
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The Rebel frame and frame geometry make it easy to create a bobber. A cafe on the other hand isn't quite as easily accomplished, it can be done but to make it look right a lot of shimming of the tank and seat has to be done. The pegs will need to be moved to make them mid controls instead of the forward controls to get the right seating position of a cafe bike. That's just to name a few modification that will need to be done of course there is a lot more to do also

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funny thing about cafe racers and bobbers. The intent is the same, just different styles based on the frame. Like Mojo said, the Rebel, being a cruiser frame, is more adept at becoming a bobber while something like the nighthawk with it's taller frame and streamlined tank make it better to create a cafe racer (IF you're going to stay in a lower CC class).

It's your ride, you gotta decide what it is you want and can afford and go from there.

Want some cafe racer and vintage inspiration? visit J&B Moto, some good friends of mine that have a shop a few miles from me. got some nice stuff... BTW, you can like them on Facebook and they send out inspirational photos all the time, great stuff!

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Some very cool inspiration:

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And.....another one.

I was lucky to accidentally find this shop on a trip this summer...this place is sooo cool. If you're ever in this part of Utah, go!!!

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