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Old 12-24-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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MrGlass is back

Hey guys. Long time. I joined about 18 months ago when I brought my first full-time bike out to Austin, a Honda Rebel CMX250 from '04. (You can see that bike here)

Well, after riding for 3 months in the Texas sun, I decided that I wanted to get back into playing music a bit more, so I sold the bike and bought a truck. A nice, 2004 Ford F150.

Unfortunately, that cage only last about 18 months before it was starting to cost more to fix than it was worth.

So, what does any enterprising 24 year old with a limited budget and dreams do? Why, buy a cafe racer, of course?

The result of my search landed me this, a 1982 Suzuki GS650GLX with 5200 miles on it.

Bunch of cafe mods, but was in semi-rough shape when I got her. Completely new wiring, new clutch, and 4 complete carb rebuilds, and she's a screamer. Been enjoying the **** out of it since I got it. Let me know what y'all think. And its good to get the wind in my face again…. Hope to see some of you soon!!
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:10 PM   #2
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Cool, welcome back. I must say that is the most uncomfortable looking seat I have ever seen.
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:12 PM   #3
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kurt, yeah, it's definitely not a bike for comfort.

I just saw it, and fell in love with the look. Only thing im doing more to it, is clip on bars, lowering the headlight, moving the ignition under the tank, and switching the guages for something tiny and digital. Might cut the pipes under the pegs and heatwrap 'em. Don't know yet….
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:24 PM   #4
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Welcome back. Seat? Plank maybe.
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:01 PM   #5
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Happy trails!
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Old 12-25-2011, 12:18 AM   #6
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Welcome back. Nice café bike. I love the old stuff.
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:03 AM   #7
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Unfortunately I am not a fan of cafe bikes. It's probably because of the hipsters in Austin riding them. Part of it is also the 50's/60's design is unappealing to me. Of course I'm too young to have been around when those bikes were popular so can't identify with the culture back then. Dang I sound old. Blame it on the hipsters.

If it's something you enjoy then I can't fault that. Go out and ride!
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:42 AM   #8
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I love the look, but my body hates it

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