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Yea the 550 is a beaut, I'd like to pick one up some day to cafe up. It'll be awhile though, the next vehicle we get I promised would be for my wife.
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I keep thinking about adding a Thruxton or a Scrambler to the stable for the same thing - be a great around-town and mountain toy to compliment the Harley... and give me something to ride when it breaks down (!#$!@#$ suspension).

there's a local classic-bike shop I want to visit though too - he always has some cafe'd bikes out front for sale from that era. Gotta get a second car first though.
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I keep thinking about adding a Thruxton or a Scrambler to the stable for the same thing - be a great around-town and mountain toy to compliment the Harley... and give me something to ride when it breaks down (!#$!@#$ suspension).

there's a local classic-bike shop I want to visit though too - he always has some cafe'd bikes out front for sale from that era. Gotta get a second car first though.

Thruxtons are pure sex!

ALso, ++1 on the CB550.

But there are 4 things to worry about on it, as with ANY bike pre-1991:

CARBS CARBS CARBS CARBS!
Rebuild them if it starts running wonky.
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Thruxtons are pure sex!

ALso, ++1 on the CB550.

But there are 4 things to worry about on it, as with ANY bike pre-1991:

CARBS CARBS CARBS CARBS!
Rebuild them if it starts running wonky.

I have this dream of getting one and having a custom paint job done - black and white checkerboard flag on a red background, and then raising the pegs a notch and getting sweet sticky tires for it. Would be so much bloody fun. The scrambler is sweet though too.

You might know this - can one swap out the bars for actual clip-ons with the current thruxton?
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I keep thinking about adding a Thruxton or a Scrambler to the stable for the same thing - be a great around-town and mountain toy to compliment the Harley... and give me something to ride when it breaks down (!#$!@#$ suspension).

there's a local classic-bike shop I want to visit though too - he always has some cafe'd bikes out front for sale from that era. Gotta get a second car first though.

Ugh, I really really want a Thruxton.

How is it for carrying a passenger, though, with that cafe seat? I see that it has foot pegs for a passenger...
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You might know this - can one swap out the bars for actual clip-ons with the current thruxton?

You certainly can!

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Ugh, I really really want a Thruxton.

How is it for carrying a passenger, though, with that cafe seat? I see that it has foot pegs for a passenger...

I think the cafe seat cover comes off and there's something back there - I could be wrong though.

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You certainly can!


Is that the 04 though? The old ones came with clip-ons, they just went to an actual riser-bar this time. I think you can still take it off though.

That'd be a sweet-as-hell bike... how good tires can you get for those narrow wheels?
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just picked me up a 91 FZR 400 with 600 swap. it was 700 bucks. i took it for a lil test drive around my neighborhood and it fuckin screams. im gonna build it into a bad ass streetfighter. first pic is of the bike as it was when i picked it up, second pic is with the front fairing removed. i just couldnt resist. thinkin about pickin up some GSXR forks and a r6 tail


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just picked me up a 91 FZR 400 with 600 swap. it was 700 bucks. i took it for a lil test drive around my neighborhood and it fuckin screams. im gonna build it into a bad ass streetfighter. first pic is of the bike as it was when i picked it up, second pic is with the front fairing removed. i just couldnt resist. thinkin about pickin up some GSXR forks and a r6 tail



Just an FYI - an R1 front end ('98-'03 and possibly '04) will most likely fit with less fabricating than a gsxr front end.

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thanks for the advice.

one problem ive run into so far: the rear wheel is sized at 140/70/18. the 18 part of that is gonna be a problem for me, so saturday morning bright and early i will be jacking up the bike, removing the wheel, and taking it down to the motorcycle salvage yard to find a more acceptable 17 inch wheel that i can make work. i havent made much progress yet but i will surely post pics as i progress. might even make a build thread
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ive got a spare gsxr 600 swing arm lying around and from what i can tell so far, it looks to be a close call as far as fitment and lineup. i may end up with a 17/180 on the back there. that would be pretty titties, but i dont know if i want to buy a whole new rear brake caliper. tryin to do this kind of on the cheap
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go see what fzrarchives has to say about rear wheel swaps
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dude they say a million different things on there. i was reading up for like 4 hours last night and i just decided to do it my own way cuz it seems like there is no definitive "right way" to tackle this one. which is kind of a bummer, when i used to have an SV, it was nice that everyone knew the GSXR fork swap and there are a million guides on how to do it, and its pretty much a bolt on mod. this ones gonna take some creativity
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