1999 Buell X1 Lightning Cafe Racer
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    Default 1999 Buell X1 Lightning Cafe Racer

    This is a buddy of mines buell that I have been doing all the metal work on:

    Subframe and hump section
    Oil tank
    Exhaust
    Seat pan

    2008 KTM 690 SMC
    2007 YZ 450 Street Legal (SOLD)

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    That's pretty cool, gonna look good when it's done!

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    Very very nice work! Keep the updates coming. I think that is one of the coolest cafe ideas that I've seen.

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    Keep Going!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcduffie122681 View Post
    The stance kinda reminds me of a hyena. I dig it.

    '07 DRZ400SM

    WE KILLIN 'EM

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    Yes! This looks very cool, cant wait to see final product.
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    The buell has been on hold for a little bit... as my buddy has had some "other" projects come up, 62' Buick Special(Skylark) and as of sat. 82' Chevy Silverado with a 383 stroker... so the bike will sit I guess. Pretty much my end of the deal has been finished which was all of the fabrication. Ill see if I can get so more pics of it all the way together and im pretty sure he has a make shift seat on it so he can ride it. Paint and powdercoat will most likely be this winter or early spring!
    2008 KTM 690 SMC
    2007 YZ 450 Street Legal (SOLD)

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    Nice work! I have had a X1 for many years and it's nice to see a twist put on it. What are you planning for bars? Clip-ons?

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    subscribing! This should be bad ass...

    Got any left over buell parts he's looking to unload?

    EDIT: tell him he needs clip-ons and to sell me the stock bars complete with switches, master, and clutch.
    Last edited by F'duponMotard; 10-21-2011 at 07:10 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by crash279 View Post
    When you try to get clearance for the sprocket on the front forks and the axle won't fit is when you know that you've had a few too many lol.

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    that thing looks good so far. i've owned two buells so i am definitely interested in seeing where this thing goes.
    i ride a slow bike fast (aka drz400sm)

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    Looks like that thing will be a sweet little scoot when it's done.

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    sorry havent looked at this in a min... he does have some parts he is not using. What do you need? He is not using the bars or controls.

    Quote Originally Posted by F'duponMotard View Post
    subscribing! This should be bad ass...

    Got any left over buell parts he's looking to unload?

    EDIT: tell him he needs clip-ons and to sell me the stock bars complete with switches, master, and clutch.
    2008 KTM 690 SMC
    2007 YZ 450 Street Legal (SOLD)

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    Here is a lil vid of the first ride on the buell!

    http://youtu.be/W-fgZ9_qmEc
    2008 KTM 690 SMC
    2007 YZ 450 Street Legal (SOLD)

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    Default Hmm

    Motard ???

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    Is that a mexican blanket seat cover!?
    Glad to see this thing road worthy, post up some pics when you get a chance, love the dual megaphone exhaust!
    Quote Originally Posted by crash279 View Post
    When you try to get clearance for the sprocket on the front forks and the axle won't fit is when you know that you've had a few too many lol.

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    Lookin good man. I own an 99 X1 as well. Have thought about hacking it up a couple of times but couldnt bring myself to do so. Keep it up, and keep posting pix.

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    We have our done a cafe once in our life! yours is gonna be awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by F'duponMotard View Post
    Is that a mexican blanket seat cover!?
    Glad to see this thing road worthy, post up some pics when you get a chance, love the dual megaphone exhaust!
    Haha yeah it is a mexican blanket!
    2008 KTM 690 SMC
    2007 YZ 450 Street Legal (SOLD)

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