Cafe Racer parts and accessories
image via wrenchmonkees.com To welcome in the new year I've put together an updated list of online stores where you can buy all the parts you need for your 2013 Cafe Racer project. Since my last Cafe Racer parts post a lot has changed in the custom scene, theres some new kids…
|image via wrenchmonkees.com|
To welcome in the new year I’ve put together an updated list of online stores where you can buy all the parts you need for your 2013 Cafe Racer project. Since my last Cafe Racer parts post a lot has changed in the custom scene, theres some new kids on the block offering you a greater range of parts and accessories to choose from. The companies I have listed below all have online stores who will gladly ship worldwide but I have added location details for those wanting the cheapest/fastest delivery.
|Dime City Cycles Honda CB “Four Hundred”|
Dime City Cycles (USA): Since appearing on the scene back in 2009 Dime City Cycles has quickly become one of the best Cafe Racer resources on the planet. Not only do they have an awesome online store but the DCC team have been instrumental in the growth of the Cafe scene thanks to their involvement in programs like Cafe Racer TV, their commitment to promoting events and their own awesome workshop builds. The only thing I have found that beats their massive range and low prices is their commitment to top notch customer service earning them the top spot of my Cafe Racer parts list. Choose from thousands of products in their catalogue including a huge range of universal and bolt on parts. The DCC store can be a tad hard to navigate due to it’s sheer size but rest assured with a bit of digging you’re sure to find what you are looking for. Go to dimecitycycles.com
|Wrenchmonkees Yamaha XJR1300|
Wrenchmonkees (Europe): Unless you live under a rock you already know about the Wrenchmonkees. The boys from Denmark launched a new website and store late last year and have expanded their range ten fold. Although their prices are a bit steep for people outside of the EU, you’re going to get what you paid for. WM parts are top quality and ultra cool. Their DIY kits are awesome for anyone looking to get their hands dirty and their gallery of custom builds is sure to inspire. Go to wrenchmonkees.com
|Honda CB450 featuring Benjie’s bodywork|
Benjie’s Cafe Racer (USA): Benjie’s has been on the scene since as long as I can remember. When you look through his range of custom Cafe Racer tanks and seats you’re sure to recognise a few, his parts are very popular and with good reason…they look amazing! He specialises in parts for Honda CBs and Yamahas but will modify most of his parts to fit your build. If you’re running BCR bodywork your bike is guaranteed to turn heads.
|MMC Yamha XS650 Cafe Racer|
Modern Motorcycle Company (Aust): Run by a fellow citizen of Melbourne, Australia, MMC sell a wide range of top quality parts for your Cafe Racer. His eBay store offers mainly universal parts so there’s something for every build. MMC is my one stop shop for parts when I want to buy local (Australia) at the right priced and with fast delivery.
|Rocker Classic Motorcycles Yamaha SR400 Mark 1|
Rocker Classic Motorcycles (Aust): The new kids on the block in Australia, Rocker Classic are making big waves in the Aussie Cafe Racer scene. Their off-the-shelf builds are top notch and their range of custom parts will let you build your own version of their bikes at home. Another great place to buy parts if you’re an Aussie Cafe Racer builder.
Webike (Japan): “Japan’s No.1 Largest Online Store for Motorcycle Parts“. The beast from the east! If you’re building a Cafe Racer using a Japanese bike you’re going to find suitable parts here. Unlike many other Japanese sites Webike is optimised to help out English speaking customers. I grab heaps of parts from these guys for my W650 and have always been pleased with the service and product quality. With a huge range at reasonable prices you’ll definitely want to bookmark this one!
British Customs (USA): The name says it all, at British Customs you will find everything you need to turn your modern Triumph twin into a ton up racer. They have parts ready to fit onto any bike in Triumphs late model range. BC also offer a range of performance upgrade packages so you can buy all the bits you need to make your bike into a rocket in one online order, convenience thumbs up! Go to british-customs.com
|Low Brow 2011 Bonneville Salt Racer|
Low Brow Customs (USA): Just like the Dime City crew Tyler and Kyle of Low Brow have quickly become one of the best resources for parts and info on the web for any custom builder. Their parts are more skewed towards the bobber crowd but there’s plenty there for the Cafe Racer crew too. Specialising in Triumphs and Harleys you’ll find everything from engine dress up parts to full frame swaps and wiring harnesses. Check Low Brow out, you won’t regret it. Go to lowbrowcustoms.com
Nostalgia Speed & Cycle (USA): Formerly CB750 Cafe, Nostalgia specialises in parts for your CB750 or Honda CB series Cafe Racer project. Nostalgia S&C owner/operator Carpy has been transforming Honda CB750’s into full blown Cafe Racers for decades now so it’s fair to say he knows his stuff. You’ll find everything from swing arms to flake paint in his online store. If you’re chasing a new exhaust I’d strongly consider grabbing one of his Yoshimura style 4-into-1 systems in black. Go to Nostalgia Speed & Cycle
And the list goes on! Here’s a few more of the top online shops for finding your Cafe racer parts. Just because I haven’t included a full write up it doesn’t mean these guys aren’t great. Be sure to check them out as each one has their own specialty parts and may offer better prices than some of their competitors. Shop around and you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.
- Old Bike Barn (USA) – Huge range of parts with sales all year round
- Speed Moto Co. (USA) – 100% Cafe Racer focused store
- Mikes XS (USA) – specialising in parts for Yamaha XS650
- Vanem (Aust) – Specialising in Japanese made parts for Japanese bikes
- Deus ex Machina (Aust/USA/Indonesia) – Not just clothing. Top shelf parts at top shelf prices.
- Moto Lanna (USA) – Specialising in billet CNC parts for popular Japanese Cafe bikes
- Roc City Cafe (USA) – Top quality tanks and seats in alloy or fibreglass
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