I'm collecting parts for a project based on a 1984 R65 that I'm picking up shortly (its in ok condition, engine/drive and frame is straight, rest is missing or beat up)
I want to do the following and yes, it will end up being a Frankenbeemer!
1. change gearbox to slash 5 4-speed with kickstart (and remove electric start)
2. install a monolever final drive/swingarm and go to one rear shock
3. use a K75 or similar 3-spoke mag rear wheel
4. change front end (which is bent) to a Suzuki SV650 or something similar, even a Suzuki GS500 with one disc
can I do 1-4 without any BIG dramas?
I think the gearbox is a straight bolt on, but converting to monolever im not sure. Furthermore, what particular swingarm/FD is the best (or actually fits) and can take the 3-spoke rear wheels AND the /5 transmission?
Im slowly researching this one and have started to gather parts - yes, it will end up a cafe racer, and I know it will cost a bundle, but I dont care!
I'd really appreciate any help on this one, even if you can just point me to some links etc
1981 BMW R65 - "Seven"