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Old 02-03-2007, 02:08 PM   #16
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There's a nice irony then that the tank was made here in Scotland.
Even more ironic that it was made in Dumfriesshire, only about 30 miles away from where I grew up.

http://www.thetankshop.com/
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Old 02-03-2007, 02:48 PM   #17
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/5s make cool cafe bikes, but even cooler would be a Rennsport replica:

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Old 02-03-2007, 02:57 PM   #18
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Oh man was that the one for sale with spares, I know i've seen that before...
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Old 02-03-2007, 03:21 PM   #19
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Oh man was that the one for sale with spares, I know i've seen that before...
I don't know - I just found the pic while looking for pics of RS54s. I have a reasonably stock /6 that is staying that way, and I can't decide if I want to swap my /5 for dual sport thumper, or cafe it with an eye towards an RS54ish look.
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Old 02-03-2007, 03:31 PM   #20
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Even more ironic that it was made in Dumfriesshire, only about 30 miles away from where I grew up.

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I think I would pay the price of a tank just to watch them work for a day.
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:41 PM   #21
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I think I would pay the price of a tank just to watch them work for a day.
Well I've e-mailed the guy who makes the tanks a link to this thread, so maybe he'll come back to you with a price for a day's voyeurism......
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Old 02-05-2007, 02:41 PM   #22
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Bmw R80st

I would start with an R80ST. Lots of good cafe potential there.
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:52 AM   #23
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best year and model for custom cafe

"Maybe a late '70's R90S? If you have the lack of soul to chop one up."



That's me:




"I would start with an R80ST. Lots of good cafe potential there."



Also me:



Photo album for both bikes : http://tinyurl.com/m2yab



The R80G/S in good because you have the monoshock rear, which is stiff, light, and has a driveshaft in an oil bath.

The R90S is also good because you have a nice engine to start with, a decent front brake package, and spoked wheels.

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Old 02-16-2007, 12:59 PM   #24
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:38 PM   #25
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Jon Lars....Fantastic, Great!

Hey, do you ride those up Crab creek road?
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Old 02-16-2007, 07:22 PM   #26
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keep em coming

Thanks for the input. currently looking at a 77 r75/7, an 80r100rt, and possibly a higher dollar such as a r100s. never thought about the gs models till it was mentioned by lars. i am on a quest thanks again
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:24 PM   #27
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"Hey, do you ride those up Crab creek road?"

Ha ha.

Old Vantage Highway, Cle Elum, Roslyn, Ronald, Thorp.

Yakima Canyon.

Moses Coulee, Jamison Lake, Sagebrush Flats.

Odessa Deutschefest.

Isle de Vashon TT.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:39 AM   #28
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The newer the better, brembos instead of the ATE's, all the mods on the engine, electronic ignition, paralever, monoshock, better switch gear, if you're going to cut it up, go that route. The /5 and /6 are getting too pricey for butchery.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:15 PM   #29
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For mine it would be a R65 twin shock If $$ are a concern.

Quicker steering geometry, then shoe horn in a R90/6 or R100 motor and gearbox + final drive. Keep it light an minimal!!

If $$ are not a concern. R80G/S or R80ST.

Light weight frame with the GOOD geometry

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