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Old 02-21-2007, 08:54 PM   #1
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best airhead donor for Cafe Racer?

Hi all - on the merits of handling and smooth power delivery, what would be the best candidate - year, model, cc? airhead BMW to turn into a cafe racer?

ive thought about getting a R65 - mainly because they are cheap around here, and their engine is narrower than the 75/80/90/100's....hence greater ground clearance, and the short stroke sound I like as well...

but power is good too and the mid-80s R100RS's have 70bhp and all that torque......but a bit exy..

also anyone have a kickstart and rearsets on an airhead or is it mutually exclusive because of the travel of the kickstart rod????

thanks muchly.......

1981 BMW R65 - "Seven"

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Old 02-22-2007, 05:07 AM   #2
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Same thread about a week ago, plenty of info there.
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