Airhead Cafe Tourer

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by slipjoint, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. slipjoint

    slipjoint Engraver

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    if they come up with a Cafe Tourer class I'm ready -
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  2. jbcaddy

    jbcaddy Long timer

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    looks good to me :clap
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  3. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    Nice parts on that bike.

    BMW did create the "cafe tourer" (better known as sport touring) class.

    R100RS

    What kind of engraving do you do? I do etched copper and bronze filled with enamel. I'd love to get a cnc machine to do real engraving with.
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  4. omnivore

    omnivore SuperSportTourer

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    Stunning. Is that fairing OEM?
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  5. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    Looks like a Rapid Transit.
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  6. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer

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    Are those Krauser 4-valve heads?
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  7. bmwrench

    bmwrench Long timer

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    Yep. The bike is stunning. Well done!
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  8. mykill

    mykill odd

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    SJ BMW Kool covers on standard heads.
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  9. slipjoint

    slipjoint Engraver

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    No CNC - all hand engraving
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  10. slipjoint

    slipjoint Engraver

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    Fairing Vesco Rapid Transit - Google Don Vesco - great story & a piece of our motorcycle history -
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  11. slipjoint

    slipjoint Engraver

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    BING BING We have a winner!
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  12. slipjoint

    slipjoint Engraver

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    stock heads with CC custom valve covers
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  13. slipjoint

    slipjoint Engraver

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    thanks guys - fun bike - everything has been rebuilt - everything - ride any where - I like the Cafe look but like a little more upright riding position - not getting old - already there - The bike draws a crowd in person - tom
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  14. daveoneshot

    daveoneshot Been here awhile

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    As they say in New England...." Wicked Nice ". Cool bullet holes, too.
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  15. slipjoint

    slipjoint Engraver

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    Bullet holes are old school so I like that but they also can hide small nicks or dings:evil
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  16. ericrat

    ericrat Long timer

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    Not quite. It is a "Rabid Transit", as in "I run this bike like a RABID dog runs from the dog catcher".

    Eric
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  17. slipjoint

    slipjoint Engraver

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    The bike has risers but they had a bad case of the ugly - so I scratched up the cover plate to add a little bling - tom
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  18. slipjoint

    slipjoint Engraver

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    and the bar clamps to tidy things up a little
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  19. Hedge36

    Hedge36 My e-penis is huge.

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    Very, very cool.

    I've often thought a fully-engraved R100 tank would be awfully slick. Is that possible given the thickness of the steel?
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  20. slipjoint

    slipjoint Engraver

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    One of the Harley guy's had one done last year - but the tank had to be custom cast nice & thick & then beautiful deep relief engraving - The owner had to have very deep pockets but it was really a one of a kind - Of coarse the engine & other things had to be engraved to match - tom
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