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best airhead donor for Cafe Racer?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Nick Makwell, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Nick Makwell

    Nick Makwell Bavarian Murder Weapon

    Dec 31, 2005
    Queensland, Australia
    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.......

  2. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618

    Jul 21, 2005
    Cranial Perfection