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

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    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.......

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  2. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618

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