best year and model for custom cafe

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by calmod, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. Schtum

    Schtum Free Genie

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    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......:D
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  2. ducsingle

    ducsingle Been here awhile

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    I would start with an R80ST. Lots of good cafe potential there.
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  3. Jon-Lars

    Jon-Lars Jon-Lars

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



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



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    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.

    Cheers,

    Jon-Lars
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  4. Loadedagain

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  5. LoFlow

    LoFlow Been here awhile

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    Jon Lars....Fantastic, Great!

    Hey, do you ride those up Crab creek road?
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  6. calmod

    calmod Adventurer

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    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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  7. Jon-Lars

    Jon-Lars Jon-Lars

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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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  8. El Hombre

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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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  9. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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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

    Pezz :)
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