BMW Cafe Racers - post a pic?

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Nick Makwell, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. storymitchell

    storymitchell Member of the proletariat

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  2. Bohunk

    Bohunk n00b

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    here is my 2002 F650 gs... not a classic like all these other nice bikes, but it's all I have to work with right now...
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  3. Bernd Bauer

    Bernd Bauer Adventurer

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    Hi,

    last weekend I have been at the BMW Boxer meeting in Freudenburg, Germany.

    There have been some interesting Beemers:

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    This one was even for sale, but I haven't asked for the price:

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    More pics from the meeting can be found on my website R100.Net

    Regards

    Bernd
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  4. Bohunk

    Bohunk n00b

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    here is my f650 gs, not one of your classic bike bikes... but fun anyway

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  5. uptown

    uptown No stoppies on an Airhead

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    I've always wondered - why do the cafe racers sometimes have the elaborate re-routing of the exhaust headers? :ear
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  6. alimey4u2

    alimey4u2 Been here awhile

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    The one that started it all, swept back pipe with a "goldie" muffler........

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  7. uptown

    uptown No stoppies on an Airhead

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    Help a dense yank out here - so the reason for the elaborate exhausts are to emulate the first cafe racers - no performance boost or any other practical reason? I'm a geek - I have to know these things or I loose my membership card :type
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  8. tailspin

    tailspin Been here awhile

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    A well-designed header system can reduce backpressure and increase flow-through. Usually that'll give you something, mostly at the top end. But the design has to have the tubes matched in length pretty well to be very effective, that's why sometimes they seem overly convoluted. But not every convoluted system has necessarily been so carefully designed...
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  9. RocketJ

    RocketJ Been here awhile

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    At first it was reduced weight, more ground clearance, cool factor and less back pressure. Reduced back pressure does not always mean more power. Later cosmetics and truly better performance came into play.
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  10. iuekwee

    iuekwee Let's be friends.

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    That is pretty cool. Got more pics?
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  11. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    Just built this one( 500cc BSA cyclone)

    www.2wheelconnection.com for details. It is sold, BTW.

    also pic of a BMW that I modded on the site.
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  12. Mik

    Mik Riding big jugs airheads

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    My "cafe racer" at Laguna Seca 11/04:

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    and again at Laguna Seca, 02/06 in the corkscrew:

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  13. Cobbmtn

    Cobbmtn Occasionally audacious

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    Here's my 72' R/75 w/ dirt bike in the background.

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  14. shawn

    shawn Adventurer

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    Just checked out the Rockerboxer site mentioned on page one and found my old bike that I built on it:clap:D
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  15. Verbal

    Verbal Knuckle Deep!

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    Just took a peek, what the heck is this??
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  16. AlKay191

    AlKay191 Been here awhile

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    Slash2 powered minibike. First generation pocket-rocket? I like!:clap
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  17. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618

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    How about a pic of two that reside in my garage ?



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  18. TK421

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    Anyone know where I can get some nice clubman bars for my R90s?
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  19. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618

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    Any bike parts catalog, and lots of bike shops have them in stock.
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  20. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    I just got some off craigslist for $20. :D
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