BMW Cafe Racers - post a pic?

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

  1. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Not a bad looking bike.
    My wife rides the same machine only stock and in black. I hate they these bikes look with out the side cover.
    But I hate the cost of replacing the side cover.

    By the way, what headlight ears are those?
  2. r77toy

    r77toy Been here awhile

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    Is there room under that Boxer Cafe seat for a battery?
  3. bill42

    bill42 Old-School BMWs

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    I can say for sure that if you switch to a lithium battery, there is room under the smallest solo seat for a battery. They are less that 2.5 pounds and they are 1/4 to 1/3 the size of stock battery.
  4. lowenbrau77

    lowenbrau77 n00b

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    I'm still waiting on my new cafe tail to arrive. Once received, I'll place a new gel battery under the tail piece and remove the clunky old battery.
  5. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    I'm with Bill, If I may, pick up a Shorai Lithium battery, and leave the gel on the shelf. They are heavy, expensive, and not any better, or more reliable than a standard lead acid.
  6. alister102

    alister102 Been here awhile

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  7. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    Very nice. Is that a R100R front end with a different rim?
  8. xavier296

    xavier296 Alaska n'Back

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  9. Speed King

    Speed King Long timer

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    Great bike man. I mean great.
  10. alister102

    alister102 Been here awhile

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    close- k100 forks with r100r hub and calipers with sun rims by woody's.
  11. alister102

    alister102 Been here awhile

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    Thanks Speed!
  12. yellowbirdrs

    yellowbirdrs Been here awhile

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    beautiful :clap
  13. dr650dave

    dr650dave Adventurer

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    I want that fairing. Where did you get it? And the mounting bracket?
  14. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    I like how the air filters are oiled on that bike. You can look through this thread and most all bikes have no oil on there K+N's and foam filters. They don't filter like that! I also like where the battery is compared to under the seat. Personally, I would run it there or along side the engine above and in front of the left cylinder Ducati style. Mass centralization. It works!

    As usual, that crank vent will eventually make a mess of things.

    I hope the owner hasn't found out the hard way if has ever ridden that bike much with no front fork brace. Very dangerous! Hopefully just very scary!! That is a bad tank slapper waiting to happen! That and I would be very leery of dropping the front end that much. In my experience it leaves you with a very twitchy front end not to mention reducing cornering clearance by too much. Good luck!
  15. pit0rz

    pit0rz Off on a bimble...

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  16. alister102

    alister102 Been here awhile

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    Dr650dave-

    The fairing is a stock ducati super sport copy with a custom opening and return flange done by Bret at gftp. The brace is a modified rs mount.

    SS- all good points, the bike is stock height in the front-it sits a little lower on the k forks as they're taller than the originals. I did have them lower last season when I first swapped them out and needed to raise them 10mm as the bike was a little twitchy at speed. The rear shocks are .25" taller than stock, as are the seat and tank, which may give the appearance of the front being dropped.
    Also, a brace is currently being fabricated, if I could do it over I would have used the later forks with a built in brace. I prefer using a fender anyway.
    I keep an eye on the oil mist, haven't noticed much lately, must not be riding it hard enough!
  17. alister102

    alister102 Been here awhile

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    The problem with flatracer is the brutal cost of shipping if you're not in the UK.
  18. sparkymoto

    sparkymoto Learning a lot here

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  19. bill42

    bill42 Old-School BMWs

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    I bet you think your like is looking pretty BADASS.

    OK I am jealous.
    Can you tell me what headlight arms you used to get your bucket so low?
    I thought I have the same chrome arms with the rubber damping that raps around the forks but my bucket doesn't go quite that low. I think that is a huge part in what makes your bike look so mean.
  20. sparkymoto

    sparkymoto Learning a lot here

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    Thanks man! Yep. Definitely tried to keep the bucket low. They're cheapy brackets picked up on ebay...for the left side, I cut off the end and welded on a big ol' washer to accept the larger threaded keyhole/ignition.

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