BMW Cafe Racers - post a pic?

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

  1. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    I came across this. I'm really liking the style of this bike, it has the colour and feel of the old Brit cafe racers I remember as a kid in the 60's. Just throw in the smell of hot Castrol R and a few oil leaks

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  2. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    Not bad, not bad!
  3. backdrifter

    backdrifter Wannabe rider

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    I'm with you - that's one of the most beautiful BMW cafe racers I've seen. I love when they have the right bits, but they're not overly shiny or bling-y. It looks mean and purposeful. Love it!
  4. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    OK... the usual question: WHAT is that front end/brakes ???

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  5. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar HoFmetalworks.com

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    91'ish Yamaha FZR600 I believe
  6. backdrifter

    backdrifter Wannabe rider

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    I am absolutely in love with this bike. Simpe and beautifully executed. The lines are near perfect to me, and I love that they use the stock seat. :raabia

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  7. Boxer Metal

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    My R90 Cafe Build.

    Started with this.

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  8. Les_Garten

    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    who maketh the Tailpiece/seat?
  9. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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    I maketh thie seat
  10. Les_Garten

    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    Nice lines on it.
  11. assquatch20

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    Know where I can read more about this one?
  12. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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  13. assquatch20

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    Any idea what that tail light is?
  15. chasbmw

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    I'm not a great fan of the cafe racer thing, too many pictures of bikes that have been hacked about and ending up with por design and poor workmanship, but this bike is absolutely wonderful.
  16. bill42

    bill42 Old-School BMWs

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    Well then guess what? You ARE a fan of café racers! Only, you have high standards and you prefer the high quality, well made ones. Basically, you have good taste. I love the ritmo sereno BMWs. There is not much info at all about them written in english. They have been around for a while on the BMW scene and they make really nice parts for airheads that you can see on their site. The parts are of course expensive, and the shipping is a ton, since it all comes from Japan. I once hoped to buy a bunch of their custom airhead parts but eventually found it too hard to communicate with them and too expensive, so like others, I found alternative parts, which luckily do exist and some are made right here in the USA. Some others on this forum have ordered seats and other parts successfully from them.
  17. chasbmw

    chasbmw Long timer

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    Bill thanks for the complements........but I think that I prefer the standard BMW R90s riding position over clip ons and rear sets.
  18. bill42

    bill42 Old-School BMWs

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    Sorry Charles. I thought you were liking the entire Ritmo bike as it stands. Those rearsets are not too far back from stock footing, and you probably need the clip-ons to fit your hands into that sleek retro racing fairing...
    Although some low drag bars similar to an R100RS might work too. If built right, a nice BMW café should look like it came from the factory that way. I think Ritmo Sereno bikes pull this off well. They are more conservative than many of the others. The one I am building won't look as refined as this one. This bike almost looks like a show bike rather than one you would want to ride hard. So shiny!
  19. chasbmw

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    I do like that Ritmo bike as it is..............but I don't ride to cafes very much and most of my riding involves trips away from home and I don't think my back would survive the clip ons :clap:clap
  20. bill42

    bill42 Old-School BMWs

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    I hear you. I am 43 years young and I am not going with low clip-ons for the same reason you say. I don't ride long trips but on a nice day I would like to ride 150 miles and I have no idea what kind of punishment I am looking to put myself into!
    My only other bike is a Slash/2 R50 with euro bars, and after a long ride my wrists eventually hurt. (Not my back though)
    I guess that is the beauty of having a cafe racer as a second bike! I thing the rearsets will make my back curve less, not more, which hopefully means I won't get a back ache. That is my theory at least.