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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Nick Makwell, Aug 30, 2006.
was a picture of that bike in "CLASSIC BIKE"?
Now that is one of the best if not best looking airhead cafes I have seen.
W O W !
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=alt2 style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset; BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset">Originally Posted by Nestor Blotting
Here's a picture of mine. It's a 1983 BMW R100RS. It has a Ducati SS fairing, Darmah fairing mount, caferace.com seat, Raask reasets, stainless pipes and Tingate clip ons. It's not a show bike and gets ridden a lot. I love it.
I've never managed to get the rear disk working properly with the rearsets. I had to bleed the line with a pump but the lever ratio seems wrong as the brake doesn't bite hard. Any ideas out there?
I don't know what your situation is, but i had what sounds like a similar thing once. Had a cam on a lever that pushed a plunger into the master cylinder. Sounds cobby- but; I cut and shaped a piece of aluminium to build up the cam. I may have just used JB Weld to hold it on, or I may have sunk a screw (it's been a while and I'm getting old). Anyway- it worked for another 40K, or so. Seems like it was a spacer or bushing or something. I seem to have a million bits sitting around and I don't know where they came from or what they're for.
that would be Ursula - been around for awhile that one.
R65 based, with R90S cut down seat/rear cowl. Mikuni carbs and /5 headlight/speedo.
Just a pic to go with the Bump
'spose I coulda used this one
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Saw it on Ebay a year or two ago. Didn't go for nearly as much as I might have thought. IIRC it needed a little tweaking... might not have been such a great runner?
But yes, lovely
I like this one Too!!!!!!!!!!
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Would love to see more photos of that bike.... specifically the right side. It looks like a /5 frame with a later monoshock subframe? And the front end, what is that? K bike? Cool looking bike-- an "updated" toaster.
I.e.: looks like a toaster at first glance, but then.............
I have another pic of that bike somewhere - cant find it...
anyhoo, I'm doing a similar conversion to my R65 - K100 front end with K75 3-spoke 18in mag wheel (320mm floating disc brake and 4-pot Brembo caliper) and a Monolever rear end with K1100LT 3 spoke 17in wheel....
all BMW parts, but from various sources. I've got most of the parts, just have to tackle the motor (which has seen better days)....
this may take some time......:eek1
1975 BMW R90/6 Cafe-Mod BOXER
Posted before...but just had to put her up in this thread... Last Pic is from the day she was finished and I got her home...
The Bike was done by Dr. DAVE and Gary at RPM cycles in Ventura, Ca.
Hey Two Tone 77: 'zat you on the bike?
I saw the previous pictures of the bike, all without rider, and I have to say that it ranks right up there with the top one or two BMW cafe's I have ever seen.... abso 'fing loooootely................ Whoeee
Every little detail is so tight: from the seatpan clearance around the rear turns, to the airbox mods to the wheel black/alum treatment... a lot of thought and work went into those details, and I salute you! Simply awesome.
The front forks look compressed or lowered? Any clues on how that was done? Spacers?
And no centerstand (I just read the "centerstand" post)
Again, love the bike.
Thanks for the kind words man...yeah thats Me...the GF wanted to take a pic with me on it after I rode it home...
The best thing about this bike is...that SHE Flys
She's light and nimble...for a Boxer and she runs like the dickens...i't funny, she surprises everyone who gets on her...(mostly non BMW guys...Retro-Brit guys, Cafe-Honda guys and even some of my modern naked bike friends... always get..." man she's way quicker and more powerful than I though she would be"
There are lots of super cool bikes and builds on this thread... and I solved a lot of my bike issues and mechanical questions on these Forums...
Thanks to all of you guys for the great info and help...
FORKS - Rebuilt and set up with new Progressive Springs then Dr. Dave dialed them in to match the Ohlin's (there not lowered...might just look that way cause the Gators are compressed more by the TELEFIX for Brace...) The suspension set up on this is what makes the handling so tight and agressive
(I have been lurking the "Old School" threads and reading up as I have been putting together stuff for my next project...)
1970 CB450 K3
That is one sweet /6. Love it, right down to the colour.
Forgot to mention the peashooters.... nice!
And, given what you've done with the /6, can't wait to see the 450... Always thought that particular Honda was a real keeper: sorta Brit-bike but with Honda build quality. I keep trying to get my kid interested in the twins, but he goes for the 4 cyl jobbies.... Anyway, I second your choice, and will be anxiously looking for what you do with her
That's one of the nicest BMW cafe bikes I have ever seen.