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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by crazydrummerdude, Jul 27, 2007.
Long live the Mojave tank! Hopefully, that's a custom one with more then two gallons!
Not a bad looking thing but certainly in th UK as soon as the R9T appeared the bottom dropped out of the Beemer customs, the hacksaws thankfully moved on to different rusty pastures new.
You have to ask which is the cheaper option and which one rides best?
I like the Mojave tanks. Somehow, they look really great on a Benelli too.
And it has allowed hundreds, if not thousands, of individual creations to look uniquely alike.
Otherwise, how would you know they were customs?
True, but not everyone can recognize a Mojave tank. That's why you need the brown seat and wrapped pipes to make it obvious that the bike is truly unique.
True for any sensible person I guess. But for some of us we also have to ask did I build this myself and did I enjoy the process?
Pipeburn still believes BMWs are plentiful in the cafe' racer category, as 10 of their last 20 are BMWs.
Agreed but with a BMW now I think you do really have to build it for yourself, people have certainly lost money having their BMW Cafe racer professionally built for tens of $K pre R9T only to find the value has less than halved. Fat tire chopper syndrome as it's known, friend of mine just picked up a $45K build S&S imported to the UK from California for £6K all in.....
I always liked the looks of those.
Never sat on one, so don't know if it fits. And I don't want to know.
I never really considered the R9T Racer a café racer but rather a modern BMW with decent fairing and low seat height. After making the ridiculous original handlebar position reasonable, I am beginning to appreciate mine more and more as a very good all-around bike—which is definitely not the original café racer ethos, but I'll take it.
Please don't tell me how you fixed the bars?
Oops...looks like the photographer wasn't a rider.
Must have pulled up too much on the brake pedal, or is that a left side kick start?
Note the Honda dual discs and calipers on the Ceriani forks. That was a setup used on some H-D XRTTs, often with brackets that clamped around the fork sliders.
On Craigslist in L.A. for only $63k. Less than the price of a base model Ford F-150 Raptor. Should have kept the one I bought for $3k some 30 years ago, but I sold it and wisely invested in Apple stock......not.