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Old 03-07-2006, 12:04 PM   #1
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Cafe BMW's - advice and please post some pics

Need some inspiration to get my R100 off the ground

I am going with a light cafe style treatment, no clip on's though, I am going to keep the bars at a semi-reasonable angle because I am old and fat

and yeah I know a real cafe would be brit or eyetallian, don't care, my big ass fits on a beemer


Plan is as follows
rearsets,
blacked out wheels maybe,
S type fairing with a dark shield,
custom bumpstop corbin seat,
bobbed fenders (maybe ditch the rear all together),
mini turn signals,
polished carb tops with stacks and shitcan the airbox altogether,
maybe wrap the headers and put some dunstalls on it,
I have a smaller /5 tank (non toaster, but same size, fucking gas cap is like $80 though) for it but I cannot decide if I want to use it or the larger /7 tank
and bar ends

I have most of the parts, just gotta get off my ass and get stuff to the powder coater and start getting it back together
bike has 27K original miles on it so I am not worried about the heads yet, but I'll get them done eventually - no 336 cam for me, I rather have the torque than the top end

This is close to what I am going after, but I am not going to polish the valve covers



I have snowflakes and I am going to powder coat them, maybe blacked out or maybe aluminum color

anyone got some Cafe BMW pics to share, I keep talking about this project and now I need to get it off the ground, damn work anyway, takes up too much moto time
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Old 03-07-2006, 12:36 PM   #2
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I'd go with the /7 tank and "S" bars- they're as clipped down as you want to be. They're also narrow. Extend your arms to shoulder width and that's going to be your hand position. Here is a pic of my old R90/6 that had the S treatment. I really wouldn't call it a cafe bike, but it was leaning that way. I'm also not sold on rear sets. Once out on the road, just put your feet back on the passenger pegs for the rear set ergos; while still enjoying the standard pegs for comfort and variety. On the mirrors, get the good ones made by Napolean or Albert- $60-$70 for the pair.





Here's one that's a bit more radical.

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Old 03-07-2006, 12:51 PM   #3
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I like 'em old and stock.

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Old 03-07-2006, 12:53 PM   #4
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This is a r65 cafe bike I built a few years ago. I had Evan Wilcox make a tank which sort of made the bike. Sold it to a fellow in Chicago that has half a dozen airhead cafe bikes. Put a /5 headlight on it with the stock tach in place of the speedo/tach combo and used a sigma bike computer for a speedo. Raask rearsets, a glass from the past Triumph cafe seat, and some telefix clipons. Good fun and always a conversation starter. JT

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Old 03-07-2006, 01:06 PM   #5
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Start by ditching everything that doesn't make the bike run or stop.
Ditch the air cleaner box and install K&N or other filters directly to the Bings
Lighten the flywheel
Install some Koni's
Install some aftermarket fork springs
Aftermarket pipes from Luftmeister are nice-but loud.
Update the ignition to dual spark
Increase the compression
Balance the pistons, connecting rods etc.
Add a competition clutch spring
Relocate the electrics to somewhere else other than the headlight shell.
Upgrade to a hall sensor
Update the brakes to a Magura bar-mounted master cylinder instead of the below-the-tank POS
Install stainless brake lines
Update the charging system, diode board and voltage regulator
Update to post 1980 forks with Brembo brakes instead of the ATE POSs.
There are Heinrich tanks that come up for sale every once in a while on the MOA website. Those tanks are instant sex.


That about covers it....

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Old 03-07-2006, 01:08 PM   #6
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This is probably the most amazing airhead cafe bike I've seen. Believe it or not it's a r80g/s. JT


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Old 03-07-2006, 01:13 PM   #7
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This is probably the most amazing airhead cafe bike I've seen. Believe it or not it's a r80g/s. JT



That ROCKS!
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:17 PM   #8
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Check this one out, probably my favorite.

http://www.teamincomplete.com/

also, some guzzi's for inspiration, some ideas may transfer

http://www3.telus.net/gdockray/

&

http://www3.telus.net/gdockray/racing/

be sure to post pics of the project!

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Old 03-07-2006, 01:24 PM   #9
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:26 PM   #10
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this one makes me feel all ooogly inside.
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Old 03-07-2006, 02:27 PM   #11
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My ongoing cafe racer project is a '74 R90S. I also scoured the web for ideas and found that same photo you posted. I think that's a Corbin Gunfighter seat made for a /5- the corbin people told me it wouldn't fit a /6. Here's some inspiration: this beauty belongs to Jon-Lars Sorenson.
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Old 03-07-2006, 02:57 PM   #12
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Mute, just sell the R100 and use the dough to buy this one. It's for sale on the IBMWR site . But I guess that would take most of the fun out of it.
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Old 03-07-2006, 03:09 PM   #13
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Jon Lars Sorenson built this one too! JT
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Old 03-07-2006, 03:20 PM   #14
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My ongoing cafe racer project is a '74 R90S. I also scoured the web for ideas and found that same photo you posted. I think that's a Corbin Gunfighter seat made for a /5- the corbin people told me it wouldn't fit a /6. Here's some inspiration: this beauty belongs to Jon-Lars Sorenson.

I bought a custom made Corbin from the who runs the suicicemission.com site with a lot of good cafe pics.

/7 pan but the /5 gunfighter style, I think it is a one off
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Old 03-07-2006, 03:31 PM   #15
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dude, mine is a R100T as well

The T is bastard child bike so I have zero concern over history


here is the bike when it came home - ugly sumbitch




and right now, well, there is some work to do







and steeering races are a stone cold motherfucker to get out on this bike
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