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Old 10-06-2008, 06:45 AM   #151
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"...I'm not sure yet if I'll keep it as 1000 or reduce it to 750......"

Serious question:

Why would you want to reduce to 750 if you already have 1000??
Everyone wants to go bigger...!

Something I am missing?

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This bike serves double duty as my bar-hopper and race bike. It is fully prepped and wired for WERA V4. All I need to do is replace headlight with number plate, take off taillight (2 bolts and wire plug) and add a belly pan.
If I reduce it to 750 it will be legal for WERA V3 and AHRMA's BEARS class.

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Old 10-06-2008, 06:45 AM   #152
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I just got these heads and thought I'd be the first around here to run 44mm intakes. Looks like you beat me to it.
Curious about your Dyno numbers.... Care to share?

Also, do you like the way it runs with smaller exhaust and 38mm carbs? I got a set of 38mm Mikuni roundslides I can try.
One thing I'd like to experiment with is longer intakes between carbs and heads. With rearsets, I'll have plenty of room.
I'll try and scan the Dyno plots in today and post them up.

I am quite happy with the way the bike runs as it is currently set up. The 38mm exhaust valves are plenty big enough, in my opinion. The bike idles at 1200-1400 RPM, but some of that might be due to the lightened flywheel...
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:04 PM   #153
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Cool2 Thanx....

Alkay, that clears the question!

Thought there might be some hidden tricks to get more from less!

Good Luck racing!!

The way you deal with street/race/street you probably would find a fast way to go 1000/750/1000 in short order too!

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Old 10-06-2008, 03:06 PM   #154
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Dang this thread makes me wanna go pick up an airhead. I miss my old R65
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:41 PM   #155
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Dang this thread makes me wanna go pick up an airhead. I miss my old R65
You could get my R65 - dual discs, fork brace, WP shocks, wider LS wheels, heated grips, stainless mufflers, bags... sweet ride!
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:26 AM   #156
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Dang this thread makes me wanna go pick up an airhead. I miss my old R65
Build one! I got a project r75 to get you started.

My R60 is a true "bitsa"
R50/5 frame from TX
bottom end and tranny from SC
top end from NE
final drive from CA
front end from AZ
add some junk from mine and a friends garage.... shake it up and we got spark!
All thanks to this site, IBMWR and FleaBay
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:22 AM   #157
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Build one! I got a project r75 to get you started.

My R60 is a true "bitsa"
R50/5 frame from TX
bottom end and tranny from SC
top end from NE
final drive from CA
front end from AZ
add some junk from mine and a friends garage.... shake it up and we got spark!
All thanks to this site, IBMWR and FleaBay



.....................well..............????

Have we seen a pitcher of said beast...???........point me at it !!!



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Old 10-10-2008, 04:29 PM   #158
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.....................well..............????

Have we seen a pitcher of said beast...???........point me at it !!!



previous page just above my track mule
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:25 AM   #159
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Seen at this week's show in Cologne -



Sorry about the quality of this one, seen on the Wudo stand, they've just started re-manufacture of the fairing, seat and rear sets.





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Old 10-12-2008, 12:34 PM   #160
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I'm sure I'm missing something........
but what exectly makes this bike a Caferacer?
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Old 10-12-2008, 02:44 PM   #161
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I'm sure I'm missing something........
but what exectly makes this bike a Caferacer?
Are you saying it's NOT a cafe style bike?

To answer your question, the R75 in the above picture has clip-ons, solo bump seat, and sporty fairing.

It's a racey version of a touring bike.

What's your definition of a cafe bike?
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:31 PM   #162
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I'm a minimalist. I prefer motorcycles that have as little as possible and just can't wrap my head around the idea of adding parts to achieve the Caferacer look.
Mods to this bike are strictly "requierd" astetics. Do the seat and fairing make a racer? Not in my eyes.
It is possibly a "sleeper" , but I doubt it due to stock carbs and mufflers. It also has stock shocks and brakes, so I doubt that it gets pushed hard. Full fenders, turn signals and long stem mirrors? Please......
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Old 10-12-2008, 04:45 PM   #163
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TRUE THAT!!!

The original cafe racer riders would probably not like the bump seat as they would have had no where for the ladies to ride. Even back then the bikers got the chickies
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:06 PM   #164
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Ok, I get where you're coming from. Your definition of a cafe bike is a street legal race bike.

Right?
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Old 10-12-2008, 08:30 PM   #165
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I'm a minimalist. I prefer motorcycles that have as little as possible and just can't wrap my head around the idea of adding parts to achieve the Caferacer look.
Mods to this bike are strictly "requierd" astetics. Do the seat and fairing make a racer? Not in my eyes.
It is possibly a "sleeper" , but I doubt it due to stock carbs and mufflers. It also has stock shocks and brakes, so I doubt that it gets pushed hard. Full fenders, turn signals and long stem mirrors? Please......

Any type of handlebars other than stock, makes a cafe' bike around here. I can't figure it out either.

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