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Old 05-15-2012, 06:37 PM   #721
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How long are the forks and how will that affect cornering clearance ?
Would you mind measuring from top of the upper triple camp to the center of the axle ?


Nice job on that bike, btw.

Thanks. The ride height won't be set until the rear shocks are mounted. The wooden slats used in the rear are just for initial set-up. The shocks will have eye-to-eye measurement of 12.5 inches.

I'll get the measurement for you shortly. I just got home from a trip back east
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:10 PM   #722
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my cafe

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rockerboxer 4, row 2, photo 1
I built this 65 R-69-S about 20 years ago, never had any issues with wind and the dustbin fairing.

it lives with my 57 R-50 ISDT I just cannot leave well enough alone, gotta change every bike
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:06 AM   #723
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Built as a project and for sale at the local dealer, Grass Roots BMW, in Cape Girardeau, MO.

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Old 05-17-2012, 09:12 AM   #724
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:21 PM   #725
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I like the paint scheme. And it looks like it matches the shoes in the background ;) Those LEDs are pretty trick.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:27 PM   #726
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Built as a project and for sale at the local dealer, Grass Roots BMW, in Cape Girardeau, MO.


Nice. Thats alot like the bike in my head, down to the color and the blacked out engine. Have a bunch of picts and specs from the build? May I suggest a build thread. Would love to know what the price tag is/was...
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:30 PM   #727
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That is the cleanest most modern adaptation I have seen yet of an airhead café. I could probably fool my wife if I told her that was a brand new Kawasaki.
OK that isn't saying much.
Anyway, I like it. Down to the monotone roundel logo you see on new M3s.
Are those the carbs that came on that bike or are they from a way earlier Beemer?
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:29 PM   #728
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I'll talk to Jamie there (who did much of the build). The engine internals were done by Dave, their airhead guru. I talked with Jamie several times during the build, but I've slept since then. As I recall, the LED tail light functions as brake light and directionals. The engine was rebuilt, and the bike is basically completely rebuilt. If you're in the area, it should be on the floor there until somebody snaps it up. Not sure what the price is...
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:29 PM   #729
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I like the green bike because it shows that you get a nice clean look without resorting to pod filters and no airbox. The stock rectangular shape of the whole motor is already clean.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:29 PM   #730
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That looks like an R60/7.

Is it?
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:39 PM   #731
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love the blacked out engine ok with the paint scheme but not so sure about the sad mouth LED tail light.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:41 PM   #732
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That looks like an R60/7.

Is it?
Kinda looks like a fat chic in a prom dress.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:56 PM   #733
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Kinda looks like a fat chic in a prom dress.
Dude, you are in the wrong thread. These are all fat chick pics!
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:09 PM   #734
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Dude, you are in the wrong thread. These are all fat chick pics!
Thanks for cluing me in, I get confused sometimes.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:16 PM   #735
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Dude, you are in the wrong thread. These are all fat chick pics!
Never had a strong running airhead? A good running airhead might be a bit thick around the ankles but there are not fat.

I was thinking the same thing but then again I never have too many nice things to say about a lot of these threads so . . . . Personally, it starts with the name "cafe" bike. I don't go out for coffee and cake. I ride TT bikes. Even though I don't drink much anymore, I can still catch some good music on my bikes. My bikes will always be Tavern to Tavern bikes, not cafe bikes. Yea, I know. It's a tiny nit pick but it is just the tip of the iceberg. All show and no go is not my idea of a good time. If anything, I prefer it the other way around. I do occasionally see bikes I like here. Pj's race bike is one of them! Others too but I can't remember which ones right now.
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