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Old 05-29-2008, 09:34 AM   #61
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This is one of the nicest I've seen - Anyone know anything about it? I think may have started life as a /2? Mabye Russian?
Don't think I'd call that the "nicest" cafe.

Its really not so much a cafe, atleast not even an attempt at a period cafe, much more like an attempt to create a classic version of the modern stretched/fat tire sport bike. You know swingarm further back, fat tire mounted, that thing has huge wheelbase. Chain drive from the transmission output to the shaft, although that picture is kind of hard to see that's how he fit that monsterous sport bike tire on there, and it adds the length. Battery down below the transmission. Shock and custom swing arm. It does make me wonder how it would handle.

Nicest cafe's I've seen are normally the Tritons with all the alloy body work.
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:13 PM   #62
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l o from France

it's my first post and this is a view my bike : R90S 1974 with upgrade

Hello Sebcal, "le monde est petit" I don't see weel but your Dell's seems to be without choke ? As mines ? PLS PM me

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Old 05-29-2008, 03:40 PM   #63
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That is the best looking top cover I have ever seen when eliminating the airbox! Smooth is an understatement! Lots of nice touches on that one.

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There's a company in France that makes those - cant find the link, must be on work computer - try the R90 Cafe thread here on old school.

I think the rear seat cowl is a Ducati replica?
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:30 AM   #64
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company is Motorne

http://www.motorne.com/

the cover

http://www.motorne.com/bmcapots.htm

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Old 05-30-2008, 01:50 PM   #65
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:51 PM   #66
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:50 PM   #67
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What are those pipes? I want short ones like that for my R65
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:25 PM   #68
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What are those pipes? I want short ones like that for my R65
I'll ask him when I see him on this weekends ride but I believe they are just the generic reverse cone pipes that are commonly available. He probably got them from JC Whitney catalog. The worked and sounded great though.
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:47 PM   #69
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The ultimate cafe Beemer is Gregor's (sakurama here). It is unsurpassed, even unapproached. It is arguably beyond what could be called a cafe bike.



Get the whole story at Team Incomplete.

I still kinda like the old boxers -- and they do sound sweet with Contis or Dunstalls.
Man, I've read and reread that story so many times. When I think cafe racer I think of Team Incomplete
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:48 PM   #70
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More photos! That looks damn nice.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:34 PM   #71
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I'll ask him when I see him on this weekends ride but I believe they are just the generic reverse cone pipes that are commonly available. He probably got them from JC Whitney catalog. The worked and sounded great though.

Many thanks Steve - I'll check that out. I'll probably get a custom set of headers made here locally (no crossover though) and get them coated.

EDIT: http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...t=reverse+cone
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:09 PM   #72
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heres my work in progress. Lesters, 2 into 1 "s" bars, san jose front fork brace. new avons, odyssey battery, cables, steering stem bearings, carb clean/rebuild. have a minty toaster tank and chrome side covers i'm thinking of putting on.also ditching the fenders, turn signals, and handlebar controls. in Mo. all you need is a high/low beam switch, horn button and a high beam blue indicator bulb. but first, A SEAT!
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Old 06-01-2008, 05:14 PM   #73
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from behind. There is so much detail on the bike. keep looking at it.


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Old 06-01-2008, 10:50 PM   #75
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Thanks Pezz - Im going or a similar look on my R65 Cafe - K1100 rear wheel and K75S front wheel (3x17 and 2.5x18) 3 spoke mags, polished, with monolever rear end conversion.

There are QUITE a few mods on that machine - noice!
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