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Thread: Complete Restoration of BMW R75/5 into Cafe Racer

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    Ordered Some Parts

    Ordered some parts for the build today, some handlebars from Mikes XS, some rear view mirror and adapters from the Motorcycle Superstore and a chrome headlight ring from Max. Just scraping the surface in regards to what we need to order, but just getting a few easy things out of the way. Hope everyone has a great Easter.

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    Picture of Handlebars we are going to MockUp


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    Boxer Cafe Parts Ready

    The custom parts that Boxer Cafe www.boxercafe.com has made for us are ready, still a couple of parts left but this is some of it. Thanks for following!

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    Shane

    Parts include: Starter Cover, Battery Relocation Kit (under seat), Cafe Tail, Slash 5 Cafe Fender. They are still working on the aluminum battery hold down strap and the new design for the seat pan.
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    Shane, are those Boxer Cafe stock parts? What is custom about them? I have not seen the starter cover before. The other 2 look like what is on the web site, that's why I ask. Are you going with a rear fender or eliminating it?

    Thanks!

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    Parts

    Quote Originally Posted by JStrube View Post
    Shane, are those Boxer Cafe stock parts? What is custom about them? I have not seen the starter cover before. The other 2 look like what is on the web site, that's why I ask. Are you going with a rear fender or eliminating it?

    Thanks!

    John.
    They did some extra work on the fender and the battery relocation setup, but their plan is that it is going to be part of their normal offerings, we are just the first customer to get them, the word custom was loosely used I guess, sorry about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by balkowitsch View Post
    They did some extra work on the fender and the battery relocation setup, but their plan is that it is going to be part of their normal offerings, we are just the first customer to get them, the word custom was loosely used I guess, sorry about that.

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    Hey, no problem, your bike is going to be custom for sure! I just didn't want to miss out on the details if you had them change up something or whatnot. I'm curious to see how that gen cover looks!
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    Key

    We are going with a new more modern ignition and Josh is going to RetroFit a key into the Beetle Type Key Fob. I did not even know this was the design until Josh showed me, one of the advantages of never seeing a R75 in person before, I have all these surprises ahead of me. Thanks for following,
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    Hand Controls

    Josh did a little work this weekend on the bike, did some polishing and sanding of the hand controls.
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    The Bird's Nest also referred to as Light Housing

    We are going to go with all new wiring harness throughout the bike, Josh referred to this as a Bird's Nest and I think that comment is very fitting, thanks for following,

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    The World Needs More Women Bikers!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJJkB...layer_embedded

    Thought you boys might enjoy this as much as I did.

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    I wish the film wasn't to "artsy". It might be just me, but she didn't look too comfortable on the bike, almost as if she had just barely learned to ride in order to make the film. I've heard of people starting their bikes that way...I do it standing beside the bike, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    I wish the film wasn't to "artsy". It might be just me, but she didn't look too comfortable on the bike, almost as if she had just barely learned to ride in order to make the film. I've heard of people starting their bikes that way...I do it standing beside the bike, though.
    I agree with everything you said and would add:

    The real problem with the film is that it's a perfect example of bad film making. Theres no evidence of the film having been planned or story boarded. All they did was shoot a lot of unfocused, random stuff and intersperse it with shots of someone's girlfriend riding a BMW. and to think... The film maker probably earned a BFA for that!

    Nice bike though...

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    Inspiration for my Exhaust

    I really wanted to do something a little different with the exhaust on my bike. I wanted to get away from the Pea Shooter type exhaust of the 70's. The below photograph is what I used for inspiration. We are going to get an exhaust for an R35 and incorporate it into our Cafe Racer. I just like the meaner look of the exhaust, nothing finalized yet, but wanted to share my inspiration for a different type exhaust, still a BMW product which is also cool. It is my bike's way of paying homage to all the BMW bikes that came before.

    Sourced a new one here:
    http://www.oldtimergarage.eu/store/p...oducts_id=3230

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