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

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    The paper filter element will make a nice wick.

    Oil mist will eventually saturate the element and start to drip onto the top the transmission. Keep an eye on it.
    "It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden

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    Been there; done that. It will end up messy.

    I'm also building a cafe bike and incorporating an "oil catch can".

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    "oil catch can".
    aka; PUKE TANK

    Just make sure the catch tank has a breather ... or you'll be right back where you started.

    On the positive side Shane. WIthout the attendant "elbows" associated with the original carb/air cleaner set up, checking the catch tank won't be overly troublesome.

    A little inspiration > http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=653165

    About as far aft that you can get a crank case breather vent...

    "It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden

    Lew Morris
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    Exhaust Hangers

    Josh made a couple of exhaust hangers for the bike, fabricated out of aluminum just for mockup, made out of steel for the finished product,

    Thanks everyone,
    Shan
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    In place

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    Final

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    Front View

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    Custom Cables

    What do you boys and girls think of some custom cables for the cafe?
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    Another look

    Another image of new cables.
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    Like the rest of the bike TIDY !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by balkowitsch View Post
    What do you boys and girls think of some custom cables for the cafe?
    The cables look great, Shane. Have Josh make up a second set, for spares. BTW, you'll want to keep the pivot thingies at the ends, nicely greased. If you don't, they will break in one of your remote, and scenic, places in the Dakotas.
    Rinty

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    Understood

    Quote Originally Posted by rinty View Post
    The cables look great, Shane. Have Josh make up a second set, for spares. BTW, you'll want to keep the pivot thingies at the ends, nicely greased. If you don't, they will break in one of your remote, and scenic, places in the Dakotas.
    Thanks Rinty, I have taken a note, much appreciated my friend.

    Sincerely,
    Shane

    Josh put electricity through the bike yesterday, just waiting to see a picture of the headlight on!

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    I was going to edit my post, but you beat me to it: the cables are actually quite reliable; just keep an eye on the ends for fraying.
    Rinty

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    It is ALIVE!

    Lights, camera, action!
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    It is alive VIDEO

    The bike is opening its eyes for the first time.

    http://sharoncol.balkowitsch.com/bmw68.MOV

    Thanks,
    Shane

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