Readers Rides: BMW R75/5 Cafe Racer ~ Return of the Cafe Racers

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Readers Rides: BMW R75/5 Racer

The quality of the home Cafe Racers being by our readers continues to astound us. exceptional bike sent in by is based on a 1971 BMW R75/5 wheel base that around 10 months to complete. the story behind the build.

I to build a Cafe Racer bike that only had it needed to go and stop.

I wanted to some of the basics of the bike, but I wanted to make some Originally it had a 750cc motor. I BMW 900 cc pistons and cylinders to increase displacement. With the smaller 750 compression is slightly increased.

I installed the BMW 336 cam (sport cam available for vintage BMW) that has increased lift and duration. The has been lightened and balanced by Works.

This bike is kick only for a couple reasons. 1) start is for pussies 2) If I could the starter, then I could lose the weight of the big battery and heavy wiring.

I milled portions of the front cover and cover. The diod board was moved to the position that the starter normally occupies and the smaller battery is in the tail The bike originally had a front brake and I wanted to improve the performance.

I installed the front end a mid-late 70’s BMW that had a disc setup, ditched the master cylinder and installed a master cylinder with SS brake lines.

The powder coated rims are and new stainless spokes have fitted. To stiffen up the front I took a normal bottom clamp and used it in place of the top triple clamp. By doing I could accomplish two things. 1) I now move the forks up into the clamps further to quicken the and 2) now both the bottom and top triple would actually clamp the extra stiffness.

The internals of the also have BMW heavy springs with heavier normal fork oil. The end is now tranformed from a soft and feeling front end to one that provides a decent amount of while performing like a set up sport bike.

The final drive gearing has shortened to a 4.25 ratio, the I could find. Yes, the may now only have a top speed at of about 80 mph, but it gets fast. I don’t ride the on the track. It’s for the street and 80 mph is enough for most circumstances. I acceleration.

The speedo has been to match the final drive

I milled out the rear wheel hub for looks and to lose some weight and fitted Ohlins suspension. The transmission is stock, but if you the rear set shift linkage in the way of the kick starter. I solved by welding a bolt on the back of the that goes on the shift and the shift linkage is then in place by a wing nut.

BMW R75/5

This way, I can easily the shift linkage for kick and once started, the shift is easily installed and secured by the

I wanted something obnoxious, and it is

are now 36mm Dellortos with stacks (changed from the 36mm CV Bings). The headers are BMW, but the mufflers are open The bike is very loud, I something obnoxious, and it is.

The seat pad is cut stock I got from HT Moto. The tank is stock but the emblems on the tank are my own design and signify Motorcycles. The ignition is Boyer with dual plugged

The taillight is something I had laying waiting for the right project, from a Knucklehead era Harley I did not perform the work on the dual of the heads or lightening of the flywheel but all mechanical work I can honestly say I did

The frame and wheel rims are coated by Extreme Powder in Newburgh, NY-Tom is great. The tank, front fender and / tail section were by Fleming Tegada. Fleming in Queens, NY and works for Moto

Fleming is amazing and I can trust him to do he feels best. I’m there are faster BMW airheads out but I can honestly say, this is the and best handling one I’ve ridden.

Big thanks to Shawn for sharing his BMW Racer with us. I’m appreciates the planning and hard that went in to piecing awesome machine together. If in NY keep an eye out for him. you’re to hear him coming!

BMW R75/5
BMW R75/5
BMW R75/5
BMW R75/5


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