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post #1 of 6 Old 05-15-2019, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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custom home-made BMW R80 - O M G

This thing is beaut

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-15-2019, 09:28 AM
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Wow, the thing is sweet. Gotta give him props for all of the metal work; jealous.

Thanks for posting this.
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-15-2019, 12:52 PM
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Saw this a few weeks ago....that bike is absolutely stunning.
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post #4 of 6 Old 05-15-2019, 03:09 PM
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Wow, yeah that’s a beauty.
I do like that minimalist look.

I'm lovin' it!
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post #5 of 6 Old 05-15-2019, 10:35 PM
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I watched that a few weeks back. Dude def has some talent but I did take a couple issues with the build. (I'm not really one to talk as my skill level is nowhere near his, just some general observations.)

Velocity stacks! Dude is obviously street riding this bike as he talks about his trips. Won't all the dirt picked up with those wear that motor out very fast? I've always heard you should never run velocity stacks on a street bike. I run a pod on my cafe racer and I have to clean it once a year.

To each is own but that rider position looks terribly uncomfortable to me. I see a lot of cafe builds where the builders swap bars but do nothing with the rear sets. That's what it looks like happened here. It does not look like a comfortable riding position to me as his legs are straight up and down but he's hunched over the tank. It looks like he needs to move the rear sets down and back. Just look at how high his jacket pulled up on his back when he's pulling away. On all the good cafe builds I've ridden my jacket stays at my waist even if I'm hunched over the tank.

The exhausts. I know he says he wants to re-work these and I agree. They really should exit out from under the body work. The exhaust gas is corrosive and I really wouldn't want the frame and bodywork doused in it constantly if it's a rider. Also the bike seems extremely loud when he pulls away. A nice set of silencers wouldn't kill the performance and would make it tolerable on the street.

Just my $.02. The attention to detail is awesome!
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-16-2019, 10:38 PM
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I am super impressed with the work gone into the build and really like the overall look he has achieved.
Amazing quality for a bloke that made it up as he went along.
But to me it really is style over substance/practicality.
That's not a bad thing if he is going for a piece of art to whip down to the cafe on, but not for a regular bike to ride.
I'd park it in the lounge-room to admire!

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The dual exhaust creaks every blip ... hearing delight.
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