20 novembre 2013

Lucky Cat SixDaysBeemer.

The story started with this good old R80/7 bought in the Paris suburb with a leaky gas tank but with an engine in pretty good shape ...

The idea was to build a new beemer but for sure not a cafe racer. Why not playin' in the dirt with the 2 valve boxer ?
Some pioneers like Laslo Peres or Herbert Shek used to ride off road with special BMW prototype even in the ISDT ! 
After It was time to find and collect the right parts to adapt this beemer for some tough rides in the dirt: 70s MX fenders, /6 gas tank with motorsport paint scheme by Venom Design, yellow number plates, Yamaha headlight with grill, longer rear shocks, some work on front fork, short mufflers with db killers, very useful HPN reinforced oil pan, vintage MX wide handlebar and a set of Continental TKC80 off road tires ... and here is the result after some work :

This bike was ready to race for the second GS Trophy France in 2012 ...

And again in 2013 we entered the GS Trophy France challenge in the "Classic category" after some improvements: MX footpegs welded on the original brackets, Ballistic lithium battery, K&N filter in original airbox, Mikuni VM carbs, billet upper triple tree and a quite comfortable /5 solo seat ... 

This was really good fun and this SixDaysBeemer did its job well finishing 23rd of the overall GS Trophy ranking (approximately 100 participants) and 3rd of the "Classic category" in 2013.

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2 commentaires:

  1. good job really!how much cost the creation of this bike?

  2. Thanks Sacha !
    Difficult to say but approximately 5000€ of parts, paint and bits + bike + labour time.