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    Junior Member Wukkie's Avatar
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    Hello, from sunning South Africa

    Hi all

    I have thought about getting a bike to convert into a cafe racer. At the moment I am torn between 2 options.
    Option 1 - Honda CB 550 - 1978
    Option 2 - BMW R65 -1980

    I have very little knowledge of working on bikes, and this would be my first. I do have some sound knowledge of work on car engines. Due to my current space constraints i have managed to Wife to agree to a bike project, instead of the 1948 Dodge pickup project.

    So I am looking for feedback on which option you would chose and why.
    I have also consider of maybe going the bobber route, but still on the cafe racer look for now.

    Thanks

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    Try to read some threads here to get a feel for this place.
    normally people that start with the concept of "converting" to a CR aren't going to fit in.
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    Go for the Dodge and play to your strengths. I would go nice and simple and put a hotrddded 225 slant six in there with 3 2 barrel side draft Webers on it.
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