The summer in the North West have been absolutely perfect for anyone enjoying motorcycles…and dry roads!
I have been busy riding the BMW Cafe bike to the point I have not spent much time working on it. I am really liking how it handles and the power available mostly because of the serious diet I exposed the bike to.
Like any project, there is always room for improvement especially on this bike as it was a quick build. Just in time for the monthly backfire moto meet in Seattle, I got this snazzy Monza style gas cap.
Made in Germany, it offers excellent fit and finish. It also added about 12 horsepower.
I am using the small Harley blinker for tail and stop light and they were not very bright. One of the most important things you can do on a motorcycle is to be seen!
I installed these super bright LED bulbs and I probably increase the output three fold while using less load on the electrical system.
Riding a stripped down bike means that there is no place to put things and I have to at least have some tools, right?
I found this tool box at a swap meet, I was told it was from an Honda. It ended up under the seat for now. I may move it to the front of the frame, behind the fork, we’ll see.
It holds all of the BMW factory tools.
I replaced the valve covers with a set of the older style valve covers, they definitely changes the vibe of the bike. Next…I would like to change the gauges, we’ll see what I can come up with.