The R60/6 cafe bike has come along nicely since the previous photo shoot. The fairing is installed,
as is the 2-into-1 exhaust and velocity stacks. The carb jetting is settling in nicely, and already
it shows an amazing combination of handling and power.
At present I am working on the longer-range reliability issues, making sure the new carbs are working
well not just for short blasts around town, but for hours at a time. Surprisingly, despite the all-out
cafe racer position, it's quite comfortable.
And it always starts on the first kick now- when it's warmed up you can easily kick it over while standing astride.
The R60 cafe bike is well underway now, and considerably farther along than pictured here, on its first weekend back on the street. I'd just gotten the 32mm Mikunis jetted and running, and the fenders back on.
Already the R60 runs hard and fast, and at 50 mph in a sweeper you feel like Georg Meier setting speed records. The Mikuni gives it a sharp bark that translates into a hard kick in the pants. (and we have not yet done the cam swap)
Soon after these pictures were taken, the exhaust came off and a Luftmeister 2-into-1 for an R100 went on, giving the R60 cafe bike an exquisite exhaust note. All conventional wisdom says these carbs and this exhaust are far too much for the little R60, but it all works wonderfully together. It would be tempting to leave well enough alone, except for the R75/5 euro cam burning a hole in my toolbox drawer.
The bodywork has also progressed, the S fairing is now mounted (using stock R90S mounting hardware) and the rear lights are on. more pics of this stuff soon. I have been riding it around the neighborhood, and already the R60 is a crowd-pleaser, everybody stops to comment.
It will be up for some serious tuning- valve adjustment, better intakes, mixture settings, etc. and there are also more goodies planned. w00t!