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Old 03-24-2012, 07:45 PM
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Default Kohler Engined Cafe'

I wasn't sure where to put this, but I wanted to share it with y'all.

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=8418.0

Not likely to hit the ton, but pretty cool.

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Old 03-24-2012, 09:43 PM
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Default Re: Kohler Engined Cafe'

I have seen industrial V-twins mounted on choppers and bobbers; but never on a cafe racer. Mating the Kohler to a Triumph tranny and a classic frame must have been tricky. Most builders use a CVT with the Kohlers and Vangards.
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Default Re: Kohler Engined Cafe'

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I have seen industrial V-twins mounted on choppers and bobbers; but never on a cafe racer. Mating the Kohler to a Triumph tranny and a classic frame must have been tricky. Most builders use a CVT with the Kohlers and Vangards.
not hard at all...
the preunit trans is connected to the motor by a chain and the clutch is part of the trans
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:17 PM
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Default Re: Kohler Engined Cafe'

Nothing against anyone who builds using a CVT, but I think it would be much more fun and sound much better shifting through a set of gears.

There's some nice looking custom cast pieces there too. I never realized how much those old Beemer frames look like a Norton Featherbed !

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Old 03-24-2012, 11:28 PM
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Default Re: Kohler Engined Cafe'

also depends on what is allowed by law in your area...
NO manual shifting of motorized Bicycles in my state there's also a 50cc limit...
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