BMW K100 CAFE RACER

[:es]Fantástico Cafe Racer de una de las motos más buscadas, aunque para mi gusto, muy complicadas para dejar algo que no parezca un churro. La moto ha sido modificada por JEFF VERALDI’S.

Jeff ha dejado el motor de 998cc. Con sólo 29.000 kilómetros en el reloj que casualmente estaba roto. Ha sustituido la bomba de combustible, y para estar seguro, también se ha reconstruido la bomba de aceite y de agua.

When Jeff Veraldi broke his back in a racing accident, building this BMW K100 cafe racer became his therapy.

Mira de cerca y verás un escape de acero inoxidable personalizado, mucho más corto que el original y mirando hacia la derecha. Los inyectores de combustible son ahora de 4 agujeros, para una mejor atomización del combustible y una respuesta más suave del acelerador.

El carenado de la RS ha pasado a la historia, reduciendo el peso, lo que ha reducido de manera contundente el peso de la K100. La parte posterior del chasis es ahora un aro doblado. Se esconde una batería Odyssey en el nuevo carenado trasero.

Se ha cambiado los muelles de la horquilla delantera por unos progresivos.

When Jeff Veraldi broke his back in a racing accident, building this BMW K100 cafe racer became his therapy.

Jeff ha bajado la altura casi 4 centímetros, aunque al perder peso la moto la conducción sigue siendo muy cómoda, es lo que quería ya que la moto la usa habitualmente.

When Jeff Veraldi broke his back in a racing accident, building this BMW K100 cafe racer became his therapy.

Jeff ha centrado su atención en todos los detalles, no se puede esperar menos de un hombre acostumbrado a la construcción de coches de carreras.

El velocímetro lleva incluido el tacómetro y un GPS. Incluso se ha cambiado el caballete lateral hacia el lado derecho.

When Jeff Veraldi broke his back in a racing accident, building this BMW K100 cafe racer became his therapy.

Cuando Jeff se rompió la espalda, los médicos le dijeron que no podría montar en  un año, pero su BMW K100 ya está volando por las calles.

Puedes buscar más inspiración en nuestra galería si decides hacerte tu propia K100 o K75.[:en]Wisely, Jeff has left the bulletproof 998cc engine alone. With only 18,000 miles on the clock, it’s barely broken in. He’s replaced the fuel pump though, and to be on the safe side, has also rebuilt the combined oil and water pump.

 

When Jeff Veraldi broke his back in a racing accident, building this BMW K100 cafe racer became his therapy.

Look closely and you’ll see a custom stainless steel exhaust, much shorter than stock and routed to the right. (On occasion, it shoots blue flames out of the tailpipe on deceleration, Jeff tells us.) The fuel injectors are now the 4-hole type, for better fuel atomization and smoother throttle response.

The angular RS bodywork has gone, which has usefully reduced the 548-pound weight of the K100. The back of the frame is now a custom bent hoop, and there’s an Odyssey battery hidden in the new rear cowl.

Jeff enlisted a BMW dealership to rebuild the front forks and upgrade them with progressive springs. At the back, suspension duties are handled by a RAM custom rear coil-over from the UK.

 

When Jeff Veraldi broke his back in a racing accident, building this BMW K100 cafe racer became his therapy.

“I dropped the ride height about 1.5 inches. I didn’t want to go crazy with the suspension, or spend a ton of money swapping front ends. The bike stops well, especially after dropping around 80 pounds—and the relatively cushy ride is exactly what I wanted, since I actually ride the bike.”

Jeff also resisted the temptation to install traditional cafe racer clip-ons: instead, he’s opted for custom bars that bolt to the bottom of the yoke and are rubber isolated. Another plus in the functionality stakes.

 

When Jeff Veraldi broke his back in a racing accident, building this BMW K100 cafe racer became his therapy.

The rest of the machine shows the attention to detail you’d expect from a man used to building racecars. There are stainless braided brake lines with AN-3 fittings, and custom-made rearsets.

The sole instrument combines a GPS speedo and tach. And Jeff has even swapped the side stand to the right side, to better display the open wheel—and prevent oil from draining into the cylinders when parked.

 

When Jeff Veraldi broke his back in a racing accident, building this BMW K100 cafe racer became his therapy.

When he broke his back, doctors told Jeff it’d be a year before he could ride again. But after seven months, Jeff felt well enough to wheel the BMW out of his garage and into the light.[:]

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