I’m slowing down a bit and over the past year or so, I’ve been downsizing my stable of bikes. I’ve always had an affinity for the unusual and this bike definitely checks that box. The intent was to keep it until I croak so it was constructed with an intense degree of detail, but the reality is that I don’t ride much anymore and leaving it sit is a shame. Logic is prevailing so after much deliberation, I’ve decided to part with my beloved “Green Machine” Café Racer. This one-of-a-kind bike was built by Twisted Spoke Cycles (me) several years ago and the build was based on a low-mileage 1970 BMW R60/5. For peace of mind, I completely rebuilt the engine and transmission and it runs, rides, shifts beautifully and sounds amazing. This bike is gorgeous and abounds with custom touches, including its retro ‘60s era metal flake paintwork by the super talented Liquid Illusions, custom seat covered in 60’s Zodiac green glitter naugahyde, powder coated frame and rims with Buchanan stainless spokes/nipples, custom rearsets, real vintage Koni (not Ikon) dial-a-ride shocks, Progressive fork springs, hidden electrics, and iconic Toaster Tank, just to name a few. The bike was displayed by Ace Café, Orlando at their booth at the AIM Expo and also by Café Racer E-Liquid at their booth at the Orlando National vape trade show. It’s also taken awards at the Ace Corner/Dime City Cafe Racer show at the Barber Vintage Festival, so if you’ve been to that event, you’ve likely seen it. Of the 50+ vintage bikes I’ve owned/built/restored, this one is the biggest attention getter and certainly the most photographed, consistently gathering cellphone picture-snapping crowds wherever it goes. It’s also the most reliable. I’ve ridden it about 6,000 trouble-free miles since completion and I’d be confident riding it any distance.
This is my last airhead BMW and I’ve got some extra parts that can go with the bike if wanted. I’ll also include an additional (rare) BMW /5 speedometer/tachometer gauge to replace the one in the bike that the needles have recently fallen off of, as well as a new Firestone Champion Deluxe front tire as the Avon that’s on it seems to have developed a minor flat spot from sitting in the shop.
The bike is located in Melbourne Beach, Florida and has a clear Florida title in my name.
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$500 deposit within 24 hours of close of auction, full payment within 3 days. Paypal okay for deposit only, balance to be paid by wire transfer, Venmo, bank check, personal check (once cleared).