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Post by motorpsycho67 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:48 pm

guitargeek wrote:I like that a lot... but can we get past the giant tire thing?

Ditto.


And that monoshock is too long....


Bad geometry.... me no likey.


'75 Honda CB400F
'82 Kawalski GPz750
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Post by motorpsycho67 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:49 pm

Jaeger wrote: Image

Me LIKEY!
'75 Honda CB400F
'82 Kawalski GPz750
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Post by Jaeger » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:13 pm

"Bill's Triton"

I wish it was THIS Bill's Triton!!

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BIKE EXIF wrote:My name is Bill and I’m a café racer at heart. I live at the base of the Cascade Mountains, twenty miles north of the Oregon/California border.

I bought the Triton about a year ago as an unfinished project and as is often the case, it was a lot more unfinished than I first thought. Many times I stood alone in my garage scratching my head and saying out loud, “Why the Hell did they do that!” In the end though, I’m quite happy with the result. I wanted a period-correct British café racer, and I think there is nothing more iconic to the genre than a pre-unit Triton.

The bike is a ’64 Norton slimline featherbed, with a 650 built from ’58 Speed Twin cases, and the original AMC gearbox mounted with converter engine plates. I especially enjoy some of the small details that you don’t notice at first glance, like the NOS Wassel grips and the John Tickle headlight brackets.

I think people, including myself, get somewhat jaded by the internet. It’s easy to write off a bike like this as “just another café racer”, but to see and hear one, on the road, in person, then you’ll understand. I love this bike, and I think it would take a very large pile of cash for me to part with her.
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Hey, BeemerDan! You gotta go find this guy!

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Post by Jaeger » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:15 pm

Here's one for the Assholes!!

Kawasaki KZ1000 Café Racer

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Pipeburn wrote:After yesterday's 'Mad Kwak' article I thought it was appropriate to feature this monoshock Kawasaki green KZ1000 café racer which was recently a finalist on Do the Ton for 'Bike of the Month'. Built by 'backyard builder' Andrew Lakowicz who told us "the bike was actually given to me by a relative, it had about 60,000 miles on it and was in a very rough shape". Andrew did everything on this bike himself, including all the welding which he learned during the process. He is far from finished though, and already has a list of changes for his bespoke creation. "I actually just finished taking the swingarm off, as I am going to redo it. I am not too happy with the way it looks. My first stab at it was really an exercise in design and function, now I want to make it look more aesthetically pleasing". The bike is well documented in it's many stages, with numerous build threads (one, two, three, four, five, and six) on Do The Ton, showing how Andrew transformed this vintage bike into a beautiful monoshock café racer....
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Post by problemaddict » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:48 pm

pretty little baby ninja

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250 or 500?

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Post by Jaeger » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:10 pm

Noice!

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Post by motorpsycho67 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:15 pm

problemaddict wrote:pretty little baby ninja

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250 or 500?

Uh, no.


Go back and reread.
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Post by problemaddict » Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:30 am

motorpsycho67 wrote: Uh, no.


Go back and reread.
Don't know what you're talking about. I linked the pic from another forum's thread w/ no info on the bike. So why don't you enlighten us...

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Post by Jaeger » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:45 pm

This thing is elegant, clean, and cool...

LC Fabrications

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BIKE EXIF wrote:Jeremy Cupp of LC Fabrications is a true original when it comes to building bikes, renowned for his ‘antique’ customs such as TT Deluxe. So this ’79 XS650 custom, called ‘Chicken Salad’ is a departure from Cupp’s usual style. Cupp got the bike from a friend who’d started work on it and then had enough, and when LC Fabrications had some down time, Cupp decided to see what he could make of this XS650. The result is a compact tracker-style custom but with a hard-tail back end and a cantilevered seat...
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Post by motorpsycho67 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:54 am

problemaddict wrote:
motorpsycho67 wrote: Uh, no.


Go back and reread.
Don't know what you're talking about. I linked the pic from another forum's thread w/ no info on the bike. So why don't you enlighten us...

I just realized that you were not referring to the KZ1000 Jaeger posted.

I don't see what it is you posted.
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Post by Jaeger » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:08 am

Yum

Moto Guzzi racer

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BIKE EXIF wrote:It’s a shame not to see Moto Guzzi competing at the top level in motorsport—especially given the marque’s illustrious racing history. And a MotoGP Guzzi roaring down the never-ending Mugello straight would sound like the proverbial Lancaster bomber taking off. But despite Mandello’s official disinterest, there’s no shortage of racing Guzzis out there—and this retired racer looks like one of the best. It’s owned by Dylan Egon of New Jersey, who also has a BSA Lightning, a Norton Dunstall and a Ducati Scrambler in his stable. The Guzzi is thought to be a ’76 Le Mans, and Egon is planning to make the bike road-legal again. That way he can make better use of the upgraded suspension set-up and reworked motor—which is running Carrillo rods, dual-plug heads and a long duration, high lift Megacycle cam. With straight pipes so short they’re almost invisible, I bet this Guzzi sounds insane. [Images by Svend Lindbaek.]
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Post by Jaeger » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:53 am

Kedo KCR500 CupRacer

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Pipeburn wrote:If you're the owner of a Yamaha SR500 or a XT500 then you have probably come across Kedo while searching for parts on the internet. They are based in Germany and have been sending motorcycle parts and accessories all around the world for over 15 years. We recently received their comprehensive catalogue in the mail and were impressed to see they have built this limited edition SR500 racing bike. Kedo's press release says "10 years of racing experience went into building this race bike. Our objective was to get the maximum out of both engine and handling by using close-to-production material and no expensive special parts. However, at the same time, we would not accept any compromises regarding durability and practicality. The KCR500 is now built to order by Kedo as an exclusive low volume production. Together with many perfectly restored and modified genuine parts, lots of popular items from our product range are included. The engine is refurbished and tuned; the wheels and most cosmetics are all new. If it was not for the bones of this bike being at least 20 years old, you could easily label this bike as a quasi ‘brand-new’." This ready to race KCR500 is being sold for 9.900 Euros or $12,800 USD and Kedo will only be building 5 of these impressive bikes.


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Post by DerGolgo » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:16 am

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I like that big heatsink...how big is the zener on that thing?? :P
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Post by problemaddict » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:37 am

Sick 'peds:

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all from this guy:

http://tomahawktuning.wordpress.com

The first two are the same bike and I think is a Puch Magnum. The rest are Peugeot 103 based. The green one's for sale for $1250 which doesn't seem bad at all considering...

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Post by motorpsycho67 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:46 am

problemaddict wrote:Sick 'peds:

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There are scads of ironic-mustachioed tight jeans wearing hipsters on those things around here.....

Almost as annoying as the fixie brigade.
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Post by Jaeger » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:41 pm

Totally fuckin' yum.

Yamaha XJR 1200 custom

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BIKE EXIF wrote:In the mid 90s, the XJR 1200 was Yamaha’s foray into the increasingly popular ‘naked’ bike market. And it was no slouch, with a reported top speed of 220kph (136mph). Fast forward a decade, and here’s an even faster XJR 1200—built in 2006 by German designer Jens Finke, and featured in Fighters Magazin. The engine is heavily uprated: the stock inline four puts out 98 hp, but Jens’ bike has considerably more. It’s packing serious heat with JE pistons, a flowed head, a hot cam, K&N filters and a stage II Dynojet kit. Plus that 4-into-1 exhaust—a lightweight Eagle Mach 7 DB Killer model, designed to give a useful power boost without infringing strict European noise regulations. Jens also reinforced the frame, powdercoated it black and attached an FZR front end and custom swingarm. Those unusual parts on the front are CNC-machined and there are neat touches throughout, such as the ignition being moved to under the seat. Good to see a streetfighter with a little restraint—I’d say this one is an iron fist in a velvet glove.
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Post by the_shy_ember » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:30 pm

Thank you, Jaeger. I was about to post this.


BTW: Bike Exif is the single best email subscription I've ever signed up for.


/drool.....
<3

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Post by problemaddict » Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:23 pm

That bike looks like it could beat me up and take my lunch money.

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Post by Mental » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:54 pm

Buddy of mine built this beauty for a total of $1400

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No where near the hotness of the stuff in this thread, but not bad for the money

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Post by Jaeger » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:40 am

Bonnie Done Right!!

...I just wanna know if the kicker is real. :shock:

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Bike EXIF wrote:Drags & Racing is an Italian custom shop owned by the flamboyant Dino Romano, and he’s been putting out a steady stream of custom Triumphs and Harleys for twenty years now. Dino’s latest creation is this Bonneville, and he’s done a remarkable job in giving a modern Triumph an authentic vintage look. (So we’ll forgive him the ubiquitous Steve McQueen reference—the bike is called ‘La Grande Fuga’, meaning Great Escape.) There’s a suicide shift on the left, the exhaust has been cannibalized from an Iveco van, and the seat is a genuine 1939 Harley-Davidson item. The matte green military paint is equally authentic: it’s from a sixty-year-old cache discovered in a Czech warehouse. La Grande Fuga has attracted a lot of attention on the Italian custom scene, and Dino can build you one for around US$24,000. Given the level of customizing going on here—with virtually all bodywork and controls being hand-made—that sounds like a pretty good deal. [Via moto.it.]
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Post by motorpsycho67 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:26 pm

I'm rarely impressed these days (and I'm kinda over the whole cafe racer thing), but this one stands out....

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More..

http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2010/ ... afe-racer/
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Post by tumbler » Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:36 pm

speaking of very pretty honda's...

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Post by MATPOC » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:37 am

Sorry about crappy cellphone pic

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Post by tumbler » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:13 pm

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Post by Jaeger » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:14 am

This isn't nearly as "pretty" as the stuff on Bike EXIF today, but dammit it's just cooler.

Icon "Snakecharmer"

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Pipeburn wrote:When it comes to creativity, Icon are the leaders of the pack. Not only in their helmet and bike designs, but also in their press releases and photography. This is how Icon's talented Design Director Kurt Walter describes their latest project - the 'dirty cafe racer':

She wanted me dead, that was clear. I could come up with no other reasoning for why she conducted herself in such a hostile manner. With her carbon cans barking like a tortured lap dog the Snakecharmer was hellbound on delivering pain. And not the kind of pain that you just walk off. No, she wanted to deliver the kind of pain that burns for weeks. Where every shower is a constant reminder of your failures. The kind of pain that forces you to sleep on your stomach eschewing blanket or even sheet. The type of pain that your wife not only doesn't care about, but actively mocks. And who could blame her?

She was a bike built for a different age. An age before drug resistant infections and air quality standards. Powered by the finest premix technology a 1979 Yamaha corporation had to offer, she was both reckless and beautiful. A homogenized concoction of 400cc bits from the entire Hamamatsu product line. RD400 top, XS400 front, YZ400 rear, IT400 middle. Much like Cher, she was an intoxicating half-breed. The result of an ill-conceived tryst between a street racing father and hare & hound mother. She was in two words - a Dirty Cafe. ...
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Post by motorpsycho67 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:43 pm

So, is Icon tired of the stunters, squids and urban market?

They're now coming after us?



Nice lookin bike though.
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Post by Jaeger » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:14 pm

Honda CB900 custom

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Bike EXIF wrote:Café Racer Dreams is a new arrival on the custom scene, but the Spanish outfit has grabbed our attention right out of the blocks. This is its first bike, a 1983 Honda CB900 F2 Bol d’Or. It’s been completely dismantled, restored and reassembled to concours condition. There’s a hint of Craig Vetter’s Triumph X-75 Hurricane in the way the bodywork flows from the tank to the side panel...
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Y'know, it sounds funny to say this, but... that looks elegant and "classic." By no means a rat cafe, that thing looks factory done.

Elegant. :)

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Post by Trav » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:43 am

I love how rat bikes look so trendy with the right kind of photography.


I have a sanded bare steel tank with bondo'd dents out in the garage... and it looks.. like shit. At least, that's what I've always felt was the general perception. It's something to do with giving it to an artist, and not a craftsman, I guess. I may have admired my own work privately, but I've never had the balls to just slap it on a bike at that point and say "Fin!"
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Post by Jaeger » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:00 pm

motorpsycho67 wrote:So, is Icon tired of the stunters, squids and urban market? They're now coming after us?

Apparently MP67 is correct:

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Sideblog wrote:From Kurt at Icon.

We just finished up our fall photoshoot and I thought these photos might be of interest to you. This is my '72 Ironhead in all her ghetto tracker glory. I call her Cold Dead Fingers. We've got access to a local North Portland container yard we use as a proving ground for the Icon builds. I had Jason Britton and the rest of the Icon team out for a little urban gravel fun. BTW - Great job with Sideburn, Portland and the Icon crew are big fans.
Laters,
Kurt


COLD DEAD FINGERS
What do get when you cross huge sums of horsepower with swiss watch reliability? We're not sure, but it definitely isn't Cold Dead Fingers. Fingers is more like an unholy mashup between early Pink Floyd, a Taurus Judge, and a glittery bass boat. You know - kinda awkward, not very comfortable, and of questionable practicality - but she can catch, clean & cook a mean catfish. Yeah, Fingers is a lot like that. She's powered by the high water mark of HD engineering - the 1972 Ironhead Sportster. A kick only, right hand shift, 1000cc homage to the American dream....
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Post by Bigshankhank » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:51 am

Jaeger wrote:
motorpsycho67 wrote:Image
Sideblog wrote:From Kurt at Icon.

We just finished up our fall photoshoot and I thought these photos might be of interest to you. This is my '72 Ironhead in all her ghetto tracker glory. I call her Cold Dead Fingers. We've got access to a local North Portland container yard we use as a proving ground for the Icon builds. I had Jason Britton and the rest of the Icon team out for a little urban gravel fun. BTW - Great job with Sideburn, Portland and the Icon crew are big fans.
Laters,
Kurt


COLD DEAD FINGERS
What do get when you cross huge sums of horsepower with swiss watch reliability? We're not sure, but it definitely isn't Cold Dead Fingers. Fingers is more like an unholy mashup between early Pink Floyd, a Taurus Judge, and a glittery bass boat. You know - kinda awkward, not very comfortable, and of questionable practicality - but she can catch, clean & cook a mean catfish. Yeah, Fingers is a lot like that. She's powered by the high water mark of HD engineering - the 1972 Ironhead Sportster. A kick only, right hand shift, 1000cc homage to the American dream....
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--Jaeger
Finally Jaeger contributes something worth looking at to this thread. Nicely done.
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