From my “Riding Into History” archives. If I could drop 40 pounds something like this would probably be my daily rider. Love the radial heads.
Just got the clearcoat on my long neglected Kawasaki H1. She’s been a faithful bike but I’ve never dressed her out the way she’s deserved. It’s a pretty non-traditional color scheme for the 75 H1. I avoided the blue/teal and went for silver instead. I’ve got all of about 100 dollars in this one including the decals (about $50). Duplicolor lacquer metalspec silver paint (about $10) and a true 2 part clearcoat that comes in a spraycan (about $20 and It’s about as fuel resistant as anything that comes from a gun. Requires a respirator etc.). What you can’t add up is all the stripping and sanding and priming and prepwork that goes into it But if I can do this believe me ANYONE can. The last bike I painted similar to this is still holding up well after 3 years so I’m optimistic that it’ll hold up to general abuse. She’s a rider and not a showbike but I’m pretty happy with it.
Giacomo “Ago” Agostini and “King” Kenny Roberts on-board video’s from a recent IMOLA event. The sound alone gives me wood.. lol..
Turn it up LOUD!
Terence Hines writes in:
Hi , Thought you may like to see a few photo’s of the Jawa r.t. i built a couple of year’s back . This bike started out as a standard Jawa T.S. 350 from 1990 , But i was after something a bit more retro looking , At the same time it had to be Jawa , There are many changes to this bike ,some major ,some minor but detailed . The front end has been lowered by 40mm and the rear end raised by the same amount . With a one off hand made rear light unit and number plate bracket mounted on a Honda mudguard . Seat rail’s modified and a one off seat base made up . Rear fender strut’s made from tapered tube . And the internals of the original speedo tacho sprayed black and mounted on a one off mount together with home made l.e.d. warning lamps made from S/S 8mm button head bolts . The list goes on and on . But these are a few of the changes I’ve made to get the type of style i wanted . Hope you like . Terry P.S. You can see my vid’s of this bike and my latest project at http://www.youtube.com/user/terence20001?feature=mhum