Sam Simmons sends in this pair of beauties. A pair of hopped up Yamaha BW (Big Wheel) 80′s.
Sam writes in:
Hope you’re doing well. Excellent ( new) site (as usual!!). I recently
redid a couple of Yamaha BW-80′s,so here are a few pictures for you…
Surprisingly,both BW’s were still in the hands of their original
owners,one in MO,the other in IL.
Both were in good overall condition,but pretty tired in the ‘Engine Dept’
. I ‘stretched’ the suspension on mine,while my wife’s is stock. Once the
exhaust and intake systems are de-restricted,carb’s rejetted,these
little shits fly…almost 50 mph.
They’re great little bikes for swap meet transportation,and perfect for
inexperienced trail riders.
Holy Smokes! 50mph on these must be a hoot!
I like the Kenny Roberts colors!
Sitting Pretty! Some nice clearance there!
How to raise em up!
Very Nice work!
The before pic!
Doug Nassif sends in this trick little conversion.
2004 HRC Dream 50R, conversion to street legal.
Headlight too big? That’s me!
Thanks again Doug. Man that looks like fun. Those overhead cams on that small cylinder are too cool. And I bet all the other bikes have headlight envy! :)
Just a really primo restomod. I’d have killed for one of these once upon a time..
Adventure riding on a trail 90. Loaded up and rolling through the hills. What a great day this must have been. From over on ADV Rider.
Hi and RESPECT ! for your great blog !
I have been surfing up and down your amazing site, and it has given me a lot of ideas for my next build.
A really wonerfull mix of bikes and details, keep up the good work and ride safe. Thank you :-)
………and a pic of my last build, 1978 Gilera Edizione Speciale. 80cc 6 speed Polini/Gilera engine.
top speed: 121 km/h / 75 mp/h @13400 rpm
Med vennlig hilsen – Regards Morten
This is an extraordinary build. Thanks Very Much for sending it in!
UPDATE… Helping to provide a public service here at MPOTD:
From the comments:
Dan Noyola sends in this wicked little custom build. Did some hunting and found his blog! Go HERE for his blog build pics! Now don’t be shy about sending me links to yor blogs and slideshows fand such! I love these kinds of builds. This once again proves that imagination and creativity are more important than money. What a cool bike.
It was put together in a couple of weeks for a few hundred dollars for the Dirtbag Challenge.
My ladyfriend still rides it regularly.
Dirtbag Challenge sounds like a blast. Thanks again!
Reader Kieth Montgomery has been sending me all sorts of interesting rides. Here’s what looks to be a VERY fun Honda CR85 Mini Motard.
Another Great Build from Hajarboxx Motorcycles. See more of their stuff HERE! And HERE!
Gifney writes in:
How are you doing? Just want to share our latest work. The donor bike is an Suzuki EN125, and the owner wanted a two-seater that could go through the rain (he meant some useful fenders :D), and he also wanted to change the frame and the seating position, so we change the footpegs position and gave him a taller bar. The tank is fron an old Suzuki GP125, and the battry box is a modified Suzuki A100 carb filter box. The fenders are customized honda CB100′s. No major works withthe suspensions. As always (been too busy to set up new blog/site! :) ) you can check the building process here ( http://www.facebook.com/gifny.richata#!/album.php?aid=27446&id=115078248506795 )
Have a nice day!!
An here’s the before pic I grabbed for his link. Just amazing!
This must be such a fun race class.
Nate Beveridge sends in these pics of his cool custom Honda CT90.
I am a daily reader of your blog. I love it, and I love your taste in bikes. You put up a couple of pics from my trip to the grand canyon on my VTX1800 a few months ago, and now I have another I’d like to share. This is a 1970 Honda CT90 I built from the ground up. It has a 125cc clone engine with a 22mm Mikuni carb, and let me tell you, it MOVES. I painted it to match WWII era OD green, with some satin black accents. Everything is new and improved. Upgraded suspension, CDI electronic ignition, 12v electronics, leather seat, manual clutch, and a Hella off-road headlight.
I have it for sale, http://eugene.craigslist.org/mcy/1996768461.html, but you don’t need to share that. I’m not trying to use you to sell it, I’m just very proud of it and would like to share it with your readers. (I do have some more details in the ad, however).
I couldn’t have done it without parts, advice and jabbing from Dave, Trish and Frank at Cyclepsycho (www.cyclepsycho.com).
Thanks so much for your effort, I really do enjoy checking it out each morning before heading out to my shop to wrench. I’m in the beginning stages of owning my own shop, www.tsunamimotorcycles.com, and am loving every minute of it. Forever two wheels!
Thanks Nate! Looks great and best of luck with the shop! Keep us posted on how you’re doing!