Month: October 2010

Reader Ride. Nice CB350 WERA Special. More Smiles Per Mile…

James Walker Writes in:

Hi there, ran across your site the other day and figured i’d send you a pic of my ride. when people ask i tell ’em she’s a ’71 CB350, but much like the Johnny Cash song she’s a ’69, ’70, ’71, ’72…..

I currently race her with WERA in the 350 and 500 GP classes.

Love your site, BTW.
Thanks, James 

Thanks James.  These bikes must be the funnest “bang for the buck” way there is to go racing.  I keep swearing I’m going to go race an RD400 someday.. tic toc.. If I’m ever going to do it I better get moving.

Reader Ride… Old School CZ from the Czech Republic!

James From Czechoslovak sends in his oldschool  CZ 175 1962 dirtbike.

He writes in:
Hi, my name is James and I come from the Czech Republic. I love old bikes and retro style. I prefer motorcycles manufactured in Czechoslovakia (Jawa, CZ). I really like your site. Every day, like watching pictures of bikes all over the world. I decided to also donate their bike. Not original, but built of scrap to ride the terrain around my home.

This is my CZ 175 Type 450 of 1962, adjusted for oldschool dirt bike. He has lots of adjustments for off-road driving. The engine has increased power from 10hp to 15hp, weight is + / – 100kg .

I love the old Jawa/CZ.  Some of the best looking engines built and they go like mad!  Still miss my old CZ250 dirtbike.  Scary scary motorcycle but oh so fun!

Radical RD350 Custom From India.

I’m cross-posting this over from the 2-stroke blog.

Te-a Writes in:

Hello, My Names is Te-a, I’m from the far north east corner of India, in the city of Aizawl, Mizoram. We are a huge fan of your blog, keep it up. Heres a couple of pictures of a custom RD350, done by my brother Muansanga MSX. The frame is stock, rear suspension is from a 150cc 4-stroke Yamaha R15, tail cowling fabricated, wheels are 17-inchers from R15, 120/80 rear tire with a 100/80 front. Engine is completely rebuilt from scratch, with a stage 1 porting job with a custom built MSX expansion chamber. Custom painted by yours trully. Hope you like it. Thanks.

(My blog –

Thanks very much for sending this in. I love getting bikes from other parts of the world. Especially customs. I enjoy seeing what other people are doing to their bikes. It’s inspiring and it opens up the possibilities. Te-a’s paint work is simply fantastic. Check out his blog new blog for more examples.

Bitchen Ural Sidehack wit a touch of wanderlust.

At the moment it wouldn’t be my first choice as a ride but it sure as hell wouldn’t be my last. This is the kid of ride that keeps kicking around my brain. I get the feeling that if I ever rode one that I might get hooked. A week in the mountains on this with some camping gear, a fishing rod and a camera… hmmm…