Reader Ride. A Seriously Cool Adventure Streetfighter… with an unfortunate ending.

I’m not usually a tail high streetfighter kind of guy but his bike has totally MAD credibility.   Ben writes in with the following post… please read it!:


Hey there. Great site, read it every day.

My name is Ben and I’m a bicycle courier in Vancouver BC. I also build bikes in a little DIY shop with a few friends of mine. This is my CBR900RR street fighter that I built while in a wheel chair from crashing a previous bike. It’s got a 1000rr front end and VFR single sided swingarm. The rest was cooked up my me.

When it was done and I could walk again, I rode it from Vancouver to La Paz mexico following the pacific coast the entire time! The trip was phenomenal, an experience of a life time. After going through a few sets of tires and having the best time, the bike was stolen right before my eyes! Snatched into a van in downtown La Paz never to be seen again! All in all it was worth it but I sure miss her! The last two pics are of my beach side off road adventure and camping spot that was part of the Baja 1000 coarse. The other is a fantastic restaurant, great crab burrito.

P.s. If this makes it up on your site an any other readers have seen it since october 2009 let me know!


Man this is among THE COOLEST bikes I’ve ever posted. Great build. Great adventure. But a crappy ending. If anyone’s seen the bike PLEASE LET ME KNOW! It totally Sucks that it was lost that way.   And if you’re involved with the theft… then you’re a piece of shit who has a chance to   do your karma or your soul (or whatever you believe in)  some good and get this guy his bike back.

Ben my hat’s off to you.  Monster thumbs up!  Sound like a fantastic trip.  And hey I’d love to see anything else you’ve got coming out of your shop.

Thanks Very Much!

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One comment

  1. makes my wrist and forearms ache just looking at it.i’ve never been able to understand why anyone would set a seats profile like that.

    and speaking of karma….ouch!

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