Month: February 2011

Stopped by a friends house today for an old fashioned service day.

Unfortunately I couldn’t stay long but I grabbed som pics  with the cell phone.  A lot of these bikes have appeared on the blog before.


A BMW R69 in just the sort of condition that you’d love to find one in..


Indian Brian (bet ya can’t guess why we call him that?) has his beautiful bobber out.



Butches CB200 Cafe.  It an amazingly cool (and small) bike and it sound a lot bigger that it’s size with those pipes.



The driveway when I pulled up…  Thanks Andre!  wish I didn’t have to work today.  Looked like the makings of a great day.

FYI. I just added links to about 4000 or so photo’s on the “Photo Libraries” page on the top of the mian blog.

Most of the links refer back to the old blogs libraries so they are not quite up to date with things we’ve done hee in the last few months  but there’s still a ton of material over there on the Picassa albums if you’re in the mood for it.  Enjoy!

UPDATE: Cool shot. A Trans.. scratch that… Africa Twin going through the mountain!

A few folks in the comments pointed out that this is actually and Africa Twin which I should know except we are SORELY lacking in them here in the US. To our everlasting shame 😦

From the comments:
It is an Africa Twin 😉
This Photo was taken in the Italian alps on the Passo Della Mendola near Bolzano.
It is always a great trip to the alps 🙂


No doubt. And thanks much for the correction.

By the way, almost 3500 hits yesterday! Just wanted to say Thanks!

Even going back to the old site on blogger the only time I’ve ever broken 3000 hits in a day was when I’d get link “lanched” by a big site like Pipeburn or Bike-exif etc.  The average daily grind was usually in the low 2000’s .  Something seems to be catching on a little here lately as the numbers are on a steady rise.

Whatever it is I just wanted to say thank you to all the regulars and especially the newcomers for stopping by.

I’m still having a ball.

Reader Ride. Stunning 1973 CL350 cafe racer.

I’ve been getting a lot of good Honda CL and SL projects lately.  Here’s another fantastic cafe which was built on a VERY reasonable budget.

Pete Boyd Writes in with the breakdown on this beauty of a bike:

All parts were bought off E-bay if I didn’t have them laying around. Paid $1200 for the bike and added $800 to get it done including what I paid for the stuff I had laying around. Hated the rat rod paint job I did so I paid another $200 to have the silver paint job done professionally. Did the mods after work and on weekends for a month. Still have some grinding left to do but it is already on the road! I am selling the stock stuff on E-bay so my total investment will continue to drop.

Rear brake heel activated
Gel battery etc mounted on the rear fender support
Cut off a Bonneville front fender brace for the heat guard on the pipes
Wiring pulled through down tube on frame
CB 200 gas tank with funky chrome strips and fake alligator pad!!
Finned engine cover
Ribbed front tire
Dropped headlight and instruments down several inches.
LED tail light

Thanks very much Pete!

Work in progress

The before pic. It’s always easier (and in the long run cheaper) to start with a well sorted bike. And to you purists out there ringing your hands, be honest. They’re not exactly rare and whatever parts he didn’t use went towards the restoration of bike that were a lot worse off.  Win win!