Month: July 2012

A BMW R80/100 Cafe hybrid you could really spend some time on.

Here is a photo of my ’78 BMW R80. It has been converted to an R100, and other cosmetic mods.
Tom Coulter

If I had room in the garage for nother bike this just might do the trick.  Not ultra exotic (especially compared to some of what’s out there) but it has a very period correct balance of form AND function along with “real world” comfort (and no doubt the range to go with it).  I can think of more than a few back roads where she’d be right at home.  Thanks Much Tom.

A “Brat” bike I don’t hate…

I’m on the record I think as NOT being a big fan of “Brat” styled bikes. I won’t get in to ALL the reasons (OK just a few – Flavor of the week styling exercise, Corker tires and no seat to speak of? seriously? gotta suck to ride) But I’m giving this one a pass because I think it’s more scrambler than brat and I bet it’d actually be a fairly fun smooth gravel rode ride. The parallel twin Kawi 750’s 400 don’t exactly have a stellar reputation but I do like the look.

Unobtanium “in the crate” zero miles 1977 CA77 $150,000 (starting bid) $250,000 (Buy it Now) Honda 305 Dream!

If this bike “fell in your lap”  Would you open it up?  Ride it even?  What do ya say?


Steve King sent me a link to this story and mentioned that it was also on E-bay (while it lasts).  See sScreenshot below.  All you can see of it is the crate.

One of a kind Honda 305 Dream. New in Crate,Never Opened. Never Titled, Never Registered.

Link Below is a Story in local Oklahoma Newspaper about this one of a kind motorcycle.

Dan Maxey, who started polishing motorcycles for his dad at about 9 years old and now owns the business, said their plan was to give away the Dream at an open house, or an anniversary celebration.

It never happened.

Jim Maxey died in 2005, leaving the fate of the motorcycle in Dan Maxey’s hands. He’s passing it on, too, to his son, Tony Maxey, sales manager for Maxey’s Cycles.

the Story from the

Oh and by the way… I Wanted to say THANKS! We passed 1.5 million posts recently.

I don’t check the counter all that often anymore but I just thought I’d once again extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone for stopping by and contributing to the blog. It is VERY much appreciated!

From the “official counter” 1,551,778 views all-time

And to celebrate…hmmm.. lets see… How about two of my biggest joys in life!!
From about 6 years back, my Daughter sitting on a Kawasaki H2 750 Triple. That was a happy garage THAT day for sure.

I know I don’t post many Street Fighters but I’m posting this one. Bandit 1200.

There is such a huge universe of streetfighters out there that it’s hard to stay on top of it all and there are blogs that do a much better job of it than I can. But every once in a while someone sends me one that is built just really “correct”. To my eye this is one of those. It’s nicely updated with modernized suspension and exhaust and with those handlebars it’s actually rideable.  The overall look is nice an clean too. This one comes from Shane Morrisby (a different Shane than the last post) from down under.

(UPDATE: A few more pics). Another sweet custom. This time an old school Yamaha thumper!

Hats off to my readers who are really rolling these days.

So we go from six cylinders to one. But this is no less a desirable bike to my eye. I saw one of these years ago in a grainy shot somewhere and was instantly taken. I have loved the aluminum tanked Yamaha’s since I was a kid annoying the salesman at the dealership.  And now that I have the motard bug…  well to to see this together in such a nice high res photo has me thinking expensive thoughts indeed.  Really impressive build.

Thanks Shane Murray for the photo.