Month: March 2013

Moto Guzzi Saturday. The folks at KaffeeMaschine are at it again.

Always a good day when you hear from Axel about his latest.

again- it took much too long, but here she is:

This is my latest project- “KaffeeMaschine 8” was built for Guillaume Bureau, living in Switzerland.
He wanted a pure Cafe Racer with a moderate riding position and some space for a pillion rider, too.
I guess he likes sharing the corners of the swiss alps with his girl.
The donor bike was a Le Mans 2 which got a total revision of engine/transmission/cardan drive, besides some HTMoto tuning with a dynamically balanced crank assembly, 1000ccm cylinders/pistons, electronic ignition and a handmade, stainless steel exhaust system.
Aluminium rims are Morad, shocks are Ikon, FAC dampers in the fork, Motogadget instrument, connected to a custom-built wire loom.
The brake system was improved by modern cylinders, stainless hoses and a new rear caliper on a brake torque support.
The aluminium parts are handmade and sanded semi-matt, as usual. I brushed the tank and fenders this time though, to match the rough wrinkle paint on the valve and generator covers and my classic structure black on the frame, lights and tank. The handcrafted seat was upholstered with genuine leather, as well as the handlebars.
Some selected “Kaffeemaschine” parts will now be available individually- check out my website or contact me.

I´d be glad and honored if you´d find some “space” for my bike on your fabulous site…

Thanks and best regards from snowy Hamburg,







Fantastic “save” of this Gorgeous 1938 NSU 601 OSL vintage racer from Germany.

Michael writes in. Great job!

Hi there,
I’m from Germany (Saxonia) and now I finished the winter work.
This is a 1938 NSU 601 OSL rebuilt only for races.
I bought the motocycle a few years ago as a scrap heap. Had every bolt in my hands
The engine is high tuned and can go over 140 km/h. We won quite a few prizes at the races.
Last winter I made a few improvements. Exhaust placed up, oil buffle and perfomance enhancement.
First start in two weeks on the “AdMV Classic Cup”.
Have a nice time!

Kind regards, Michael Löscher






A really Excellent CL77 Restoration

Thanks to Matt Krsul. Sorry about the foul-ups. I have a “legendary” (in a bad way) spam filter. Please do keep em coming!

I had sent this before as well as a couple others and never did see anything. I am resending this one.

A complete ground up restoration for a customer on this 1967 CL77 Scrambler. Customer did not want a “Perfect” one, but one he would be comfortable riding as well as showing.
Interesting sidenote: My father started the Honda Dealership in Butte in 1961. I remember Jim buying Honda’s at our family store back then. This was not one of them but a neat story non the less.
I have more bikes to send photos of as time permits.

Matt Krsul

Used 423

Used 425

Used 427

I like it! The “dominator” style seems to have some traction.

I keep measuring my DR650 along the lines of something like this. My dirt days are over and it’s already got motard wheels anyway…

William Weege writes in with his Honda version. Nice but my tailbone would need more padding.

My 1988 NX650 Steet “Tractor” inspired by Andrew Greenland of Wales Australia, Honda NX650 Dominator as seen on other blogs




Wwwwwow! Serious Garage builds!

Thanks to Jim Wiley for sending these in!You sir have some skills! Jim if you read this I’m sure folks might have some questions as to the builds. If you get a chance could you go through some of the bigger mods.


1971 Honda CB450K4 and a 1975 Honda/Harley CB750F both bikes built in my garage by myself.

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