Month: October 2013

1958 Panhead by Nash Motorcycles


This 1958 Harley Davidson Panhead was built by Taber Nash of Nash Motorcycles.Image

This 80-cubic inch motorcycle is made of iron, steel and garnished with brass, leather and lead.Image

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Suzuki DR750- Urban Moto

Volker Schmidt lost 40 kilos (88 pounds) and so can you! Starting with a Suzuki Dr650, Volker Schmidt began removing everything not essential and using lightened versions of essential pieces. Power was increased with the addition of a 750cc engine and a Devil exhaust. Handling was improved with the help of Wilbers springs cushioning 17-inch rims. A steel-braided brake lines and a wavy rotor improve braking feedback and a cafe style seat means being able to handle the engine vibration feedback for many miles.

Volker’s bike lost 40 kilos on the remove-what-you-don’t-need-and-replace-what you-can-afford-to-diet and all he gained was jealous stares from his Wiesbaden, Germany neighbors. Lose weight, don’t wait.

Suzuki DR750 Engine and frame
Devil Exhaust
Wilbers Springs
Fork brace
Hidden cables
Wavy front rotor
Cafe racer-style seat
Yamaha SR500 gas tank-12 liters (3 gallons)
3.5 x 17 x 120 Front
4.5 x 17 x 150 Rear


Hang in there Steve, we’ll help you out! Introducing myself as one of the guest bloggers

Ha, my moment of fame! It’s a great honor for me to be a guest blogger for MPOTD. So who am I? Well, I am still trying to find that out, but I’ll share some facts; the name is Ton Stam, 38 years old, and I live in the beautiful Netherlands. I have built a couple of custom bikes, ranging from streetfighters to scramblers. Nowadays I have a weakness for customized oldies, but I still LOVE modern bikes that have been changed into something more personal.

Now for some hardware, this is my home-built Wrenchmonkees-inspired (can you tell 🙂 ) Z750 Twin, which I sold this summer to make room for some new projects. Was (and still is hopefully) a blast to ride! The action pics were taken by Michiel de Molenaar of, thanks again Michiel!

Looking forward to share loads of nice rides, so keep ‘m coming!!









Taking a few minutes to go through baklogged e-mail and saw this beauty!

Ron’s a regular contributor so I have to post this sweet sweet build of his before I get back to making little rocks out of big rocks.

My latest following the garage built orange Zephyr 1100 you posted earlier this year. Thought I would go for a different approach this time with a back breaking hard tail. The motor is from a 96 XLH1200, one of the ugliest bikes out there, but loved by some probably, so no offence intended. This was rebuilt with new gaskets etc and brass plating, then grafted into a goose neck hard tail. The rest is as you see it, pretty minimalist but functional and she pulls lovely. I was after a bike that wouldn’t look out of place next to a 50’s Chevy pick up. This is how a 50’s hot rod bike should look in my eyes. Hope you approve :o)

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