Again I’m kicking myself for having taken so much time away and missing so many of these e-mails especially since I have such a thing for out-of-the-norm non-cookie cutter starting points.
This trick little scoot was sent in by Tracy Flanders on Valentines day 2016.
Hello, my name is Tracy Flanders. I came across your site of great looking motorbikes. I thought I would send you a couple of pictures of one of mine. It started out as a Gn400 with 1930 orig. miles. It sat in a garage for 33 years in Connecticut. I sold off the orig. parts I did not need and spent the winter sittin on a milk crate putting this bike together. The motor only puts out around 27 HP. But I was able to get the weight down to about 275lbs so its peppy. Its starting to show age and damage related patina. It always makes me smile when the Harley guys ask “What Year Flanders” it is ? I hope you enjoy my Photos.
Ride safe and Thank you.Tracy
Thank YOU Tracy for the bike and your patience!
I love the direction he took with this. Must be a stone blast to ride!
Hi Steve !
Thank you for your great blog.
Here some pics(feel free to use them) of my home made racer, based on a 2002 Suzuki SV650.
Stock engine with KN filter and fine carb’ tune, modified titanium Akrapovic exhaust line with Shark silencer (titanium wrap) Norton racer seat, great paintjob, all mixed with ideas, friends and fun.
It’s a “budget build” … and also a “pleasure machine” built to ride the Région Rhône-Alpes, near Lyon, France.
More pics and infos (in french) on my blog :
Thanks and regards,
What a nice backroad barnstormer! I like that the suspension is original(ish). A lot of these builds tend to a bit too many modern with forks and swingarm upgrades that are overkill IMO. This looks to be be a great ride! Bravo!
From Gerhard Schein
Hi, normaly I am doing only Motorcycle restoration for myself. That’s the first bike what I made for a customer. It was a R100 RT , 80 model.
Hope you like it. I called it BoXer.
Next is coming soon.
Regards from Cape town
I’m a newcomer to your site, but just spent the last couple of weeks scrolling all the back to 2007. I love the simple and democratic light that you shine on the motorcycle world. Keep it up!
Anyway, to the title of my email. I’m sure you must have seen this, but I didn’t see a direct reference to the Italian BMW kit supplier Unit Garage on my adventure back to ’07. I figured you would like their work and they’ve increased their range since I last took a look at their site. Definitely on my list of bikes to own and customize one day.
Started out with a 1973 Yamaha RD350 we move the swingarm pivot points back about three inches and put a RZ rear end on swingarm disk brakes and a after market Fox race shock mono shock. We went from a 73 twin shock to a modified RZ race rear end with a 6 and 1/2 inch stretch to the rear end. Vintage Avon front clip modified RD400 tank and a vintage Ducati tail section
Photos from Richard Weslow