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!
Scrolling though the media library these just caught my eye for no reason in no particular order! This isn’t based on any site stats or even any strong preferences on my part although I admit that there probably IS a disproportionate leaning towards two strokes (and probably Moto Guzzi but I guess it’s like a blogging Rorschach test so I’m not really surprised). Everything I post is on here because it interested me in one way or another and especially after scrolling through the galleries I realize now more than ever that I really do like them all!
Digging through old emails and realized I missed this eye-popper! That title is not a typo! If you have to ask why… well… You’re not “wrong” but you either get it or you don’t! LOL.
Here’s a Youtube link!
A very well updated GPZ. This bike was my favorite all time motorcycle at the time. Of course I was 20 so that makes it easy.
I frequent your page and like the custom bikes I see from time to time. My bike started out as a stock 1982 GPz1100 minus the windscreen and clocks and I transformed it to this. It runs around San Antonio Texas from time to time….
ZX 12R Front Suspension
GSXR 600 Swingarm
Radial Clutch and brake master cylinders
Modded OEM fuel injection
Aftermarket Fuel Pump
Shaun Carron-Damico, Retired, MSgt, USAF”
Thank You Master Sargent!
From a reader:
“Hello Richard Weslow from Circle K Kustoms out of Milwaukee Wisconsin. My partner Kurt Schwengel and I built a 1965 Honda CB160 Cafe Racer I think you would enjoy.We have been building bike sense 2009.Take care and thanks for the looks.”
A reader writes in with a request for info for his XS500 Cafe Build.
I am building a 78 XS500 Cafe but seek guidance from those who have gone before me. Specifically I would like to know what Dean’s Keihin carb jetting setup is on his TX500.
Your post, the one that led me here:
Is there a way to get in touch with Dean other than posting a comment on the blog?
Thanks and kind regards,
P.S. for kicks I included a picture of my nearly completed current project