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A Honda Passport / Cub!


I love the “Adventure Touring” style look of this build!

Here is my 81 passport I turned into a Cub 70. Relocated the turn signals in the front and rear, small Honda 50z tail light and saddle bags from Thai Land! My grocery getter! Dave Shupe. Bellingham WA.

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A seriously badass TT500 Yamaha Roadracer!


Waiting for me in my e-mail after my break. WOW!

Thanks to Alice Stevenson who wrote in:

Here are some pics of my latest build. It is a TT500 Yamaha with some modifications; mainly FZR 600 forks, wheels, and swing arm. It has a FJ600 tank. Still having teething problems, but that is the nature of the beast. This thing is a BEAST.

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Oh yeah. Here’s the Before Pic!

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A Repsol Goldwing and other strange creations from the Seattle, Backfire Moto motorcycle rally.


Sometimes I’m jealous of people who live in places that have seasons. Don’t get me wrong, living in Florida has perks not the least of which is year round (mostly anyway) riding weather. But sometimes I get jealous of those folks who live in places with big climate changes. It allows them a few months to simply concentrate on their latest project without the nagging guilt that they could actually be out riding instead of wrenching. It’s that thought that struck me when I was notified by Google that Steve Ginn had updated his latest online albums with some shots of the Seattle, September 19 Backfire Moto motorcycle rally. He’s also got other some fantastic albums.  Anyway, it occurred to me that any spontaneous gathering of such eclectic brands here in North Florida would be quite difficult to organize because A) we’re sorta segregated here when it comes to brands and styles and B) our projects are never “finished” because we’re usually out riding instead of wrenching.

Anyway here’s just a taste of some of the bikes in his album. Hit the link above to go see the whole thing.

 

The worlds smoothest Repsol!  I can’t even imagine the technical hurdles that went into this!

 

 

 

 

Seattle seems to have a great motorcycle Scene.  Here’s A few more choice bikes from his album.  Go check it out.  LOTS more there.

 

 

Robie Pruden is back with some really interesting bikes from the LEmay Museum motorcycle show.


Steve, Here’s a few from the vintage bike show last weekend

1) Nicest build there IMHO
2) Look close ! A tracker for the street
3) Cushman scooter as promised
Of course lots of vintage stuff. 1st year for this show at the LEmay Museum. Next year should be better.

Thanks
Robie Pruden

An XS650 hybrid dirtbike. I absolutely LOVE this build. I’ve mapped out a similar build a few times over the years. Glad to see it could have worked.

 

Gotta love street legal trackers!

 

Wow…  just wow..  I can’t figure out what that engine is.  Any guesses?