zaterdag 31 juli 2010
vrijdag 30 juli 2010
And it's hiding in here:
I wanted a bigger bike that could easily do highway speeds with a passenger. I preferred a twin, I just like twins. I guess it doesn't count as a twin whe it has 4 cylinders, but only two are running?
That's what the add said: running on only two. I like a challenge, so I went and had a look, 20 minutes later I'd bought a 1972 Honda CB750 K2:
It looked very rough and when I got there it was only running on 1 cylinder and leaking fuel. Took em those twenty minutes to get it on 3 and left the fourth one to do at home. Picked the bike up this morning and had a much better and longer look.
The overall impression I had when I had the first look was that is is a pretty shabby bike, I'm sure you'll think the same after looking at the photo with the whole bike in it. And sure enough: lot's of things are shabby, look at the chain for instance, or the exhaust. Or the paintjob. But the more I looked at it, the more I started seeing things that are actually a lot better than I remembered after seeing the bike for the first time. The engine is badly painted, but it won't be a hard job to remove that paint. A lot of the chrome still is very nice, like the rims and the front fender. The frame actually is really nice.
Took me only a couple of minutes and 1 kick to get the 4th cylinder to fire. You can hear it starting to join the rest of the cylinders at the end of this clip.
Pretty sure I'm going to have a lot of fun with this bike. I want to get it running first and than I'll see what I'll do about the looks and all.
woensdag 28 juli 2010
dinsdag 27 juli 2010
woensdag 21 juli 2010
So what's next? Can't stop building of course, I'm addicted. Right now I'm looking into Suzuki GR650's. In the mean time I'm just enjoying the short pleasant moments in between the time I spend on doing the slave work the university apparently wants me to do.
zaterdag 10 juli 2010
woensdag 7 juli 2010
Ok, here's the last batch of photo's.
There were some very nice BMW caferacers:
Loved this guys helmet:
Nothing beats the look of real patina:
Guzzi's are apparently very popular to turn into caferacers:
You can find the rest of the photo's here. I hope you enjoyed them and hopefully till next year!!
dinsdag 6 juli 2010
maandag 5 juli 2010
Uploaded some more...
These two great CB racers gave a very nice show
I really liked this Virago caferacer:
This was a very special bike: Homebuild with a Renault car engine:
And it wasn't only the CB racers that were noisy:
And the album of this batch of photo's can be found here.
Still a lot more photo's to go!
zondag 4 juli 2010
Dutch Caferacerday 2010
The weather was excellent today. Sunny, but not too warm. The atmosphere was great, smiling people all around:
Loads of great bikes:
Some cool outfits:
Some very nice details:
And even some lovely women:
I've got a lot more photo's, this is just a reasonably random selection. I'll upload more later.