dinsdag 31 mei 2011

Classic races Rockanje (via motor-forum.nl)

vrijdag 27 mei 2011


A while back I posted some photo's of Sparkymoto's awesome Beemer cafe. To refresh your memory:

He has now build a website together with his brother that looks just as balanced and well designed as his Beemer. Really worth a visit, go check it out:


maandag 23 mei 2011

Maestro? Music! Loud music!

I had more spare parts than I knew I had, so the clutch was a quick fix tonight. Also made a brace to fix the carbs in place. They were giving some trouble and I traced it back (I think) to leaking air from the intake rubbers. I had read that the carbs can just hang in the rubbers, but apparently not. Worked like a charm, the engine runs a lot nicer. I surprized myself a bit by finding out that I had forgotten to shoot a vid since the first testrides, great excuse to go riding. Needless to see: I had a blast.

Also came across a very, very rare sight in Holland. Pretty sure there's a la that forbids having car wrecks. Not sure what to think of it, on one hand it's a waste, on they other hand it's beautiful as it is.

zondag 22 mei 2011

O shit.....

That's not what I had in mind for my Saturday night....

I have no clue what the English name is for it, but the round thing at the end of my clutch cable broke off so it had no clutch anymore. After a moment of thinking Itook the same part off of the return throttle cable and put it on my clutch cable. It brought me home.

woensdag 18 mei 2011

Bravo Charlie

I received a mail a while back from a Kiwi (New Zealander) with questions about my BMW. He told me he was building his own BMW caferacer and I of course asked for photo's in return. The bike wasn't finished yet, but he promised me to send photo's when it was. He kept his promise. This is what he had to say:

sorry its
taken so long but this is my first build so it took time.I
had to beg borrow and sell almost all my other toys to get
to where it is today .There is still lots to do, am looking
for a set of rear sets and want to up grade the shock soon
plus a major rebuild on the motor over winter. But as it is
it rides really nice and its a total buzz to finally have it
on the road and to know that I spent all that time working
on it adds to the satisfaction..

Very well done mate!! Looks great!

maandag 16 mei 2011

Small changes on the CB

I received a package from Dime City last week, Thanks guys!!!! In it was, amongst other things, a speedo. So I replaced the tacho for the speedo (with all the speedcams here it's on no brainer when choosing between tachos or speedos). Also ordered a new fuel cap rubber loaclly at Blauwe Plaat motoren (a CB specialist in my home town. How convenient :)).

Speedo works great, fuel cap still leaks unfortunately. I also swapped the stator last week because it didn't charge with the light on. The higher power to the battery meant I had to adjust the timing again, move the needles up a bit and change jets. Gave the bike a bit more power, so that's great. Re-sanded the tank because I expected to be able to paint it again, looks nice, but it is unprotected now and as I said: petrol cap still leaks. I'll have to figure out how to solve that.

Took the CB for a 70 mile ride (nice, a working speedo) to a small Chopperstyle meeting, was nice to finally see some more names behind the forum nicknames. Had a great time and stopped by at the side car meeting on the way back. Nice way to spend a Sunday!

zondag 15 mei 2011

foto's zijspan meeting Soesterberg

Today, while riding the CB, I saw a LOT of side cars. Probably hundreds. Turned out there was a side car meeting at the military aviation museum in Soesterberg. I stopped by shortly on the way back and head a great time there. The turn up was incredible. It was the first time this meeting was organized. I don't know how many bikes were there, but many hundreds at least :) Some really, really nice bikes! Didn't take too many photo's, but here they are:

donderdag 12 mei 2011


What I've been up to lately? Riding. Took the CB everywhere. And I mean everywhere, even got a good taste of offroading (which the CB is not very well suited for (massive understatement). Loving it. Spend many, many, many hours riding the CB.

I know I haven't been posting very much lately. Mainly cause I'm a bit fed up with the caferacer scene. The negativity has increased massively lately. I got negative responses to the CB being feautured on BikeExif (mails with: why your bike and not mine? How much did you pay? GTFOH). People moaning about other peoples bike cause they have stock suspension, so they can't be ANY fun to ride (get a life. Oh, and whe I say something about it: Going trough this blog for 1:15 hours to find something negative to say about it is pathetic. Yes, someone actually did that. What he found? My BMW has the stock top triple tree plate and apparently that means it sucks). People and businesses stealing photo's without asking (it's fine if you ask, but don't ask and put YOUR logo on my photo's is LAME). Oh, and also a special thanks to the guy who saw this photo:

and thought she looked like this guy:

Get glasses and come out of the closet please.

In the mean time: Check out Desmo Meister. He's building a great looking Ducati.