zaterdag 31 juli 2010


I see many, this is one of them:

Still had the fairing, never came around to mount it on the CX and I think it looks better on this CB. Also borrowed the seat of the KZ of a few posts back.  

vrijdag 30 juli 2010

New Project!

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.

dinsdag 27 juli 2010

Look what I found in my garden

Nice bike, isn't it? It's a '74 Kawa KZ 400, unfortunately not mine. I'm doing some minor fixes to it for someone else. Really love the (rough) looks of this bike, very wrenchmonkey-ish.

In other news: I sold the Suzuki, it was picked up last Saturday. That means I'm looking for something else now, this time with a few demands: The bike must be able to comfortably do highway speeds with a passenger. And it needs to be low budget of course.

woensdag 21 juli 2010

For Sale

The Suzuki. It's for sale. Every time I plan on taking the Suzuki I end up on the BMW anyway. The Suzuki is just a mode of transport for me, While the BMW even made me sing in my helmet all the way to my mother in law's house (for her birthday).  So it's for sale, if you want a really cheap bike.

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

Cafercerdag Achterveld part V

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!!



Let my girlfriend ride the Suzuki, it was only her second time on the bike, she loved it.

This meant this was the first time I could listen to it and see how it all looks while riding. I'm reasonably satisfied, it's not the most beautiful bike I ever build (not by far), but it certainly is the cheapest and it will do nicely for what it's intended to do: Be a cheap bike for the shorter distances in and around town. The two things that are high on my list now are a smaller front wheel, a better seat and a better rear tire.

dinsdag 6 juli 2010

Caferacerdag achterveld part IV

As promised: more photo's:

LOVE the visor:

Love the details on the old two stroke Scott:

Love the 'mechanica':

And still smiling people everywhere:

The rest of this badge of photo's can be found here.

Tomorrow the last batch!

maandag 5 juli 2010

Caferacerdag Acvhterveld part III

Uploaded some more...

These two great CB racers gave a very nice show

Incredibly loud!

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

Caferacerday Achterveld part II

Uploaded some more photo's. You can find them here.

A selection:

Really like this Laverda:

Beautiful Kawa:

The show winner:


This bike has a Renault car engine:

BMW caferacer:

really liked this Virago:

There was a Vincent too:

One of the nicer lower-budget bikes:

More will follow later. If you want any of the photo's at the full 10MP resolution and without the watermark: you sent me an email.

Caferacerdag Achterveld 2010: foto's!

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.