With my Jeep’s transmission on the fritz, groceries have been reduced to the bare essentials.
Jeff Wright @ Church of Choppers posted up a pic of my old CT70 Bobber (complete with CoC sticker). If you’re not familiar with his blog, you better get your shit together and subscribe to his RSS feed.
Berke… this is the end result of the welding two posts back. I popped a shorty glasspack onto the end of the stock 2-1 for my XS650 daily rider. Sounds much better. Pretty shitty welds, but I’m happy with it for my first-ever welding experience…
We have too many nice parts left over from the second KZ400 (last post), and parting out a bike sucks– too many boxes, haggling, and trips to the post office. Ended up buying a shitty KZ400 for the titled frame and motor onto which we will transfer the nice parts. The kid I bought it from proudly did all the mods himself, because he “only rides cafe bikes.” Nice work, indeed.
How not to make a "cafe racer": 1) Spray paint everything matte black without removing it from the bike or doing prep work, even chrome (note the gas cap, bars, shocks). 2) Crookedly mount a stock Honda seat on your Kawasaki. 3) Remove front brake. 4) Fit drag bars that smash your hands into the tank on every turn.
Thanks to Chad, Bee, Fritz, and the rest of Ace Motorcycle and Scooter for putting on a great show – we had a blast despite the weather. Stay tuned for Justin’s pics.
"Start you bastard" - Justin
Got my raincoat and I'm ready to go.
Bee and Fritz
The Moped crew acting too cool for school
Chad, Excellent mechanic and co-owner at Ace, and a great guy to boot
I voted for this '74 IronHead in the "Best Modern American" category... there were no modern American bikes at the show so it won. Ha!
Another Vino with a windshield? Get real.