25th May 2013
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George send me a pic of his bike a few weeks ago and while I really like these type of bikes I wouldn’t normally feature one. However after reading that it was built on an $800 budget I had to post it as inspiration for others
“Here is the story of the motorcycle so far. Bought about a year ago as a commuter in a totally original state (not even an exhaust on it). The bike was doing it’s job pretty well, but i saw that there where some true potentials of beauty in her.
Inspiration came from bike builders like A.C santcuary & Bulldock Japan and i started with a very tight budget of aprox. $800 to build it. A lot of one off parts made by me like the clip on’s, the tail tidy and even the solid brass label on the exhaust is made by hand by me. The color is a unique, one off mixture off gold & green pearl with black stripes on it, and a thick coat of clear laquer (5 hands of it!)
Lot’s of powdercoated parts, wheels, swingarm, triple trees even the levers are OEM powder coated. The fact that I was on such a tight budget made me try something different, the bike is not a bolt on bike.
The exhaust is the original OEM headers 4 to 1, chopped, with a one off inserted silencer. The headlight is a 1978 yamaha xs 400. I changed the brake hoses with braided one, chopped rear light, lever hollowed by hand and a lot of small part’s on the bike are powder coated. Even the seat was remoulded with anti-slip surface.
The bike was built in a room acually with late night’s and rock’n’roll music!
I am very proud of her (here in Greece bikes have a sex when we talk about them)
Gerorge Lavatsis LVTZ
Amateur bike builder/Mechanical Engineer”
15th May 2013
Photo reblogged from I HAVE NO TIME FOR YOUR NEGATIVE BULLSHIT with 128 notes
How would you classify this custom bike, is it a street tracker, a cafe racer, a brat or something else?
12th May 2013
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Got a submission form http://shootfromtheship.tumblr.com/
Looks like some quality work and cracking fun to ride with those bars.
Got a couple of special bikes coming up so keep the submissions coming guys.
“This is my ‘78 Suzuki GS550. It was completely stock when I got it from a friend for $800 a little over a year ago. I’ve done most of the work on it myself, with some help from a friend who’s a mechanic. She’s a little dinged up and a little funky, but I love her.
6th May 2013
Photoset with 134 notes
I hassled Tyson for a few pics of his recently finished custom Suzuki GS500. He finally sent them through to me and I then I forgot I had them…oops.
This bike was built by the good guys over at 66 Motorcycles in North Fremantle, Western Australia. Tyson saw the one that Ellaspede did and thought it could be improved on. I reckon they nailed it. Do you?
2nd May 2013
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Saw a sweet little Honda on Instagram and asked Yandra for some pics He’s done well, real well…
“This Honda was my first motorcycle, and there is a lot of story behind every scratch and dent. Up to some point, I hate the look of it but I don’t want to sell it either. So then I decide to customized and give it a new look.
This streettracker-look motorcycle use the original engine and frame from a 2001 Honda GL200, or also known as Honda Tiger in Indonesia.
The only changes on the frame, was cutting the rear end frame and make a loop. I use an old Honda S90Z gas tank found at the local flea market. Custom made rear fender, front fender, seat and mufler. Lights, wheels and tires are aftermarket product.
This motorcycle still needs a few more detail work, but for now, “Jack” is ready to hit the road..
25th April 2013
Photoset with 107 notes
My brother used to get his squiggle on with an Artline (known in the US a Sharpie) whenever he was bored. I loved what he came up with and thought to myself that I’d do a tank like that one day.
Like all my good ideas, someone has done it already. You’ll need to click on these pictures to see them full screen to really appreciate them though.
When I saw Shane’s bike I asked for pics and this was his response…
“I lost all my good photos of my bike :( The computer crashed and I didn’t have them backed up. Soon as it stops snowing an stays nice I’m gonna do some photo shoots of her.
Glad u like my bike
We very much look forward to the new pics mate.
24th April 2013
Photo with 121 notes
For all the info check out 4h10.com blog. You’ll need to read French or use google translate.
22nd April 2013
Photoset with 140 notes
A few months ago I saw a “before” pic of Ruud’s Honda CL360 on Instagram and decided to follow him to see how it eventuated. I never imagined it would come out this good.
Ruud basically made the bike you see here and had a long, low slung exhaust with a reverse cone that was painted black. It looked good and most people would have stopped there…but not Ruud. He got to work on one of the sexiest exhausts I’ve ever seen.
Just to make us all jealous, Ruud says he made this in his parents garage over 5 saturdays!
You can follow Ruud on Instagram by searching for ruudelltoro and he has a damn fine blog (with a great blogroll) which you should check out.
17th April 2013
Photo with 110 notes
People seemed to like the clean Harley bobber the other day so I present to you a very clean Harley Brat / Tracker.
Have you got some clean examples of Harleys you’d like to share?
15th April 2013
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A CB400 from Fast Living in Russia