Got a submission from Kusal. His description didn’t really turn me on but I emailed him and I got an immediate response with a link to some photos. Wow…what a brillinat job he’s done of a beast of a bike, the Honda Goldwing
Picked up an old and tired 81 goldwing that had fringe leather saddlebags a carpet covered sissy bar about 3 feet high and tall bars where someone wanted desperately to make a goldwing look like a harley.
Brought her home, took it apart and turned it in to a bob tailed bagger with vintage shoei hard bags to match the lines of the bike. Custom seat on modified pan with custom lighting, electrics and finished in several coats of white gold pearl.
Thing about the goldwings is that they have great bones. so I wanted to take off all the weight they carry and create a stripped down tourer that looked classic, kept things simple and had the same long distance riding comfort/ergonomics without looking tacky.
She gets compliments almost every time I take her out, so made me think I should submit to your blog.
From Mike in Canada…
"The pic was taken by one if the outfits that frequent the more-travelled roads at the bigger events over this way. They set up at roadside, and take photos of most everyone who passes by. You make a note of the time & check on their site later on. Cool pic, huh!"
I’ve posted pics and musings from bikey mikey from Canada before but I haven’t posted a video of his custom CBX.
Think of this as an audio clip…a very orgasmic audio clip. Nothing quite like the sound of an in line 6.
Turn the volume up
Norton 850 Commando by Federal Moto
And we have a winner. Everyone else stop building bikes now.
First came Kustom Kommune in Melbourne, then came Rising Sun in Sydney and now it’s Perth’s turn for a community garage where if you don’t have the space or tools to build your custom motorcycle you can now become a member and do it at Spadille Garage.
A couple of weekends ago, we organised for Perth Cafe Racers to head down to the site of the cafe/garage and check it out. It’s in a great location close to the city and it’s a real cool space which has a great feel to it.
To gauge the interest and of course raise some funds for their project they’ve started a pozible campaign. If you think this is a worthy project for Perth then make a donation of $30 and get a T-Shirt ($20 cheaper than some bike shop T-Shirts :)
The space has already been put to good use by RSK photography as some of the excellent photos below attest to.