Archive for July 17th, 2008|Daily archive page

Harley-Davidson Project Bike

I think this is too much of a project for me, but it looks like a good starting point for the right person. I’m not sure the price is right, but maybe something can be worked out before the auction closes. I really like the tank. I want to do a “The Tank Shop” tank for my Sportster but I don’t have the scratch right now.

Harley-Davidson Project Cafe

1973 Triumph Daytona Cafe Racer

What a cool Frankenbike! No, not like Al Franken…

I really like seeing a bike that uses parts from multiple different donors creatively and with style. It’s easy to throw crap on a bike and call it a day (use any of my old race bikes as examples of this), but it is difficult to do it in a manner that actually improves upon the concept at hand.

Take this Daytona… Front brake from a period Suzuki, Marzzochi forks from a Guzzi, custom exhaust, and a Lucas headlight. Who the hell brags about Lucas headlights, anyways?!?!? The headlight not withstanding, I really like this bike. A good recreation of what could have been done at the approximate time this bike was originally delivered from the factory.

1973 Triumph Daytona Cafe Racer