Archive for February 22nd, 2009|Daily archive page

My Bike…

Clip-ons, 15″ Progressive shocks, modded forks, full Harley tax paid, and sticky Bridgestone BT45 tires.

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Honda CB550 Chop/Drag Bike

Here’s a bike of a different color (so to speak). It’s a CB550 that’s been chopped into… something different. It’s not a cafe racer, but it is an interesting build that is actually pretty well done. The lettering on the side panels reads “Pro Street”, and this is a pretty cool drag-style bike. There was some online chatter dumping all over this bike, but if you are not planning on hauling ass through the twisties, I don’t see a problem with the bike. Yes, it has no front brake. But neither do most purpose-built drag bikes, which this is imitating. Really, who needs a front brake at the end of the 1/4 mile?

It’s from the pages of SOHC4.net, so visit if you want to read more from their forum pages.


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Interesting Cafe Racer Seat Idea…

I guess I had never really thought of constructing a good looking cafe racer seat in this manner. I’m used to looking at fiberglass or metal constructs that leave the stock seat-pan behind. The eBay listing for this says that it is for an early Kawasaki, but what’s interesting is that it is a stock seat-pan with a fiberglass cafe racer hump attached. And it looks pretty good, not kludged together.

Thoughts on this? Done right it seems like a cost-effective way of building a seat for just about any bike that starts out with a usable seat-pan…



How They Built It...

How They Built It...