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Another Harley Cafe Racer… This one ridden by Evel Knievel?!?!?

Two Harleys in one day? What is the world coming to…

This one is a bit more customized than the one I posted earlier today. Lots of engine work. Paint. Suspension. So on and so forth. Cool XR piece of kit…

What makes this bike interesting is the Evel Knievel link. From the listing, it is unclear if he rode this during a show. If this has been jumped by the great Evel Knievel, then it is a pretty cool piece of history. I wish there was a photo of the signed helmet and article, too. But regardless, this is a very nice bike – cafe American style.


1999 Harley Sportster Cafe Racer

Ahhh. This is what I want my bike to become. I’m not going to bother going through all the specs on this one, because pretty much everything’s been done. The highlight, though, is the Storz tank. Too bad Storz doesn’t make one of those road racing tanks for the 2004-present Sportsters.

However, I do have a question for the owner of this bike. Why is the picture of the Ohlins shocks on a bike with a chain and closed end Supertrapp vs. the other three pictures being belt-drive and open-end Supertrapp? I actually have the same black Progessive 15″ shocks on my Sporty, and although they probably don’t control the rear wheel quite as the Ohlins, they are 1.5″ longer for added ground clearance. 🙂
The owner commented via a question I sent to him on eBay. Here’s his response, or you can read it as the actual comment he sent to the blog…

I am the owner of the 99 Cafe. Sorry for the confusion. The pic with the PS shocks is an older one that I used because it was a good pic, sunny day and full profile shot (and frankly, I forgot that I had the newer Ohlins and chain drive since it was taken) 🙂

From 1999 Harley Sportster Cafe Racer, 2008/07/26 at 11:08 AM

Sportster Cafe Racer

What the hell is this thing?!?!?

WTF! Is this a photoshopped picture? It’s like 100% blacked out!

I got this from , but I have no idea where it came from. Do you like? I’m not sure. I’ve blocked out chrome on vehicles I’ve owned before, but this takes it to extremes…

Crazy Harley Bike

Why am I here?

Why am I doing this? Because I love cafe racers.

They are cool.

Wicked cool.

I have a cafe racer. Well, kind of. It is a 2005 Harley Sportster that has been cafe’d. Clip-ons, raised ride height for ground clearance, brake upgrades, a little bit more power, sticky tires that wear out way to fast.

Is it really a cafe racer in the traditional sense of the word? Sort of. It’s built for spirited riding, but isn’t British. What can I say? I like a reliable bike.

Anyways, with this blog, I plan to write about bikes, mostly cafe racers, but anything that suits my fancy. I will be finding cool bikes on the web and eBay (the best place to find cafe racers in America) that I like, wish I could buy, might buy, or are just plain cool.

In the future, I might migrate to my own site, but wordpress seemed cool, so it is here that I landed.