This isn’t your typical garage-built junker cafe bike. No corners have been cut getting this beauty to where she is. To start out, the donor bike had 6,500 miles on it. That’s unheard of for almost any 1982 motorcycle. On top of that, the bike was garage kept since ’82 and the donor was in perfect shape. Most of these old cafe racer projects (even from pro build shops) start out with old bikes with high miles where the paint and rubber are basically falling off the bike and you always worry about what might have been overlooked in the rebuild.
If you’re really serious here and want to pull the trigger, I can help make any changes you’d like in a timely manner before final delivery. For example – I could redo the frame/subframe powdercoat to a color of your choosing. I could make minor changes to tires, electrical, foot-peg position, etc… just say the word. I might recommend tossing out the front fender and putting a matching Shinko on the front as it will fit the same size tire as the rear. That would look beefy.
Currently, it’s rocking the following: (should be all-inclusive, but I might have forgotten a few things.)
·2011 Gold R6 Forks, wheel, brakes, triples and rotors. Not from a crashed part out – good shape, no leaks or scratches.
·Domino Rally Vintage Throttle
·CognitoMoto CNC conversion stem mount with new Allballs bearings
·Polished R6 levers and controls with aftermarket 3/4 inch tube clip ons
·New stainless brake small-diameter brake lines from Goodridge USA + Stainless banjo’s and fittings
·BikeMaster 7″ Headlight with integrated turn signals
·LSL Clubman 7″ Bucket
·New R6 fender
·Venhill USA Stainless steel clutch line w/ brand new cable
·Venhill USA Stainless steel throttle cable kit
·Motogadget Motoscope Mini Speedo/tach
·Mini Push momentary buttons (set up with a computer for 4 button control of start, kill, turns, horn, and high beam) Love these they really clean up the bars
·Complete rewire to a solid-state system with only one fuse and no mechanical relays! (Excluding starter solenoid)
·New Starter Solenoid w/ integrated main fuse
·Motogadget M.Unit Blue Computer/solid-state power management system
·AntiGravity 12Cell Lithium Battery
·New Under Tank Ignition Switch
·Twin Amber Supernova LED Tail flashers
·Single Red Supernova LED Taillight
·New Biltwell Solo Seat with custom distressed leather stitching
·MAC Performance Chromed Exhaust kit with stainless steel reverse cone muffler
·Brand new Mikuni VM 34 carbs (with polished tops and bottoms… I’m a sucker for that shine) synced and running 195 mains with… I forget the pilots… If you care just ask
·K&N Air filter with special billet aluminum adapter plate
·New Stainless bolt kit for the whole motor
·Mirrors (using 1, but will come with both)
·Adjustable CNC rearsets
For reals, this thing is a head-turner. You can’t go anywhere without drawing a crowd!
THE PAINT! Paint on the tank and helmet was done by a shop in SLC for $850 and I am selling the bike with a matching helmet made by a well-known luxury vintage helmet manufacturer based in Europe; Hedon. The helmet is a size Large – Goes for $1100 plus paint $250. If you’re on the fence, I can knock the price a bit and keep the helmet.
I’m sure I’m forgetting something… or several somethings… Maybe looking at the bike I would think of more extras on this sucker, but as it sits, we’re talking at least $8000 for just parts and the helmet. Let’s not forget the original bike was around $2000.
Lastly, there is one thing that is hard to put a finger on. Time. I’ve put over 200 hours of my time into replacing, fabricating, and polishing every little piece of this bike. I put my heart into it and am finally ready to move on to a new project.
For locals – No test rides without cash in my hand – if you don’t bring cash you will not ride.
If you’re looking for a comfy daily, this isn’t for you. If you want to be the center of attention at bikes and coffee, you won’t find a better option.