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2006 Triumph Thruxton Custom
Custom Alloy Fuel tank by Richard Phelps
Airtech Bubble glass seat pan that was hacked to death to fit my application
Custom fitted Vintage Fairing
Re-wired entire bike with Wompy
Air Box Delete
Custom Ignition button and keyless power switch
Tiny Battery by Ballistic
170 rear wheel
Frame got the shit shower and shaved job
Custom Sprocket Cover by Wompy (Still Kickin)
Custom Tail light
All blinkers, hand controls / electronics deleted.
Ikon alloy rear shocks
F3 converted forks
Lexicon Mud Guard and alloy seat base guard
Custom Pegs by Wompy
Sky King bar end mirror
More pics at BeerBooters.com
OK here is my Caesar Racer IV, its based upon a 1999 Harley FXD - the first Twin Cam that Harley introduced. I bought the bike new and used it as my daily commute for many years, and did bits and pieces to it before this complete customisation in 2010.
Bike handles really well and put about 5000 miles on it since the conversion.
BSA A 10 Goldenflash
650ccm Air cooled OHV Twin, 4 speed, dry clutch
Owner: Carsten Goldkamp
Builder: Frank Quabeck and Carsten Goldkamp
Original Frame, lowered
Front end: customized WK Trike with Harley Headlight
Rear end: handmade Tail light
Numberplate holder: handmade
Tank: handmade 3 pieces Alu tank (2 parts petrol, 1 part oil)
Fender: handmade Alu
Exhaust pipes: handmade steel with handmade silencers
Handlebar: handmade Steel with Customtech Risers
Seat: old Bicycle seat
Carsten, Very nice build. Well done.
This is my favorite of them all. I think you did an amazing job. I ride bobbers. But this build is just a real Gem.
1996 Suzuki Bandit aka Bandit CR351
Chopped front fender and rear
Cafe racer seat
Battery and electrics relocation, under the seat
Rearsets and clip ons
After market clocks, and headlight
Home made rear light and plate bracket.
Now the pictures
This is my Honda CB550K Cafe Racer. It started of very ugly 3 years ago and over this period it has taken on a new form which you see today. It has a Benjies Cafe Racer seat and tank with custom paint, welding work done on the frame with electrics under the seat, new spokes, painted frame and rims, polished covers and rear hub, electronic ignition, clip on bars, mini speedo ,drilled disc and so on. Regards Don.
Here is my 1962 Triton caferacer with the 650cc engine of a TRIumph and the slimline featherbed frame of a norTON. I bougt the bike in a terrible condition. I totaly restored and build up the bike again in about 3 years. A lot of parts are home made like: Alloy engine mouting plates, Alloy front fender, Alloy race seat, Alloy holder numberplate, exaust pipes, wiring, Alloy guard beltdrive, stainless belt gastank, cut out bottom gastank and restyled it, build up the entire engine and gearbox, etc.
Engine: Triumph 650cc pre-unit 1956 with new bearings and pistons
Cilinder and top-end: Rebuild Triumph Bonneville 650cc 1965 with new valve's and guide's
Carbs: Rebuild the original Amal's
Gearbox: Triumph pre-unit 4 gears with new bearings
Primair: Bob Newby beltdrive and clutch
Rims: Alloy Borrani '60
Front end: Norton Roadholder internal everything new
Frontbrake: Grimeca 4 leaded
Frame : Norton Featherbed Slimeline 1962
Rearbrake: Triumph Bonneville 650
enough talking, here are some pictures
This is my little 1989 honda cd250u. Kind of bobberish but everyone on the street calls it a cafe so it's here. (I never really give it a label apart from 'affordable')
I did all the work myself apart from the seat upholstery, although I made the pan.
The tank is bare metal with a real gold leaf stripe down the back, gilded on my Max of Corpses from Hell fame. Laquered by Death Spray Custom as a favour for some work I did.
The battery and solednoid is held in the ammo bag on the side.
The wiring loom was completely rebuilt with internal wires on the LHS of the bars and new ignition switches relocated out of the way.
The pipes are wrapped to cover holes in the headers from rust. shhhhh
Lots and lots of little details, too many to mention but in short it's light, clean, cheap, quick and fun. And it gets ridden almost daily (not always on roads like this!)
Hope you like it. All the best.