Entries by adminX

Tips for Insuring Your Cafe Racer

We wanted to give you some insight and advice about insuring your Cafe Racer motorcycle. So, we interviewed an expert. Peter Laczko,  who owns InsureYourToy.com, works with various insurance vendors and specializes in insuring motorcycles and other toys. Here are a few of his answers to our questions. Have questions of your own, let us […]

How’d you do that?

We love to hear how our Cafe Racer fans built their bikes. So, please keep ’em coming. Here’s a build we wanted to share. Paul Bicker, from the UK sent us this before and after. Paul knew the look and feel he wanted to create. “I always wanted a cafe racer in the garage, something […]

Before & After: Kevin Stanley

Kevin Stanley, who runs his own chop shop in L.A. sent us these before and after shots. The Honda Brat: What did he change? “Custom frame hoop, new dime city cycles brat style seat, clubman handlebars, new lighting, new lowered shocks, new tires.” The Hawk: What did you enjoy most and what did you find most […]

Your Bike: Chad Daly

This week’s #tonuptuesday entrant is named “Cathy” and she comes from the gorgeous lake city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Chad Daly picked up this 1981 Yamaha XS650 Special from the original owner for only $400! It was his first project and he spent five months working on it in his garage when he wasn’t traveling […]

Before & After: Mark Pardoski

1976 Honda CJ360T a first-time build by Mark Pardoski. “It took me two winters of my spare time to complete the build,” he said. Mark rescued the bike from the shed of a friend, whose uncle (pictured) bought it new in ’76. The bike had sat for 15 years.   Find Mark on Instagram at […]

Your Shop: Inglorious Motorcycles

Sam Evans of Essex, England sent us photos of his 1978 Honda CB400 Superdream. It’s the first bike he ever built. “After completing the bike I wanted to build more, so I started up Inglorious Motorcycles,” he said. Inglorious has been in business since only earlier this year.   “The bike was a pile of […]

The Giveaway: One builder’s dream to give a bike to a vet

Cole Custer has many friends who are military veterans and on Veterans Day earlier this month an idea hit him – he’s going to build a $30,000 custom bike, give it away to a veteran and donate leftover proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project. He’s wanted to give to a cause and saw this as […]

Your Shop: Dream Wheels Heritage

This is how it happens: dude wants to build a bike and ends up starting a shop and a brand. A deep recession in Portugal hasn’t stopped 32 year old marketing professional Hélder Moura from chasing his dream. More on that in a bit but first he wants you to meet “Copper”, a 1973 BMW […]

Your Shop: Bedlam Werks

From Travis Christopher, the owner of Bedlam Werks in Athens, GA: “Three years ago I started my company, Bedlam Werks,” Christopher said. “We are a custom motorcycle parts manufacturer that operates out of Athens, Georgia. Our primary medium for construction is aluminum. My passion for custom design began as a young kid. I grew up […]

Your Bike: 1974 Rickman Trident CR

Earl Johnson of Minnesota sent us a real gem this week; a 1974 Rickman Trident CR that he used in competition in the Central Roadracing Association in the late 70s. He picked it up at a salvage yard near home. The motor was originally a Bonneville but when that blew he replaced it with a 1971 […]