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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 R60/5 that had a former life as a police vehicle.

“About one year ago I began working on my dream bike project,” Moura said. “Several ups and downs (no money, no contacts, no “how to do”, etc etc etc) that led me to do it on my own and with the low money I’ve had.”

About the BMW “Copper”:

1973 BMW R60/5
Claimed power: 46hp @ 6,600rpm
Top speed: 159 km/h)
Engine type: 599cc air-cooled OHV opposed twin
Through the process he was led to the son of an old family friend (Jose Miguel Martins) and the two started a brand together, Dream Wheels Heritage. 

“This build, has a big history behind it: a story of passion about two wheels, how people engage themselves when they love something and share their passion. A dream doesn’t become reality through magic: takes sweat, determination and hard work! Miguel is a true mechanic that knows what to do on a car or motorcycle and I’m an “idiot” (the guy with ideas) and both have a big passion about bikes and cars.”

More Specs:

– New handmade rear section (sub-frame)
– New foot rest and new position of riding
– New hand made exhausts
– 18” front rim
– New shocks
– Vintage BING carbs (from Bmw R100) and new handmade fixing system (in copper)
– Fork from an Honda VTR 1000 (year 2000)
– Brakes (front and rear) from Honda VTR 1000
– Vintage (1950) US Pioneer 145 fog light (adapted)
– Hydraulic clutch
– Speed sensor from a 1997 VW Polo (to be able to have an digital speedometer)
– New Daytona speedometer
– Firestone Deluxe Champion tires
– Blitz motorcycles switch (lights)
– Mini Cooper Hot Chocolate colour (tank)
– Frame painted (without visible original welds)
– New hand made seat

 

Ton Up Tuesday: Steve Heath’s 1994 BMW R80RT

1994 BMW R80RT.

Multiple heart attacks and one-year-to-live proclamation from his doctor didn’t keep Steve Heath from completing his BMW scrambler, which he’s nicknamed ‘Soul’d Out’.When Heath, of Weymouth in southern England, began to suffer from serious heart complications at 40 years old, he gave up his career in classic car restoration and focused exclusively on his passion: motorcycles.

Even though more heart attacks set him back, Steve has beaten the doctor’s estimates and he’s still building (andriding).

“The finished article says it all and I am very happy with the way it turned out,” Heath said. “It’s exactly as the image that I had come into my head whilst lying on that hospital bed a few months ago.”

Want to see your bike featured here? Post your finished build on our Instagram or Facebook feeds with #tonuptuesday in the caption or email us at caferacertv@gmail.com. We will feature at least one bike every Tuesday. Give the make, model and year of the bike, your favorite specs, custom parts you built, and if there’s an interesting story behind where it came from, tell it! If you didn’t build the bike, then please list the builder.