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1972 Honda XL250

Posted on August 30, 2010 by Scott in Brat, Tracker. 15 comments

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Larry Pearson is no newcomer to the pages of Pipeburn. First we featured his beautiful CB550, then his Wes Cooley GS1000S (which is about to appear in Cycle World) and now this striking Honda XL250. “A co-worker of mine had this dilapidated ’72 Honda XL250 that he used as a woods bike for 20 years” said Larry. “He stripped it down, put a set of knobby tires on it and just rode it occasionally. It had been bored out to a 305cc and a mild cam installed by a previous owner.” For whatever reason it sat outside for about 5 years unused, until it was offered to Larry for free – just to see if he could do something with it. “I didn’t really have any need for a dirt bike, but when he told me about the engine and how well it ran, I went over for a look. Even after sitting outside for all those years, and with bad gas in the tank, it fired right up after about 5 kicks!.” Larry decided to haul it home. It was in terrible shape, with rust everywhere, dented tank, broken fenders, bent exhaust and anything else you can think of. Wondering what to do, Larry came up with the idea to make a retro motard.

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Yamaha XS650 Boardtracker

Posted on July 25, 2010 by Scott in Tracker. 7 comments
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It’s not every day you see a Yamaha boardtracker – especially one of this calibre. It wasn’t long ago that this one of a kind XS650 created a lot of attention when featured on XS650Chopper. Built by the talented Nick Stringer from Metal Head Fabrication in California, it recently picked up Iron Works Bar Hopper 1st place at the LA Calendar Motorcycle show.

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SR500 Street Tracker

Posted on June 23, 2010 by Scott in Tracker. 4 comments

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The idea to turn his SR500 into a street tracker came to Italian Andrea Costantini after viewing some photos of a Kim Boyle creation. “I searched the bike spasmodically, because I loved the mechanics” he says. Luckily for Andrea his father is a mechanical engineer and has a small workshop at home with a horizontal lathe, a vertical mill and a grinding wheel. So with the help of his Dad, Andrea went about creating his dream street tracker.

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Harley Flat Tracker

Posted on May 2, 2010 by Scott in Classic, Tracker. 2 comments

This is another unique Flat Tracker that is owned by Flat Track racer and enthusiast Bob Neilson. The Harley Sportster motor is housed in a legendary Trackmaster frame that has been highly modified, stretched 8 inches and all new mounts added. Trackmaster frames were built by Ray Hensley and were synonymous with track racing. Since Ray’s death these frames have been well sought after.


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BSA Goldstar Flat Tracker

Posted on March 28, 2010 by Scott in Tracker. 1 Comment

Someone wiser than me once said “Ask and Thou Shall Receive“, I asked for your bikes and I did receive. We’ll start with this mouthwatering BSA Gold Star which was originally a long time racer ridden by Ramon ‘Porky’ Perez from Northern California. After he was injured several years ago he sold off most of his Gold Star racers including this one. It was then purchased by flat track legend Tom Horton, who was a former pro National, sporting the number 55. The bike was stripped down and the motor was sent to Matt Hilgenburg from Speed & Sport in Northern California for a complete rebuild to race specs.


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SR500 Street Tracker

Posted on January 27, 2010 by Scott in Tracker. 4 comments

This ‘designer’ SR500 street tracker was built by Steve Hillary at the Red Max Speed Shop for the opening party of London fashion store Present. Red Max are based in Hampshire, U.K, and are involved in the fast growing Shorttrack racing scene in Europe. They may have a passion for trackers, but they also build some nice cafe racers and bobbers. Redmax made the custom parts, fabrication, SR tank and the seat was custom made by Bratstyle. The eye-catching paint job is by the talented guys at Death Spray Customs, although the design is by Japanese fashion designer (based in London) Eley Kishimoto and is appropriately named “flash” print. If you think the design looks familiar it’s probably because it featured recently on a range of Ruby Ateliar helmets. But it doesn’t stop there, you can even buy matching shoesskateboard and backpack to go with your helmet. Hit the link to see the Red Max SR500 Flickr page. [Found on Sideburn Blog]


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M&M’s SR

Posted on September 20, 2009 by Scott in Tracker. No Comments

This isn’t a bike built by the chocolate maker, it’s from a custom shop in Japan that goes by the name M&M Motorcycles. Based not far from Yokohama in a city called Kanagawa. Like most Japanese shops they specialize in SR’s, W650’s and TR’s. We really dig this yellow SR tracker. Judging by their website they seem to build mostly street trackers. They also have a blog and a shop that are worth checking out. The shop has some interesting things, ranging from ashtrays through to motorcycle parts and clothing.


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Flakes Custom Cycles

Posted on August 31, 2009 by Scott in Rat, Tracker. 1 Comment

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a bike from this Japanese shop called Flake motorcycles. They are the masters of fine paint work. Just check out some of their amazing tanks. This TW200 has been done in true Japanese style. Like so many sweet TW200 found on the streets of Tokyo. That retro paint work is beautiful.


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Icon Cretin

Posted on August 30, 2009 by Scott in Other, Tracker. No Comments

Icon are renowned for their over the top helmets, jackets and bikes. Their latest creation is no different. This little green 76′ Yamaha TT500 has been done in true Icon style. Although, unlike the rest of their gear this has a really cool retro look. It makes me feel all prepubescent and stoned just looking at it. The incredible thing about this bike is the diverse range of parts. It has the front end from a 1990 Suzuki Katana 600, Handlebars from a 2002 Honda Reflex (the one thing I would change) and even a rear brake from a Hayabusa. For more pics and the full spec list of this impressive build visit the one and only Hell For Leather Magazine.


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Jesse Rookes XR1200

Posted on August 24, 2009 by Scott in Tracker. 1 Comment

Jesse Rookes is a very talented bike builder. He came onto the scene in 2002 with his first bike Dinah which quickly made a name for himself in the custom scene. We really dig his latest project for Dunlop. This XR1200 has the best parts money can buy like Marzocchi suspension and Brembo brakes. Overall it’s not as flashy as his previous builds but when Dunlop was footing the bill it was smart to make the tires the hero.


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