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CB550 Cafe Racer

Posted on April 6, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer, Racer. 8 comments

This CB550 has been lighting up the switchboard on the SOHC4 forum for the past month. The bike was fastidiously built by a guy from Portland who goes by the forum name Paulages. Paul said on the forum that “When i originally built my CB550, the engine was simply cleaned up and painted, and all bearings and bushings replaced, etc. then, I eventually built the 718cc powerplant, and found that the rest of the bike wasn’t quite what the engine needed”.


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Motorcycle T-Shirts

Posted on April 4, 2010 by Scott in Other. 3 comments

We are happy to announce the Pipeburn Store is now open for trading. We have a great selection of motorcycle t-shirts including Triumph, Norton, Honda, Moto Guzzi, Yamaha, BSA and loads more on their way. All our tees are printed on quality pre-shrunk 100% cotton and are officially licensed. There’s also some classic vintage styled motorbike gloves in stock with more in the pipeline. The store will be updated continuously so make sure you keep checking it out. We ship worldwide but please note all prices are in Australian dollars.


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Exile Custom

Posted on April 3, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. 1 Comment

Not everyone has an Exile Cycles custom sitting in their living room (I usually keep mine in the bedroom). This bike was sent to us by Matthew from Britian, it was originally built for the tv show ‘Build or Bust’ back in 2004 and Matt had it shipped to his home in the U.K. Because it was built for the show it obviously looked amazing but was a little impractical. So he had the bike reworked to get it through the UK regulations.


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Kawasaki KZ200

Posted on April 1, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer. 6 comments

This motorcycle was sent to us by one of our readers in Indonesia named Gifny Richata. The bike is a 1981 Kawasaki KZ200, back then in Indonesia it was the biggest bike available since the government limited the motorcycle’s displacement on the market to under 200cc. It’s the first bike made under the Hajarbroxx Motorcycle name. Hajarbroxx was created by Gifny and his motorcycle mechanic friend named Nandang. Together their dream is to create world class customs that stand out on the streets of Indonesia.


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Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer

Posted on March 29, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer. 8 comments

This Guzzi was sent in by George Dockray from Vancouver who used to be an airplane mechanic but is now a pilot flying float planes around the B.C Coast. I thought it would be best to let George describe this unique Guzzi build: “This particular Guzzi was inspired by the contenders at Cartagena, Spain in the vintage series there. I had seen various things on the web about the series and then four years ago I flew over there to see for myself. Guzzi’s dominate the series, especially a rider and builder named Manel Segarra. Suitably enthused, I decided to build a “Segarra Replica” of sorts – a heated up version of the Guzzi hot rod I already had. Kind of a classic case of “what happens when you heat the garage”. The project was acquired piece by piece, built and assembled over about 2 1/2 years. The idea was to have a cafe-come 70’s endurance racer with some reasonable up-dates and conveniences”.


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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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Custom Motorcycles Wanted

Posted on March 27, 2010 by Scott in Other. No Comments

We are always looking for custom motorcycles to feature on Pipeburn. In particular, street trackers, flat trackers, bobbers, and cafe racers. If you have a bike you are proud of then chances are we would also be proud to feature it on Pipeburn. It’s friggin simple, send the best photos of your pride and joy to this email.


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Corpses from Hell

Posted on March 25, 2010 by Scott in Other. No Comments

Came across this great image on one of my favourite mc sites Bubblevisor. The photograph was shot by Richard Baybutt from Corpses from Hell (CFH) of his Honda CD250 and the superbly simple artwork was done by illustrator Maxwell Paternoster who is the other guy behind CFH. Richard shoots a lot of professional BMX and snowboard riders but has also taken some striking black and white photos on his journey from London to the Alps on his motorbike. In the B&W picture below you can see how he travelled with his snowboard strapped to the side of his bike – don’t think a sherpa could have packed that bike better.
We look forward to seeing more from this talented duo.


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XS650 ‘The Hornet’

Posted on March 23, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer. 6 comments


There are some people that wack a bump seat and some ace bars on a bike and call it a cafe racér. And then there are people like Chris AKA ‘The Limey’ who build inspiring cafe racérs like this beautiful XS650. Chris used to own a bike shop in London and wanted to bring the true meaning of a cafe racer to the Amercian shores. Chris migrated to Texas from London around 7 years ago because “he loved the weather in texas” and it’s better weather for riding. As you can see there’s been a lot of work on this bike and this is what Chris told the guys on the outstanding XS650 Chopper site: “It has Excel 18 inch rims, stainless spokes, fork damper valves, progressive springs, alloy swingarm, Brembo brakes (except for the front calliper… incidentally, the rear brake is a work of art from Banke Racing), 750 kit, Shell No.1 race cam, titanium valve tops, serious gas flowing, stainless valves, race clutch, Mikuni RS36 smoothbores (what a bitch to link up… it’s so tight that I can’t use intake gaskets), a gorgeous megaphone from Apollo Cones welded to 1.75 inch stainless pipes (thanks Matt), Yoshi rearsets, all electrics are under the seat (and it even has blinkers built into the headlight), Scitsu race tach…. blah blah blah… the list goes on and on.


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Indian Wall of Death

Posted on March 22, 2010 by Scott in Classic, Video. No Comments

We don’t usually post a lot of weird motorcycle videos but we thought it would be crazy not to post this one – almost as crazy as these indian circus folk. You have probably seen many other Wall of Death videos but the talented young guys from The Diamond Maruti Car Circus in Delhi take it to a new level. At first glance you might think this is dangerous, but if you look closely the white car does use his indicator at the end. The only other picture that tops their impressive performance is this old Wall of Death photo featuring a women driving a car with a lion in a side car. It was called the ‘Liondrome’ and was very popular in the 1930’s and just by looking at this amazing photo you can see why. If you want to know more about the Liondromes and the history of the sport check out this great article on darkroastedblend.


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