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Spooky Tooth Cycles

Posted on January 13, 2009 by Scott in Moped. 1 Comment

Came across these guys in my travels. They are called Spooky Tooth Cycles  and are based in Tuscon Arizona. By combining standard bicycles with small two stroke engines, Spooky Tooth are creating some cool looking motor-cycles for their own thrill seeking purposes. They even fought the law in Arizona (and won)  to have these bikes legal without registering them. Check this link to read more about that story.


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Honda Monkey 40th Anniversary Edition

Posted on January 12, 2009 by Scott in Classic. 1 Comment
These things are big in Japan (well you know what i mean). This limited edition Honda Monkey 40th Anniversary Edition was apparently inspired by a famous japanese anime series called Peach Pit’s Shugo Chara. It costs ¥215,250, which is about $3400 Aus. dollars. Quite a lot for something so small. But they look like a lot of fun. Click on this too see how much fun.
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The Ace Cafe

Posted on January 12, 2009 by Scott in Other. No Comments

This blog’s name is inspired by this legendary cafe so i thought i should write a blurb about it. The Ace Cafe is full of history – it was originally built in 1938 to serve as a road side cafe stop for truckers using the new North Circular Road. It was open 24 hours a day – and being on one of the fastest roads in the country – bikers soon started to appear. It was bombed during the war then rebuilt in 1949 – it was the heart of the Mods and Rockers war – it was the home of Rock ‘n’ Roll and it owned the 50s. If you ride a bike the Ace Cafe was and still is THE place to meet.
Unfortunately the cafe closed it’s doors in 1969 and has been a bookies, a filling station and more recently a tyre depot – but importantly the building itself didn’t change. Then in 2001 Mark Wilsmore re-opened the Ace as a bikers cafe again – after years of work getting it off the ground. If you are ever in London it should be high on your list of places to visit. Theres always something on there. Live bands, theme nights and race meets.

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Schott NYC Easy Rider Jacket

Posted on January 12, 2009 by Scott in Review. 1 Comment

This is a pretty cool jacket. Pays homage to the classic movie Easy Rider. Schott NYC make quality gear so this should be no exception. Not sure if they deliver it worldwide but at $590 its not bad. It doesn’t have the american flag on the back like the one in the movie which i believe is a good thing… millions of americans would probably disagree with me.

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Deus Grievous Angel

Posted on January 11, 2009 by Scott in Brat, Café Racer. 1 Comment

Ok. I was just on the Deus site and noticed they sell a kit for the SR400 to turn it into what they call a Grievous Angel. Looks so nice all black. Could be an option for my project. Check out these pics to see the kit and what the SR400 looks like after operation….

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Kawasaki W650

Posted on January 11, 2009 by Scott in Review. 4 comments

Now i thought i better post something other than a SR400. I feel like i have been too bias. I love the W650. It looks like a british bike and the japanese manufacturer Kawasaki don’t deny they copied some early british bikes. They are proud of what they created. Why wouldnt they be… Its an awesome looking machine and a great start to a cafe racer.

The Kawasaki W650 is designed to resemble British motorcycles of the early 1960’s. The styling is particularly based on the Triumph Bonneville. However, while British twin-cylinder motorcycles of the period had pushrod engines, the W650 is distinctive in having an shaft-driven overhead camshaft similar to those used on single-cylinder motorcycles from Ducati and Velocette.Heres a couple of pics to get you excited. I particularly love the b&W pic…

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Ruby Helmets

Posted on January 11, 2009 by Scott in Review. 2 comments

These have to be the sexiest helmets I have seen. They make me want to ride a bike… any bike. I think I would still look good wearing this helmet on a kids bmx. Of course you can find them at Deus or if you live outside Australia visit the Les Ateliers Ruby website. Who cares what the features are when they look this good…


 


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30th Anniversary SR400

Posted on January 11, 2009 by Scott in Classic. 2 comments

Yamaha is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the SR400/500 motorcycle series. This is a limited edition 2008 SR400 they have released. I am guessing it will be quite hard to get your hands on one. I would almost keep it stock if i bought one. no point turning one into a cafe racer. they do look beautiful as is. You can still buy these in Japan at reasonable prices. There’s also rumours that Yamaha are going to stop producing the SR400 in 2009 so these could really be collectors items.


 


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The SR400 Search

Posted on January 10, 2009 by Scott in Classic. No Comments

I have decided to purchase a Yamaha SR400 for my Cafe Racer project. After having a look around on bikepoint.com.au and deus.com.au it looks like you cant get a Sr400 for less than 6-7k. Now i have looked around on some japanese websites and there are so many sweet sr400’s for around 200,000 Yen (which is around $2500 Australian). I know it is going to cost me shipping one over, plus the compliance plates but i am going to give it a go. Plus I have some contacts in Japan that might be able to help me.

This is one website in the north of Japan that has some great buys…

www.eaglejp.co.jp

This looks like a pretty straight Yamaha sr400 for 200,000 yen. Has 14,000km on it but thats not too bad…

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Cult of the Cafe Racer

Posted on January 10, 2009 by Scott in Video. 3 comments

Cool vid, worth a look… Gotta love the Ace Cafe in London…

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