Friday, March 9, 2012

The Two Stroke Green Machine

Here's another artistic creation built by Tampa based, Alain Bernard of Santiago Chopper Specialties. (*Alain has affectionately named this bike 'F&%k The Green') This little two stroke rocket is a perfect mix of various bike components from Ducati, GSXR and Kawasaki etc. Thet flow together flawlessly like a perfect Swiss (French) time piece. Check out the Stat Sheet for all the details:
Engine: Kawasaki 750 h2 by Paul Gast
Frame: Suzuki GSXR 1988
Subframe: Santiago Chopper
Swingarm: Ducati 1100s
Rear Wheel: Ducati 1100s
Front End: Ducati 1098
Front Wheel: Ducati 1098
Brake: Brembo
Gastank: Suzuki and Santiago Design Alain Bernard
paint: Craig Sikver
Welding: Aztech
Assembly by Mike Lima and Alain Bernard
Photography: erick runyon
To see more images of this fabulous creation, jump on over to our sister website at Choppershotz.com. Until next time, we'll see you in pictures!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Harley davidson Iron 883 Cafe' Racer





Our friends at Shaw Speed & Custom in the UK are continuously pushing what can be done with a standard HD as a starting point. This is one of our favorite creations of a café sportster to date. Simple, clean and well done. This is what Steve Willis at Shaw has to say about it. "Using RSD components such as the RSD Clip-Ons and the new Cafe seat the new Harley-Davidson XL883N Iron was run through the workshop for a makeover, inspired by the RSD component changes giving the bike a complete new look the bike also had fabrication on the fuel tank Shaw Speed & Custom style giving the cut out knee areas, and the frame was worked on with the fender rails removed and a strengthening loop being added underneath the seat so the bike has the look without compromise, the foot pegs were changed for rear sets for the right feel and not just look.Old style Avon Speed masters were fitted front and rear, signature stop tail and indicator relocation to the rear underside of the Swingarm, HD Nostalgic grips, Rough Craft Air breather, Vance and Hines Competition exhaust in stainless and finished in a classic blue with Gold HD logos compliment the overall look, again the Sportster is shown for its versatility." -Steve Willis

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

1978 CX500D by Doc's Chops!

What we have here is something special, the bike is a 1978 cx500d. 500cc watercooled v twin well ahead of it's time for 1978, shaft drive, electronic ignition, they were much more popular in Europe, used as police bikes, postal delivery bikes. Legend has it,there is a proud owner of one of these with 278,000 miles on it! The person responsible for 'putting Humpty back together again' is Greg Hageman. Greg's been working on bikes for over 30 years, the last 11 spent at a HD dealership, He's a Master of Technology level 5 mechanic, I say MECHANIC because he works on everything, before the harley dealership he worked at an idependent Euro car shop. Greg is an Iowa farmboy and has a barn full of 25 or so classic bikes waiting for restoration for cafe building. He says he also digs scrambler type bikes and plan on some classic "scrambler" style builds. to see some of Greg's past build chek'em out here: http://community.webshots.com/user/softaildoc

*Images photographed with a Nikon D3 and nikkor 70-200VR lens. All lighting is via the Nikon CLS System , shooting with a combination of one SB900,two SB800's and four SB600's.