Tuesday, December 3, 2013

YAMAHA anounced 2014 SR400

YAMAHA announced SR400 2014 coming on Jan. 14 2014.
Brown color is new.
Fuel tank pattern changed to simple line.
Best news is 42,000 yen than 2013 model.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I received HONDA VT250 SPADA

 I have got a used HONDA VT250 SPADA as my collection.
Condition ?  Not bad for its age.
But it needs restoration.

Aluminium frame was getting popular not only race scene in '80.
NT650 Hawk GT was same generation and you can see similarity on SPADA.

I will collect NT650 Hawk in future as well.


Saturday, August 10, 2013

XJR1200 with YZF front fork,MOTOCO seat and clip on bars

Shop SIREN's XJR1200
 MOTOCO seat is for SR500/SR400 but it fits XJR1200 perfect.
Front fork is replaced with YZF's fork.
This black XJR1200 looks very nice.
Siren did really excellent work.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

1987 YAMAHA SDR 200cc displacement


This 1987 SDR200 was 2 stroke engine.
So Displacement 200cc was good enough for street.
This bike looks quite different from racer replica TZR250.
It is worth collection.  


Friday, August 2, 2013

Kawasaki announced W800 coming

Kawasaki announced W800 released with new color as shown below
from Sep.1st in Japan
Red line with black color is limited version.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

As you know BOTTPOWER released a bone for Buell XB V-Twin engine.
I own XB9S,which could be a donor.
But it is hard to register in Japan if I built it by myself.

To register motorcycle must be complete when imported.

Meanwhile,is this bone able to assemble single BLAST engine? 

Note: If you own XB V-twin engine, It will cost a lot.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

CB1100 spoke wheel

A guy ordered spoke wheels for CB1100.
As a HONDA motorcycle dealer accepted his request.
I like this spoke wheels and wish HONDA sell such CB1100 in future.
How do you think?

Saturday, May 11, 2013

R100RS customized by "RITOMO-SERENO"

http://www.ritmo-sereno.com/customfile/fuk-r100rs-1.jpg
Every time I admire Ritmo's works when I see Nakajima's blog..
This R100RS has been full restored step by step to fit owner's usage.
Carburetor were replaced. 
Stock carburetor is vacuum carburetor so we feel mild power of engine.
When you use airhead at circuit,they replaced with sliding carburetor like FCR carburetor.
You will be surprised with its quick response than stock carburetor.
Quick means sensitive to throttle work. That is good to circuit use.
But normal long touring,I do not recommend such sensitive FCR carburetor.   

Meanwhile, I like this grey color,which looks like US force jet planes.
What color does this come from?  from Vintage BMW?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Magazine "Motorcyclist" project CB1100 with Swellfish fuel tank

Honda fan of USA can get CB1100 from this year.
Almost people ride without modification as it is brand new bike.
Developing fuel tank seems difficult due to tank contains fuel pump and other small parts in it.
But enthusiastic shops developed some unique parts.
Above CB1100 is magazine "Motorcyclist" project bike.
You can buy this swellfish shape tank from Motorcyclist web-shop.

CB1100 is aluminum wheels so looks modern.
I wish to change to spoke wheels.
You can get spoke wheels from some shop now.
I will introduce spoke wheels shortly.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

1990 R100RS restored

R100RS restored complete.
Seat is Nitroheads and LED tail lamp,
Acewell meter,
One off muffler,
replaced haadlight
stock wheels.
Is this tracker custom?  

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

XS650 cafe racer by Silen Motorcycles

Customize XS650 is popular in USA because a plenty of XS650 were sold in past.
SR500 is rare bike though SR500/SR400 are sold many in Japan.
Please see Silen Motorcycles XS650 cafe racer shown above. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

1975 R100RS with MOTOCO seat


Another R100RS with MOTOCO seat.

Monday, April 1, 2013

1990 R100RS

Front fairing is replaced with aftermarket fairing.
Its height looks OK to protect wind.
Seat is also replaced with K&H single seat for YAMAHA SR400/SR500.
Those aftermarket fairing and single seat mach this black 1990 R100RS.  

As compared with MOTOCO seat,K&H seat is not perfect.
Because it was developed for SR not for R100RS,
bottom line surrounding seat is floating slightly from seat frame.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

W650 hi performance custom

W650 is classical look but above W650 is modified so cool.
I can not imagine how fast it runs.
Carburetor,muffler,swing arm,wheels etc. are changed to other motorcycle's parts.
Blue color on crankcase cover is eye catch with Belringer brake caliper.

On W650 after market,several displacement up kit are found in Japan,
from W650 to W750. from W650 to W800.
You do not need to buy new W800 if you got those parts from Japan.

Me? I will get a used W400 someday
and make it low down W400. 

MOTOCO seat on BMW R80 1989

This single seat is MOTOCO single seat for airhead.

Perfect shape for air head big tank.
It is well designed to fit tank shape.
It is look like BMW genuine single seat.
Why? Seat lower edge has flare like stock bike.



Saturday, March 9, 2013

Red Ram Motorcycle's R100RS cafe racer


Red Ram built R100RS cafe racer as shown on photos.
Which is mono suspension.
Battery moved to back of engine and air filter was removed as CR carburetor assembled.
Front section is from Kawasaki bike's parts.
Seat is "NITOROHEADS" cafe racer seat.
Seat frame was remade for this seat to fit seat bottom line.
Headlight is small meter build in case.

I think NITROHEADS seat is good seat but it is not good to BMW big tank.
Tank is too big for seat volume. Because builder replaced with vintage small headlight.
Why did not they choose Toaster tank ?  If so,it became perfect.

Monday, February 25, 2013

HONDA CB1300super four

Is it your type ?
Cafe racer will not be interested in it.
Why?  
It is modern European style ?
I think design really Japanese design.
Beautiful fairing and red and white color body combination is admirable.

I prefer to CB400Super four.
AU user can buy them but other countries ..... unknown.

Monday, February 4, 2013

new Kawasaki Z250

250cc displacement is small?
I do not think so for commute and run downtown.
I think Ninja 250 most cool than HONDA's and YAMAHA's 250cc.

KAWASAKI has released non-fairing Z250 street fighter a few days ago.

These days KAWASAKI motorcycle are cool design.
Because the design team manager is moved from MAZDA who designed MX-5 Miata.

Friday, January 25, 2013

HONDA CB400SuperFour 1992

HONDA CB400SuperFour is reasonable at used bikes market.
Because large number of CB400SuperFour had been sold.
Its capacity and durability are good enough for entry riders.
Body size is not as big as CB1100SF and CB1300SF.

Why not do you buy used CB400SuperFour and paint it like above?
You do not need to change muffler and suspension.
Just paint it!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

BMW R100 + Motoco seat

Motoco brand is my favorite.
I think Motoco seat best of all aftermarket BMW seat.

When I were young,I thought that seat was BMW genuine part. 
Because it is well designed like genuine.
What is like genuine? The edge of lower line has flare surrounding seat. 
Motoco seat fits well the big fuel tank shape.
How do you think ? 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

BMW vs Kawasaki Street fighter

When I went to Ramen restaurant,three motorcycles parked.
left R1200R is light weight and easy to control.
Right Kawasaki is cool street fighter.

I watched those two bikes and especially seat.
Kawasaki's seat more narrow than BMW
so it must be good to non tall guys like me.  

Lower seat is better to me and non tall guy.  
It is serious issue.

SR400 green

Is this modern street tracker?
If I were this bike owner,I would like to go with cafe racer looks with lower suspension.


Monday, January 7, 2013

I would like to get HawkGT someday,
which V-twin engine is famous in durability.
And I like HawkGT's simple looks.

By the way, 
Does anyone assemble HawkGT's fuel tank and seat onto VRF400R ?
Is it possible ? 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

HONDA Hornet 250 custom


Siren Motorcycle locates east of Tokyo,
They make cool street fighters.
I do not imagine it Hornet 250,so many custom parts. 
You might not see this front fairing,which is from Suzuki Banduit's fairing.


                                           Please take a look their works.
                                           http://www.siren-motorcycles.com/1.onsale.html




Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Customize to PRESTO's look SR500

PRESTO is famous in high performance SR custom.
Their paint work is awesome.
When I make PRESTO look SR,it will cost a lot.
Firstly I have to change wheels,swing arm,front fork,brakes,muffler and on and on.
Changing to such parts cost 200,000yen or more
and paint cost 100,000yen or more.

I happened to find used SR400 at 188,000yen as shown above 3photos.
If I got extra budget,I will buy it.
But ...... not now.


PRSTO's blog is ;

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Heiwa motorcycle's Sportster 1200 custom

A happy new year !

I am going to inform you of Japaneses custom bikes,
which are catching my eyes and hurt.
Now let me introduce Heiwa Motorcycle's Sportster custom.
It is changed to 18inch rear wheel.
Frame end is modified with loop.
Front suspension is 2inch lowered and rear suspensions are changed longer
suspension than stock suspension.
As you are aware,Heiwa intended to make a British cafe racer with HD Sportster.
"Excellent ! It is quite a British motorcycle no one denies."