Scott from Retro Moto Co in South Fremantle in Western Australia sent me this email and the pics above to see if one of the major blogs were interested in featuring it. It didn’t get picked up so I’m featuring it here for my followers.
Peter McKiernan knew what he wanted in a bike when he approached us
to build him his ultimate CB550. Go before show. The original Honda
metallic orange paintwork on side covers and tank could stay, while
everything else got upgraded, replaced or modified. We tackled this one
in stages, first a no holds barred engine rebuild, top of the line
suspension, exhaust system, carb rebuild, new ignition, custom seat and
guards. After a few weeks of shaking down the new engine Peter brought
it back in for a wide wheel conversion which set the bike over the top.
The result is not over the top wild and eye catching, but a classy
understated bike that still turns heads, with performance nearing some
of the race bikes we build, but keeping enough road manners to ride it
daily. In short, we love this bike!
Lots and lots and lots of details and info on this bike, I’m not so
good with words and junk so best for them to maybe discuss and pen it
however they like, or i can spend more than 2 mins on it and send
something better, but this is where my inexperience shows, not sure what
they are looking for to get it noticed, I’m always too close to the
bikes, i get off on all the tiny details like the modified rearsets that
clear by millimeters but work perfectly, or the way the Lossa
engineering Yoshimura replica exhaust came out once we cut and welded it
to sit a little tighter on the bike (not to mention how it sounds,
auditory porn that is) That sort of stuff probably doesn’t come across
well in print format though so I assume best left unsaid. Anyway, take a
look, see what you think, let us know. (photos by my wife btw, could get bike back for a proper shoot, this was a quick half hour session in Freo one evening)
Hi, I’m Christina. I’m looking for a pen pal from anywhere in the world to send cute lil letters to. I’m in my first year of uni and I’m studying philosophy and German. If you can speak German that would be cool but I’ve only been learning for 3 months so I’m very much a beginner. I like cats, tea, books and bike rides.
Preferences: somewhere around my age would be nice but I don’t mind. Physical letters not email/online would be good too.
Bikes Croatia 1997 Yamaha SR250 “Kokon” – the story
Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3
They say that the SR is a legendary model,
that all the major customizers built at least one… They say that SR has a
cult of followers in Japan… I’m not sure, maybe 400 or 500cc versions, but they
all are an exotic breed here in Croatia.
People here have the tendency to buy bikes as
big as they get, if they cannot afford a 750cc at least, they buy a Burgman. No small bike culture here but hopefully that will change in the future.
So, when this 1997 SR250 appeared for sale,
with 9000kms on the clock, ugly green paint scheme and a rusty gas tank, we
didn’t think twice.