0 1978 Honda CX500 By Dave of Moto-Mucci

Dave, the editor and owner of the blog Moto-Mucci, sent me this pics of his first motorcycle, a 1978 Honda CX500 Standard. He bought it off a guy in Michigan, in running condition, along with bins and bins full of spare parts. He's an Industrial Designer by day, so he started out sketching up concepts of what it could look like. It was a real crash course in motorcycle mechanics, but he found that everything was generally much easier then working on a car. He taught himself everything he could in that amount of time and did most of the work. Tony at Analog Motorcycles helped him out with the frame modification and seat pan. The seat itself, he outsourced to Art at Rod's Designs. He completed the build at the beginning of June, and had been riding it for only a few weeks, before a lady backed into it while it was parked. It got knocked over, putting a big dent in the tank, braking some controls, bending the levers, and denting up the headlight. So he ended up having to fix all of that again. Now he's pretty happy with the way it turned out, It's pretty rough around the edges, but he wouldn't want anything cleaner in the city. Chicago has a way of destroying everything you love that's nice and shiny. Good Work Dave! If you want to view or know more about Dave visit his Blog Moto-Mucci! You will not be disappointed. Enjoy!

HONDA CX500 modifications:

- Chopped and fabricated new seat frame
- Custom designed seat
- Clubman style drop bars
- Posh natural grips
- Custom 8" Cherry Bomb muffler with turn-out tip
- Front and rear fenders chopped from a Goldwing
- Dunlop K70 tires
- Tank and side covers painted warm metallic gray
- Wheels, fenders, forks, headlight and headlight brackets powder coated satin black
- 7" Headlight and bucket from SpeedMotoCo.
- Headlight mounts and tail light from DIme City Cycles
- All gauges removed
- Tan DEI exhaust wrap with black plated hose clamps
- New stiffer rear shocks, and 20W fork oil
- Bike lowered 1" front and rear
- Carbs rebuilt
- NOS 70's black pistol grip levers from Japan
- EBC brakes
... and replaced a bunch of OEM parts.http://moto-mucci.blogspot.com/

0 Chang Jiang 750 built by Bandit9

Bandit9 owner Daryl, acquired this CJ750 to use as a base for his first "guinea pig" project bike. The customised CJ750 titled "Loki" was a test of Daryl's ability to piece together a custom bike in Beijing where he now resides. Loki was torn down and rebuilt from the ground up. The bike was an ex-military model so it had seen it's fair share of use. The Chang Jiang 750 was China's derivative of the Soviet IMZ M-72 which was a spin off of BMW's 1938 R71. The CJ750 was typically produced with a sidecar and was used by the Chinese military in the late 50's/early 60's.
we can expect to see more great custom motorcycles rolling out of the Bandit9 workshop. Daryl's next bike the Bandit2 is already in production and you can catch glimpses of it on the Bandit9 blog or in Bandit9 Web. Enjoy!

0 Some Nice Pics from Highergrounds

Enjoy! you can take a look on his Blog too at Higher Ground


A very beatiful video from Australia, featuring the man and the motorcycles behind Machine,  for more info click here Enjoy!

2 AFS Custom Bikes from Taiwan

Handbuilt in a small garage by AFS Custom bikes from Taiwan. This 'Cub' left the factory as a stocker SYM 90, a domestic stepthrough similar to the Honda Cubs.
Girder fork with low handlebars, hardtailed frame with welded on ducktail. Gastank hidden underneath the seat with brass fillercap on top of ducktail fender. Steel framecover, intricate paintjob, slick tyres.. Every part of the SYM  seems to have been modified. The welding looks the part, as can be seen in the mock-up pictures on the
AFS blog..