Bikes

  • 1979 Suzuki GS550 Cafe Racer

    So after a long time in the workshop, and a few different colour schemes the 1979 Suzuki GS550 Cafe Racer…

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  • Cafe Racer Workshop Spotify Playlist Vol. 3

    It’s nearly Friday so why not turn up the sound of wherever you are / working with volume 3 of…

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  • Spotify Cafe Racer Workshop Music Vol.2

    Volume 2 of our Cafe Racer inspired workshop Spotify playlist is now up on Spotify for you to fill your…

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  • Spotify Cafe Racer Inspired Music For Your Workshop

    As a lot of people have requested what music we have on in the workshop, we’ve compiled the first (of…

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  • CX500 Photoshoot Day 2

    As we’re starting to go through our post editing shots of the Honda CX500 Cafe Racer project, here’s one we’re…

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  • Honda CX500 cafe racer

    CX500 first official photo

    We’re so excited after our photoshoot that just happened this Tuesday that we just want to share with you the…

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  • Paul B’s Ducati Monster project

    Paul’s project started life as 1998 Ducati Monster 600 in yellow and black (he couldn’t stand the yellow). He picked…

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  • Bavarian Cafe Racer’s Suzuki GN 250

    Bavarian Cafe Racer’s second featured project is a Suzuki GN 250 from 1989 for his wife. They bought it because…

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  • Brayden Dixon’s SR250 project

    Brayden is about to embark on his SR250 project and so far it appears to be a good one. Here…

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  • Kiran Rao’s Yamaha RX135 Diablo

    Diablo Is powered by a 2 stroke, 132 cc, 4 speed, single cylinder engine from a Yamaha RX135 and is…

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  • Michaël Argentin’s ’95 Kawasaki ER-5

    Michaël found the bike almost 10 years ago and rode it almost 50 000 kms. Then he transformed it, first…

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  • Amos Gottardi’s 81 GS550

    Here’s Amos Gottardi’s 1981 gs550, he had the dream to build his own cafe racer for years and finally did…

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  • Bavarian Cafe Stories’ BMW R80RT

    Bavarian Cafe Stories’ BMW R80RT is powerd by 50hp Boxer Engine. The bike Has run 103.000 km already. But runs…

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  • Jish’s CB125

    Jish’s take on his Honda 125 is one of a kind with the fine detailing and bespoke laser etched seat.…

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  • Honda CX500 cafe racer bike shed show

    The Honda CX500 Cafe Racer build at the Bike Shed London Show 2018

    What better way to get into the swing of 2018 than to have the CX500 shown at the Bike Shed…

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build 19 – Making exhaust mounts & frame dismantling for powder coating

    Final checks before sending the Honda CX500 Cafe Racer frame off to the powder coaters. I need to reassemble the…

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  • Cafe Racer Build 25, Suzuki GS550 painting the fuel tank blue

    In this video we finally give the Suzuki GS550 its new colour, a beautiful Fiat Volare Blue.

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  • Seeing as the fuel tank for the Honda CX500 Cafe Racer needed respraying I decided to add the extra stripe.

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build 17 – Relocating the keys switch & shaping the yolk

    A few jobs done in this Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Project. First is relocating the keys switch so it sits…

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  • SACHA LAKIC’S CX500 CAFE RACER

    Very few times do bikes inspire you o much to buy that particular model. In my case, this is the…

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  • Cafe Racer Build 24, Suzuki GS550 installing new intake boots & priming the seat cowl.

    Finally fitting the new rubber intake boots for the Suzuki GS550 cafe racer project and re-fitting the carbs and filter…

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  • JTEC Moto’s Yamaha Virago Wyer

    Jtec Moto, based in Los Angeles’ take on the Yamaha Virago with their Wyer, is a bike which sets the…

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  • Cafe Racer Build 23, Suzuki GS550 Fuel tank priming and first white coat.

    Priming and painting the first coat of white onto the Suzuki GS550 cafe racer tank. I’m blaming a cheap spray…

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  • Blitz Motorcycles – BMW R100 GS Black Ops

    This ’83 BMW R100GS was fully rebuilt by Blitz Motorcycles and transformed into a machine which they think could have…

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build 16 – Making a removable rear light & plate bracket

    Part 16 of the Honda CX500 Cafe Racer build and the main issue I have is the huge number plate…

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  • New t shirt designs available

    Happy Friday. We have a new tee design up on our online shop. Available in different styles and fittings. For…

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  • Top 5 Cafe Racer Fuel / Gas Tanks

    Whilst working on the Suzuki GS550 Cafe Racer fuel tank I decided to compile a list of my own top…

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  • 5 other YouTube channels to get subscribe for 2018

    ‘Tis the season to share. Check out my 5 recommended channels to subscribe to for 2018.

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build 15 – Fabricating the electrics tray

    Time to create the electrics tray for the Honda CX500 Cafe Racer project in preparation for powdercoating by creating a…

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build 14 – Mounting the Cafe Racer seat

    Now that the frame for the Cafe Racer frame has been welded to the right size I can create seat…

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build 13 – Relocating & making and welding a battery mount

    In today’s video I figure out where best I can fit the battery for the Honda CX500 Cafe Racer. As…

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build 12 – New rear frame hoop & shock mounts

    Part 12 of the Honda CX500 Cafe Racer build and the rear frame hoop and shock mounts is fabricated and…

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  • BLACK FRIDAY 25% OFF EVERYTHING

    For 1 day only our online store has a 25% Black Friday discount. Use code ‘blackfriday’ at checkout.

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  • Cafe Racer Build 22, Suzuki GS550 Fuel tank dent filler & prepping for painting

    Time to prep the Suzuki GS550 cafe racer tank for its respray. A few dents I ned to take care…

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  • I need your help – Q & A announcement

    I need your help, a week today I will be uploading a Q & A video and I need your…

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  • Cafe Racer Build 21, Suzuki GS550 POR15 fuel tank sealing & fixing

    Fixing the Suzuki GS550 fuel tank leak with POR15 fuel tank re-sealer. Hopefully this will fix the fuel leak issue…

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  • Black Heart Honda CX500 wallpaper

    As our Honda CX500 build gets on the way now we knew the bike needed a deserving identity. So today…

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  • The Day I Met Magnus Walker – Urban Outlaw Book Signing

    A different video for today. I finally get the chance to meet an inspirational bloke, the one who inspires me…

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build 11 – Spray painting the fuel tank

    Part 11 of the Honda CX500 Cafe Racer build and it’s time to paint the fuel tank in the colours…

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  • #Bikerlife Tees now available

    As part of our ever growing merchandise we’re really proud to launch our #bikerlife tees to our online shop. Nothing…

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  • Part 10 of the Honda CX500 Cafe Racer build and as I’m still unsure whether to go GSXR front forks…

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build 9 – Fuel tank paint stripping & filler

    Part 9 of the Honda CX500 Cafe Racer build and today we’re stripping the old paint of the fuel tank…

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  • How to design a Bobber Motorcycle

    In this video I run through the basics of how to design a bobber motorcycle from a Honda CB Four…

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  • Photoshop download – Honda CB Cafe Racer

    To carry on with our gifts to you here’s a photoshop file from our very first design video. The Honda…

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  • How to Photoshop design and build a Cafe Racer / Scrambler motorcycle

    In this video I show you the process on how to design / build your own Cafe Racer, Scrambler or…

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  • Built Not Bought desktop wallpaper v2

    A bit of variety in life is always good, so here’s an alternative desktop wallpaper giveaway for the #builtnotbought design…

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  • Built Not Bought wallpaper desktop download

    To fully kick off our downloads page, were giving the opportunity for our supporters to download a ‘Built Not Bought’…

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build 8 – painting the engine matt black

    Part 8 of the Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build and after leaving the primer coat to settle over a couple…

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  • Free PSD download – Cafe Racer motorcycle

    So we’re giving this free Photoshop download of our Cafe Racer using in our ‘How to photoshop a cafe racer’…

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build 7 – spraying and priming the engine

    First the engine is cleaned thoroughly with a Dremel, cloth and degreasing agent (Gunk) then given its first and second…

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build 6 – stripping and preparing the engine for painting

    Whilst I’m waiting for delivery of the rear shocks I’ll turn my attention to the engine. I need to strip…

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build 5 – Fitting The Rear Hoop

    Fitting the rear hoop by first measuring and cutting to the size needed for the Honda CX500 Cafe Racer project.

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  • My Essential Cafe Racer Building Tools

    Here’s a rundown list of my own essentials tools that I wouldn’t be able to build bikes without them. Stickers…

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  • Scrambler Photoshop download

    Ok so with so many people viewing this particular Youtube video along with just as many requests for the PSD…

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  • Top 5 Cafe Racer / Scrambler / Brat Style Builds

    Here’s my top 5 Brat Style / Cafe Racer / Scrambler builds to date. My list reflects my own personal…

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build 4 – frame cutting & grinding.

    Today is all about frame cutting. I’m cutting the rear shock bracket of the Honda CX500 cafe racer to give…

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  • Building a bench for a Cafe Racer workshop

    As an important part of the workshop, today’s project is to build a much needed workbench. No motorbike work today,…

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer build 3 – designing the bike

    For this video I’m going to explore how the Honda CX500 Cafe Racer will look in terms of design, styling…

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build 2 – Removing the engine

    Carrying on with the dismantling of the Honda C500 in preparation to be modified into a Cafe Racer so it’s…

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  • Cafe Racer Build 20, finalising little bits on the Suzuki GS550

    Finalising little bits that need doing on the Suzuki GS550 Cafe Racer. Job 1: Fix the hole / leak where…

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build 1 – Strip down

    Part 1 of the Honda CX500 build and we strip it down first to give us a better idea of…

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  • Cafe Racer Battery – Ballistic Evo 2 facts & installation

    In this week’s video we discuss the Ballistic batteries and what makes them perfect for most bike builder, especially the…

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  • Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Build 0 – My new project

    This week took a turn for the unexpected. I was originally planning on creating a different video then I had…

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  • Top 5 Cafe Racer Bike Donors

    Here is my own personal favourite list of my top 5 cafe racer bike donors. Looking at the engine, frame…

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  • Understanding cafe racer ignition wiring (a simple guide)

    NOTE: THIS IS NOT A HOW TO WIRE YOUR MOTORBIKE, ONLY A SIMPLE GUIDE ON THE PATHWAY. In this video…

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  • Top 5 Cafe Racer Mistakes Made by Beginner

    In this video I talk about the top 5 mistakes made by beginners when building and starting Cafe Racers, based…

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  • How to design a Scrambler motorcycle

    A short video here explaining how to design a cafe racer bike for yourself. Introducing you to the basics you…

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  • Cafe Racer Build 19, Suzuki GS550 diagnosing a cafe racer running on 3 cylinders

    The Suzuki GS550 cafe racer build is only running on 3 cylinders. The exhaust pipe on cylinder 3 is cold…

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  • Cafe Racer Build 18, First start of the Cafe Racer, Suzuki GS550

    Part 18 of my Suzuki GS550 Cafe Racer build and I’ve managed to get it started, at long last. I…

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  • Top 5 Cafe Racer Videos on Youtube

    In this video I discuss my top 5 favourite Cafe Racer videos on Youtube. I first got into Cafe Racers…

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  • Cafe Racer Build Part 17, will it start? Everything goes wrong

    In this part I’ll try to start the Suzuki GS550 cafe racer motorbike. However being a numpty everything goes wrong…

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  • Cafe Racer Build Part 16, How To Clean Carburettors

    After finding that my carburettor’s jet needles were blocked up with dirt I decided to strip them down and give…

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  • How to design a cafe racer motorcycle

    A short video here explaining how to design a cafe racer bike for yourself. Introducing you to the lines you…

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  • How much does it cost to build a cafe racer motorcycle?

    In this video, I go through my own costs from building my cafe racer motorcycle to show how much it…

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  • Cafe Racer Build Part 15, Diagnosing engine starting problems, 78 Suzuki GS550

    After trying to start the cafe racer with no luck I need to diagnose what’s wrong with it. I have…

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  • Cafe Racer Build Part 14, making the exhaust & new silencer / muffler, 78 Suzuki GS550

    Day 14 and fitting the new silencer / muffler. I used an aftermarket silencer rather than cutting the original as…

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  • Cafe Racer Build Part 13, fitting the levers, cables, controls and carburettor, 78 Suzuki GS550

    Day 13 of my Cafe Racer build and I’m fitting the controls, levers, clutch, throttle and taco cable, and carburettors.…

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  • Cafe Racer Build Part 12, wiring the electrics, 78 Suzuki GS550

    Part 12 of the video and I’m wiring the bike up using the old loom, chasing the wires and adding…

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  • Cafe Racer Build Part 11, how to fit a cafe racer seat, 78 Suzuki GS550

    In this video is a step by step ‘how to’ of how I fit my seat onto the Suzuki GS550…

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  • Cafe Racer Build Part 10, recondition the contact points, 78 Suzuki GS550

    A short step by step video, reconditioning the Suzuki GS550 cafe racer contact points by replacing the old ones with…

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  • Cafe Racer Build Part 9, sorting the engine timing, 78 Suzuki GS550

    After getting so far on the cafe racer build I’ve found out that the engine timing was out. This is…

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  • Cafe Racer Build Part 8, fitting the engine, 78 Suzuki GS550

    Now that the basic cafe racer frame is put together it’s time to fit the engine and the painted sides…

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  • Cafe Racer Build Part 7, Powder Coated Frame And Build, 78 Suzuki GS550

    The frame has arrived back from being powder coated and so now is the task of rebuilding everything back up.…

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  • For The Bold Industries Unisex Caps

    We’re thrilled to finally add caps to our range of merchandise due to so many requests. These black caps come…

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  • Cafe Racer Build Part 6, Making An Electrics & Battery Tray, 78 Suzuki GS550

    Day 6 and it’s time to make a tray for the electrics and battery for my cafe racer project our…

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  • Cafe Racer Build Part 5, How to shorten Front Forks, 78 Suzuki GS550

    Day 5 and I’m shortening the front forks by 50mm so that the front wheel tucks in just a little…

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  • Cafe Racer Build Part 4 – Yolk cutting on the 78 Suzuki GS550

    Part 4 of the cafe racer build, issues having the yolk to fit along with needing to grind away the old…

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  • Suzuki GS550 build part 3 – frame cutting

    Part 3 of the Cafe racer build and it time to cut the frame down in size with the grinder…

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  • Suzuki GS550 build part 2 – Painting the fuel tank

    As there might be new guests to the site I thought I’d re-visit my journey with my Suzuki GS550 It’s…

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  • For The Bold Industries stickers

    So in a few days we’ll be launching our very first For The Bold Industries product. Yes, that’s it, stickers…

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  • A mean BMW K7 by The Foundry MC

    There are a lot of BMW build circling the t’interwebs but none break the bold as this does. What initially…

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  • Suzuki GS550 – Part 1

    Re-visiting first video of my Suzuki GS550 build and it seems a lifetime ago I started this. (In fact it is…

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