BRG73 A very Distinguished Cafe Racer I built.

 

This is a Superb machine and it now resides in Kansas City, and Glad that the New Owner likes the creation I have made.
The gas tank needed some help to get all the old paint off, so I did it the old way this time.
I wanted to make a few heads turn in that area and the owner is now more than happy with my creation.
British Racing Green was chose and the year of the bike was 1973, hence the BRG73 title.
I loved building this cafe Racer and it rode really well too, a nice stance and a good Classic color scheme really shows this as a timeless piece.
I hand hammered the gas tank and added my Dunstall tail section and tore the bike completely down to the bare frame and began from scratch.
The Bird in here is on of the owners friends but she sure suits the bike. I hand drilled the rear brake hub and added a Brass breather plate for that old time look.  Here is a closer photo.
So I thought rather than all the blurb what I have done to this and what I used and what I threw away etc, I would just add a few photos and let you decide if you dig this.
I ran around on the bike for a 100 miles, just to make sure all was well and it ran really smoothly and with my 4 into 1 exhaust system, it barked like a hungry pit bull.
I used new bolts throughout this build and mostly stainless steel Allen heads were used and they are not cheap, just add ONE of them up and you may understand how expensive rebuilding a Motorcycle can be.
The owner has taken this to shows and placed first, people seem to flock around it and that’s even with out the girl there.
I would of loved to have kept this machine as my own and I am sure the owner gets many miles of smiles on this mean machine.
Harley 16 inch rear rim laced to a polished CB750 Hub and stainless spokes, this then has the good old Bridgestone 130X90X16 tire to hold the road,  I powder coated the rims a high Gloss black as it was a nice contrast.
Peace and Grease as always.
Carpy


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