21 Mar 2011

Raw Candy CB550

just received this by mail
Iphone pictures of the latest Raw Candy build.
this very nice CB550 street tracker is waiting for a paint job.

saw it some moths ago but couldn't post it here because Jelrik, the smiling dude in the pictures, didn't knew what the bike looked like at that time . last week he saw for the first time what happened to his bike after handling it over to Raw Candy last year.

some very nice details. clean handle bars, the honda logo in the tail piece that follows the rear light so beautifully. swiss chees in all the right places. custom seat,  great tires, etc.
I like the bare metal look it has right now but I'm looking forward to see to see this bike painted.

Raw Candy also build the CB750F2 Gold Nugget
check the Raw Candy blog here.(it def. needs an update)

Kawasaki KZ400 shakedown

yesterday was a nice sunny Sunday
well for me at least..
early in the morning I left with Michal Dudzinski on his kz400 four inline from Amsterdam to Utrecht to meet Jerd on his SV650, Miob on his cb750 and Zoran on his KZ400 twin for the kawaski KZ400 twin shakedown. Miob finished some parts for Zoran and that seemed the perfect reason for a trip along the Vecht. it all started very nice. Miob knew a nice old windmill to take some nice shots but when we stopped I noticed Zorans rear tire was a little flat. it turned out a nail was sticking in his rear tire.... We "fixed" the tire and decide to skip the scenic route and go back to Amsterdam a.s.a.p.
halfway, the front brake of the kz400 started to make some very strange noises, the front light almost fell off and when we came of the highway we noticed the kawa engine was smoking...
but we made it and had a great time, ha!
after we drank some hot thee at Zorans place, Jerd went back to Rotterdam and Miob allready left us earlier on. Zorans bike needed some rest so Michal and I decided to go to Halfweg on our own to make some action shots. something we wanted to do with the group but we'll do that next time if we have more luck.

the very nice pictures in the post are from Michal Dudzinski a.k.a. Fotoduda. see more of his work on his website

read more about this trip on Miob's BMWCafe Blog