13 octubre 2010

CB450 Cafe Racer by Kevin Dinsmoor. BCR (Benjies Cafe Racer).

Después del puente, acueducto para algunos..., el recibir un correo del mismísimo Benjies comentando esto acerca de 8negro, levanta mucho, mucho la moral:

"Hi there!
I follow your blog religiously and love the bike pics you. I dont speak spanish but the pics you post doesnt need any explanation. The pics you post in your blog are simply pure and very inspirational. To tell you the truth, i like blogs outside US better. I dont understand what they are saying but mahn the pics they post are simply outstanding!.
Anyway, let me know what you think and keep up the great blog. Take care!
Muchas gracias Benjie por ser tan cercano. Seguimos tu buen trabajo desde hace mucho tiempo y así seguiremos.
Ahora pongo la última moto creada a partir de las piezas de este hombre junto con una breve explicación. La explicación en su idioma original, así no perdemos su "esencia". Tranquilo se entiende bastante.

"The bike is a 1972 CB450. BCR Hammer Head tank & seat. Custom BCR battery relocation kit to wrap the rear shocks. Frame color is Anthrecite. Paint is black/green with anthrecite pin stripe. Green is an old color from a Toyota Corolla in the 70's. It took a while to choose. I don't have photoshop so it took days to settle on a stripe pattern and three rolls of tape. Wheels were coated semi-black and sent to Buccanan's for new stainless spokes and lacing. I used a front drum from a 1970 CL450 I had, loved the look. Forks rebuilt, tapered stem bearings. Engine was a complete tear down and rebuild +3 over bore. Polished everything possible. Homemade rear sets (BCR style), pegs machined stainless. BCR bars with 450 gauge. LED bolts in tree for neutral & hi beams. Stock handlebar mount holes filled and poished. New vintage switches for bars without kill switch. LED bolts for turn sigs, drilled out headlamp mounting bolts and threaded in the signal led's.
BCR head light brackets. Powdercoated upper shock tubes. Sectioned stock headlight ears to use for gator upper mounting. Hondaman electronic ignition. BCR velo stacks. CB900F rear shocks, disassembled & polished. Nickel plated chain. Rear set frame mounts custom made, lowered and moved back. BCR stainless pea shooter exhaust (my neighbors hate me now). The biggest pain in the butt was the rear swing arm. It is 3" extended. The stock one just looks too short. So I made it longer. Then the shocks (the longest shocks with fork bottom) were too short, so I sectioned the shock mount off a CB550 swing arm and grafted it onto my arm. Then the center stand was too short for the new ride height, so again section two cennter stands together for the height while keeping it tight to the exhaust so it still looks cool when it up. The bike took 1.5 yrs to build and three CB450 bikes and a few CB550 parts. There are so many little details about the build I'd bore you.
In short I love the bike, everyone that sees it loves it, its original. After this, the rules change!
Kevin Dinsmoor"


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