I finally had a chance to shoot some photos of my bike today, it's a 2000 Kawasaki W650 Cafe Racer that I custom built about 5 years ago. I've recently been invited to get involved in the development of a Cafe Racer and custom motorcycle DVD being made by a Melbourne based production studio. The DVD will feature a selection of Cafe Racers (including my bike), Bobbers and custom motorcycles. If all goes to plan the DVD will be launched at the Oil Stained Brain custom motorcycle and lifestyle exhibition in Melbourne on November 3rd and 4th. Watch this space for updates and sneak peeks. For more details about my bike read on...
Return of the Cafe Racers 2000 Kawasaki W650 Cafe Racer. This bike is my daily ride, she gets plenty of time out on the street and never fails to put a smile on my face. When I got the bike it was completely stock with 9000kms on the clock. I wouldn't hesitate recommending a W650 to anyone. Modifications I have made to the bike are:
- VD Classics Gold Star Aluminium tank
- VD Classics Short solo seat
- Gazi Suspension Sport X adjustable shocks
- Progressive fork springs
- Removed airbox
- K&N conical filters
- K&N hi-flow oil filter
- Rejetted and shimmed carbs (dyno tuned)
- Braided lines
- Posh Indicators
- Posh Beston grips
- Posh muffler and 2-into1 stainless headers
- Vintage style brake light
- Daytona clip-on bars
- Daytona speedo
- Bar end mirror
- Resprayed headlight bucket and airbox covers in satin black
- Short control cables
- Polished top bridge
- etc, etc...
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