CAFE RACER NR 03

This cafe racer is build from a Honda CB900 Bol d’Or. Read all about the build.

HOW IT ALL STARTED

We were approached by a Dutch guy looking for a bike, Bob. Dutch people are tall in general (with the exception of the guys at Wrench Kings maybe…), but even for a Dutch guy Bob is tall… Really tall! And of course he needed a bike to fit his posture.

Together we searched for a good basis and we decided to use a Honda CB900 Bol d’Or as a donor. After some searching we came across a real barn find. A Honda Bol d’Or from 1982 that did not run for fifteen (15!!) years. Naturally the battery was flat, the fuel old and the carbs needed some attention, but other than that the bike was in a top-notch condition.

Especially for what we were planning to do with it!

THE JOURNEY OF A CAFE RACER

Bob, being a tattoo artist, had a clear view of what he liked. It had to be a tough machine with a classy look and a tank color between army green and olive green. With that info in mind we started building.

As always, we didn’t hold back during the build of this bike. We have a long list of modifications and we’ll state the main ones here.

LIST OF MODIFICATIONS

  • The typical Wrench Kings blacked out look
  • A modified sub frame with a custom seat
  • Complete new wiring
  • Subtle blinkers and a head light with a stunning led halo
  • A state of the art plate holder (we hate those things, but on this bike it almost looks good. Although… Not good enough to show on these pictures…).
  • The blinker switch, which is subtle installed on the handlebars
  • All other switches (actually only the light switch and the ignition switch remain) are installed in a custom made box underneath the seat.
  • And last but not least, the horizontal yellow lines on the tank that return in the custom fabric wiring in front.

SPECIAL THANKS

Bob is a tattoo artist working at the Bunker Tattoo shop in Breda, The Netherlands. You can check out his work on Instagram @bobeus and Facebook @bob.geerts. If you like tattoos, this is definitely worth a look.

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