Lex was very specific about his wishes. As the owner of an advertisement company, he had the perfect picture of his bike in mind. A stunning bike with an overhauled engine, perfect finishing and his own design on it! This is how we started. The engine was overhauled and is ready to run miles and miles more. We took the bike apart to the last bolt and rebuild it with freshly powder coated parts. Lex supplied us with a stunning new polished aluminum triple clamp. We designed the aluminum seat with oil reservoir and had it built by Marcel. We had some good times with the guys making hydraulic hoses… They are used to heavy machinery and we came requesting the most minimized solution to fit their hoses to our seat, in which the bendability of the hose was crucial. They had to be hidden underneath the seat and behind the frame!
Of course we made a new wiring loom for this bike and with that we had fun again. This 40 year old bike has an RFID tag as an ignition switch now. Tail lights combined with brake lights, blinkers combined with a yellow head light and, very subtle, hidden blinkers in front.
And Lex is a tall guy. This bike had to fit his 1.90 mtr (6.2 ft) length and to make his seating position comfortable, we extended the foot peg location.
At the time of the photoshoot rain was pouring down. Typical Dutch weather… Hence we asked our neighbor, a cool blacksmith with an even cooler workshop (with classical music!) to have the shoot in his working place. This made for some pretty cool pics with the forge on the background.
Pictures are taken by Bas Duijs (www.basduijs.com), a Dutch photography enthusiast with a stunning portfolio and a passion for cool bikes!