The CDI, battery and starter relay are located in the box underneath the seat. This box also contains the ignition key, a start/stop switch and a low/high beam switch. That’s it… Naturally these minimalistic electronics were well explained to the owner, as it requires an “old school” style of riding. Yes, you have to use your hands to indicate directions.
The exhaust system was prepared as well. But holy moly it was loud! Just short open pipes. Nice for a quarter mile… But deafening during a real trip. To bring the noise down to a moderate level, DB killers of aftermarket mufflers are used in these open pipes. That made a difference! It’s definitely not at the level of a vacuum cleaner, but at least the neighbors will keep smiling.
The 16 year old tires (brand new looking!) are replaced by new Bridgestone Exedra Max tires with a modern and fast looking profile to add to the “Racing Rebel” name.
The gas tank and fenders are painted in a blue / gray metallic color with the typical Wrench Kings striping in black.
A Harley-Davidson WLA was inspiration for the seat. To create the vintage WLA look, the stitching pattern doesn’t stop at the edges, but goes around the seat. The leather color is chosen to match the WLA seats as well.
The seat upholstery is done by Toni’s Custom Works, www.toniworks.nl. Toni does most of the King’s upholstery works.
The engine is repainted in fresh colors and the engine covers are patiently polished till you could see your face in them. And speaking of reflection… The forks still had the original reflector brackets. Instead of removing the brackets, custom made, laser engraved Wrench Kings Plaques were used to complete the looks!