SOLD to a cool guy in CANADA.
Of course I WILL ship worldwide.
OK, here we go again, as if I have not got enough to do, I got a call from a breakers, asking me if I was interested in an old 1973 CB750.
Seeing I was less than 5 miles away and in my Snotmobile, I thought why not have a goosie Gander and see what they have.
Sure enough, it was just as I expected, it was a Snotter but with a little bit of color to it.
The last time I saw a Sissy bar that high was some tumbling Clown act at the Circus, same as the paint scheme, I think Picasso must of masked it up for the guy.
Usual crap on it and they said it has a Flat Battery, usual story I thought, but as it had a title I thought I may as well drag it home and see if I could transform this, along with the other bikes I have at my place.
First things first, get the battery out and sling it someone elses Garbage bin,.
ok, I took it to my local Honda dealer, and threw it in their bin.
Next up, another battery, new fuel and plugs and some oil.
20 minutes later I am ready for the big fire up.
I managed to get her to run on the 1st kick, now theres a cool feeling when that happens.
The the lovely aromoa of 91 Octaine gas, pissing all over my right foot, the carb floats had kindly said Bugger this, we are sticking and thats that.
Still, the good old end of the screwdriver sorted the bowl out and I had it running smoothly a few minutes later.
Anyway, I ran her around up town, getting all sorts of gazes from pedestrians to old Fruit sellers on the street corners, so made a B line for home and thought I had better strip this thing before I get a ticket for being a cheeky wanker.
So, I started the process on the drive way in the morning, although I forgot to look at the weather, 103 today, Jeez, now thats a challenge.
Well today was indeed a challange, the temperature crept up like a tax bill and by the afternoon it was Hotter than a stolen Radio.
I was sweating like a Rapist but, carried on working, as I wanted to get as much done as I could.
I powder coated some rims a Golden Orb Color and used stainless spokes laced to a hub I had polished up like chrome.
Then I stuck a brand new 130 X 18 tire on the rear and a 110/90/19 front and put them on the Cafe Racer.
This changed the bike completly and whilst I was at it, I removed the old snotty caliper from the front Rotor and stripped it as naked as a Birthday suit and polished the balls out of it, fitted a new O-Ring and slammed that back together, polished the bracket too and added NOS springe and Adjuster bolt.
Polished the front forks too, and the front fender, this is looking like it will really turn some heads when I am through with this.
The triple tree was removed and I gave that the Alladin look and fitted it back to the bike, that really freshens the top of the bike out and then I removed the hideous handlbars and fitted My Clubma bars with MY handlebar clamps and that is the best way to have these cafe racers set up, looks very clean and as crisp as a new Dollar bill.
I then took the rear apart, the sissy bar is now in the local Dumpster and thats the best place for it, it looked about as comfortable as shoes filled with marbles.
The Camel seat also went to the same place and I am glad I don't have to look at that stuff again.
I cleaned the frame up and removed the gas tank, that had more colors on it then a graffitied wall in L.A..
I threw one of my old tanks on there and my New Rocket four seat and boy this looks cooler than a Eskimoes Swimming pool.
I am totally stoked how this looks now, a few hours before it was as appealing as Herpes.
So, I now have to do a few more things, but as you can see by the pictures to the right, I have done alot to this.
I JUST fitted a New chain this afternoon too , and I hope to do a way lot more as I go along over the weekend.
I am sure that who ever gets this particular ride is going to be as happy as a dog with 3 Full bladders and a forest to itself.
I shall add a Cool Black headlight bucket with one of my Signature Tri-Bar headlights and maybe a Visor too, new cool turn signals and a bunch more.
This will be a better package than an over stuffed Bra.
The Golden Orb is a great machine and by the time I am completed I am sure i will have a few emails asking for it to be theirs.
I am not too sure what exhaust system I am going to run yet, as I have a few options to condiser and will wait until I knw where I am with the bike, once I have painted the tank and seat I want to put on this Cafe Racer.
I really like this bike and will actually take it to Sturgis for the big bike show up there in South Dakota, so, keep ya eyes peeld for it on Chica's Custom Cycle stand, with another of My cafe Racers and I will also be taking my Triumph Thruxton Cafe too.
OK, I have done some more work to the ORB, the Gas tank looks Killer, having the recessed racing gas cap, sets the style of the bike off, right from the get go.
The ORB is a cool logo that I wanted to look like the days of old like H.R.D. etc and this came out really well, I still have to pin line her as yet and may go for a white line, but shall see.
The Seat base go a good sorting and now has high density foam, and upholstered with Skin from a cows arse and it looks very trick.
I think I am going to add fork Gators to the front end, for that period look.
The rear light may be a rectangle or a round, not soo sure whick one I shall go for as yet, but both styles will look really nice on this ride for sure.
Still a little way to go on the build as i want to start to clean the aluminum up, as well as the frame, clean the carbs and sincronzie them and then take her for a long spin.
I just paid for the registration and that will be 2 weeks before I get the title in my name, but this is easily 2 weeks away from completion.
OK, I am now Done, complete, Finito etc.
The GOLDEN ORB is now finished and ready to ride, where is it right this very moment?
Well, it is now off to South Dakota to go to the Sturgis show, with 3 of my other Cafe Racers, I have them on board with Chica custom Cycles and shall be at Sturgis to ride the Cafe Racers around amongst the Harley guys.
Chica will ride my Cafe and the orb as well, so there will be a bunch of us in August having a blast.
Soon as the bike is back, it will be for sale.
Now, I have done alot of work to this and the price reflects that.
Here are some of the things I have added this week alone.
The bike sounds awesome with the RC exhausts and barks really deeply.
The bike pulls nice and hard and is fun to ride.
Check out the Custom Cafe Guage I made, along with the aluminum hand cut bracket as well as the custom brackets for the exhuats and the engine.
All made by me and polished by hand and now looking the part on the bike, and very cool it is.
the GOLDEN ORB is a great bike, I have JUST received the title and now registered until JUNE 2009, that alone cost me over $400.
Have a look and see what you think?
It should turn heads at Sturgis thats for sure, or at least raise an eyebrow or two?
Thanks for watching this build, I hope you enjoyed it.
I move into a new workshop where I hope to increase production of everything and make available for you lot.
Peace and Grease once more my friends.
OK I took this to Sturgis and boy what a HIT it was, loads of people talking to me and quite a stir for sure.
The exhaust really sounds awesome and plenty of power to boot.
This bike is a cool looking ride.
Thanks for looking.