Long time Rider / Builder. Started in the 70's with Bridgestone, Benelli and Honda CA's. Moved onto Suzuki GT's and GS's after college. Then spent some time with KZ's.
Kids and Career thinned the motorcycles until the late 90's and seriously started riding again. I rode daily up until Sept 2006 when my luck ran out. A Female cager crossed centerlane and my injuries were extensive with part of my right posterior leg lost to a barbed wire fence. The Moto Guzzi 500 was a complete loss.
Up until that time I'd finished restoring a couple motorcycles including a 1982 KZ1000R1 Eddie Lawson Replica (Yes a real one) and a 1979 GS1000 Wes Cooley replica.
I also had a few newer Motocycle being garage queens.
1999 Triumph Sprint ST
2001 Big Dog Pit Bull
2006 Paul Smart Ducati 1000
2007 BMW Boxer Cup
1999 Moto Guzzi Bassa
2004 Moto Guzzi Rossa Sport.
Sorry those were bought not built. Don't hold those against me.
My teenage son had also restored a couple smaller Suzuki's
1972 TS185 Sierra
1974 GT250 Hustler
A divorce/depression and injuries caused the liquidation of most of my sweethearts.
Now things are better and professionally I'm where I need to be. Building again.
Last year it was a 1980 XS850 named "XXXS" and Now "TurboMax"
My building style is different than others. Not sure how one would classify the bikes. Cafe Racer/Bobber/Bastard/Cheap? I do all my own work including powdercoating.
Pics of some lost beauties. I'll start a build thread of My current project.
The Current Project;
1981 Yamaha Maxim with Turbo.
I'll be around awhile. If you have any questions please let me know. I'll check out everyones cool builds.