Sunday, December 1, 2013

StreetKORE Project: VLX Chopper

So back in July I teased at the idea of building some funky Euro style hybrid streetfighter thing out of this bike. That didn't happen. Neat idea in theory, but not practical. So I went completely the other direction. It's already got a bunch of rake, slam it, slim it down and just make a nice clean little chopper out of it.

StreetKORE Project: XS650 Brat

Somehow these little Yamaha twins keep popping into my life. We had the crazy mutant hardtail, drag bike, StreetCHOPPER thing. That ultimately turned into an unrideable waste of time. There was the cafe, streetfighter, StreetRACER project that never got finished because someone bought it along with the yard find rust bucket. This time my good buddy found one in fairly good shape that ran well for all of 3 hours before he realized the entire electrical system was crap. About 3 months ago we replaced everything with a PMA swap and Pamco unit and it's run well ever since. Then he sold the CB400T hardtail project and dumped some money into this one. After totaling the Savage Brat in an accident last year he has been jones'n for another Brat Style ride. Enter XS650 project number 4. This one is on the road and running well though. Follow along as we take a perfectly good motorcycle and cut it it bits...

Out with the Old: Part 3. YZF600 Streetfighter

Large gap in updates. My apologies for slacking. Although that's not to say things haven't been busy. For anyone that has followed the evolution of the YZF project we last left off with swapping the stem to install a first gen R1 frontend into a 2000 YZF600R. The bike has been back on the road for a few months now, but here is some pics I took while we finished the install.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Out with the Old, Part 2. YZF600 Streetfighter

So, what I was hoping to be a simple bearing swap to install the R1 frontend into our YZF600R, became a bit more involved. Going from the old style to the new, Yamaha made the necks around an 1 1/2" shorter in length. The only way around this little problem is a stem swap. Pressing the R1 stem out is fairly simple with a good hydraulic press.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

StreetKORE Project: VLX600

Got my hands on a new project today.  Something a little different. 96 Honda VLX600. As it sits, it's got the usual dressed up chrome items, a studded Mustang seat as well as a set of Cobra Long Shot pipes. Over all the bike is in good shape with some usual wear and tear. 

It runs and rides well, but is lacking a bit in some of the more critical areas. I've been dreaming up ideas for this bike for a little while now. At first I was considering a typical quick and clean bob job. These bikes lend themselves really well to that. But that's just too easy, and done to death. As it so happens there's quite a bit of leftover sportbike parts hanging around the garage that "should" bolt into this bike with minimal effort. Shoring up the handling and braking are priority one. I'm not looking for miracles, but I'm sure there's quite a bit of room for improvement here. Engine performance isn't of great concern right now. There's not a whole lot that can be done in that department without reinventing the wheel in this case. The little V twin has enough grunt to at least pull around traffic at freeway speeds. Shearing the weight off the bike will do wonders for it at present. The styling, I'd like to keep clean and trim. Just a bit more aggressive.  I came up with a rendering to at least see if I had my head on straight for this one. So far, it looks promising. 
Stay Tuned...

Thursday, July 18, 2013

50 Years of Kicks

Very cool short documentary portraying the idea that neither age nor infirmity can ever keep you from doing what you love.
Fifty Years of Kicks is a 20 minute video documentary featuring Paul Rodden and Larry Murray; two experienced motorcycle riders who continue to do what they love despite age and health issues.
Fifty Years of Kicks, is a collaboration between and Traction off-road e-rag. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

StreetKORE Online Store Now Open.

StreetKORE has added a new Online Store full of parts and accessories to get your custom project together. Streetfighters, Cafes, Chopper and Bobber projects. There's something for everything here. Many of the parts listed are from brands that have either gone on projects we have built in the past or are trusted products that we feel are of good quality. We have found the best prices we can to give you the savings.

Here's an example of some of the 500+ item available. With more being added as we find them.

Vortex Clipon Handlebars Brake Fluid Resivior

Trail Tech Vaypor Digital Speedo DanMoto Billet Rearsets
 Driven Grips 

 Shorty Adjustable Brake Levers

Custom Lighting, Controls, Gauges and Electrics, Brake upgrades and more. Check out The Shop and discover everything we have to offer. Also be sure to check out  our StreeKORE Brand T-shirts and Accessories.

As Always. Thanks for the Support.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Out with the old. YZF600R streetfighter.

Our ongoing project YZF600 is back for some upgades. R1 front end swap general clean up of some odds and ends and who knows what else we come up with. More to come.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Icon Drift Battle 3

The boys at ICON are at it again. Erni Virgil and Nick Apex take on Officer Dan and his crew of insane drift cars with a pair of 204HP Triumph 675R! Once again an awesome vid put together by ICON and Monster Energey. Enjoy.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Isle of Mann TT Zero

John McGuinness and Michael Rutter take us for a ride around the Isle of Mann aboard the Mugen Shinden Ni and the MotoCzysz E1PC. MotoCzysz took home the win for the 4th consecutive year.
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