This was my first attempt at building a bike, so i’d done a fair bit of research in to the build. I had a pretty good vision of how i wanted the bike to look like at the start and only a couple of little changes happened throughout the build.

I bought the tank and brat seat kit as soon as I found the project bike, so they set the lines early on and everything followed on from there. The bike was a twin disc from factory and after a bit of research I found Pandemonium Custom Choppers in the states made a Brembo conversion kit.

I ordered a kit and then make the mods needed to duplicate the setup to run twin callipers and Ducati monster rotors. Originally I was going to extend the swing arm and stretch it out a little more to give it more of a hard tail look.

The paint job was left up to Kyle Smith, I only chose the colour scheme and had a loose idea on the design and he did his magic! I picked up the bike as a deceased estate that had been sitting in a shed for over 6 years and was in a pretty rough condition.

Dad and I tried to get it running before we pulled it down with no luck so we got stuck in and attacked it with the grinder. The engine was treated to a full rebuild with an upgrade to 750cc kit, Hugh’s Handbuilt PMA and Pamco ignition, VM34 twin carbs, Daytona Electronic gauge for speedo and tacho, Monster craftsman seat kit with biltwell seat, clip on bars, brembo callipers, rotors and master cylinder.

Hi octane coatings powder coated EVERYTHING on the bike from the engine casings to the dome nuts on the foot pegs, Crabby and Sam at Southern Cross Automotive helped out with the wiring,  Chivos re build the rims and fitted the tyres, Geoff’s XS rebuild the motor and Harley at RB racing got it running like a dream with a carbie tune and dyno.

The only original parts left on the bike now is the front half of the frame, hubs, rims and side engine covers. There were the usual headaches you run into when not having pulled a bike apart before, plus the lengthy delays in shipping when ordering the wrong parts from the states. Other than that I really enjoyed tinkering in the shed slowly getting the bike to take shape.

I’m happy to say it’s finished and I’m looking forward to finding another project soon. The thing that really get me about this bike is how it looks nice, clean and in a way a little bit plain, but once you kick it in the guts it’s anything but plain. Everything about it is so bloody obnoxious, with its straight pipes, stance, riding position and the grunt from the 750cc kit. It puts the biggest smile on my face everything I grab a fist full of throttle!