Congratulations! I saw the great article on GHG and ScooterBob's C5 cafe racer build in the latest Cafe Racer Magazine last night! WHAT ?!?! ... They did a write up ? Thanks for the heads up GSS , you the man! Guess i better go find a copy ! And let ScooterBob know. ... Sent them some pix, but i really didn't hear much back from them? Pretty Cool ! Thanks !
Nicely done guys! Way to show them up on their own half hearted attempt with the C5. Now why isn't my latest issue on my doorstep yet?Scott
I definitely prefer the SB/GHG rig over the C5 that the magazine did.
I'm sure they were under a tight budget and time constraint when they did their bike, and engine mods to the UCE aren't 'off the shelf' stuff you can just drop in. Still, I read the article and their approach on the project seemed very generic and formulaic. That said, if you handed me the keys to it I'd be the blur heading for the horizon.I still think yours is way better Gorilla.Scott
Thanks guys - and THANKS Gashouse Gorilla for having faith in those wildly modified parts for the bike! The article was great - but skipped over the blood, sweat and tears that went into that bike - but the learning curve was outstanding! Gorilla's body, paint and fabrication are off the end of the chart for excellent - and I got to utilise a couple of years of experience in the engine machining biz as well as some old-fashioned tried and true racer-boy tricks. All said - I'm stunned at the result. The bike is WAY more than the sum total of its parts - it has SOUL! That machine is the difference between assembling a motorcycle - and BUILDING one .... with a #4 mill bastard file, a welder, a small lathe and a drill press (complete ScooterBob machine shop .... Hahaha!) It's amazing what a couple of Celtic boys can come up with in their spare time with a few junk parts .....
Holy Shit!!!!!! 5000cc!!!!!!!Tell me Gorilla, what IS your secret? Seriously though, WAY cool. Congrats on the feature!Scottie
I think ghg's bike is one of the coolest custom bikes ever as it has the personal owner's touches, kind of like reading a book that tell a story about the author.
Congratulations to you both are in order from what I've heard.Cheers
Fantastic ! The attention to detail is meticulous, and the personal touches show well. Its really beautifully done, MUCH better than the totally uninfomred buffoonery from the cafe racer guys. Now, about the go-fast stuff. The last time you posted you were still tuning the PC-V and were unsure of the dyno numbers...All squared away on that?
Yes thanks,I agree, more so to ScooterBob in this case though. The performance is the difference here, I think. Otherwise it might have just been a cool looking C-5, that didn't go anywhere.
.... It's NICE to have one under the belt that runs good AND looks like it belongs to someone besides Fred Sanford! Hahahaha!!
[quote author=gashousegorilla link=topic=16626.msg182558#msg182558 date=1371503624 GHG, what are the numbers ? Did you really double the hp and torque as the magazine states?
Welp..... technically you may not hold the titles? But I don't thinks old Grady through these babies together !
SB definitely has a nice bunch of bikes! I think some group encouragement is needed to see a ScooterBob Cafe Customs in sunny MN. I would be first in line for a custom engine job.
Said it before and I'll say it again: One of the nicest Bullets on the planet.
Great job Scooterbob and GHG, both you crazy Celtic guys made one helluva cafe racer...Congrats again for an awesome and spectacular job.
So no, we did not wind up doubling stock HP.... we went from a Stock 18 or 19 HP, to 29.50 hp, and 31.70 ft pds. With stock displacement, head work, cams, etc. Inside the stock redline/ limiter. The stock 23 HP they mention in the article ?! Seems a bit optimistic to me..... unless they are talking about BHP, not rear wheel HP ? But either way, no we did not double stock out put.
Thats very impressive..You guys should be proud of yourself.