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One of the reasons to start with BikeBrewers is to get and give inspiration on building custom motorcycles. One of our Dutch readers, Oz, got his hands on a ’79 Honda CB550 and turned it into a one-off machine:

CB550 Café Racer by Oz Klaver

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Oz takes his hobby very serious and overhauled the complete motorcycle. Every part has been taken care of, rebuilt and/or repainted.

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To create something unique, Oz handcrafted a custom rear swing arm for the monoshock suspension. Well not really “single”, since he used a double set of shocks.

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He rebuilt the engine and painted it with 2k finish. Rebuilt and rejetted the carb’s to match the open filters and the custom made 4 in 1 exhaust system. Other custom parts are the rear seat and subframe.

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For a real vintage touch he made is own headlight and fitted in a small speedo.

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This CB550 Café Racer is his second custom motorcycle and we can’t wait to see more of him!

Like this CB550? It’s for sale! Got a project you want to show us? Submit it here


By Published On: January 19, 2016Categories: Cafe Racer0 Comments on Honda CB550 Café Racer by OzTags: , 1.4 min readViews: 514

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About the Author: Ron Betist

Ron Betist grew up with motorcycles with a father heading the Amsterdam motorcycle police force. He has been riding (legally) for over 40 years and motorcycles are his true passion. With a life-long career in marketing and sales he has a huge international network. He joined as a contributor at BikeBrewers in 2017 to spread his word about bikes with the rest of the world.

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