Creating a custom in just four hours....my 550 is going under the knife!

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Post  Radar on Fri Jan 27 2017, 19:59

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Not to do with my Thundercat, but rather my 1995 Kawasaki ZR550 Zephyr. I am having it converted into a cafe racer over just four hours live one the web on March 19th.

Be great if you guys could join the fun, like the FB link, watch the live stream or even come to event in person on March 19th in Oxfordshire...

Details here...

From the Twisted Iron Facebook Group:

Today we took a drive out to the extremely picturesque wilds of Essex to visit our old friend String Thompson of ‘Raw Steel Choppers’, and his partner in crime Mark Williams of ‘Naked Speed Custom Motorcycles’. With us was Tony Donnelly, a friend who is about to embark on a joint project between these two builders and Twisted Iron to turn his Kawasaki 550 Zephyr winter hack into a custom build… in just 4 hours! ‘This will take place at the ‘Twisted Turnout’ on the morning of Sunday 19th March 2017 and this challenge will be something not to be missed! The guys talked details, budget and concept ideas, they’ll now go shopping and line up some suppliers. Tony has a modest but realistic budget for this project and although he has been riding all his life collecting a varied selection of bikes they are all (in his own words) painfully standard. This will be his first custom bike. String specialises mainly in fabrication and you’ll have seen quite a few of his builds at ‘The Happening’ over the last few years including his ‘Moonshine Rat Rod’ and the ‘Cub Chop’ built for Luke Sackett. We have to say Mark’s workshop was one of the cleanest and tidiest spaces we’ve ever seen, an inspiration to any shed or garage owner! And it was full of some rather beautiful Honda builds such as a CB250N Superdream Brat and a Honda CBR600 Café Fighter along with a freshly blacked up CB250 RS frame. String and Mark make quite a dream team. Early in Mark’s career after qualifying as a mechanical engineer, he went to Spain, “I couldn’t speak a word of Spanish but having been offered a job with one of Spain’s most respected experts in motorcycle racing, how could I say no? Sign language was our only communication, but it’s surprising how quickly you learn a language when you need to eat…" Having started working for them based in Madrid, he soon moved to work in their Superbike racing team! He later moved to another team where he had the privilege of working with Juan Lopez Mella (RIP), racing the Honda RC30 in Superbikes. If you can’t get down to the March ‘Twisted Turnout’ on the 19th, we’ll be covering it on the day on the Twisted Iron page, along with photos, a time-lapse video and a live stream. But it’s definitely going to be worth the trip to see what these talented builders can come up with in 4 hours for Tony. If you can only make one Twisted Turnout this year... make it this one!

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The lads who will be doing the build, Mark of Naked Speed and String of Raw Steel Choppers

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In the words of Blue Peter..here is one they did earlier. My 550 wont be quite as radical as this, but it really shows what these lads are capable of!

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Post  Wooster on Sun Mar 26 2017, 11:49

Radar wrote:Amazing what you can do in four hours isn't it!?

Damn right. Smile

I wonder how many people have gone to make a cup of tea after Picture 12 and there it remained until it was parted off on E-bay. green smile

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Post  Ondurin on Sun Mar 26 2017, 17:50

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Hello!

Now why did you have to go and post this picture? Wink tongue
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Post  FatCat on Mon Mar 27 2017, 11:31

I'm loving the new 'Tony' Tony! Smile

Great result from the boys there, you must be delighted. Enjoy the new custom.

The question is - have you caught a bug that has you looking for your next project? Is the Thundercat safe? Smile

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Post  Radar on Fri Apr 14 2017, 23:54

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