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XR650R Custom – 2013 Deus “Boodaak”

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Back in 2013/2014, Deus’ Michael “Woolie” Woolaway built a pair of café’d Honda super singles, with the project fittingly dubbed, the “Sibling Rivalry”. Named “Dakdaak” — which was powered by a CRF450X mill — and “Boodaak” — propelled by an HRC Johnny Campbell-spec XR650R engine with oversized valves and a Carrillo rod — the road-legal thumpers’ monikers were derived from …

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RSD Custom For LynZ Pastrana – 2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster

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Roland Sands originally built this particular Harley-based tracker for LynZ Pastrana, wife of MX legend Travis Pastrana. Sands started the build with a 2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200C that was stripped down and mechanically overhauled before going on to receive an RSD Vintage Softtail tank and a (fiberglass) Storz Performance Dirt Tracker tail. Other noteworthy elements of the RSD tracker include …

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Not Stock – 1983 Honda CB1100F by Randakk

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I’ve shared a couple of Randakk’s custom Honda builds in the past, such as this supercharged CBX and this supercharged GL1000. But today’s feature is a highly customized CB1100F, which pairs nicely with the stock example just shared a few minutes ago. Current bidding is within a few hundred bucks and the listings end within a few hours of each …

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Lithuanian Custom – 2007 BMW R1200RT

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Post Listing Update: This custom RT did not get any interest at the BIN of $6,499. I share this not because I’m in love with the end result, but because I’m stunned someone decided to start with the RT as a platform to customize with. Called the “White Swan”, this bike was created by Mantas Simanauskas, who goes by Si …

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$100 Raffle – Chopperdaves’ Steel Shoe

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Built for Born Free 5, Steel Shoe is the result of Chopperdaves’s “obsession with the movie On Any Sunday.” As he calls it, this is “Turbo Madness. Lots of power, real suspension. RACE SHIT for the street.” It won 2nd place in the Invited Builder class. Now it’s being raffled off with 325 tickets at $100 each.

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Café’d Classic in Poland – Custom 1987 Suzuki GSX-R750

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Suzuki’s early GSX-R750 machines were groundbreaking models when they first appeared on the market, and though they’ve admittedly grown pretty long in the tooth by today’s standards, they’re still relatively high-performing bikes in the grand scheme of things. Plus, thanks to their lack of modern electronics, there’s no bevy of unsightly ancillaries hidden beneath the fairings like that of contemporary …

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Cycle World Cover Bike – ESMC’s “Desert Wolf” Harley Roadster

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The Desert Wolf was one of three identical bikes constructed for an ambitious 2017 project which was the brainchild of El Solitario’s head honcho, David Borras. While you can read all about Borras’ and the El Sol crew’s Saharan adventure on said bikes in a full-length Cycleworld writeup — the issue’s feature/cover story — in a nutshell the idea was …

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The Bomb Bike – 1983 Honda Gold Wing Custom

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3-21-19 Update: 10 months later, Dan D notes that this bike is back up for sale with a significant discount as the seller didn’t get any interest at $12k on eBay last May. Now the asking price is down to $8,000 – find it in Eaton, Ohio here on Craigslist. Post Listing Update: This interesting custom did not get any …