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Go anywhere Sportster

Straightedge Customs in Edenvale first became known for their passion for turning Japanese and American cruisers into stripped down bobbers. Rory from Straightedge Customs started out by taking 400cc and 600cc Honda Steeds and trimming off all the unnecessary fat. After some time this turned into a full time job for Rory and his father

By | 2018-03-27T16:28:01+00:00 November 24th, 2016|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

CB500 revived and cafe’d

Apart from selling  parts and accessories Old Skool Trading also deals in 2nd hand motorcycles. I found this neglected Honda CB500 in Uitenhage PE. The massive modified Moto Guzzi twin leading front wheel, bored our jets(methanol) suggests and a couple of other period correct racing mods suggests that this Honda spent a fair amount of

By | 2018-03-27T16:29:58+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: Articles|2 Comments

What we think of the new modern Classic Triumphs

Marnitz says: Last weekend I had the opportunity to test ride three of Triumph’s latest models. Of all the new motorcycle models currently being released, these are the ones that I was most interested in riding. I am presently riding my second Triumph Bonneville T100 and I have done close to a 100 000km’s between the two of

By | 2018-03-27T16:35:12+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Rat BMW R90

We have been threatening for almost 3 years to feature Louis Ferrara’s rat BMW R90/6. Louis and his wife owns a design company called Inkgesteld. Louis is also passionate about motorcycles, especially classic airheads. Looking for a donor project, he managed to find an incomplete non-running BMW R90. Knowing how hard it is to find

By | 2016-04-26T13:24:00+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Categories: Articles|1 Comment

Triumph day 2016

We met up with Keith on our way to Triumph day, he rides a lovely Thunderbird classic. He wrote this article about the ride there and what he thought of the new models. If you are not familiar with South African "slang" please have a look at the dictionary at the bottom. Article by Kief

By | 2016-04-20T10:14:57+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

CB900F Cafe racer by V-Custom Cycles

The Honda CB900F is the successor to the CB750 SOHC and CB750 DOHC, it was originally aimed for the European market. With 95hp from the factory this was a serious contender in 80’s superbike league. This CB900F is a complete rebuild by V-Customs. This includes motor, carburettor and gearbox. Other than the mechanical work the

By | 2016-04-15T12:11:58+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Categories: Articles|1 Comment

Rob Godwin’s Workshop

We had the opportunity to meet up with Rob Godwin from Performance welding. He is known as one of the best specialist welders in South Africa. His workshop is situated just off Snake road in Benoni. Rob Godwin is known for reproducing Norton Manx frames also known as Norton featherbed frames. When it comes to racing,

By | 2016-04-06T16:07:35+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Swartbrand Run

Like all good things, the Swartbrand Run was put together by a few friends over a couple of beers. The idea behind the Swartbrand Run was to have a short break from the family and children before everyone went back to work after the Christmas holidays. The name Swartbrand comes from founder Colin Blackburn’s surname

By | 2016-03-31T11:20:27+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Categories: Articles|0 Comments