Michael's Yamaha XV750 Caferacer

by | Mar 4, 2019 | Kommune Members, Workshop

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“If I had the time over again, I wouldn’t change a thing.”

[/split_line_heading][vc_column_text]My name is Michael and I am 54 yo. I have been a Kustom Kommune member for 5 years this year. When I was a kid growing up my dad would often take us to the Showgrounds to watch the Speedway solos and sidecars go around the trots track on the gravel on a Saturday night. I loved watching the action and always dreamed of riding motorcycles one day. I first got into bikes through scooters.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”40″][image_with_animation image_url=”6222″ alignment=”center” animation=”Grow In” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”40″][vc_column_text]

“I loved watching the action and always dreamed of riding motorcycles one day.”

I owned a 1952 Fuji 200 scooter. Then around 15 years ago I was working and an older guy showed me his 1952 BSA A7 500 twin, in his lounge room. It was in a sand coloured military paint. From there, I fell in love with classic bikes.
In 2013 I decided to buy a Royal Enfield Classic 500. In 2017 I purchased a 1980 Yamaha Virago 750 cafe racer. It had been custom built a few years ago but I decided to do some mods to make it look a little more rad. I had the seat reupholstered by Savvas Upholstery. And am also going to put a moto gadget dash in.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”40″][image_with_animation image_url=”6221″ alignment=”center” animation=”Grow In” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%” el_class=”.padding-md”][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”40″][vc_column_text]

“From there, I fell in love with classic bikes.”

My inspiration comes from the Ducati 900s cowl, so I have ordered one from Airtech streamlining in the states. This is going to be a challenging task, but I’m sure KK members will always be there to help me.
If I had the time over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. It’s been such a joy riding this bike and working on ways to improve it.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”40″][image_with_animation image_url=”6218″ alignment=”center” animation=”Grow In” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%” el_class=”.padding-md”][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”40″][/vc_column][vc_column centered_text=”true” column_padding=”padding-3-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_widget_sidebar enable_sticky=”true” sidebar_id=”nectar-extra-sidebar”][social_buttons facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true”][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” top_padding=”3%” bottom_padding=”3%” text_align=”center”][vc_column_inner background_image=”773″ column_padding=”padding-3-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ font_color=”#ffffff” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”60″][vc_custom_heading text=”KUSTOM KOMMUNE
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