Custom Kawasaki 800
by Chris Fice
In 2007 a pal (Tony the milk) of mine came to me with a Kawasaki VN 800 B1 and said "what can you do with this"? I've spent many years buying motorcycles cheap and getting them up to scratch for my own use and sometimes having a years ride out of it, and then moving on to the next one, and then sometimes breaking even with getting back what I paid for it. To me this is a good result.
Over a 2 year period picking away at it in my spare time and not to mention my pals money I got the look he was looking for. He wanted the Harley look, where on the other hand I was looking for that bobber style with a hint of street fighter.
Well he got his way with it, after all the motorcycle was his.
I however at the time was Riding a Yamaha XJR 1300 at the time.
Another pal of mine (Fish) some months later pestered me for it and I must say it was good reliable machine, I say was because just at that time the pal who came to me with the Kawasaki had bought himself something else and asked if I could do something with it.
So the timing was perfect. I got what I original paid for the Yam. I then bought the Kawasaki.
A few months of riding it in the summer up until June 2009 someone decided to knock me off after he had jumped the lights.
This then gave me the opportunity to resurrect it from its sorry state to what I think was intended.
So here it is Born again.