Bikes are starting to roll out the doors of Deus Ex Machina's new shop in Venice, CA. This is the first SR to make it's appearance - a
caffeinated SR500 bound for Oyster Bay, New York. This is the fourth
bike built by Michael "Woolie" Woolaway for Billy Joel and 20th Century
Cycles. Crafted and conceived by Woolie based on the brief provided by
Billy Joel and Alex from 20th Century Cycles.
The spec list is rather impressive:
TZ 750 front
brake, Buchanans rims
with 304 SS spokes, hand made fender by 7metal West, vintage Ducati Mona
headlight modified to fit
the Motogadget speedo, hand made head light bracket, NOS Tommaselli clip
ons and a quarter turn race throttle. The tank is a copy of a
works Honda CR then heavily modified to fit the SR frame. The motor has a
big J&E forged piston with all new valves and rocker with a
ported set up, Megicycle cam shaft and FCR flat slid carb. The frame was
straightened by Dr John and then modified with a loop tail. The seat
was hand crafted from the pan up - leather work was by C&C's.
Works Performance shocks were engineered by Pierre for Billy's
weight . A & A Racing in Northern CA, a legendary old school
Track custom shop who have been racing and building parts for over 30
years, built the triple clamps (with adjustable offset) as well as the
chrome-moly swing arm. The A & A Racing rear hub is a fully
adjustable with knock offs and full floating rear brake hanger (over
sized rotor and Brembo caliper).
Check out Deus' site for a full gallery of the bike here.
Labels: cafe racer, custom, Deus Ex Machina, Los Angeles, SR500