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    The originality blues

    In 'our circles' we strive for factory originality, or for perfection. Lately, 'patina' has become the new perfection and 'time originality' has become more and more accepted. I once saw a BMW fundamentalist with a face contorted in disgust next to an almost perfect BMW R90 S in my eyes. The thing was worthless in his eyes. Only good for scrap. Because frame, block and box were not 'Nummergleich'. Apparently a different gearbox was once fitted. More

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    Dnepr with Guzziblok: Improving the breed

    Converted bikes are timeless. And they were never created by bearded trendsetters, influencers and geniuses. Motorcycles were usually built out of genuine poverty. The block was broken. And there had to be something that was running, available and affordable. More

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    Half a motor, better than an empty cap

    It is often grumbled that 'nobody is doing anything anymore'. As with a lot of grumbling, this is not too bad. But some really 'do' a lot more than others. Harm Schrage is such a person. We came into contact with him through the fanfare. This is what he did. In his own words: More

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    Moto Guzzi DIY, Jan's Guzzi

    The Koning DIY-Building Days of Motoport Hengelo have restored an old tradition: Making your own motorcycle is a party. That party used to be a bit easier to celebrate because the RDW was then still rummaging around in twilight zones and because traditional craftsmanship was not as scarce as it is now. More

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    Build cafe racers

    Fortunately, there is a huge range of neo, semi or real classics that are too good to throw away, but for which a Real Restoration would be far too expensive. Making café racers is a winter thing… Cheaper than restoring Die Echte Restauratie usually gets stuck on the prices of color parts and chrome work More

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    DIY engines

    Self-build motorcycles Nowadays you would be summarily executed for it: Self-build Motorcycles. But back in the day it was not a strange thing to build a different engine block in a motorcycle. Of course, most of us know the British crossbreeds: Tribsa, Norvin, Troton. Those kinds of machines where the idea was that a better steering bicycle part More

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    DIY engines

    Bitsas and Bastards: DIY motorcycles 'Just make a motorcycle yourself'. Today you would be summarily executed for it. But back in the day it was not a strange thing to build a different engine block in a motorcycle. Of course, most of us know the British crosses: Tribsa, Norvin, Triton. Those kinds of machines where the idea More

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    An enigmatic engine

    An enigmatic engine. A clumsy home-build or an ingenious concept? These photos have been circulating within well-known circles for some time now. Like a kind of search picture. The most in-depth analysis came from a forum user who clearly recognized an attempt to do something sensible with a DAF variomatic. The exhaust fumes would pass through the building More

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    A unique motor project

    A unique motorcycle project. And clearly much more than a 'tinkering' put together on a rainy day. The machine must be built by a 100% technician. You can see that immediately because he is so ugly. We mean that positively. But what kind of a motorcycle project is this? It's a four-stroke. The More

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    King DIY construction anniversary

    Saturday 28 May, MotoPort Hengelo will once again be organizing its annual King's Self-Building Day. This year it will be a Lustrum edition! Who will be King Self-build 2016? You maybe? Do you own a cafe racer, bratsyle, chopper, bobber or a self-build motorcycle that cannot be categorized and do you want to participate? Then sign up now. More

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    The 3e King DIY Day ...

    ... in Hengelo (Ov) was a success. More than 30 motorcycles were parked at Motoport Hengelo and many visitors came on motorcycles that could have participated in the same way. The Yamaverda was a very nice one there – and all; 15 years on the road – example of this. Inside it turned out that most builders More

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