|700cc Royal Enfield twin makes an impressive cafe racer.|
Builder Scottie Usher calls it the "Blackhawk" and it's currently for sale on CraigsList in Aurora, Colo.
|Tank honors both Royal Enfield|
and Indian brands.
"I started building this bike the winter of 2011-2012. I found it in a barn collecting dust, and it had been sitting there since 1993, when I saved it, and who knows how long it had sat before that.
"I slowly started fixing her up, finding out the magneto windings were bad and didn't run well, but later discovered that the motor had been gone through at one point, and then given up on. Over the last three years I converted the mag to a Thorspark electronic ignition, head gaskets, new Concentric carb, converted to 12-volt electrical, painted the bike twice, tires, tubes, clutch rebuild and on and on.
"This winter I decided to start converting from a bobber to a cafe racer. I custom shaped the tank myself, installed clip on bars and new controls, custom built the dual exhaust into a two-into-one exhaust, rear set controls, custom aluminum seat pan...
"The paint is black base coat with with gold and white pearl coat on top. The rear seat cowl and primary cover were dipped in hydrographics, and came out really cool.
"Finished off my primary cover... with some perforated stainless steel that I polished. I think it came out pretty good, I'm happy with it."
|Custom open primary.|
|Perforated screen covers primary drive.|
"When I built this bike, I was mindful not to disfigure the frame in any way so that it could be restored back to original if desired. The frame has been identified as a 1963 Series I Interceptor, and the engine as a 1958 Indian Trailblazer, which is why it is titled as a Trailblazer and not an Interceptor."
|Despite the big motor, the cafe racer looks light.|