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Kerkus X Streetsofmy

An interview recently with Streetsofmy, an online portal focusing on brands, urban culture, music, arts, lifestyle & anything in between the skies and streets of Malaysia.

Thank you for the feature and enjoy the vid guys.

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Honda CX 500 Caferacer (Progress)

Its been a while since i last blog. A lot happening around the workshop. However my 2017 resolution is to update this blog more frequent so that you guys can get more updates on whats happening around. But mostly will be photos. For now, lets start with our Honda CX500 progress. Tank just came back from paintjob done by AziziSpray. Nicely done with the matte black strip at centre of the tank and a bit of gold lining on the side. Tires also installed with stock cx500 rims finish with gloss black and Swallow Classic rubber on both front and back.

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Triumph T20 Tigercub Tracker

The Triumph Tiger Cub was a 200 cc single-cylinder British motorcycle made by Triumph Motorcycles at their Meridenfactory. Based on the Triumph T15 Terrier 150 cc, itself a surprise announcement just before the 1952 show,[2] the 200 cc T20 Tiger Cub designed by Edward Turner and launched at the Earls Court show in November 1953[5] competed well against the other small-capacity motorcycles of the time, such as those using Villiers two-stroke engines. Source: Wikipedia

This 1963 T20 Tigercub have been purchased by us 3 years ago as part of our workshop decoration but only 1 year ago we decided that this bike deserved to be on the road again with a bit of Kerkus touch. It was not  a complete bike at the beginning, with lots of rusted parts, fork and rear suspensions need replacement, broken seat, the famous skirt fender was still intact (not a fan of it…), original carb have been replaced & etc2. The engine to our surprise was still in good condition, but still need some minor tweaking.

We did a bit of a study on what can be done to this bike, and straight away fell in love with its scrambler/tracker style that have been done widely. We can see a potential lightweight street/town bike that can swerve around traffic jams and at the same time have much power on it.

So the build begins. As usual, the bike have been stripped down to its bare bone. Any unwanted brackets have been removed and the frame have been painted with gloss black PU paint. Engine was given a different treatment with polished engine casing and hi temp black paint on the engine block. The contact point cover was missing, so we commissioned Bigcat to replicate a new one using aluminum and decided to have a bit of fun by having our Kerkus logo etched on it. We knew that we needed the fork to be changed, and we were lucky enough there was a good condition Honda S90 fork laying around the garage, so we tried to fix it together and to our surprise, we love it.The fork have been replaced  complete with triple 3 and front hub from the Honda S90. We fitted 18″spoke rims front and back with a pair of Swallow SB135 classic tires.

The seat have been replaced with a slimmer custom seat. The seat pan have been made in house while the upholstery was done by Hamdan Keramat. The rear fender have been replaced with a shorter custom made fender finish in gloss black and at the back, a new rear light have been installed together with the license plate. The rear height have raised by replacing it with a longer local brand suspension in chrome finish. The tank was also been given a new colour scheme. Well at first, it was a combination of dark grey & black, but we didn’t like it, so we repainted it to orange mustard on top with light grey at the bottom, thanks to Azizi Spray. It was perfect, with a Triumph logo on the side of the tank. The original tank pad have been teared into pieces, so we decided to make a new one using faux leather with a custom design.

We wanted the bike to have that tracker feel on it, so we decided to do an upswept exhaust system. Again, our good friend from Mansur Exhaust helped us out to do the job. They did a stainless steel manifold, and the muffler (original) painted in Hi-temp black to give some contrast. The aluminum exhaust cover was done by Bigcat and we loved the raw brushed finish on it. The handlebar was a bit challenging as we didn’t really know which type that can look perfect of it. We tried a wide tracker handlebar, but feels weird bout it. 1 night as we were discussing on it, we were standing beside a junk Yamaha YB100 and realised that this stock YB100 handlebar was pretty cool. It looks like a bmx handlebar and we quickly put it on to the Tigercub. We smiled and agreed. To match the handlebar, we put on a small gloss black headlight with yellow tint and painted the fork the same colour as the headlight.

Overall, we were quite happy with the finish product. This build did took us quite some time as we had to moved to 2 different garage earlier this year. But we determined to finish it because this bike really deserved to be back on the road again and hopefully will last for another 10-15 years down the road.

Cheers.

 

FEATURED!

Our Suzuki GS550 caferacer recently have been featured in the Return Of The Caferacer website. such an honour. Click at the link below to view the full story:

Suzuki GS550 Caferacer

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ART OF SPEED 2016

Last week was the 5th Annual Art Of Speed 2016, the most anticipated custom event in Malaysia. Held at the same venue as 2015, the site at MAEPS Serdang was as big as 100,000 sqft full with classic & retro, custom cars & motorcycles, lowrider, MotoCircus gallery, indoor skatepark, hotwheelz, concert etc2…

Again, Kerkuscycles collab with our hommie Barbero Barbershop and Harith Greencarpenter. Together with Naked13caferacer. It was a fun 2 days at the AOS2016 with lots of things going on. I would like to say thanks to those who stop by at our booth and say Hi. Here are some photos that I managed to snap while I was there. Enjoy.

Cheers.

A.

 

 

 

Sunday

Sunday ride with the leather boys.

Rockersracer & Bro Ayip from Naked13caferacer.

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THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMANS RIDE KUALA LUMPUR 2015

The much awaited event, DGR have finally ended last Sunday 27th Sept 2015. For Kuala Lumpur, nearly 600 riders joined the parade. Kuala Lumpur also manage to raised fund around $940  for the Prostate Cancer Research. Although the weather was quite bad as the haze worsen on that day, these dapper gentlefolks risked their life to come and participate in this fun and meaningful event. The organizer, Naked13CafeRacer, however shorten the ride period so that everyone can reach to the final point as soon as possible to avoid exposure to the bad haze.

The starting location for DGRKL this year was amazing. with the aircraft and hanger as backdrop, the TUDM Museum at Sg. Besi was the perfect location for such meaningful event. For some reason I think that the dapper gentlefolk and aircraft blend in together. Police escort for this year was also amazing. 11 outriders calmly escorted the parade. We salute them. The only check point which was The Garage KL also was a blast. The nice design and architecture of the structure really makes the scenery more lively. Riders we served with good food and drinks. Last stop was the Pavillion Bukit Bintang, 1 of the famous shopping centre in KL. I think everyone was thankful to have the final stop here as everyone needed that cooling atmosphere in the Pavillion. The event ended with a blast where The Most Distinguished Gentleman was selected by 1 of the sponsor; Saccor Brothers and the winner got himself a bespoke custom suit.

Photo by ShaifulAzre.

 

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WE ARE NOT DEAD. WE ARE STILL ALIVE AND KICKING!

It’s been too long since our last post on this blog. Reason being; too many works and we finally moved out to a more decent place. A place where we can work until 2-3am in the morning without worrying anyone to come and complaint about the noise pollution that we produced. A place where we can find peace of mind and focus on what we do. A place where we can blast our music like nobody cares.

Here’s some nice photo of our recent activity at Kerkus. These shots are taken by talented Shaiful who is doing a photo journal about us.

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Royal Enfield 350 Caferacer Unofficial Photoshoot

We are still waiting for the right time to do the official photoshoot for this Royal Enfield 350 Caferacer, however here are some nice shots taken by our friend Tun Anuar recently during a short ride around town.

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