Moving onto the motor he cleaned it up and painted everything with High Temp PPG paints and the #18 is for support of an up and coming Road Racer Nick McFadden who rides for Team Vesrah Suzuki. The name of the bike is the name of his mother honouring her. She was always behind me on all my hobbies and she always loved to watch me race.
The motor’s only modifications are Keihin CR carbs which he recommends highly from Cycle X . Dyna Coils and Ignition where also added to clean up the spark. The pipes were also made in his shop by blending the head pipes together to form a 2 into 1 set-up on both sides.
Copper Accent added to the Case Cover and some rear pit stand spools. Mike mentions that all work on his bikes are done in house and nothing is taken out to be fabricated or painted. “One thing I take pride in is the fact I do everything from the welding and fabrication to the Paint and Bodywork.”The seat was made from an old friends leather jacket and the rest of the wiring and battery where hidden inside the tail.
El Dora was finished around 4 am the day of the Barber Vintage Days in October and was loaded up and taken down Alabama to compete in the Ace Café Bike Show. The bike ended the weekend with Best Custom Café and another bike I built also won the Best Garage Built bike.
If you would like to see more work from Mike be sure to look at his new website that has just gone live and leave him a message if you need anything or have some questions about his builds. www.mmcustoms.net Coming Up in his shop a '73 CB450 GP Bike and a bike build for the AMD World Championships of 2015.
SYB Magazine - Photography: Mike McFadden, M&M Customs, Kentucky USA