I built this bike from parts 45 years ago, after I grew tired of the bad-handling, poor-stopping Harleys of the era. This one has a 90-inch (1,475cc) stroker Shovelhead engine with lots of headwork, bigger Sifton valves, a 40mm Weber carb, and a custom exhaust by Tony Williams. It's a '69 motor stuffed into a '58 frame that's been heavily modified in the rear to make it stand upright like the Triumphs it was patterned after. Front discs and lower fork legs are from a '60s Honda, with Ceriani triple clamps and Tommaselli clip-ons. Headlight, taillight, and tank are Triumph. The seat is an XR-750. There were some bugs to work out, a few trials, and a bunch of errors, but overall I think my café racer came out pretty good for a backyard-engineering project.