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Harley Davidson Cafe Racer by Guy & Redmax Speedshop

The owner of this bike, Guy, is a typically committed Redmax customer , got knocked off his XR1200 on the way down to them. Luckily he didn’t have any injuries, but the bike was trashed. He didn’t feel sorry for himself and looked at the bright side of life tu du du du du. Meaning, the start of a Harley Davidson Cafe Racer , based on a very low mileage little old ladies Sportster.


Redmax quotes: “We disc cut it into small pieces and welded back together into the Mert Lawill style Cafe Racer we have here!”

Guy was very specific about the build including going as far as designing the very paintwork you see here , and supplying some parts as well.


For Redmax’s part , they like to have a bike handle as well as it looks and this bike has an adjustable fork valving kit and thicker oil inside , adjustable Hagon rear shocks and modern.


Roadrider tyres on wide flanged alloy Morad rims , also she has tuned length stainless headers.

Dunstall silencer and Dyno jetted carb to make her sing along and give a nice engine note.


Styling wise they used a Redmax seat/pad and subframe and a proddyrace Norton tank and Headlamp/brackets , clip ons and redmax clock mountings.

They also hid some retro indicators in there and a set of billet alloy rearsets to finish off.


Redmax’s painter laid a fantastic set of Harley team colours (to Guy’s design) all in pearl metallic – which may not show up till the sun comes out next year!

Bike finished test ride over and we’re all pleased -with only the forks needing dropping thru the yokes 3/4 inch to improve the turn in speed .

Guy’s plans for later include a 1200 Buell spec tune to the motor and some race spec front brake calipers.

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So remember this one! Even if things aren’t looking up for the moment, the future can still be bright!

Stay positive and enjoy Cafe Racers, like this Harley Davidson Cafe Racer by Guy and the Redmax Speed.

More information about the Redmaxspeedshop can be found here.

More pictures of the bike/build can be here.

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