“Customize your motorcycle even if it is an old dismantled Yamaha Virago 535” … this was what they told the owner of this Yamaha Virago Bobber recently transformed by Lord Drake Kustoms in his cafe racer workshop in Spain (Malaga).
Indeed, this custom motorcycle from the early 90s arrived at our motorcycle modification workshop, completely disassembled in several boxes and incomplete because it was missing many parts; and others were in poor condition or useless.
When you come to customize your motorcycle, you must take into account something very important: Make sure that the base motorcycle to be transformed is in good mechanical condition and that it is a reliable base; and not an old motorcycle with mechanical problems and failures all over the place; Well, customizing a motorcycle in poor mechanical or electrical condition is like starting a house from the roof and throwing money away.
Having said all this, we can tell you that in addition to the motorcycle modification work, we have had to invest a number of hours in our motorcycle workshop in Malaga, to solve all the mechanical and electrical problems that this custom motorcycle presented due to having numerous components in bad condition. state or included does not exist.
What have we modified in this Yamaha Virago
Once the mechanics part of this Virago XV Bobber has been solved, we focus on the transformation and modification work of this custom motorcycle. The first thing was to lower the front fork to the maximum and put some rear cafe racer shocks, as well as change the diameter of the rear wheel, going from 15 to 16 inches.
Some parts used on this bobber bikehave been bought at the “Customiza tu moto” shop: the cafe racer handlebar, headlight with yellow optics, Biltwell grips, Motogadget mini odometers and custom exhausts.
We have manufactured the license plate bracket and the two fenders, we have modified the subframe and made and upholstered the handmade motorcycle seat.
Finally, the motorcycle has been completely disassembled to be stripped and blasted to later be painted with electrostatic powder paint or black powdercoating and the tank has been stripped and polished to later be lacquered in matte. This work has been carried out by the Metal Colors company (www.metalcolors.com).
Thanks to our motorcycle homologation service we have legalized all the reforms carried out on this beautifulYamaha Virago XV Bobberwith the air of a cafe racer.