Event Coverage: Oil Stained Brain 2014 – Within the Kommune

The event was again held at The Kustom Kommune in Collingwood. Really worth looking up what these guys are all about.

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The Kommune is all character.

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There is cool dripping off the lane-way.

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These two Harley’s were built in-house by the guys running the Kustom Kommune for Harley Davidson.

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Fantastic pipe work. I just love show quality exhaust systems.

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This ’75 Honda CR750 is a replica based off the CB750.

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As there were only 4 made by Honda, obtaining one is fairly out of the question for the common man.

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This ’84 BMW K100 is known as ‘The Hornet’, these bikes are rapidly growing in popularity now following the path of their air-cooled brethren.

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This slick bobber is a ’62 Triumph Pre-Unit Trophy built by a father and son in the carport, perfect.

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This little 2 stroke smoker was built by the well known Nigel Petrie of Engineered to Slide fame, the ‘2 Stroke Chopper’ is based off an ’83 Suzuki TS185 for less than $500 to be the most fun machine you could imagine. Thinking outside the box is key to building something unique.

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The ‘Blue Falcon’ is an ’86 Harley Davidson Sportster, built by a mate for a mate.

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The springer front end is such an attractive piece, and from what I have been told it is a hard item to get right. A setup that is not correct for the bike will result in a pogo-stick like ride, or so I am told.

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The ‘Dirty Rat 2’ consists of a ’71 JAWA CZ with parts from all over the place, such as the accelerator cable, originally the power cord on a vintage iron. Handlebars and rear fender from a lowrider bicycle found on hard rubbish.

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Now for something completely different, Restored and fettled by Supacustom is an original Ossa MAR Special (Mick Andrews Replica) a famous and very successful Trials bike.

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The Trials scene seems to be a small one, but the sport requires a massive amount of balance, dexterity and skill.

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‘RAW’ is a Honda CBX1000 Cafe Racer, and is one hell of a unique build, the CBX series have an inline six cylinder engine and sometimes six exhaust pipes to go with them.

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At first glance this mini bike looks like many others, but this is more than just an ’81 Honda Z50JZ. This little bad boy is road registered and from what I have read about it goes bloody hard.

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So many aftermarket accessories on this beast. All of the braided hoses and polished aluminium you could stand.

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I have a huge soft spot for BSA’s, This example has so much character and was possibly my favourite bike of the show. The ‘Bunyip’ is a BSA B33 with a combination of ’49 engine and ’55 frame.

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The fork assembly is actually from an Indian. helping immensely with the boardtrack theme and inspiration.

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The parts are from all kinds of models. But it all just works so damn well.

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Back to your more conventional chopper we have this ’49 Harley Davidson Knucklehead.

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The knuckles are actually gold plated.

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The ‘Buzz Bomb’ a ’73 Vespa Sprint Veloce, a little 2 stroke weapon with so many cool features built in.

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A ’51 Panhead imported from the US, this is a really cool classic.

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The classic Harley engine is distinctive.

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Hypnotic wheels.

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A wild rear fender attached to this ’72 Shovelhead Harley.

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This bare metal Harley had some wild art applied to it.

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There is a distinctive geometric flare to this work, and if you know the work then you know the name.

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“If you don’t know, then now you know…”. No other than the one and only Ornamental Conifer, I am quite a fan.

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Bit of photography of some cool biz never hurt anyone, should try and get this picture.

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Really not sure what model or brand this bike is. But what I do know is it is a super minimal fun machine.

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To finish up, another shot of the CR750 Replica, what a tough machine.

Thanks for browsing through this coverage, it’s a bit long, but I just couldn’t throw many of the shots away.

Photos: Nick Drew

Words: Nick Drew

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