|CLEVELAND, August 4, 2011 – Just as Lincoln Electric prepares to make their first trip to the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, welding enthusiasts have another way to watch expert fabricators create and modify custom bikes.
The second season of Cafe Racer TV on Discovery’s HD Theater will highlight locations around the world where the cafe racer scene is thriving. Their crew travels to Italy, Wales, England and all across the United States to unearth some extraordinary custom motorcycle builders, two of which are proud supporters of Lincoln Electric.
Bryan Fuller is no stranger to cutting things up and making them gleam. He worked with fellow Lincoln supporter Chip Foose on a series of one-week custom builds for the TV series “Overhaulin.” In addition to cutting, grinding and welding with the best of them, Bryan has also been a co-host for SPEED Channel’s “Two Guys Garage” which is the oldest how-to automotive TV show currently on the air. Combine these elements with the mind to bend metal with his talented crew and you’ve got a formula for one heck of a Cafe Racer!
Bryan will be featured in Episodes 1, 2 & 3, airing on 8/3, 8/3 & 8/10 @ 9:00pm ET.
Bike: Honda CB750
Frame: Modified stock, Fuller Rear Section
Engine: 1969 CB750 w/ 836 Kit
Carburetion or FI System: CR
Rear Swing Arm: Custom Fuller, Retains Engine Oil
Rear Wheel (Size): 5.50-18”
Front Wheel (Size): 3.50-18”
Steering Stabilizer: N/A
Rear Shock(s): Fox
Clip-Ons or Bars: Custom, Fuller w/ Beringer Controls
Seat: Custom Aluminum Fuller
Tank: 1969 CB750 Modified stock, Fuller Custom
Rear Sets: Custom Fuller
Tires (Sizes): 110/80-19 Front, 180/55-18 Rear
Exhaust: Custom Fuller w/ Cone Engineering Mufflers
Paint: JDK w/ Stripping by Papa Studios, Plating & Polishing by Pro Plating Atlanta
Jay LaRossa got his start customizing led sled cars and working at West Coast Choppers before he felt the tug of the cafe craze. Jay started off building small displacement Honda twins that caught the eye of some high-profile customers. After a few years honing his craft, Lossa Engineering is now one of the West Coast’s premiere custom cafe shops, churning out a dozen ground up machines each year, all characterized by handmade steel body work, upgraded suspension and stunning paint work.
Jay LaRossa / Lossa Engineering will be featured in episodes 14 & 15, airing on 11/3 & 11/10 @ 8:00pm ET.
Bike: Yamaha RD400
Engine: Rebuilt, RD350
Carburetion or FI System: Dual Mikuni
Rear Swing Arm: Custom Aluminum, Lossa
Rear Wheel (Size): 18”
Front Wheel (Size): 18”
Steering Stabilizer: Kawasaki H1
Rear Shock(s): Hagon
Clip-Ons or Bars: Vintage
Seat: Custom Steel, Lossa (From SR500 Fuel Tank)
Tank: Custom RD400 Daytona Special, Lossa (Stretched 2-1/2” and Lowered 1”)
Rear Sets: Loaded Gun
Tires (Sizes): Dunlop
Exhaust: Custom, Yoshi
Paint: House of Kolor Black Gold w/ Chrome Yellow & White Striping
For more information about the show, or to check airtimes, visit: Cafe Racer TV