Custom Motorcycle Bent In Moscow

moscowcustombike1moscowcustombike2moscowcustombike3You are looking at “Bender”, a Russian custom bike built by Dmitry Motkov who made the trip to Sturgis to participate in the AMD world Championship Of Bike Building and by the same token demonstrating that East European countries know how to do it…the US way! Looking at the tech sheet, most parts come from US vendors, reason why Moscow shop Fine Custom Mechanics deserves a little blurb in my Blog (HRF photography).

13 Responses to “Custom Motorcycle Bent In Moscow”

  1. 1 Kirk Perry Sep 22nd, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Who made the cam cover?

  2. 2 Kirk Perry Sep 22nd, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Looks like an Accurate Engineering® cam cover. Might be a purchased long block. A Berry Wardlam® signature motor, or Russian built?

  3. 3 Johny Sep 22nd, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    It looks like a RevTech!!!!

  4. 4 Grayhawk Sep 22nd, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    I can see where one in Moscow might want the heat from the pipes radiating up to warm your tail during those cold Moscow winters but might that exhaust routing be a bit warm on the starter over time or maybe just a tight illusion I’m imagining in the picture.

  5. 5 maroco Sep 22nd, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    The Best,more and more Great Bike Builders around the World show their work at AMD CHAMPIONSHIP
    Thank´s to all who created and gave this oportunity to people who want participate at such Event.

    All the best!

  6. 6 Dave Blevins Sep 23rd, 2009 at 7:31 am

    I agree with Johny, looks like a CCI Pandemonium engine.

  7. 7 Kirk Perry Sep 23rd, 2009 at 8:03 am

    At least someone is mass producing the Panhead motor and getting it out in the world to be ridden, even if it does have Shovel exhaust ports.

  8. 8 steveb Sep 23rd, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    thanks for bringing some global content to us Cyril, very cool.. good to see what is happening in other parts of the globe in terms of VTwins

  9. 9 Dave Blevins Sep 23rd, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Kirk Perry
    I actually prefer the Shovelhead ports, seals up well and if the bike tips over (when you actually ride bikes it can happen) it’s less likely to break at the exhaust port sleeve like the old Panheads did. Back when you could commonly find used Panhead heads at swap meets, I saw a lot of ’em with broken exhaust ports.
    But hey, if it’s a Pan, you can’t go wrong!

  10. 10 jatinder pal Sep 24th, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Cool,no doubt about that.Very well made bike with attetion to detail.

  11. 11 Kirk Perry Sep 24th, 2009 at 8:46 am

    “I actually prefer the Shovelhead ports, seals up well.”

    However, the three bolts screw directly into the aluminum. The aluminum heads do not have steel threaded inserts webbed into the cast aluminum. The soft aluminum eventually allows the threads to strip out.

    “Back when you could commonly find used Panhead heads at swap meets, I saw a lot of ‘em with broken exhaust ports.”

    The spigots get worn over the years, but I’ve never heard of them breaking off. The spigot exhaust nipple can be rebuilt by Accurate Engineering without removing the spigots.

    I don’t believe you can buy stock exhaust pipes anymore for 3-bolt Pan. If so, they are for swing-arm Pans, not rigid frame Pans,

  12. 12 Dmitry Khitrov Sep 29th, 2009 at 6:58 am

    Engine is Jammers Pan, frontend – H-D – and that’s only US parts in this bike :-))
    Even transmition is Russian built.

  13. 13 Joe Skonecki Sep 29th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Beautiful design flow! I love it. Can’t go wrong with black and silver colors. Keep it naked!

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