One More Time, Rambler By Cook Custom Choppers.

cookrambler1cookrambler2I already featured Dave Cook’s AMD World Championship winning bike “Rambler”. But why not one more time when I get new pictures? these ones shot by friend of the industry Colleen Swartz. I remind you that this custom bike is powered by what Dave mysteriously refers to as a “550 International” engine, a shorthand description of a on-of-a-kind collection of various metric and Dave Cook one-off fabricated components.  The engine is based on a stock Honda CB550 transverse 4-cylinder with radically reworked cases to allow the engine to be used longitudinally instead of transversely. In addition to reworking the cases themselves, an auxiliary oil tank and oil regulator was fabricated. The timing assembly is a one-off as is the bell housing and clutch assembly.  The transmission housing is an old 3-speed BMW gear case which Dave managed to fit with a BMW R75 four-speed gear set. The shaft drive is adapted from a Yamaha Virago. Cook Custom Choppers .

14 Responses to “One More Time, Rambler By Cook Custom Choppers.”

  1. 1 Troy Nov 17th, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Great bike & a great girl too.

  2. 2 Solo Sam Nov 17th, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Cyril , great website ! Any chance you could maked your photos so you could ” click ” on them to make them larger ?

  3. 3 Ben Nov 17th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Large photos would be awesome… Gotta check out all those details you mentioned!

  4. 4 Seymour Nov 17th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    I have been waiting for more pics and details on that bike!

  5. 5 Fausto of Nov 17th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    That’s bitchin’ hot!

    Really unique and classy!

    I’d love to have that in my garage!

    The bike looks good too.

  6. 6 ger Nov 17th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    one of the coolest bikes i have seen in a long time
    wish i saw it for real and not just photos.

  7. 7 Woody Nov 17th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    just toooooo cooooooool!

  8. 8 rockstar Nov 17th, 2009 at 11:55 pm


  9. 9 Doc Robinson Nov 18th, 2009 at 7:19 am

    I saw it up close and personal at the AMD show in Sturgis. Even Colleen’s skill with a camera – and that’s some skill indeed – don’t do this bike justice. A very worthy winner!

  10. 10 FHP Scott Nov 18th, 2009 at 10:08 am

    great vision…great completion…this bike was worthy of the top spot…hat’s off to you Dave!

  11. 11 Blue Nov 18th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    We featured it in last month’s issue, and it is a phenomenal piece of work. Hats off to Dave.

    And Solo Sam, I suspect there’s a very good reason for Cyril not making the photos bigger (other than techie stuff like memory and bandwidth). Make a photo available in a larger size and people will download it. Next thing you know it’s posted all over the place, sometimes even turning up in print. Folks like Colleen and myself make our living taking photos and writing stuff, and that sort of thing is, bottom line, stealing.

  12. 12 Solo Sam Nov 18th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks Blue .

  13. 13 Milwaukee Mike Nov 19th, 2009 at 6:22 am

    You guys think this Cook Custom bike is cool…you should see Dave whipping around on Water Street in downtown Milwaukee on his motorized couch!

  14. 14 Grayhawk Nov 19th, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Blue although your comment comes across creditable and not selfserving and I know no reason the comment is not of credit and do think your intent is/was not selfserving, etc.;

    I see your point on bandwith and memory and yes Cyril’s site did just crash from overload or ? so there may be/could be merit in those points and add to that the pictures may be posted based on what/size may be sent in to Cyril all points could/should be very valid and creditable points.

    I do see a bit of negative in your comment that if someone captures and downloads it to view or send to a friend, etc. it may appear elsewhere and/or used commercially and that is stealing and would be a determining factor of the size of the pic posted ?

    If said act of theft, your words, is done by one for professional or the revenue driven professional result that would get same a bad rap and in legal e’s in a hurry and is surely a very minute act to the average among us that are just looking to enjoy more detail, etc. where possible and to pass on and for the most part give credit to the source of the pic, but could your comment not come across a bit of the pot calling the kettle black or I should better say might be perceived as such when you have gained outreach from this site to advertise/link to your, “Blue link”, and your business affiliates for free as I am only assuming you have not paid to have that link and I do not see you as a sponsor, etc. on any of the sidebars on this site?

    Do not get me wrong anyone because I like the fact Cyril has made that linking available to follow the business entities that comment on his site but seems like you, Blue, may be trashing one option while making the most of one yourself and I do think, my opinion, Cyril does/enables that linking option to further the overall interest/outreach in and to the industry entities? I surely have misread the possibly negative read on calling out one who downloads a pic from a site as a thief in regards to that of part of your comment.

    And for sure I am not knocking the professional/commercial rights of anyone’s work.

    As most that are concerned about their electroniv presented picture rights have imbedded a script, etc. across the picture to discourage someone else’s commercial missuse.

    Plus this site as well as others have a link to pass on picture/content, etc.

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