The American Cafe Racer. God made It Happen…

I have already featured several custom bikes from Australian builder “Deus Ex Machina” (Latin for “God Made It Happen) All built at the Sydney headquarter.

The shop has also a presence in California where Michael “Woolie” Woolaway created “The American”, a very cool Cafe Racer using a Harley platform.

A low chrome-moly frame received a 1200 cc 5-speed Sportster engine prepared for street race performance: lightened and hand-polished rockers, Edelbrock heads, Andrews cams, JE high-compression pistons. 41mm Keihin carburetor, SuperTrapp megaphones. For suspension, a Buell WP front end held by a Durelle Racing triple-tree and Work Performance rear shocks. Braking of both 18″ wheels dressed in Avon rubber via Brembo calipers. And of course, rider holds clip-on handlebars fitted with a Motogadget speedo. Deus Ex Machina.

15 Responses to “The American Cafe Racer. God made It Happen…”

  1. 1 Steve Carr Sep 19th, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Very nice…

    Steve Carr

    LRM Cycles

  2. 2 Rodent Sep 19th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Absolutely beuitiful , just leave god out of it.

  3. 3 Brandon Sep 19th, 2012 at 10:45 am


  4. 4 burnout Sep 19th, 2012 at 11:31 am

    I am liking this one! Exhaust is tough. peace

  5. 5 CafeSportyTC Sep 19th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Love it gorgeous bike! Rodent does a D follow your name? lol

  6. 6 Sheridan Sep 19th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I think you’ll find it’s the city is spelt Sydney 😉

  7. 7 Trail Boss Sep 20th, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Wonderful, wonderful…

  8. 8 KD Sep 20th, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Rodent, you’re an idiot. Out of that entire article God is mentioned once in order to translate something into English (that the DESIGNER named it) and that’s what you decide to comment on? You probably belong to the ACLU and complain at football games during the prayers for no one to be hurt during the game.

  9. 9 Doc Robinson Sep 20th, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Another stunning creation from a group of very talented builders. However, I think you will find that “Deus Ex Machina” is much more commonly translated as “god from the machine” rather than, “God made it happen”. Wikipedia goes into a bit more detail and is worth a quick look as the history of this phrase is very interesting indeed.

  10. 10 Red Sep 20th, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Rodent, God forgives you and loves you.

  11. 11 izadore007 Sep 20th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    mr KD, can’t you tell that Rodent was just trying to be Spiritual!

  12. 12 bigalyts Sep 20th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    What a great look and a Great Motor for sure. I’m sure Eric Buell thinks, its a great look to it!

  13. 13 Harley 48 Sep 23rd, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    So smooth and clean just like God want all of us to be……. one awesome built… two thumbs up… 🙂

  14. 14 Clyde L. Hale Sep 24th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Nothin’ happens without God – let’s face it, fellow bikers – we have been ridin’ on a prayer every time we let the Hog out of the box and hit the hard-pack !!

  15. 15 rodent Sep 25th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Damn it their are a lot of bible thumpers reading Cyril!

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