Lumberjack. A Custom Sportster Ready For Muddy Roads.

Lumberjack1Lumberjack2Lumberjack3Lumberjack4Lumberjack9Lumberjack5A good name for a custom bike that a Lumberjack will not turn down. The actual work of a Lumberjack was difficult, dangerous, intermittent, low-paying, but the men built a traditional culture that celebrated strength, masculinity and confrontation with danger… Does it make you think of the life of a custom motorcycle builder? With this Harley Sportster project , Guillaume Drapier from French shop Comete Motorcycles follows the traditional business model of all custom builders who know that it will be difficult for them to make a living just by building one-off bikes. Build the custom bike that people want to sell the parts used to create it.

Lumberjack7Lumberjack8Lumberjack6Lumberjack10You guessed it. The Lumberjack promotes the bolt-on parts that the shop created. I list the most interesting ones and it doesn’t matter if you intend to ride or not the muddy roads. They can be used in many custom applications on many styles of bikes. 1- A coil and contact relocation kit with a left side mount speedometer. 2- A stock headlight bracket in a raised position to remove the Sportster’s infamous original “eyebrow” headlight. 3- A 3” gas tank lift. 4- A shock sidmount plate (with taillight (this one is French size) 4- A solo seat kit including the leather seat, the base plate cover and the hinge. 5- A machined aluminum time cover. 6- A front turn signal relocation bracket. In his catalog Drapier is referencing more than 100 custom parts, mostly for Harley Sportster & Dyna applications.To see them visit Comete Motorcycles. By the way, Lumberjack is for sale.

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18 Responses to “Lumberjack. A Custom Sportster Ready For Muddy Roads.”


  1. 1 Russ Oct 28th, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I feel like the tires should be swapped. Cool bike and nice looking profile.

  2. 2 Terence Tory Oct 28th, 2013 at 9:09 am

    I don’t think they really have any idea of what they are doing.

    Yves Saint Laurent would have parked in next to an old jardinière.

  3. 3 BC in SoCal Oct 28th, 2013 at 9:17 am

    What’s up with these knobby tires on what are essentially street bikes? Seen a lot on recent builds (European) for what purpose? It’s a recipe to fall on wet streets

  4. 4 Bruce Reynard Oct 28th, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Like…except the wrong tires for mixed used, mud & pavement.

  5. 5 motojefro Oct 28th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    They get weirder and weirder.

  6. 6 Roscoe Oct 28th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    When will they come out with knobbys on a Vision and call it a dirt bike?

  7. 7 Rodent Oct 28th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Dirt tires are for dirt bikes unless you are a poser!

  8. 8 domino Oct 28th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    “A Custom Sportster Ready For Muddy Roads.”

    When I ride on muddy roads I like to have an air cleaner…

  9. 9 Lyle Oct 28th, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    And ground clearance with suspension.

  10. 10 Tussuck Oct 28th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Just plain tragic!

    About as inspiring as a bout of the flu!

  11. 11 Seymour Oct 28th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    There is a pair of womens panties hidden on that bike somewhere

  12. 12 Septic the Sceptic Oct 28th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Obviously the “builder” has never ridden on a muddy road.

  13. 13 James just another crazy Kiwi Oct 28th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Well… looks like a Belarus which is a Russian tractor….that rhymes with Polaris…which is a missile…that was aimed at Russian Tractor factories.
    Someone else might use that name as well…all very coincidental….maybe

    Who the hell thinks of this stuff..well

  14. 14 Sam Mladineo Stooges Choppers Oct 28th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    More of the same every second Sportster in Perth Australia looks like that.

  15. 15 Jezza Oct 28th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    So suspension with almost no travel, an open air intake which will suck all kinds of debris in, a drive wheel with no traction and a seat that will give you a vertebral hernia on the first bump. Nice off road bike! I guess at least the mufflers are wrapped so they won’t get muddy, just change the bandages when they get dirty. Time to go back to the drawing board with this one I think, chaps.

  16. 16 .357 Magnum Oct 28th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Yep, that’s what you do with a mud bike… take all the covers off, so the mud can get into all the moving parts.

  17. 17 baddad Oct 29th, 2013 at 3:51 am

    What a confusion of styles!

  18. 18 Maytag Oct 29th, 2013 at 6:11 am

    Looks like the start of the next pointless sheep trail. Somewhere, a trendsetter is thinking ”I wonder if somebody makes a 30” knobby and a skid plate for my last ground-breaking custom masterpiece big-wheel ”bagger”?”

    Slow news week Cyril?

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