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Monkey See. Monkey Do: We Tour Wrenchmonkees Custom Motorcycles
Monkey See. Monkey Do: We Tour Wrenchmonkees Custom MotorcyclesI brushed the late November snow from the seat of the 40-year-old blue, white and...
20 April 2015
Levi’s profiles The Wrenchmonkees
Selling jeans is a tricky business. In a market swamped by competition and with a product unable to speak for itself in terms of quality or unique value, you’re left only with branding. Seeking authenticity as a metaphor for its brand, Levi’s is seeking to attach itself to creative people who get their hands dirty for a living in influential cities around the world. Copenhagen? Well that’s T...
18 January 2012
Custom: Wrenchmonkees RD400
First things first, straight pipes don't belong on a two-stroke. The Wrenchmonkees built this custom Yamaha RD400 not to be ridden, but to decorate a night club in their native Copenhagen, which likely explains choosing pipes that complement the bike's straight lines over, you know, flowing gasses in an optimal manner. Having said all that, this build emphasizes how simple creating a kick ass cafe...
07 May 2010
Rust: the new paint?
We've seen rust on bikes before, there both deliberately, as on rat bikes, and not-so deliberately, as on all the bikes I've ever owned, but rarely have we seen it look as good as this. These two Wrenchmonkees Z750s feature different approaches to corrosion. The first has a naked tank, scoured with steel wool then oiled to keep things in check; the second looks like it was pulled straight out of a...
18 January 2010
Wrenchmonkees Guzzie keeps it simple
Spend a couple seconds glancing at this custom Moto Guzzi and you'll probably dismiss it. More used to flashy ridiculousness and shiny components on customs, our minds have a hard time recognizing plain old shape, form and subtlety. Spend a couple of minutes pouring over the details, however, and you'll see something else entirely.>Instead of raiding parts catalogs for spiderweb clutch covers and ...
28 July 2009
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