Deus Customs » Midnight Rambler
Resident Deus Camperdown head mechanic Jeremy Tagand is becoming quite well known for his tracker rendition of the Kawasaki W650. With the Midnight Rambler, the brief was to create a dirt-tracker with an urban assault feel, all with Jeremy’s special sauce. A rich blend of ingredients work together to offer a once street-based rig the ability to head to the bush. From raised adjustable suspension to a low maintenance engine, frame and swingarm with a ceramic-coated exhaust system.
Up front is a Bates style headlight, Tomaselli motorcross bars (for that old-school feel!), and Velona digital speedo/tacho, joined by hand-rolled alloy front and rear fenders, as well as a neatly recessed custom LED taillight.
The airbox has been removed, the re-jetted carbs now breathing through twin K&N filters. Exhaust gasses erupt through custom two-into-one headers, which are ended with a gorgeous reverse cone stainless Steel muffler, all black ceramic coated.
The motor has been stripped and painted in high-temperature black, with the fuel tank and side covers flavoured with a custom color scheme – Midnight Blue hiding a very subtle charoal Deus logo on the tank.
Custom length rear shock and a progressive front unit, both by ICON, are accompanied by revised fork internals and adjustment for pre-load, while the braided brake line offers assurance when reining in the extra grunt of the dyno-tuned engine.
The wheel set – including the hub, spoke and rim – is finished off in black powdercoat, and wrapped in Metzeler Karoo 3 tyres.
A factory Kawasaki W800 seat offers comfort for both rider and pillion.
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