In the world of motorcycles, a captivating narrative emerges from the hands of passionate enthusiasts who embark on the thrilling journey of building their own two-wheeled wonders.
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In the world of motorcycles, custom bikes from renowned builders shine, but the heart lies in backyard creations. Cody Wesley, a devoted enthusiast from Edmonton, Canada, showcases this spirit with his overhaul of a 2000 Suzuki Bandit 600.
A neglected find ignited Cody’s passion, his industrial design background aiding concept sketches and digital renderings.
Cody’s garage was the canvas for his fusion of café racer and street fighter aesthetics. Fearlessly dismantling the Bandit, he replaced the hefty factory subframe with a sleek round tube, aligning with his vision.
Collaborating with friend Emery, Cody mastered metalwork, crafting a fiberglass seat base. An innovative 3D-printed mold sculpted the rear cowl, converging seamlessly with the tank’s contours.
Cody revamped his Suzuki Bandit with a shiny Suzuki yellow finish, along with an eye-catching candy sparkle effect. He tweaked the engine for smoother airflow using pod filters and boosted its power by swapping the old muffler for a new Lossa Engineering reverse cone muffler and mid-pipe.
For better handling, Cody upgraded the suspension with 1997 GSX-R750 forks and a 2007 GSX-R750 shock. He also improved the bike’s appearance and added strong brake calipers with Tokico calipers and drilled discs. The rear caliper setup was upgraded as well.
Adding a modern touch, Cody introduced a small LED headlight, a rear LED strip, and clear indicators. His creativity showed in a custom-designed number plate bracket. The seat, a masterpiece with ribbed pleats and dual fabrics, showcased his upholstery skills.
Cody’s transformed Suzuki Bandit demonstrated his dedication and talent, capturing the true spirit of a DIY motorcycle enthusiast in the custom bike world.