Here are the bikes the monkey built then handed over to new
owners. Click on each image for a larger view.
As the monkey mentioned before, the bikes are just a hobby of the
mad monkey. We would be more than happy to work with you to
create the bike of your wildest......and sickest dreams........and of
course we won't screw you doing it.
One more time.... I do it for fun and not to make it rich!!!! It that
clear now clowns!!!!! (I need new friends)!
1980 Honda Gl1100 Goldwing
This bike started strictly by accident. While rummaging through the bike shops In El Paso
Texas with friends, I stumbled across these cool skull pegs in a used bin. Since they only
wanted $40 bucks for em, I couldn't really pass them up, and I figured I could use them later
on. Fast forward a few months when a buddy of mine told me his brother-in -law bought a new
Harley fatboy, and no longer wanted his goldwing, I checked it out and the price was right. I
got it home where I promptly proceeded to drop it off the trailer. It was one heavy POS! I
stripped all the fairings and unneeded crap off of it and put the pegs on. Well, you know how
it goes, Another friend sees it built and remembers he has a couple of skull items he picked
up and never used & would I want them? And so on and so on. Between e-bay and friends,
this bike kinda built itself. Without all of the junk on her, she really hauls ass. And thanks to
her touring bike nature, runs very smooth on the highway.
Enough history, here's the details-
Skulls added - Headlight, taillight, mirrors, foot pegs, side turn signals, grips and engine bolt
Custom parts - front fork running lights, drag bars, mini tach and speedo, luggage racks, fuel
gauge on tank pod, and a very comfortable touring seat. - among other things
The pipes you see on it are included, but are not currently on it. There is a custom set of
straight pipes on it now, which makes it sound like a loud mutant baja bug.
Only problems are the carbs need rejetting, and there is a small oil leak at the shifter, which
is an cheap fix, but takes allot of wrenching, so I may leave it up to you. Also, the previous
owner broke a couple of bolts on the carbs and sealed them with JB weld. Not really
noticeable, and carbs can still be adjusted.
I currently use this bike as my daily bar hopper but if somebody were to give me, say, $2500, I
probably wouldn't say no. This bike was sold to a really cool dude in Albuquerque. Lee, I hope
she stays scary for you!
UPDATE- Mavis was sold to a cool chap from New Zealand who rode her from Texas all over
the west. Last I heard they made it all the way to Alaska! Damn!!!
Click on this link for his blog on the trip- HELL BIKE
1980 Heald SuperTryke Torpedo
Maude started life as a popular kit bike from the 70's and 80's. The Heald Company advertised
little mini bike kits in the backs of comic books and magazines like popular mechanics. Each
kit was designed common parts like lawnmower motors, and a special band driven centrifugal
clutch. This clutch made each bike fully automatic, and very fast. Hundreds of the little Super
Bronc mini were sold, and the line expanded to trikes, and even tractors and work bikes. This
particular model came at the end of the era of these kits. It was supposed to break into the
street bike market, but for the soccer moms. The neat thing about these kits is that they were
designed as components. The engine, in this case a 18 horse Briggs and Stratton Industrial,
was designed into a cage with it's own wheelbase. By the addition of one large connection,
the front body and chassis could be interchanged. A search on the net under Heald super
bronc nets a ton of cool information from a really cool time in American history. I purchased
this bike from an elderly gentleman in La Luz, New Mexico. He had bought it as a kit brand
new. He also had a complete dirt bike transformation kit complete with big knobby tires.
Wheelbase - 8 feet 4 inches long, 3 feet 3 inches wide, 7 inches off the ground.
Body - Fiberglass "torpedo" body. A very, very rare option for a Heald kit.
Brakes- front drum, dual rear disc.
Fully street legal, lights, signals, horn, etc.
This little bike is the first ride to really scare me in a long time. I opened her up to around 55
mph, and the ride was very unique, and very, very scary. And even worse, she had some
power left. I have no doubt she could have done 70 mph. the ride is so low, you feel you are
about to become a little too intimate with mother earth.
This bike was sold to a member of a scooter club in Tucson AZ. I bet he is the life of that group.
1987 Honda Magna VF700C
I've been in love with Beth since 1987. This was my college bike, and I really rode the hell out
of her. For two years she was even my sole source of transportation, rain or sun, cold weather
or hot. I really was an abusive partner, but she never, ever complained. Then in 1995, I traded
her in for a brand new truck. I never really got over the guilt. Fast forward a few years later
and I saw her parked in the used bike section in a shop in El Paso. I stopped, looked at her vin
# ( I never forgot it), and damn, it was her. I bought her that same day, and didn't even haggle
the price. I rode her off and on, but she was kinda beat, so I rode her only on small day trips.
Then an epiphany occurred to me. Beth needed love, and I needed forgiveness. I completely
rebuilt her, top to bottom, did a little "plastic" surgery on her rear, and her front, and Beth was
a new girl. A little bit retro maybe, but on the road, a completely new girl. A fast girl. But a girl
meant to be ridden slow. A girl with secrets.
Beth is a 1987 Honda Magna. Fans sometimes call these bikes the Supermagna. Her engine is
the famous v-four honda engine in the 699 cc displacement. This was back when the
government had a stupidly high import tax on any motors over 700cc. The Magna was still
produced up until recently, but only came in this style in 87 and 88. It was just a little too
radical back then, and did not sell well. Believe it or not, but the rear wheel, exhaust, stance
and stretch are all stock. Even this monkey could not design such great features, but what I
- Entire rear end chopped, then recessed into seat pan area exposing the solid mag wheel
with a 200 tire
- New solo seat carved form the old pan, then upholstered in flat black marine grade vinyl.
- Front end replaced with an inverted springer. From where who knows? From the design it
looks to be 50's or 60's vintage.
- Front wheel off what I think is a early 70's Honda 350. 19" spoke with drum brake.
- Handlebars changed to 36" modified drags with Arlen Ness Mirrors.
- Rear light is a old lantern type? And the rear stop light is a vintage after market hod rod light.
- Flat black paint with an awesome pinstripe job by Kafka. I supplied the sticker, and he painted
around it. He was quick, respectful, and as you can tell, awesome. I am lucky to have a legend
like him touch my bike. Check him out here. Kafka
UPDATE- Due to unfortunate circumstances, I had to sell the old girl. It broke my heart and I
cried like a baby girl, but she went to a good home. And since he doesn't live too far away I am
going to check on her from time to time so you better take care of her you bastard!!!
Mad Monkey Motorcycles would like to present Nicole Haswell. She
pretty much captured the essence of this bike. She fits it like...well....a
glove.. If you like the pictures click on the Paypal button or contact the
monkey to buy em' All pics are autographed by Nicole....and if you want
by the monkey......but why in the hell would you want that!!!
Supplies are limited!
This was a fun project to make. I had a old motor I took off a to use the parts for
another build, and I found this frame on ebay that had a motor with problems. For
those who know this motor, it had a horrible manufacturer defect. For a few years the
starter clutch on these motors was just crap, and when they go out it is impossible to
start. Combined with the fact Kawasaki decided not to put a kick start on these made
this motor one of the most unreliable of all time. The starter clutch on this bike is
accessible by going through the oil pan,and does this job suck with a capital S. I made
the fix with a awesome amount of help from the KZ owners club on the net. If you
have one of these I would go there cause it's only a matter of time before the motor
goes to crap. Anyways, i gathered a few classic parts such as a vintage twisted
stretch springer front end and matching sissy bar. I place on a vintage seat and gave
the whole bike a maltese cross theme. Not sure about the frame but I assume its
vintage 70's from the amount of rust I had to clean up. I can't take credit for building
this bike, I only put a bunch of parts together. I didn't really need to fabricate anything
as the style was made well long ago.
After she was done she ran like a banshee. She was so light that the in line four ran
her like a crotch rocket.
Sorry about the pics, she sold before I had a chance to take good ones.