One of the more interesting rigs at the 2015 Dust Hustle, was Kielan Cox’s Kawasaki CT110.
Punching out 10800 RPM, 8.68 HP and 6.71 Nm of torque, few machines turned as many heads in the pits as this pimped out postie.
The green CT110 was a labour of love for Kielan and his old boy, Terry. “We paid $300 for a very abused and broken postie that had been sitting in the back of our neighbours shed,” said Cox.
After completely stripping the bike down to the very last nut and bolt, the Cox’s spent the next 2 months working day and night, cleaning, painting and polishing every component.
Calling in a few favours to help with the build, Brisbane Personal Water Craft hydro blasted the wheels and luggage rack. “After rebuilding the engine, they then got as engrossed in the project as us and offered to port, polish and flow the whole thing, even down to the carby manifold,” said Cox.
“One Ten Motorcycles sourced the piston, rings, cam and oversized carby, and even donated a non-rev limiting CDI and oil pressure relieve valve,” said Cox.
After throwing on a Kawasaki sticker kit, the green CT110 was sent off to Barry Raffin’s Dyno for a final tune and to get it running on ROO fuel. The finishing touch was the #DW43 tribute to speedway star, Darcy Ward.