Sunday, May 6, 2012

Bike's Done

Oh, and I live in Minneapolis now.

Paint by my boy Timmy.

And here's my beaut, sitting on my beaut.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Chain Tensioner

You can make anything with scrap metal, a little patience and a pinch of savvy.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Custom Frisco Mount

Super easy to make and custom fit for my tank and frame. Took nothing more than an angle grinder, 120v MIG, and a little scrap metal (like most of my parts).

Monday, February 27, 2012


In the midst of rebuilding my bike. Here's the big mods I've done recently:

Shaved and polished upper and lower triple trees and bars (which I made)

Lowered front forks 2.75"

Welded on a plate so I could mount my seat further back and tighter to the fender. Also made and mounted new bungs for
seat mounting out 7/8" solid round stock.

Mini sissy bar/struts. Bent it with nothing more than a vice and all the lead in my ass. It will sit about an inch or so above the fender.

Remounted original peg mounts and welded on a piece of 3/4" EMT tubing as a pivot for the rear brake.

Built a new box to house the battery and all wiring and components. Made it roomy enough to not run out of room and be able to stash tools in if I had to. This will mount below the seat ala Harley oil tank. Made it put of 14g sheet metal. It ain't perfect but it's heavy duty.

New license plate/tail light mount. Just a piece of 14g sheet metal hand hammered for the curve, with a couple tabs bent and welded toount directly to the frame.

Paint is next.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bike Finished (for now)

Okay, the bike is done and running. Finally. Here's some pics of it all done (and a video), but I'll start it off with how it looked when I got it, plus right after I shaved off some weight, but still pre-chop.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Such Is Progress

Frame, battery and electric boxes, license plate bracket and seat pivot are painted and re-assembly has begun. As daunting as wiring is to people it's what I'm least intimidated by...I suppose being an electrician helps.

My secret to avoid getting overwhelmed (both in and out of bike building) is making lists. Now nearing the final push, I've upped the ante by putting it in order.

I'm almost as excited about getting this done so I can ride as I am getting it done so my garage isn't a disaster. It's like that episode of the Simpsons where Marge makes everyone clean and they walk into the kitchen exhausted and by the time the door swings back around it's already filthy again.

My wall of inspiration.