A month has passed since the day when my offspring came to life and went. Since then I have been traveling exclusively on it, the weather is really good. Now I want to tell you about engine, weighing,... more
The newborn motorcycle got a missing electrician, took oily baths, took a sip of gasoline, got hooked and drove off.
As I expected, the most touching moment in the creation of a motorcycle is when it... more
Brigadier was the first my project! So it’s time to tell you about it.
That's 95% of what my future motorcycle is made of. It is missing a little - electricians, fixings for a license plate, a leat... more
I give you a redesigned seat release, no key but retained the lock housing. Chinese lever adjuster repurposed. The anodize should last longer down there.
Not using factory throttle housing, controls... more
Oiled the K&N filters and stuck them on for a look.
Oil lines tweaked to final position so they don't touch any part of the header
I probably could have used a slight bend vs straight fittings,... more
Brake line retainer stolen from my XX arm and trimmed, I just had to sneak a Honda part into the build :P
That 1 job no one likes...
Now, about those holes in the clutch cover..
I would have got mo... more
4 cans of brake cleaner, 1 can WD40, half a dozen rags, 2 toothbrushes, a Scotch Brite pad, 6 hours labor and my last few squirts of S100 to detail this motor.
Popped the side covers off and cleaned... more
See if this helps...
Frame is at powdercoat shop & small parts are off in the mail for powder too, came home and poured 2nd coat of resin on the heat shield.
Nipped the long reservoir hose and w... more
Exhaust finished. Tidied up the mount tab, welded the can to the mid pipe, cleaned up the mid pipe and ran over the previous welds with the tig torch to dress them up.
Frame just about completed too,... more
The beginning of the bobber building. Part 1.
According to the plan, it would be an Old-School, understated, black matte, single and loud motorcycle.
I polished chrome parts wi... more
If you ask yourself what is the most pleasant stage in the construction of a custom, then after the first start of the engine, I would undoubtedly name the final assembly stage.
Everything has alre... more
"There is no formula of beauty (as well as a recipe for happiness), but if by some miracle they become known to you, then do not rush to touch them, because you deprive yourself of one of the b... more
The clutch lever pivot hole size didn't match the lever perch, so I turned up a brass bushing to take up the slack
Offered up the rear master cylinder
Played around with some fittings too
Cooler sp... more
Looks good, transfer to aluminum
Fleshed out ]
In order to weld them on, I needed to figure out a way to hold each mount at the same height. I prefer fixturing vs working off dimensions and scribe... more
I've always wanted to build a slingshot... now I get to build 2!!
This one is a 1990 750. When I got it, it had already had 07 gixxer front and rear ends grafted on. The front looks legit and the rea... more
I upgraded the rear line to a color-matched CoreMoto line.
Another quick piece of carbon sheet contrasts nicely with the vinyl wrapped overflow cannister and holder:Yet another became a pair of rad... more
I wasn't happy with the look of the heel guards that came with the rearsets, so I made new ones from a sheet of carbon I laid up using 2 plys of fiberglass mat sandwiched between 4 plys of carbon.