Here's a lil diddy I made for Eli at Cheapskate Cycles. 3-piece design comes together nicely giving a clean no nonsense control. He got 2 sets as he is running a front brake drum. Lucky for him, I have a grip of new chrome dogbone levers hanging around.
While at the VVMC Rallly, Lucifer spied with his little camera eye this moto that happens to belong to OC Brent. Starting with a donor sportster & a rigid frame he made himself a cool little dream machine...with some quality parts made in the USA by Still Kicking of course.......rear caliper bracket, pull start and a Bubba A/C. Ride the piss out of her, man...
While surfing the net, I found this pretty Italian. Hard-tailing a Guzzi is a SIN in my book but this one is definitely done right, and the 90 degree V-Twin (my favorite 2wheel motor) looks perfect nestled in this rigid frame.
Speaking of Italian, while Ducati is consistently building slick machines, Moto Guzzi has been putting out barf-tastic machines like this for years and calling it a "Cafe Classic." WTF?!
Here's a lil mod I did for Clyde that wasn't too happy with a single key used to lock his open driveshaft. I turned a shouldered bung, pressed into the yoke and drilled and reamed for four dowel pins placed half into the shaft and half in the yoke. That oughta hold it from coming apart.
I wanna say thanks to Pat for sending me theses pics. Real two wheel deal right here, not just shpeel...
What a weekend !!! Stayed in the shop Friday and Saturday working on a customer's XS650. Rewired and fab work : brake switch/ exhaust hanger tab, trick fender mounts, reworked a false oilbag/ electric box and new mounts, axle adjuster pads, forward control rework, and more.......all work and no play.....I'm due for an escape......to the massage parlor.......
...coming soon to the store are my Simpleton Shorty clutch controls for evo type clutch cables in polished aluminum. And of course my Sporty Grab Bar tail section which you can add a sissy bar or p-pad to and unbolt when not needed.
Also for those in need of a much cleaner brake MC than stock, I have a line on some Brembo units with shorty levers available in 11-16mm bore sizes and can be bored out for 1" bars. My new clutch levers will match this Brembo setup nicely. Email me HERE for more info.
Pictured is the Simpleton Clutch in chrome with later stock style lever (also available) which matches stock brake lever. All include a dome-headed stainless pin I made for evo clutch cables.
Just got home from a shitty long day to find the bend I ordered last week at my doorstep. After cleaning up the bend and cone with some scrotch-brite pad I slipped it in the collector. The cone with the 18 degree bend made the new exhaust setup about 4-5" longer than the original setup and I think it fits the bike well. Exhaust should be done next week, complete with spring retainers, solid rear mount, and a little bit of welding.
With a new 2.2 tank, the seat was sitting way too high on top of the stock tank/seat mount. To fix this ugliness, the stock tank/seat mount was cut out of the frame and a new Biltwell seat hinge bung was welded on to bring the seat down. To mount the tank, a specialized bung was slipped in the frame, making it possible to swap the 2.2 tank for a 3.3 stock tank for long trips.
Now there's a nice smooth transition from the tank to the seat.
I previously posted some pics of the rotor carrier I turned and mated to a star hub. It wasn't easy but now looking at the final product (minus polish) I think it was well worth it. I made a custom axle, the "wishbone" caliper bracket and all needed spacers and tie rod. This is going on a my bud Pedro's wishbone frame shovel. The springer is Acme and I must say they kick ass with their quality and design. I can't wait to see his bike finished up.
-Went to Wompy's house with Johnny to convert my XL from belt to chain -Grabbed NYPD Pizza -Tool fabbed to stop front pulley from spinning -Finish conversion -Swap out Air Cleaners -Came home -Johnny and I went back to pick up Wompy -Ate Japanese in Costa Mesa -Street Chopper release party -In-N-Out -Home
Next up, new seat/position, and 15" shocks. All in all, chain looks tough!
I make these to fit your original CV, or S&S Super E/G, Super B, Bendix, Mikuni and SU carbs. They measure 5 1/4 diameter x 3/1/8 total height and includes a 5" custom-sized K&N for your filtering pleasure. Mikuni & SU requires adapter bracket ($40). Please specify which style you want when ordering. See store for ordering info, or hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org