Friday, 24 April 2015

On the Bench....Beehive Triumph

Update on the Beehive oil tank '68 Triumph. Getting everything mocked up which included shortening the springer, installing the Old Skool Kool seat, rear wheel with a Monster chain tensioner on the 6"- 2" TFMW bolt-on hardtail, Lowbrow Stingray ribbed fender with a very cool vintage glass truck cab marker light and custom fender struts.

Ducati Adventure Bars

I was approach to do a very cool project for a 2013 Ducati Hypermotard. The owner ask if I can make a set of adventure bars for the bike as Ducati hasn't developed them yet. I was up for the challenge. I also added some highway pegs and got the cool Silver Vein powdercoat done at Fireball Coatings in Erin. I also put an extension to the kickstand so I would be easier to get it deployed.



On the Bench...Forbes CB650

Here's the start of another build. The list of mods for this bike is going to be long! Custom trees for the inverted Ducati front end with 3.5"/4.25" spoked wheels, converted Comstar rear hub, frame loop for the Tuffside seat, modify the tank, 2  Mikuni into 4 manifold for the CB650 motor and that's for starters!

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Shop Stuff

Tis' the season for wrapping up project and this is what's been on the go for the past month!

Karyn's CM400 Auto, modifying the tunnel from a CB500 tank, modifying the stock seat, sorting the jetting for the high Suppertrapp pipes, gauge and signal change.

Ian's RD350 is getting new rubber, chain and reupholstered seat.

Developing XV750 Virago spoke front and rear wheel kits in conjunction with Paul Dutra of Back Alley Motorcycles

Ran out of cigars!!! I work for cigars!!!

Got to clean up the storage side with some H.D. racking.

Tackling a CB650 and updating it with custom billet trees for an inverted forks, 17" frt and rr spoked wheels, 2 into 4 carb conversion and bitchin' Tuffside seat conversion.  

Fred's H1/S3

Fred contacted me to get him a billet triple for his very cool H1/S3 project!

Fred also gave me the lowdown on this beauty. "It took me almost 6 years, in my basement, to complete. I started with just an S3 frame and wheels from a Honda NS400R. The motor is completly rebuilt , everything and cylinders ported by Aylor Eng. in New Mexico, and custom chambers from Andrew Walmsly in Orangeville, Ont. The tank is a one of hand built from Roc City Cafe Racers in Rochester N.Y."