Sunday, 29 May 2016

Change it up..CB650 Resto Mod

Sometimes the best laid planes don't make the cut! After initially mocking up the CB650 Resto Mod with 2 into 1 intakes the client jumped on the bike for a test fit and the combo wasn't shall we say ergonomically correct. So plan B was put into effect. Reconfigure the carb intakes and the battery box to fit the velocity stacks.



Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Frame Work -- BSA Loop

Ross from Oil an Ale loves his BSA's. Another little side job making a loop for one of his many projects. He even supplied a partial frame so the fit would be right.

Frame Work and Kickstand Lug -- Norton

Doing a little side job on a original Norton frame. The rear loop section of the frame was a little droopy and instead of straightening it and adding gussets I suggested cutting the loop at the shock mount, straightening the bendy part making and adding 10" slugs. TIG it up and Bob's your uncle! While I was at it the old broken kickstand lug was cut out and a new one welded in! Make nice for the high gloss black powder coat.  


New Bits -- Tach Plug CB SOHC

Fully CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum with o-ring to minimize oil leakage from the drive This is designed for a CB350/400/450/500/550/650/750 SOHC model and will not fit a DOHC bike. - These plugs are are a real nice touch when you are not using the stock tachometer, and need to eliminate the cable, or are using an electronic tachometer. - Installs in about a minute! - See more at:

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Dover Bound XV16

Frank dropped off his XV1600 and a long list witch comprised of making new Apes, fabricating a sissy bar that not only needed to be a minimum of 36" but had to mount the hard bags and have some new LED signals with brake /running lights, installing a front light bar with new signals, make a smaller front fender, re-configure the air cleaner and redo the electrical. 
Chopped up the damaged fender.

Sissy bar and hard bag mount



Re-angled the air filter to catch some bugs

 Signals with custom made amber LEDs
16" curved Apes made of 1.5" billet clamping on to 1" bar ends


Say hi to Frank if you see him at Friday the 13th!!!