Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Intake Mani

Finished up welding another intake manifold with a right side mount last night.  Might be one of my best yet.... here it is raw before the high temp coating.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Xs 650 Dirt Tracker

Ive had this early 73 or 74 frame sitting around for a little bit.  Cleaned out my mountain of parts the other day, and had enough stuff laying around to get another roller going.  Im just playing with tanks and seat set ups right now.... but this should be fun.  Super skinny dirt style tracker.  I never know what to call these things.  Its a motorcycle.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

2014 Pandemonium Choppers Xs 650 Build Off (Part 3)

I got an email the other day that my hardtail was in the mail.  So i decided to order a few parts and start to see how this thing is going to come together.  Been swapping out parts to figure out what i want to use/make. 

Used some mini apes, but i wanted them narrower than they were.  So i cut about 2" out of the center, drilled, lugged, and welded up the seam.  Looking better i think.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Triumph Bonneville 650 Chopper

Worked as much as I could on this chopper project this week.  Scored a bunch of parts that i was waiting on, and got some steel that I needed. 

Got the fender mounted, made the sissy bar, tailight and license plate mounts, muffler mounts, and i finished making the rest of the custom exhaust.  Im diggin it so far...  Just need to redo the headlight mount and finish adjusting everything.  Then wire and fire it.

Bmw Cafe Racer

Got to work stripping this bmw down... Got most of what i need to do figured out.  Just have to work out the specifics and start....  Did a little spit polish and sand on the valve covers.  Lookin good.... just need more hours.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Triumph Bonneville Chopper

Spent some time on the exhaust yesterday.  Got a few sets of stock headpipes, and started cutting them up.  Made some kind of high shotgun style pipes.  Once i get the sissy bar welded and mounted with the fender I will finish the exhaust.  Turn it up with the sissy bar. 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

60s Triumph Bonneville 650 Chopper

Met up with my buddy who had some extra triumph stuff for sale/trade.  Picked up a ton of stuff that i needed.  Couple sets of headpipes that i can cut and weld into a custom exhaust.  Got a kick stand, petcock, clutch cable and some other miscellaneous stuff. 

Just need to wait till monday to get some more metal and ill be ready to finish most of the mock up... Then i just have to wire and plumb and it should be ready to run. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Fresh Meats - 74 Datsun 620

Got my new shoes on today!  Thing is ready to rip...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

650 Triumph Bonneville Chopper

Got the seat spring mounts, seat pivot mount, and gas tank mounts welded and finished.  Will have to unbolt the hardtail to be able to finish all of the welding.  Just need to buy a few feet of rod stock to get the sissy bar made.  Then, need to get the final tire on there so i can try and set my fender clearances..

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New Pre 1974 Xs 650 Seat Pans

I spent some time last night developing a new seat pan that fits the Pre 1974 frames for the xs 650.  These pans are hand cut and formed, and fully TIG welded.  Look for them in the shop!

Seats fit flat on the frame rail and follow the curve and shape of the frame rails.  This means that they will look really good running a 'special' tank or aftermarket tank.  As you can see from the picture the 'standard' tank will sit a little wide once the seat gets covered.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Took a couple of snaps of some of the new seats on my stunt bike..

Triumph Bonneville Chopper

Making some more small progress on the Bonneville Chopper.  Have controls and bars set up.  Need to start mounting everything and get started on the exhaust and sissy bar soon...

2014 Pandemonium Choppers Xs 650 Build Off (Part 2)

Got the frame im using for the bike build off all stripped down.  Now to nail down the plans...

Friday, November 15, 2013

2014 Pandemonium Choppers Xs 650 Build Off

Been thinking about getting a project together for a build off that Pandemonium Choppers is putting together.  Im gonna be a sponsor and give some t-shirts and seats away at the event. 

Builds start Nov 1st and have to be finished sometime in August i believe.  The final show/ride is in Ohio, so its gonna be a long ride from Providence.... haha.

This should be a blast though.  This is where im starting:  Pre 74 frame.   Not much here, but think: Hardtail, rabbits, sissies, foot clutch, and spool.  It just had to make it about 2500 miles haha...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

XS Seats Finally Back in Stock!

After finishing a custom build, and being crazy busy for months.  I have finally found the time to get back on making some seats.  There are four seats listed in stock in my store at the link to the right.  They are being finished this week, and will be ready to ship by Monday. 

I have received a ton of emails asking about seats, I appreciate everyone who has supported this by either emailing me or actually purchasing parts.  Seats will be in stock from now on much more regularly and with new colors and patterns coming soon!


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Xs 650 Luggage Rack

When I started building this bike I always planned on putting a luggage rack on the back for the customer..  After a few freak mechanical failures, I have finally had time to start making it... few snaps of the progress so far...