Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fasthouse - The Ride

Check out this rad video from the Fasthouse.  Ricky Diaz's xs650 ripping!  I hooked Ricky up with a seat pan months ago, he covered it on his own and built a sick xs!

The Ride | Ricky Diaz from Fasthouse on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

2015 Welcome East Moto Show

I will have a couple of my bikes at this years Welcome East Moto Show...   Come check out some cool bikes!  http://www.welcomeeastmoto.com/

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Brooklyn Invitational (1)

Got back from the brooklyn invitational sunday.  It was awesome.  Tons of bikes, cool people, and beer.  Slept in an abandoned lot across from the dice party friday night.  Saw tons of bikes on saturday.  Almost slept in the park saturday night, but met a dude that had roof space and was willing to let 3 savage smelling dudes sleep there...

Checking out of our hotel for the night...

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Brooklyn Invitational 2015

Its that time of year again.  Gonna ride down to NYC tomorrow and check out some parties... then checking out some sick bikes at the Brooklyn Invitational 2015...

Friday, September 11, 2015

For Sale: 1976 Kawasaki Kz 750 Twin Bratstyle

Ive had this bike for almost 6 years and it has been reliable from day one.  I replaced the stock carbs with Mikuni VM 34mm Roundslide carbs with manifolds machine to work with the heads.  The carbs are pulled by a Magura throttle assembly.  The throttle is mounted to Woodcraft clip on handlebars.  Has a new aftermarket master cylinder with braided line to a stock brake caliper in the front.

The tires were replaced with Firestone Deluxe Chamions front and rear.  Wheels are painted low gloss black.  Rear shocks are aftermarket and close to stock height.  I cut and welded in a rear hoop to the frame and mounted a custom seat that was done a few years ago.  The seat is worn in, but in great condition.  It is diamond stitched with white stiching on black vinyl.

The paint on the tank and fender was done by removing the paint and letting the metal rust in the elements for a few days.  It was then cleaned and surfaced, and sprayed with clear coat.  After the clear cured it was wet sanded and buffed to a nice finish.

The bike has more custom bits on it, but those are the major ones.

Bike is For Sale:  $4500 OBO

I will have the bike at Rice O Rama this weekend in Spencer, Ma.  I have Bill of Sale and old Registration for paperwork which is all that is required in RI.


Thursday, September 10, 2015

KZ 750 Twin Cafe Racer Refresher

Well Im getting this 1976 Kz750 Twin ready to sell.  I am planning on taking it to the Rice O Rama swap meet in Spencer, MA this weekend.  Check it out if your in the area.

I had been meaning to shave the front forks/rebuild/shave the swingarm, and replace/repaint the tank for a long time.  Selling the bike was the final excuse to get all of these done.

I am going to miss this bike.  I bought it to ride while i rebuilt another yamaha xs 650 and I have loved it ever since.  Its been the most reliable bike ive ridden.  Unfortunately i have a ton of other projects that i want to work on, so this thing needs a new owner.

I will post up some final pictures once i re-wrap the exhaust and do a few other final things to it.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Sportster Forty Eight EFI to Carb Conversion

Last week or so I got the sporty running with the new ignition and carb.  Got a seat and a passenger seat made and its ready to ride!  Few more things on the list are sissy bar, tail light, oil tank, and finally paint!

Custom Sportster Solo Seat and P-Pad

A customer sent me his solo seat pan with foam already on it, so i covered it in black vinyl with gray stitching.  He also wanted a matching p-pad, so i took the p-pad that i made for the shovelhead and modified it to be a little more comfortable.  I think they came out great!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Counter Balance Cycles Shop Bike

Ive been meaning to do a few things for the past year or two.  I want to make a set of instructions for the products that I make and sell, and I also wanted to use my parts to make a 'shop bike'.  This little beast is going to be the base for all of the above.