Backyard Mechanic, Don't Buy an image, Build one! ....DBAIBO you fuckers....

Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy new year!

I hope all your projects succeed and all your bike trips are without trouble in 2011.

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Good Day today, assembly started!

I've had such a great day today. It is final assembly time!
After all those months in the workshop thinking, making and finishing all the individual parts it was finally time to start putting them together.
From here onwards I will keep adding bits until its finally done.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Cool Calendar!

I found this one the web some weeks ago (look here What a nice bunch of pictures. I'll find a nice spot in the workshop. Only 1 week to go before the new year :-)

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Dashboard plate ready!

Look what I just picked up from Rob Wijers.
Based on my basic design drawing, John van Wanroij did the translation to CNC.
Next step is to weld-on the "skirt" and fit the completed dash snugly to the gas tank.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Paintjob is ready!

Just a few days away from starting to build-up the bike again.
The paintjob is done, the last clearcoat is on.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

New Dash, need for speed(o)!

With the paintjob of the S&S almost ready and looking astonishing I can't just slam a standard of the shelf dash on the gas tank. So what to do?
Since I have added those aluminium details on the rear fender I think it is going to be a great idea continuing with that same theme on the gas tank.
So alu it will be, now I need to figure out how to make one and how it will look.
Being a real nutter for the simplest and cleanest look, I will go for a minimalist look. Got things drawn up and John v Wanroij helped again with doing his CNC machine lingo magic.
Soon....and I hope very soon the machine will start spinning and spit out the product. The picture shows you the underside of the dash-plate

Friday, 3 December 2010

Sketching and thinking!

Spend a few hours behind the laptop tonight drawing-up my longbike.
Its far from finished but I got the first lines down. Me like it :) ...........

All tips on how to get this bike on the road are welcome. Give me your comments.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Exhaust ready, nice contrast!

Look what I picked up this afternoon!
The exhausts are ready, nice satin black. The contrast between the aged aluminium and the black exhaust is superb. Can't wait to put them on the bike.
Like I said before NO CHROME on this bike.....

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