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

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Kickstart arm, backyard style!

Started making my new kickstart arm. The old one does not clear the fat exhaust. Got me a piece of scrap metal, some drills and some files and made myself the bracket that clamps the kick axle.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

S&S Pointcover, The hard way!

Been fiddling around with some S&S logo's today. Downloaded a picture from internet and traced it to make a line drawing, which I copied onto a thick sheet of aluminium. Drilling and filing is next....

Friday, 28 January 2011

Tattoo removal, The quick fix!

This work was done by Frank Stienen (Incastienen) have a look at some more of his work.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Tube bender assembly, Getting closer!

Spend time today to align the tube bender frame with the die sets I recieved. Only some small justifications needed.
Now I can call in the help of mr Lasercut......

Friday, 21 January 2011

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Tube bender drawings!

I didn't waste any time tonight and started to make the drawings for the tube bender based upon all the sketches, fotos and advise I found on the internet. I'll testfit these to the die-sets before having them laser-cut.
Can't wait to make the first bend..

Goodies, goodies!

Today some parcels arrived. Two die sets and a tube notcher.
The bender itself I intend to build myself, Internet is a great source of information and I was able to retrieve some build plans.
This increases my fab capabilities and brings me another step closer to the next build :-)

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Details, details, have someone stop me!

I had this idea in my mind for a long time now. Today I spend hours in the workshop to get it done.
In short; I made holes and I fitted little stainless bolts. It made the different parts of the bike come together. Me happy :-)

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Exhaust fitted, we're getting closer!

Today I added some more detail to the bike and I mounted the exhaust.
2,5" pipe with a black ceramic coating, alu heatshield and exhaust tips. I like the way the exhaust fills-up the right side of the bike.

Friday, 14 January 2011

New year resolutions, Dragraces!

Did some cleaning-up and found some old pictures. need to get to some dragraces again this year.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

How did it start, Initial build!

This is how it all got started. Back in 1989 I decided it was time to do away with all the unnecessary stock parts and get myself a hardtail frame.
In this little 4 by 3 meter shed I build my first bike. I still own that bike and have ridden it every year since then......

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Beltcover done!

It's been a productive weekend, also got to finish my belt cover.
Tis been a bit of a fiddly job, as you remember I started this way back in May last year, by cutting and filing a piece of sheet aluminium.
Look wat a great piece it has become. Who's bike is this, hahahaha........

Dash is done!

Spend another few hours grinding, cutting and polishing today.
The dash fits perfectly to the gastank now.
I like the way the Aluminium details contrast with the paintjob on the tank and the rear fender. What do you think?

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Warm winds, open roads!

We are heading in the right direction, a few more months. But when, when exactly....

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Alu dash update!

Done some welding touch-ups, filling some little holes and started to fit the dash to the gastank. Need to be carefull not to take too much of, slow is the best way forward. Some 8-9 mm to go...............

Monday, 3 January 2011

Making my Alu dash!

Very happy that the season holidays are behind us. Got to spend a few hours in the workshop today.
I have showed you that I had a dash plate made. To fit it to the tank it needs to get its "skirt".
Got the special tools ready :-), started bending, welding and grinding. Needs a few more touch-ups on the welds, will do that tomorrow.
Now....Cut it to size......

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