Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Once in a while I get a request for something a little out of the ordinary. Clip-ons are one of those things, but I've done several pair now. This pair is for my buddy Mudd, made to his specs with 7/8" tubing, and to fit 35mm legs.I attach the bar sections to the clamps at a slight angel, so you can simply flip them over and side to side for a slight adjustment in height
Monday, October 10, 2011
So I guess I'm a little different. I don't really give a shit what's hip or popular, and sometimes that's not a good thing. In this case I'm thinking it is though. At first I was going to run my stock horseshoe oil tank, but the frame is a little more compact now than when it was a swinger, so the tank was just too big. Not only was it too tall, but since I made the frame symmetrical unlike the softail it used to be, the tank was way too wide as well. I took out around two inches of width when I did the hardtail, so it was on me to come up with something. Someone recently told me, "just because you can doesn't mean you should", and don't get confused, that's not the deal here. I wanted to be able to have a true "Drain" plug on the tank, and be able to drain the oil right into a pan, not all over the bike. I also wanted to be able to run the battery right in front of the "Seat" tube, on a nice little tray, not hidden in a box. Now the oil lines will run directly under the transmission and straight to the tank. The filler will be right on the front of the tank, nice and easy to access. Still not sure how I'm going to address the seat springs, I'm not a fan of how traditional springs look or mount,so I may go with a frame mounted rigid seat if I can find the right one. One thing is for sure,not long now!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
It seems lately like I get time to make one step forward and then suddenly I'm taking ten steps backward. Here's the latest progress shot. Looks like I'll be riding it in a sort of in between state until the bad weather hits, then apart it comes for powdercoat and a little paint on the tins. Also still trying to source a narrower front wheel so I can run the Narrow glide trees I bored to fit my 41mm legs....thinking of changing the seat style for a frame mounted seat instead of the spring mounted one on there now. Not feeling the height of the seat as is, seems to be levitating above the bike.