There have been many times I've wondered the exact same thing haha. Usually when I break something, or I mess up (lot's of thinking to myself "what am I doing?!" while painting the tank).You know, with as much time as I have to ponder what to do, when it comes time TO do, I sometimes mutter to myself why the hell did I start this mess? It was s nice rider to begin with...
But I digress. My current stream of over thought stems from your great retro tank paint.
I love the 900f paint:
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But do that basic thing in grabber blue (ford) and black.
Tomorrow will be different.
You've done good work, Mr. Moto!
The tire hugger is attached to the bike via two tabs that I welded to the swing arm. The arm had a nice little groove in it where the original metal was fabricated, and it allowed me to place the tabs against it and fill in the gap with a good line of weld. Nothing extremely strong, but enough to hold the hugger in place without worry.Nice.
How's the hugger hanging on?
Hahaha, you have found my secret spotLOL Soper park! A shot by the water would have been the ticket! Great looking bike man and I'm sure she rides like a dream too.
Dude, I've been following your thread since the beginning and all I can say that all the work you have put in this bike is amazing. The passion and persistence you have put in your bike is an inspiration to many new bike lovers. No mater what other say you just keep going foreword holding to your goal. Not to mention all the info you have given while building this bike. And in the end the bike looks great, everything matches and all the details make the bike outstanding.
Thanks chop88! I'm glad you like the build, it was a pain but glad it's in the final stage now haha.Micah, the bike looks great! Love some of the details you put into it. Have a few questions, not sure if you addressed them already or not but I'll ask them anyway.
1 - Would you be willing to pre-fab the plate holder? And how much would you charge?
2 - What did you do about the battery box? Made it yourself? If so, what did you attache it to?
3 - How close is the brake pedal to the exhaust? Does it touch? I am seeing this problem currently on my build.
Love the tire hugger and plan to do the same thing. I took out the regular battery and airbox but kept the plate the stuff was on. I plan to put in the hugger so that then I can chug a bag under there when traveling long distances.
Really like the custom fab dash. I was thinking of doing something very similar but kind of gave up on the idea. Think I'm just going to get a temp gauge and leds and just not use a speedo and tach. What do you think? Have you felt like you need the speedo and tach now that you've rode around in it a bit?
That means a lot coming from you Pluto! Your build is also an inspiration to us all, and I'm glad you've been a part of the journey on mine. I can honestly say that I've got my blood, sweat and tears into this build....it probably has enough of my DNA now to be called family lolDude, I've been following your thread since the beginning and all I can say that all the work you have put in this bike is amazing. The passion and persistence you have put in your bike is an inspiration to many new bike lovers. No mater what other say you just keep going foreword holding to your goal. Not to mention all the info you have given while building this bike. And in the end the bike looks great, everything matches and all the details make the bike outstanding.
This is a great example of how each of us should approach to their builds - passion and love of what you are doing.
Good work Sir!
Thanks so much! I have had a blast working on every part of the bike. I still really want to strip it all down and powder coat all the parts that I can, just for durability, but funding and time dictate that it won't be happening for a long time to come haha.Just gorgeous, Micah!
The quilted seat and graceful curve on the tank are brutal and beautiful. I am so happy for you!
Thanks CxRacer! I didn't think I would have so much fun photographing the bike, but it's kind of cool trying out different things haha. There are a lot of nice spots around me to get pictures so that helps too. I will try not to overload you guys with too many photos thoughBike and pics look good Micah! Nice work!