AND ONE ON THE WAY
I'ma building a sporty chop. Here's some features: 38 deg rake, 21 front and rear, single down tube , fatbob tanks slimmed down and welded together with a high tunnel and scalloped sides, my own pounded-out seat with perforated leather inlay,a mercedes E-class running light as my headlight with a stainless nacelle, a Cessna beacon light as my taillight,aluminum rear fender, see-thru oiltank w/ silicon gasket, stainless knurled pegs,and the baddest "telescopic springer" in the world. Shit is really moving along now that I finished my springer front end. Trees came off my cnc just fuckin killer. Small yet fat and beefy. Scored on some items that makes this baby very unique thanks to Kawasaki: Radial master cylinder from zxr636, risers from vulcan, and front caliper from zr750. All very original and complement the theme I'ma going for: MECHANICAL!
Still alot of other shit to figure out but now that my springer is done I can enjoy my vision turned to reality and share some pics with you guys at CTN.
Wompy@JP RIDER DESIGNS's Blog
Posted on October 16, 2009 at 2:14pm
It was a blast. Thanks for another great movie, Scott and Zack. For those of you who missed it, let me just say that it not only chronicles an exciting new build but along the way introduces you to people with not only great skills but just all around great personalities, all this with a great soundtrack.
Posted on April 24, 2009 at 10:15am
'Well you see, Norm, it's like this . . A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Now, as we know, excessive… Continue
Posted on January 26, 2009 at 1:00pm
I've seen Exile's, Flyrite, Hawg Halters, and ISR from Sweden, but don't really turn me on.
You see as a machinist with access to cnc equipment you can make almost anything. But as a machinist, I try to make what I'm buiding NOT look like a hunk of billet aluminum or a caliper with cute balled grooves and pretty machined chamfers. My goal is to give it a more "cast look" and the only ones I can really give a wink to are Flyrites. Very 50's diner, but for my cuurent build not my style. I'm… Continue
Posted on January 20, 2009 at 1:00pm
I mounted my bulky front master cylinder underneath my bottom tree. I'm going to mount a cable operated brake handle and matching clutch . Still looking around, haven't found ones that arouse me yet. I'll take that back: Tommaselli levers with the finger indents rock but they're 7/8ths. I will have to actually have some in my hand to see if I can bore them out to 1". And the clutch cable and/or lever will have to be altered also. I am trying to make it so if I break down in BFE , I won't be… Continue