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sdustin
04-08-2016, 2:54 AM
It all started when I got a vlx vt600 whatever you want to call the tiny fucking honda. i rode it 2k miles the first month i got it in factory trim. Here's a pic of it.http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/CAM00066_zpsiikr4vcn.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/CAM00066_zpsiikr4vcn.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:00 AM
So I was kind of scared of chopping too much. After all id never worked on a bike our even owned one for that matter. I chopped the rear of the frame and built "pillars" to mount the factory seat in a solo manner. I fiber glassed the busted factory side covers and cut the mufflers off and extened the factory pipes, and the noob wrap, and put velocity stacks and jetted the carbs. Here's a pic. I road it about 2k miles at the first of 2015 riding season.http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/Mobile%20Uploads/CAM00739_zpsa3frhavy.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/Mobile%20Uploads/CAM00739_zpsa3frhavy.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:03 AM
So I got tired of the factory seat look and side covers. So I made some side covers from old car tags. And then made a shitty seat out of 16g sheet metal tacked on. Lol. I also made a metal frame for a military buttpack i used as a saddle bag from.http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20150920_144940_zps6wm3rjjd.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20150920_144940_zps6wm3rjjd.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:06 AM
The bandana is on the fork to keep oil off my wheel. Sad and stupid I know but it was my first riding season and I could stop riding. Also you can see the saddle bag in the pic.http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20151021_183525_zpslexeo1ke.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20151021_183525_zpslexeo1ke.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:08 AM
Little goodness.http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/Screenshot_2015-08-07-10-23-50_zps1gqo4v35.png (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/Screenshot_2015-08-07-10-23-50_zps1gqo4v35.png.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:11 AM
So all told last year from March till August I put 11k miles on my first bike. It looks like this.http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/Screenshot_2016-04-08-05-09-20_zpsl00fk4dp.png (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/Screenshot_2016-04-08-05-09-20_zpsl00fk4dp.png.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:16 AM
Then I saw this and it changed my life. This is member's bike heyyodho huge shout out to him and I want to thank him for inspiration first and helping me and answering my questions and even sending me pics of parts of his bike.http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/22368537289_2952dafb08_b_zpsrnodcoph.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/22368537289_2952dafb08_b_zpsrnodcoph.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:30 AM
So with heyyodho giving me some reassurance I got the trusty angle grinder.

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:30 AM
So with heyyodho giving me some reassurance I got the trusty angle grinder.
http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20151116_015324_zpsvgstklaq.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20151116_015324_zpsvgstklaq.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:31 AM
Leaf spring seat mounthttp://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20160111_101559_zpsebplfqz2.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20160111_101559_zpsebplfqz2.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:34 AM
My biggest worry the wiring actually turned out to be pretty easy, and what I enjoyed most. After putting the bike together I wish I had done some things different but it's together now. Lol.http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20151212_220928_zpsnapzwufl.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20151212_220928_zpsnapzwufl.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:35 AM
Resulthttp://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20151214_025243_zpsiiadytbh.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20151214_025243_zpsiiadytbh.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:36 AM
Took most the paint off the tank.http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20160323_145731_zpscahcpkx1.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20160323_145731_zpscahcpkx1.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:38 AM
Made it rust.http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20160330_142930_zpscybni0eg.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20160330_142930_zpscybni0eg.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:39 AM
Finally took my bike to the car wash. http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20160323_121132_zpsicmmzsb8.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20160323_121132_zpsicmmzsb8.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:39 AM
Clean and shinnyhttp://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20160323_132207_zpstgl6eme4.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20160323_132207_zpstgl6eme4.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:40 AM
Not so shinnyhttp://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20160323_201100_zpsbcjnrsem.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20160323_201100_zpsbcjnrsem.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:41 AM
Spray bomb.http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20160328_140341_zpshmhfltcw.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20160328_140341_zpshmhfltcw.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:42 AM
Pine freshhttp://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20160330_022317_zpsm2krpx9b.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20160330_022317_zpsm2krpx9b.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:43 AM
EBay 12 bucks. Good bless America. But God damn the standard system. Kph Speedo.http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20160319_225451_zpsmdflwqpd.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20160319_225451_zpsmdflwqpd.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:44 AM
Matte clear.http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20160330_162702_zps0yr0ez5s.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20160330_162702_zps0yr0ez5s.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:45 AM
Oh so clean.http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20160330_161413_zpsf4xpxxfp.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20160330_161413_zpsf4xpxxfp.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:46 AM
Single cable throttle single mirror and biltwell chocolate grips.http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20160408_052204_zpstdolhnpa.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20160408_052204_zpstdolhnpa.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:50 AM
Seat needs finished, waiting on fork seals, new Speedo cable, 5.5" extensions (unsure about them but it's a tight fit now) I'm also running the factory head light for now, I'm waiting on a black and brass headlight and brass mirror with black steam and mount. But here she is. I call her gritty ass. If you have rode fenderless you can relate.http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20160403_155916-1_zpszsoz4u7q.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20160403_155916-1_zpszsoz4u7q.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-08-2016, 3:56 AM
Also after 11k of shitty ethonal both my carb diaphragm were toast so my first test ride where do I go?http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20160406_151715_zpswk0wlfwu.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20160406_151715_zpswk0wlfwu.jpg.html)

Dane
04-08-2016, 9:20 AM
Looks great man. I'm looking to start my first project bike, I want to do a solo monoshock as well. Thanks for the inspiration.

heyyodho
04-08-2016, 1:42 PM
Sweet! Glad to help. Looks good.

sdustin
04-08-2016, 6:20 PM
Sweet! Glad to help. Looks good.

Thanks bro. If I'm ever in Cali well have to ride and you can show me some nice roads.

sdustin
04-11-2016, 7:45 PM
Seat donehttp://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20160411_174359_zpshweji8se.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20160411_174359_zpshweji8se.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-17-2016, 5:06 PM
http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20160417_154737_zpsb0w8k2gf.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20160417_154737_zpsb0w8k2gf.jpg.html)

Dane
04-20-2016, 9:52 PM
Lookin great man

What's in the pouch under the tank?

sdustin
04-21-2016, 5:55 PM
I carry a small tool kit, some fuses, a few zip ties, and my petcock key, and has cap keys. I don't need a key for the ingintion and can't find a keyless gas cap, unfortunately. My petcock factory key was broke. So I bolted a 9/16 socket to the petcock and made this to turn it.http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20150420_015421_zpsmmhe4fb4.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20150420_015421_zpsmmhe4fb4.jpg.html)

sdustin
04-21-2016, 5:55 PM
http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o528/sdustin/20150420_015511_zpsliaoifwx.jpg (http://s1146.photobucket.com/user/sdustin/media/20150420_015511_zpsliaoifwx.jpg.html)

Westboundbiker
04-22-2016, 6:39 AM
clever way to keep someone from getting too far, unless they know the trick! Love it!