Tito, sorry to hear about the bad review. From what I can see it looks like some quality work. I doubt that I'll ever be able to afford one of your cool headlights or any other number of cool things some of the other quality work that other guys have out that are on here but its something that I'm glad to see being done and done right. I fear that in the furure work like this will become a lost art and to all the ass holes out there that bash a guy for no good reason you should be proud of the fact that you're helping to kill off a dying art/skill and making clear the way for mass produced Chinese crap and dime a dozen cnc'd billet junk.
You guys really made a shitty day into a good night after reading the good comments. I appreciate it.
I'm working on a nice and solid head/tail set right now for a member. After that, I have a super-secret ultra-mini chopper headlight and taillight duo for ........someone who would like to remain "anonymous". I am stoked to have an opportunity to work on any projects at all, let alone a set for someone as high caliber as this. I can't divulge any more details at this time, but hopefully soon.
Tito, don't know who the asshat was who gave you one star but I'd rate your work a ten if I could. My headlight and tail light that you so masterfully built for me are as well made as they are good looking, if I ever am in need of anything else I will be contacting you first. I'll send pics of my rigid Ironhead once the build is complete. Thanks for the great lights, excellent workmanship and fast shipping that was carefully packaged.
Thanks for the good words everyone. I have been busy these days, working on a few orders, but just finished up this pair for a fellow Chop Cult member.
Headlight takes a standard, easy to find 5-3/4" bulb with hi/lo, and I put a HI-OFF-LO toggle on the back of the bucket, the "off" is nice if you are having battery issues, for starting, or if you just don't want to be seen. All the wiring is done inside, it is internally grounded, and only needs the one "HOT" wire out to fused power. Nice and cluster free.
The taillight has a Radiantz super-bright red LED cluster in it, in addition to the stainless hardware. Both are finished with matching copper rivets. These are both mailing out today, and will be a couple nice touches on a bad-ass ironhead.
A few months ago I built a pair of lights for a pretty sweet Sportster. Lot's of times I never get to see the finished bikes with installed lights, but today I got an email from Brandon, with pics of his killer sportster. Here are the pics of his beautiful bike with one of my headlights and it's matching taillight on there. Way stoked.
just got a headlight from Merlinmerkin and i was 5 fn star pleased w his service. gave me alot of knowledge, was patient w my questions n shipped quick..anyone lookin for a vitage headlight...this is the guy to use
Thanks guys for keeping the thread going and the kind words.
Here is a nice and tidy 4-1/2" headlight I just finished for a CC member. Solid, no-frills light, ready to withstand the mean streets. It will have a matching taillight getting sent with it in about a week....stay tuned for pics. Just for fun the last pic is it held up to a 35mm narrowglide.
Here are the finished pics of the matched pair I just finished for a member here. 4.5" headlight, 3" taillight....Classic and cool. Taillight sports a swivel and pivot mount, HIGH-powered LED cluster. The headlight wears a new 'experimental' sealed beam for added visibility due to it's small stature.
Next up is a 5-3/4" with a hi/off/lo toggle on a crazy triumph with a wild long girder and a healthy amount of rake. Photos to come.
Here are a couple mini taillights I had been holding back for a while. I finished them, but have not let any go yet. If anyone is interested in one, PM me. They are about the size of an egg, and both have Radiantz clusters in them.
Hey just wanted everyone here on CC, that a few weeks ago I contacted Tito about helping me with my 90 year old headlight. He gave me a link to one of his posts, which showed me how to wire up my bucket and where to get a small as halogen bulb for it. Then he gave me another link to a small ass amber glass lens, that I cut down even smaller and fit into the bezel. Here's a couple of pics of the finished headlight. Dude you KICK ASS!
Just finished up a couple lights. The bare steel one is going on a bare steel 53 pan originally built by Spartan. Honored to have one of my lights on a bike of this magnitude. Pics to come with it mounted.
The brass one is about the size of a baseball. I have only seen 3 like it in my years of dealing with these lights. It is on ebay right now, but I do have the last and final one stashed away if anyone is interested in it. If you need it, hit me up.
I hope you guys know I don't come to here only to sell things in the Classifieds section or in the Chop Market. I try to contribute to this place as much as I can. I guess a better way to put it...my heart is here, not just my empty wallet.
Been a while since I posted, but still plugging away at the lights. I rigged up a quick way to make nearly any vintage light work with a stock Sportster eyebrow. (I loves me a sexy eyebrow)
Been selling a few lights on my blog, commissioned pieces here on CC, a couple locals, and occasionally on ebay. Looks like there's a few more guys swinging off my nuts and selling their lights on ebay as well.