Ryan is loving this project so much he stays late to work on it. Here's the initial mock up he did last week. It needs a few tweaks but it's going well. Offset springer, Hap Jones tank, Flanders risers, Wassell rear fender....Gonna be a neat machine.
Mark's 52 'burban school bus turned bike hauler is done and will be aiding in the moving of vintage British Motorcycles again very soon. This time around it was all new leaf springs and hardware, new shocks, steering box, straighten and rebuild the steering linkages, new king pins, rebuild the rear axle with new highway gears, new axle shafts, new bearings etc, new driveshaft yoke and u-joints, new clutch and rebuild the trans, rebuild the trans x-member mounts, new rear brakes and parking brake stuff, disc upgrade up front with a new dual pot master system, all new lines and hoses, remove some extra? metal parts from the bottom, some new straight wheels with tasty pie crust tires, new battery box, battery and cables. Maybe some more too that I choose not to recall right now. Thanks for your patience with the job Mark. You'll be happy you did the work.
We built this cb350 on the cheap for a customer a few years ago. It has sat outside for the last 1 1/2 years for unfortunate reasons but it's back for a freshen up and to get it back on the road. I buffed the tank while it off for a wash out and I couldn't believe the paint held up so well out in the elements for that time. I couldn't help but snap a few reflecto-pix. Paint and body was done by my good friend JR who has taught me so much about that topic over the years. Thanks for the education JR. And of course for the top notch work that can stand the test of time and elements.
This will be our 5th year supporting the East Coast Gypsy Run. We decided this was in order to celebrate GR6,....6,.....6. Somebody's taking home this hand made maple skate deck with Ryzart paint and graphics. Silver leaf, verigated leaf, gold leaf, and awesome stripe work. A fine addition to your living room wall. Now who's gonna get it? Best bike? Coolest flannel? Dirtiest beard? Hmmmm...........
We finally got our store in enough order to go ahead and become a dealer for Biltwell Products. These guys make a quality product so if you were wondering where to see it in person and your are in the 201/908/609 ish area codes then stop in and check this stuff out. Inventory will increase as we get our shelves and such in proper order.
We are also dealers for Vtwin, lowbrow customs and a few select high quality indy companies.
One of our clients is an environmental research company. They wanted a box for the back of their Gator to house some equipment. We fabbed this aluminum box with a steel frame, 3 opening doors with gas charged support struts and locking bars.
... a real issue. Given the fact that it's Japanese I don't think it's supposed to be leaving that spot under there. Maybe the run home from Strange Days was too much for it. 50 miles of 70+ on the slab might have angered the gods a bit. I see a surgery or transplant in my all to near future. And for those that recognize this bike, yep, that timing chain repair rig is still holding strong.