Tuesday, November 30, 2010

some good help

my buddy Kris has been on it lately.
he was looking for a little extra work between brokering mortgages and decided to give fabrication a try.
yeah, thats right.

we got this fender cut down and re fit for a guy today, stoked to have someone in the shop with me helping to get shit done!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

XS tail section on an early frame

so early XS650 frames are completely different than late ones, some of you may know this but i however did not. I priced this job as if it were a regular 4 hour weld on tail section job......16 hours later we are done ;)
lots of stuff needed to be made/machined and some major tweaking was undergone since someone previously did a VERY sketch job of building this guy a rigid tail section.
The thing looked like it was bent around a tree and of all things they used black plumbing pipe for tubing.
 as you can see here the engine loop doesnt land anywhere near the tail section forward cross member.

so we added in this piece of 3/8 x 1 1/2 plate to catch the bottom of the loop.
i then had to machine an angled solid slug on the lathe to catch the piece of plate.

here she is all tacked up and ready to go back in the frame jig.
when it was all said and done it looked like it grew there. nice.
and the (almost) final product. just needs a few final welds and the shouldered seat bungs that i already spun on the lathe need tig'ed on.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

the swap is coming together nicely

updates on the swap next month, things are really looking great. lots of good guys on board for this one, we are getting really excited to see what kind of turn out we can put together.
on the flyer tip, i seriously fucked up my back yesterday somehow in the shop so i have been nursing myself back to health all day which gave me a perfect opportunity to grab the shop laptop, open up illustrator and photoshop and have some fun with art today.
i like both of these very much


Sunday, November 7, 2010

it's on!

we FINALLY get a real swap here! cant fucking wait for this one