Sunday, 27 January 2013

Bobber Trick Seat

Whilst I love the brass luggage rack I made up for my build, it is not really suited to be used as a seat so I decided to make up a quick install passenger seat.

Ist Step was to find some black rubber hose that I could fit over the brass rods on my luggage rack to prevent them from getting scratched.  Used some black fuel line hose and cut it down the middle so it would fit over the brass rods.

Next I fitted up some spring type tool clips to the wooden base I made for my seat.  The clips were sized to be a tight push fit over the rubber hose on the brass rods.

Seat simply just pushes on over the bars in a few seconds.  Not designed for the long haul, perhaps just taking a few friends for a spin around the block.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Man...all those little jobs take a lot of time

Forks Stops - used a rubber stopper and added some brass backing washers and brass nuts.

Decal on the front fender

Made up some axle spacers for both sides and also had to make up some spacers for the disc rotor to allowance enough clearance so the caliper is clear of the spokes. 

Mounted the fender with some custom made brackets, all painted satin black with brass nuts.

Fitted up the brake caliper and painted the mounting arm satin black.

Changed over my chrome seat springs to black ones

Fitted up a brass spinner oil cap, had to custom make an adapter to suit.

Roller almost done, just some wiring left now.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Finally cooled down and got some work down

The weather finally cooled down for a few days after the week long heat wave of +38 degrees Celsius (i.e. 100F) so I managed to get a few things done:

Tank - brass spinner gas cap, some old school graphics, pingel old school brass petcock

Speedo - Drag Specialities white face gauge (body painted satin black of course)

Springer - changed the chrome springs to black