Sunday, 24 April 2011

Time for a shave

Most of my favourite XS650 bobbers had shaved front forks, where any unused tabs were removed.

Not having any access to lathes or decent machinery, my only option was grinder, dremel, file and sand paper.

Not too bad considering. Maybe it was my little ranga's helping hand that made the difference?

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Get a Grip

With special thanks to my very talented friends Vera Black (formerly Amanda Baker) and her hubby Luke, I was given a Dues Ex Machina gift voucher for my birthday.

I managed to p-up the Posh Brown Gum grips that I'd been eying off.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Some more inspiration

Another one of my inspirations is Slingshot Cycles' beautiful XS650 Bobber.

Like Cassio's beast, the blacked out look is just spot on!

Friday, 15 April 2011

Snip snip!

After my trial fit of the tank, I just new that I had to cut the guts out of it to fit lower upon the backbone.

Out came the dremel and the tin snips.