Saturday, October 29, 2011
Welded on this BSA David Bird hardtail for Brain and added some gussets on the bottom frame rails for added strength. I have gotta tell you David Bird Makes one hell of a product. His welds are flawless and the damn hardtail fit like a glove to the stock loop which made it real easy to get a good weld . Hats off to Mr.Bird for putting out such a good product.
Nathan brought me this hardtail with his front loop which had been cut up by the previous owner. After leveling the motor and frame in the jig. I noticed there was a huge gap where seat stays welded into the stock frame loop . So I called up Nathan and he brought over the installation instructions ,sure as shit it says in the instructions that the frame rails wont look straight but when you put it into a roller it would look straight. Right on,!! Except the fact that the motor would be leaning back, Not good for the oiling lines at the front of the motor and the floats in the carbs.
Any ways It was an easy fix I stuck the seat stays in the bender and bent them down six degrees. which leveled everything out. This also took away the funky steepness of the hartail also.
once all that was done I welded in the seat cross member and the bottom rail cross member and reinstalled the engine stay cross member that the previous owner had cut out.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Finally finished up the fab work for Limey's 2" under XS650 Speed way Style . With the help of the new addition to the shop Adrian S.
There is a shit ton of fab work into this frame. Custom split tanks ,tanks mounts, hardtail, reworked clipon's ,kick stand cut of and rewelded to fit the lower frame, and a complete rear brake assembly made to work on the Susuki titan rear hub.and the last thing was the rear fender mounts and struts. all in all this thing is going to be one sick little bike when Limey gets the motor and paint done i'll be sure to post some more pics up.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Back at the tail end of May I had finished up Limey's looped 2" under frame and I talked him into letting me make some split aluminum Speed wayish tanks for his build. I hand formed these over some MDF forms which really sucked for my arm's. Had some some snags with getting my frame mounting bungs made( I really need to get a lathe) But I finally had some time to finish them up. Took a few pics with them up against the Salt Racer just so you can get a feel for how they are going to look on the XS650 frame.They aint perfect but they sure look cool!!!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Just finished up this seat for Paul in San Antonio, I meet Paul at The Working Man's Motorcycle and Art Show in June he really dug my leather work and commissioned me to do this seat for his super custom rat bike named.... You guessed it "KING RAT". I opted for the grey Rat Fink for this since Paul's going to let the bikes frame and tins rust out naturally.
Well that's it ,Thanks for looking .
Monday, August 1, 2011
Just finished up this cool wallet for Robert, He asked for something different sanz the typical iron crosses , skulls and stuff .. but the words "EL CAPITAN" on it. Seemed like the Lucha mask was a good fit and he dug the idea ,So here it is.Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Fabricated this simple bracket for a set of Brass Balls Seat Shocks. These are going on the Rat Fink seat on the previous post. Since the customer already had the Seat Shocks and the bottom of the Rat Fink Seat was already wrapped in leather the simple solution was to make this bracket to weld the shock mounting tabs to.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Up for sale is this super sweet Rat Fink seat . One of a kind design you won't see another one like it. The pan is a Bates repop , spring mounts measure 6" center to center, completely wrapped in leather,hand dyed, hand stitched.
Asking $350.00 plus shipping if you're interested drop me a line at matt@workingmanscustoms.