Tire Hugger part 2

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It's been a while since I've posted anything, but don't despair, work has been coming along nicely. The hugger still needs a final smooth sanding before it gets hit with the paint. But the brackets are made and fitted to the swingarm. The hugger got metal strips inserted while I was laying up fiberglass with the ...

Motorcycle Seat Cowl cont.

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More work has progressed on the seat cowl. Seat bracing has been welded in, seat pan has been made and the seat cowl modified to fit over the pan. Let's let the pictures to the talking. The seat cowl has about 5 layers of mat fiberglass. Not too sure about the weight of the fiberglass I ...

Tire Hugger Start.

I've gotten ride of that chrome plated steel unit and wanted it to be more open underneath the seat. I still don't want water, rocks and other things on the road bouncing up and hitting my airbox, battery and electrics so a tire hugger was made. I used an old camping mat doubled up to give ...

Some Frame Mods

Took a skill-saw, angle grinder and welder to the Honda CB650 frame to modify for my purpose. Cut the back brace off. Took about 6 inches from the back. Welded the holes closed and added some cross bracing for the new soon to be made seat pan. Sparky sparky It used to be a metal a-frame that ...

Laying some fiberglass

Back on the bike after a short hiatus with a new to me Mig welder. Getting that ready at the shop so I can start welding all of the metal bits and pieces. I've got the mold complete for the seat hump and it turned out not to bad. From another forum, one guy suggested that ...

Front Fork Rebuild

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The motorcycle forks were in decent shape, just a little weather worn. They're 30 years old after all. I had noticed that the a little oil was leaking out under compression and the one dust seal was cracked. Better safe than sorry, I decided to tear the front forks apart while the rest of the ...