Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tail section templates

after hours of paper mockups for a rear tail section I finally came up with a design I think I will dig. Hopefully once the metal is cut and fabricated it will be as cool visually as it is in my head.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Seat Pan

The seat pan has been a daunting challenge in actuality. Was trying to design it so I could easily pop it on and off but realized there was no need since I can access it underneath through the frame. I am using 10 gauge plate but didn't have a cutting torch so I had to create a way to make the bends I needed easily. I decided to cut into the steel about a .25 of the way through with a cutting wheel, where I needed to make a bend. This would allow me to be able to make the bends easier and could keep most of the structural integrity. Going to get the seat covered in leather with a small cushion should look quite good. Now I just have to make the back cafe style section behind the seat and this will also house my tailight and license plate. Should be minimal sheetmetal work if I can plot it out correctly but will need to be structurally sound and easy to detach if need be.

Fork Brace

I can't believe what a cool fork brace I was able to make out of the stock front fender off the honda 650. Underneath the janky sheet metal work was this thicker fork brace. It had spot welds that attached the thinner sheet metal but was quite easy to grind through and clean up. I am lowering them about .75 inches so I had to add two half circles of sheet metal to the inside areas. Now I just have to retap the holes but should look good when done. Also have a hole drilled on both sides so I can run the brake likes up the fork leg on the insde and attach a clip to hold the line out of the way and make the lines clean.

Saturday, January 3, 2009