Back in the Saddle
by, 07-02-2012 at 12:39 PM (1167 Views)
Been a good 9 or so years since I sold my RF600RR, but as of last week, I'm back in the saddle again!
This photo was from this past weekend. Gandparents took the rug-rats, so me and Mrs.Six rode to the movies (prometheus - it was ok). She's on a 1985 Rebel 250, bobbed with a solo seat, swing-arm mounted rear-fender, drag bars, and a ratty, satin-black, rattle-canned tank.
Last week, I picked up the 1996 Vulcan 800 in the background. The Miami-Dolphins-Teal is repulsive, but I got it for a song off some guy on Craigslist. Anyway it's mechanically sound and won't look that way for long: I'm going to cut up in a similar old-school, bobbed style. On the to-do list: paint, solo seat, replace rear fender, 10" mini-apes, pipe-wrap, and white-walls (just gotta wait for that lotto ticket to hit) Should look something like this when all is said and done... though w/ mini-apes instead of dragbars.
July 9 Progress Update:
Tins off, ready to go under the scalpel:
Big, swoopy, frame-mounted, old-guy rear-fender:
Repurposing the front fender for old-school, cut, swing-arm-mounted, rear-fender duty:
Fabbed a new front-bracket out of some 2” galvanized framing strapping.
Three layers of black Plastidip applied.. probably put another three on for durability’s sake:
Next up: fab the rear fender brackets (have 4’ of 1/8”x3/4” aluminum stock that should do the job)