Update on the build and parts (green = on hand, red = Back Ordered or waiting to receive)
From Dime City Cycle
Progressive Vintage “412 Series” Gas Charged Shocks
Progressive Front Springs
Universal GP Style Aluminum Foot Pegs (2 sets)
Discrete British Customs Brake Reservoir
7 Way Adjustable Steering Damper
Slim Clear LED Cats Eye Taillight
From British Customs
Billet Headlight Ears (Black, pair)
Ignition Key Relocation Bracket (Black)
From Lossa Engineering
Reverse Cone Mufflers
(mini - 12")
Fixing mounting Taps on old seat (see below).
Extra set of headers and Lava Header Wrap sitting at mechanics waiting on Lossa RC Mufflers to start cutting and fabricating up TT Exhaust.
Tank & Side Cover have been stripped, prepped, primed & Satin Black Stripe color sprayed. Waiting on Seat Cowl to do the same so I can mask the Stripes down the Tank & Cowl together (so they match) and then spray the color top coat.
So while waiting on parts I get anxious to have at least some progress made so I'm finding
other little things to do to the bike.
Have already pulled the Chain Guard, Re-shaped and Drilled. Still have to Strip and Clear Coat. (See previous post)
The only thing wrong with the seat is that the plastic mounting tabs broke off in the wreck. Talked to the Mechanic and he can fabricate mounting tabs out of aluminum. Seeing this will save the cost of a new seat I decided to go that route and use that $ to have the seat re-shaped and re-covered.
My plan for the seat is to leave the back part under the cowl the same configuration but change the front part. Will have the front "scoop" down a lot more from where the back seam is, thin the middle section and possibly build up the front a tad. Also plan on thinning the front sides as much as possible where my legs run off the seat while on the pegs.
This will do some things. 1st - make the seat look more like a Cafe' seat. 2nd - get me closer to the ground (better handling) and tuck my legs in tighter (to get more SPEED!
). 3rd - More stable/secure seating under acceleration and braking (won't slide up). Next day off I'm taking the seat into a local Auto Upholstery shop to get an estimate.
Seeing I need a new helmet I've done up a graphic and sent it off to Old School Helmets
When the wife saw it she asked "Are you getting two?". My thought
Aaaaaa NO!!!! I don't want "matching" Helmets!!!".... my response
was "No I still need to come up with a graphic for yours"
Came up with the following for her helmet...
The Red, White & Blue "stripes" coming out of the logo are just an example. The "strips" will somehow come from the back of the helmet by the logo, wrap around the sides, up the front and over the front top. I'm leaving the exact configuration to the Pinstriper's Eye.
Both Helmets will be Bell Custom 500 Matte Black. My logo "distressed", my wife's not. The Checkered & Union Jack Flags will "tie" the look of the helmets "together".
That is about where I stand on the rebuild. Will add more as time/things progress.
I will add that it SUCKS not being able to ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!