The 1980 Honda CB50S, customized a couple years ago. Took this one to the North Texas Norton Owners Club meet. Started on the third kick after laying up for months and runs great! The sound of the engine is like an angry hornet, with 5 speeds that you have to bang through to get up to speed.
Got new fenders, tires, tubes, and alloy rims for Blaine’s 1971 Honda Z50. These tires are a little taller than the originals. We got them on in his shop up in Oklahoma over the holiday. This little guy is ready to rip!
Working on a front fairing for the 1974 Norton Commando cafe build. The skin is .050 aluminum, with a 3/16”steel wire frame. My process is somewhat backwards in that I usually start shaping the skin first and work on the wireframe after. This is the same basic technique I used on “The 7” bike fairing.
The wire form for the fairing is being worked out here. There is a little dance you have to do between the gauges, headlight, forks, bars, and controls…and it should look good too, by the way.
The visor temporarily in place to check the fit.
Busy little Elvi prepare their bikes for the Fort Worth Parade of Lights. It was pretty cold by the end of the night. The front two bikes in the center of the picture are bikes I built, along with the Bat Bike on the front right, and the Hater bike on the far left.Our bikes and suits were lit with LED’s.
An Amal monoblock carb barrel from the 1967 Bonneville. The deep pitting convinced me it was time for a set of Amal 930’s. Big D Cycles set me up with some screw plates for the filters, new carbs and cables. More to come on that.
Noticed the drooping left turn signal too late. So much fun to ride, but the small displacement means you have to push the bike pretty hard to keep up with traffic.