Not sure what the PPG match would be..
I painted the wheels on the Speedster. I like to use Rust-Oleum’s Gas & Oil resistant automotive paint. It really holds up well and it really is relatively unaffected by gas or oil..
Thanks! That tank sounds like a good combo. Sumbit a pic of it when it’s done. I just used the stock two-piece fork covers, they look good for stock.
Los Muertos Vivientes - Rat Rod xs650 - SOLD (maybe, still no money yet..)
Copper Devil - xs650 - Still for sale here on the site but I’m not wasting my time with eBay and picky people. I’ll ride it and have fun and when the right buyer comes along, they’ll enjoy it too. $5,000 - no less.
The Speedster - CB350 - Done, Done & Done!!!!!!!!! After another set of rebuilt carbs, and an updated charging system, she lives! I added the finishing touches today, including some new velocity stacks. Pictures to come.
The Drifter - xs650 Brat-style bobber - frame fabrication is complete & ready for paint, tins are ready for paint, got lots of sweet parts rolling in & some cool, cool custom fabricated stuff is being made.
2 Pending Customer builds: an old-school brat-style xs650 & either a Honda CB or Yam. 650 vintage stripped down tracker
Anonymous asked: … I recently aquired a 1956 Norton rolling chasis frame (that is what I was told it is) that has been turned into a rigid hardtail. It has an early harley peanut tank, harley rear fender, a 70’s chopper diamond pattern style button seat, original norton risers, drag bars, 80’s model jap wheels that I don’t have a clue to what they are or where they came from, a set of both 16” spoke wheels from a 70’s harley bike with 130 60 16 tires on front and rear and both with disk (both wheels were thrown in as part of the package), and what I believe to be harley front forks and triple trees, again I have no clue to what the forks are from, just a guess…
…what all do I need to do to them to make them work, fork size to use, hubs bearings, axles, chain, sprocket, etc. Any help would be very much appreciated. Oh and also, I do not have a motor, and in your opinion, what size, type, manufacture do you recommend?
Wow, man, I believe you have surpassed the term “project” and have dove into what may only be so simply described as a Pandora’s Box! I dont have the foggiest idea how to even begin to MacGyver that all together.. Some heavy fabrication will be in order for sure. You’ll probably have to find a good machine shop to lathe a set of axles down for those wheels, and as far as putting a motor in it, well, finding one to fit and properly adapting it into the frame will be a feat in and of itself. Best of luck my friend.
There is a little more comfort in having a set of springs to cushion the beating from rough roads, but having stiff springs on a swing-arm frame or some soft seat springs on a rigid frame doesn’t make much of a difference (to me at least).
You can have a cool looking bike either way depending on how you set it up. Me, I’m young enough, so I’ll take form over function any day, at least while I can.
The Speedster still needs a little work before it’s ready to sell. When it’s ready it’ll be up for sale for approximately $5,000. Shipping is up to you. You can try uship.com, where shippers will bid to ship your item. You can get some really good deals. Send me your email address if you’re interested.
The Copper Devil XS650 drop-seat bobber has been relisted and at a discounted price! Yep, thats enough cash to pretty much pay for the shipping!!
You wont find another like this one. Get it here
It’s a good question actually. I know I fit on some of my bikes and look ridiculously large on others.
I’m 6’-4” & the 650’s seem to be pretty comfortable for my size. I don’t like stretching the frames, not a single one of my bike have been stretched!