31 August, 2013

Framed Up

I got phase 1 of the motorcycle frame designed and built.  Lots of measuring, cutting, grinding, welding, grinding, etc.  Next up will be engine mounts, swingarm pivot, and rear upper shock mounts.  Plus a few brackets and braces.

26 August, 2013


I cobbled up a jig for making the new project bike's frame. I even made the headstock adjustable, so I could set the trail and rake.

24 August, 2013

Headstock Built

I used a set of bearing cups from a junk frame, welded to a piece of 1.5" x 0.125" thick tubing to build a headstock. Now I can get busy building a frame.

20 August, 2013

An evening in Santa Cruz

Spending a couple days in the South Bay this week.

17 August, 2013

Front end disassembly

Tearing down a set of Honda S90 front forks for the new project. Just grimy, seals look good, and no pitting.

07 August, 2013

Clean sheet design

Nice clean sheet to start sketching ideas on.

New project sketch

Just an idea for my next project. I think I'm going to try and build a frame from scratch.