I found some leftover curtain hanging pipes (or whatever they’re called) in my garage and turned them into a luggage rack. It was 3 days of cutting, welding, more cutting, sweating, more cutting and welding and some swearing. It still needs a few fixes, like a plate to separate luggage from the exhaust pipe… just an idea.
Since I know nothing about upholstery, this morning I woke up and decided to make my own seat cover. I mean, how hard can it be?
I must say it resembles a real seat cover and many people think it is.
In case you were wondering why do I need it all… I’m heading to Albania this very Sunday morning, 2 up.
Did a short trip from Poznan to Munich via Prague, to see a bicycle show. The show itself was so-so, but the road was a blast.
I saw seen some youtube videos about knife making, especially this one, and I thought I’d have a go. In total it was about €5 for the materials and 8 hours of work. The handle is made out of beechwood, I have tons of it laying around after parquet renovation. After much polishing it was time to aply some protective finish to the wood. I mixed linen oil with a little bit of oak varnish. Now it looks very nice with a satin finish, didn’t want it glossy.
Believe it or not, last Saturday I lost the air filter on my FT500. It fell out somewhere on the rough dirt road, 40km from home, I never saw it again. Almost bought a new stock one, but I’ve found a bargain on a K&N. Say no more. I was waiting for a long time to throw this big air box out of the way. The only problem was that my carburetor had a 54mm diameter, and this filter was 57. But, as someone told me before, one problem is no problem. I cut a rubber band out of a bicycle inner tube, put it on the carb and the filter fit right in.
that’s my crankcase breather filter if you ask…
my mate Lukas gave me his bent BMX handlebars, I put them into use right away
the frame is ready, finally I can get on with the seat pan and upholstery
The battery is at the same place it use to be. I utilized the lower part of the original basket, had to weld back a broken tab, and used a very stylish leather strap to hold it tight. It really ties the room together, don’t you think?
Among hideous Orange County style “choppers” there where a few customs that catch my eye.
Of course I run fast to check out this FT500, it’s from Red Hot Chili Customs from Szczecin, Poland. Really nice street fucker (as they call it)
This Honda was run thru the paces in a street race in Branna, (CZ) last year. I still have to post those photos…
me like (also from Red Hot Chili Customs)
first time I saw this kind of a speedo contraption, a little overkill I would say
the very Polish Junak!
even my bikes got to the show