Sunday, January 29, 2012

Does this make my ass look big?

After a bunch more welding, grinding, and sanding today I finally got the swing arm and rear tire on the Ducati for the first time ever. Now I can start working on the tail piece and tank!

Monday, January 16, 2012

I've had enough!

I am tired of being secretive about my current Ducati build. The teacher instinct in me wants to share and let people see and learn. It's no fun designing and building in a vacuum which is what I feel these top secret builds become... A sucking vertex your stuck in all by yourself! This being said I welcome all input and advise you guys may have... Continuing to learn is key to me and my creative process so please critique.

So for the past month solid I have been cutting, bending, welding, grinding, and then welding and grinding some more to fabricate the front end of the Ducati. I enjoyed designing and building the girder fork on the Beezerker so much that I decided I wanted to try my luck at it again but this time put all I learned previously into the design of this fork.

The Ducati is a fat tired bobber cafe sort of a bike and being that the front tire is a 160 I needed a design that was going to stand up to such a menacing tire.

What you see here is the product of more hours than I care to recall right now. Today was the first time I ever put the front end on the bike and I have to admit I could not be more excited.

This bike will have no paint on it what so ever so my metal work has to be top notch which I am discovering is easier said than done!

It's actually hard to go home for the night now because all I want to do is finish this thing and ride it :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sitting Pretty

I have been making slow but steady progress on both the Ducati project as well as the Triton project. Put the Triton together as a roller for the first time last week and I have to say I am really pleased with it's stance.