Posts tagged 750

MotoLady Monster by the Mighty Motor for BikeEXIF

Humbled and grateful to have my Monster Project named ‘Pandora’s Box’ published on the world renowned BikeEXIF website with photos by Shaik Ridzwan of the Mighty Motor. 

Here are a few from the shoot in Downtown Los Angeles you haven’t seen yet. 

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Monster Project: Phase 20

So, last we left off… the Monster Project was mostly put back together, and at Heath’s shop for ease of some last major-ish tasks. 

The main thing left was refinishing the scraped up engine covers. 

Monster Project: Phase 19

The last part of the Monster building process that I wrote an ‘official’ article about was when I finished the rolling chassis at SDS and moved it to my living room for awhile

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The winner of Day Two of Seven Days of Giveaways for the Zombie Performance Drag Bars is Kendra Chase and her bike ‘The Tsunami’!

There were so many amazing entries, it literally took hours of deliberation to decide who should get these awesome bars- and honestly I wish I had more to hand out. That being said, Kendra has redone so much of this bike, learning as she went… and that awesome Japanese wave painting is all her! 

Boy do I have a project bike! It’s a 1977 Suzuki GS750. It had been kinda chop shopped into a cafe racer style. It was first acquired by my boyfriend’s nephew… He is a tattoo artist & traded it for a tattoo. It didn’t really work out for him & I bought it off him for $300.00.

It needed some major love! It ran, but barely. I have put in a whole new electric system…. Rectifier, regulator, (guidance & encouragement from boyfriend). Also new electric ignition system complete with coils & all. Not to mention carb teardown & rejetting which was new to me & a real learning experience! We went through a whole range if sizes before getting it right (since it had aftermarket exhaust & airpods on it!). Wheh, that was TEDIOUS! It needed a front fender. Just last night we installed a rear fender (a bit if a job on a frame that’s been chopped). I painted the gas tank with the classic Japanese wave. We have named her The Tsunami! (after all she is a Japanese bike). 

The last & final part of this 6 month tour is new handlebars are needed. The ones on there are clubman knockoffs & so uncomfortable. I have toyed around with various ideas of what could work. I read your post & handlebar description & those would be badass! Perfect!

I love your page. You are an inspiration & fellow artist in the motorcycle craft. Thanks!

Much love to a fellow biker sister!
Xox Kendra

Check out some of my favorite other entries on flickr, and stay tuned for the rest of the winners!

Congrats, Kendra!

Patti Hurst’s helmet self portrait submission, sportin’ some wicked cateye style sunglasses!

Pre-ride selfie. Me, my Honda CB750, and my helmet.

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Patti Hurst’s helmet self portrait submission, sportin’ some wicked cateye style sunglasses!

Pre-ride selfie. Me, my Honda CB750, and my helmet.

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In lieu of a full Monster Project update (which is desperately past due), I wanted to share a photo I snapped yesterday after the seat was chopped. 
It still needs the foam shaped (and reupholstered obviously), but this is the closest to finished I’ve seen my Monster. Finally, you can see the shape I was going for in my build sketches. 
I am more than pleased with my design decisions.

In lieu of a full Monster Project update (which is desperately past due), I wanted to share a photo I snapped yesterday after the seat was chopped. 

It still needs the foam shaped (and reupholstered obviously), but this is the closest to finished I’ve seen my Monster. Finally, you can see the shape I was going for in my build sketches

I am more than pleased with my design decisions.

Doing some redecorating at my place.
Monster Project mini update: The bike is back at home (obviously) while Heath finishes moving his shop so we can start on the exhaust and then the seat will be finished. 
We’re getting closer… 
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Doing some redecorating at my place.

Monster Project mini update: The bike is back at home (obviously) while Heath finishes moving his shop so we can start on the exhaust and then the seat will be finished. 

We’re getting closer… 

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Thanks to an awesome project with Cafe Racer XXX, Saint Motor Company and Loaded Gun Customs… I’ll be on the East Coast! Maryland to be precise. 
This SUNDAY March 3rd- come join us at Sixteen Tons (website) for beer, wine, tunes, and talk of motorcycles!
WHEN: Sunday March 3, 2013 | 2:00p - 5:00pWHERE: Sixteen Tons - 1100 W 36th St. Baltimore, MD 21211
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Thanks to an awesome project with Cafe Racer XXX, Saint Motor Company and Loaded Gun Customs… I’ll be on the East Coast! Maryland to be precise. 

This SUNDAY March 3rd- come join us at Sixteen Tons (website) for beer, wine, tunes, and talk of motorcycles!

WHEN: Sunday March 3, 2013 | 2:00p - 5:00p
WHERE: Sixteen Tons - 1100 W 36th St. Baltimore, MD 21211

RSVP to the FB Event

Introducing Agata Ożóg, 36 year old Polish motolady. 
She wrote me, "I also love motorcycles, this is my whole world!" Sounds like my kind of woman! Agata rides a Honda Shadow 750 or a friends Honda CBR 600. She has a cat named Chopper, owns her own business, and quite obviously kicks ass!

Introducing Agata Ożóg, 36 year old Polish motolady. 

She wrote me, "I also love motorcycles, this is my whole world!" Sounds like my kind of woman! Agata rides a Honda Shadow 750 or a friends Honda CBR 600. She has a cat named Chopper, owns her own business, and quite obviously kicks ass!

I got an email from “Anon” (Samantha Thomason) who wrote asking about the jitters she got about buying her first bike… she said, “Took her for a spin, felt good, bought it. Just wanted to say thanks again for such awesome advice for a new rider. Really encouraging.”
Congrats, Sam!

I got an email from “Anon” (Samantha Thomason) who wrote asking about the jitters she got about buying her first bike… she said, “Took her for a spin, felt good, bought it. Just wanted to say thanks again for such awesome advice for a new rider. Really encouraging.”

Congrats, Sam!

Aurora Moto on Luis Moto's new Ducati 750 Sport custom. (And yes, she rides.)

Aurora Moto on Luis Moto's new Ducati 750 Sport custom. (And yes, she rides.)

Check out my THUPER AWTHUM drawing for the Monster Project! …Okay but seriously, this is my doodle of the Monster 750 with 748 front end, tail chop and seat shape I’m going for. I’m using this as a base image on which to doodle the exhaust design and extra details.

Check out my THUPER AWTHUM drawing for the Monster Project! …Okay but seriously, this is my doodle of the Monster 750 with 748 front end, tail chop and seat shape I’m going for. I’m using this as a base image on which to doodle the exhaust design and extra details.

THE TIME HAS COME. Monster project update… one of the happiest in a long time! The new steering stop is in place, and it’s adjustable. Mind boggling, I know. Now, my frame is done. T-Minus a few days until powder coat. Then I get to reassemble! Yee-haw!
Welding by Heath Knapp (Heathen Werks) with some logistics help from Will Jones (Poor Bastard Cycle Works)… thank you both for your help.

THE TIME HAS COME. Monster project update… one of the happiest in a long time! The new steering stop is in place, and it’s adjustable. Mind boggling, I know. Now, my frame is done. T-Minus a few days until powder coat. Then I get to reassemble! Yee-haw!

Welding by Heath Knapp (Heathen Werks) with some logistics help from Will Jones (Poor Bastard Cycle Works)… thank you both for your help.

Monster Project unseen shot- me on the Monster with it’s new front end, clip ons, and rear sets. This will be the final riding position.
I’m getting all excited because this week I should be getting back my frame all chopped with the new steering stop in place. I dropped off my wheels to Bridge City Cycles day before yesterday to get them powder coated goooold! It’s all coming together. 

Monster Project unseen shot- me on the Monster with it’s new front end, clip ons, and rear sets. This will be the final riding position.

I’m getting all excited because this week I should be getting back my frame all chopped with the new steering stop in place. I dropped off my wheels to Bridge City Cycles day before yesterday to get them powder coated goooold! It’s all coming together. 

Monster Project: Phase 11

My process for this phase of the Monster Project included putting on the front end, taking it off, putting it on again… over and over. The object of this was to find out where the triple clamps were hitting the ignition mount, grind it out, and mark where the steering stop needs to go.