Posts tagged ivory

Giving my Monster, aka ‘Pandora’s Box’, a sponge bath on this lovely 80°F sunny San Diego day.
Yeah, sometimes she gets washed before and after a ride. So what? Gotta treat the ladies right if you want them to do the same. 

Giving my Monster, aka ‘Pandora’s Box’, a sponge bath on this lovely 80°F sunny San Diego day.

Yeah, sometimes she gets washed before and after a ride. So what? Gotta treat the ladies right if you want them to do the same. 

Oh goodness, I guess I didn’t know that Ruby Helmets has a custom/build your own helmet section. So naturally I spent a few minutes mocking up what would look oh so lovely with the Monster

Such fancy, fancy helmets. 

Simone’s Ivory Monster

It’s really cool seeing other retro-ish Monster builds out there. Simone de Ranieri from Pisa, Italy sent me these photos of his Ducati Monster build. 

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The majorest of major Monster Project updates… the build’s finished. I suppose to say the bike named Pandora’s Box is complete seems pretty oxymoronic, and let’s be real… it really is. No build is ever finished, and I’ll be tweaking and changing things on this girl for months to come I’m sure. Already on the list… moving rear set positioning, angles of the clip on bars, and likely rejetting the carbs.
Pandora and I took our first ride today in over two years- somewhat short for testing purposes. From Cerberus in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego where I was working on her, over to Trophy Motorcycles on El Cajon for some new spark plugs, then out to Mission Beach for a mini photoshoot. Yes, she feels great. The 748 front end on there definitely made it ride more like a sportbike (gee I wonder why) and it turns in with just the thought of an approaching corner. Quick as a bunny, with a throaty purr that sounds like it’s coming from the depths of my heart. 
Indiegogo folks- don’t worry, I’ll be starting on the rewards portion of the campaign and will deliver them asap. You have not been forgotten by any means. Thank you again for your support and helping make this dream come true… I was jumping up and down like a little kid in the crux of a sugar high after I took her out on the road.
Last note- the build phases of the Monster Project will be updated on this here website, very soon. I had forgone the blogging portion of the project in order to get the thing done [finally]. 

The majorest of major Monster Project updates… the build’s finished. I suppose to say the bike named Pandora’s Box is complete seems pretty oxymoronic, and let’s be real… it really is. No build is ever finished, and I’ll be tweaking and changing things on this girl for months to come I’m sure. Already on the list… moving rear set positioning, angles of the clip on bars, and likely rejetting the carbs.

Pandora and I took our first ride today in over two years- somewhat short for testing purposes. From Cerberus in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego where I was working on her, over to Trophy Motorcycles on El Cajon for some new spark plugs, then out to Mission Beach for a mini photoshoot. Yes, she feels great. The 748 front end on there definitely made it ride more like a sportbike (gee I wonder why) and it turns in with just the thought of an approaching corner. Quick as a bunny, with a throaty purr that sounds like it’s coming from the depths of my heart. 

Indiegogo folks- don’t worry, I’ll be starting on the rewards portion of the campaign and will deliver them asap. You have not been forgotten by any means. Thank you again for your support and helping make this dream come true… I was jumping up and down like a little kid in the crux of a sugar high after I took her out on the road.

Last note- the build phases of the Monster Project will be updated on this here website, very soon. I had forgone the blogging portion of the project in order to get the thing done [finally]. 

Retro beauty. The babe and the bike, of course. :) I love the vintage ivory BMWs. So good.

Retro beauty. The babe and the bike, of course. :) I love the vintage ivory BMWs. So good.

She’s gonna be a beauty.
More photos from putting the first bit of her back together soon. The little scissor marks and arrows are where the frame is chopped and the seat is getting chopped to match.
[ more from the Monster Project ]

She’s gonna be a beauty.

More photos from putting the first bit of her back together soon. The little scissor marks and arrows are where the frame is chopped and the seat is getting chopped to match.

[ more from the Monster Project ]

I couldn’t find anywhere else this photo exists on the internet besides tumblr. If anyone has an idea where this ivory/gold/black custom came from… TELL ME. Those’re the same colors of the Monster…
Sometimes I hate google reverse image search- Roland Sands Design for Mickey Rourke. Duh.

I couldn’t find anywhere else this photo exists on the internet besides tumblr. If anyone has an idea where this ivory/gold/black custom came from… TELL ME. Those’re the same colors of the Monster…

Sometimes I hate google reverse image search- Roland Sands Design for Mickey Rourke. Duh.

Monster Project preview time… Pinstriping on the tank stripe by Jeff Wolf!

Monster Project preview time… Pinstriping on the tank stripe by Jeff Wolf!

Vintage harley, ivory. Brown leather seat.

Vintage harley, ivory. Brown leather seat.

Well said.

She’s Heartless For Now…
thanaruth:

projects in the studio.


More decor photos here. :)

Well said.

She’s Heartless For Now…

thanaruth:

projects in the studio.

More decor photos here. :)

Follow the attack!

Follow the attack!