Jeff Wolf strikes again! There are benefits to letting the right artist have some artistic reign over their part of a project. I told Jeff generally what I wanted on my Monster Tank- he texted me last night to ask how I felt about a gold line around the body line of the tank where the logo sits. I figured I knew what he meant and told him to go for it. Then he sent me this. Drool. The text added in the logo says “Classico Moderno” after the style I am going… Continue Reading »
Posts Tagged ‘monster 750’
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.
I posted a wish list for the Monster Project a while back that included a ton of extras I need(ed) to make the Monster shine. One of which was rear sets. Surprisingly hard to find for this bike, given the hideous set the bike comes equipped with. Rizoma makes some that hover at a cost of $600… too rich for my blood. I decided to hunt, hunt, hunt… But I did NOT want anything I was going to have to fabricate a bracket for. I am approaching the point of too many projects… Continue Reading »
I NEEDS YOUR HELPS. Alright guys… Here’s a list of stuff I need for my Monster as the project is coming to a head. Obviously, I’ll pay for this stuff… though I always take donations! ;). Looking for the following: Instruments Headlight(s) & mounting bracket of some sort 1998 750 Monster: Rear sets (not stock) Belt covers Kickstand (not the suicide stock version) For 748 53mm forks: Brake calipers Clip ons Headlight(s) & mounting bracket Turn signals & mounting system Basically I’ve got a 748 front end on my 750 monster, therefore the old… Continue Reading »
The tank is now in progress. Strip that shit! (Work being done by Jeff Yarrington from Saint Motor Company) In the words of Wiz Khalifa… BLACK AND YELLOW BLACK AND YELLOW. Kinda looks nice all metal. And now onto the choices… A little mash up I threw together. Or, good ol’ classic.. I think I know where I’m going with this now.
It’s been a week since I first rode the monster and had it running, I posted a video of the first time I had it fired up a few days ago. Since then, I’ve been trying to make sure all the parts I got will work on the bike. Turns out a lot of people think they have the right information but as it goes with older bikes, it doesn’t always work out that way. It’s been pretty hard to piece together what will work with what since I actually know very… Continue Reading »
Here’s the [really short] footage of the Monster running for the first time in over a year. It was running pretty rough but I was excited that it still started. It growled pretty well the next day after some tinkering. I’ll get around to that blog entry about getting it rolling and riding this weekend soon enough! (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)