Posts tagged project

GT Cafe for Cause Site Launch

Sofi Tsingos has launched the website for her awesome project, GT Cafe for Cause! After her father George was diagnosed with Cancer she started this project to help keep his mind off the battle. I invited her to write a guest article.

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"…I decided to build a bike, raffle it off and donate the money to those who work tirelessly to help cancer patients continue to stand strong, to continue to smile."

Warning- redhead wrenching! May cause distractions in the workplace. Annalee Cleveland working on her project bike… follow her on instagram!

Warning- redhead wrenching! May cause distractions in the workplace. Annalee Cleveland working on her project bike… follow her on instagram!

Surprised miss Montserrat Mendoza while she was working on her project at the Cerberus co-op garage. 
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Surprised miss Montserrat Mendoza while she was working on her project at the Cerberus co-op garage. 

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The ‘96 HD Sporty 1200 just got here to Cerberus Motorcycles for us to customize, big thanks to El Cajon Harley Davidson! I am going to take great pleasure in chopping this thing up and decorating it with Burly Brand parts.

Stiletto shocks, scrambler bars, MX foot pegs, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Planning and plotting- mocking up mods for the Honda FT500 Ascot in the coming months. I’ve got my eyes on chopping that thing up a bit… the perfect platform for a dual sport. It shall henceforth be called… the Brat Tracker project.
[ Pinterest: Brat Tracker Project inspiration ] 

Planning and plotting- mocking up mods for the Honda FT500 Ascot in the coming months. I’ve got my eyes on chopping that thing up a bit… the perfect platform for a dual sport. It shall henceforth be called… the Brat Tracker project.

[ Pinterest: Brat Tracker Project inspiration ] 

Caroline Krebs (aka Caro) is a German motolady from Cologne working as a Service Manager at a Harley Davidson dealership. Her love for two wheels does not stop at Harley- in this photo she sits atop her cafe racer project.
Thanks for sending, Caro! Keep on rockin’.
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Caroline Krebs (aka Caro) is a German motolady from Cologne working as a Service Manager at a Harley Davidson dealership. Her love for two wheels does not stop at Harley- in this photo she sits atop her cafe racer project.

Thanks for sending, Caro! Keep on rockin’.

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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!

MotoLady Seven Days of Give-aways day two is here! Yeah I know, you’re still flabbergasted at the whole week of free stuff! Again, it’s a humungous thank you for being you, reading this blog and making each of my days better. Make sure to check back every day!

Day 2, Tuesday: Win yourself a new set of hand made (in the USA no less!) drag bars from Zombie Performance, 7/8 in and powdercoated black. Steffan isn’t just a fabricator, he’s a rider. Because of that, he’s spent a lot of time behind bars. Motorcycle bars, that is. These drag bars are comfortable, good looking, and sturdy.

You’re probably chomping at the bit wondering… HOW DO I WIN!? Well, does your bike need new bars? Why? Send me a picture and explain the story. Whether it’s a basket case project motorcycle or you just dumped it in your driveway… I don’t care! Most appealing photo and story wins, so you better try a little bit! Either email it to me (alicia@themotolady.com) or use the handy submit page

Submission deadline: Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 11:59pst. Announcing winner: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013. Winner is responsible for shipping costs.

Triumph tuesday! Hot damn, Shasta and her newly restored Trophy are looking amazing!

"My 1970 Triumph Trophy restoration is complete! Have a great week all." - Shasta Smith (The Vintage Monkey)

Hopefully soon enough my project will be done, too!
[ links: thevintagemonkey.com | tVM facebook ]

Triumph tuesday! Hot damn, Shasta and her newly restored Trophy are looking amazing!

"My 1970 Triumph Trophy restoration is complete! Have a great week all." Shasta Smith (The Vintage Monkey)

Hopefully soon enough my project will be done, too!

[ links: thevintagemonkey.com | tVM facebook ]

Monster Project: Phase 17

Trying to get blog updates for the Monster Project all caught up, been a busy bee. If you recall, the bike was transported in pieces to SDS via my Honda coupe.

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Those who payed attention to instagram saw it being put back together by myself and the veteran racer Nobi Iso.

The Rust Bucket BSA Project Inspiration

While I’m finishing the Monster, I’ve had a lot of things rattling around in my brain for this Rust Bucket / BSA Project of mine. Firstly, I found out it’s a 1958 BSA A7 or A10. The difference being the exact model and either 500 or 650cc (thanks to everyone who corrected my typo). I’m stoked to know it’s about 7 years older than I thought and pre-1960s! So cool. 

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Hand stamped VIN number close up- this is one thing I love very much about this bike. It might have been bondo-ed to shit, but damn it has character. Paul D’Orleans of the Vintagent clued me in on the fact that all British bikes have hand stamped identification numbers. I had no idea!

Anywho, I figured I’d share some of the inspiration I’ve collected while figuring out exactly where to go with this. 

The Rust Bucket Project: Phase 1

So, I bought this early 60’s BSA frame a couple months ago from a neighbor with the intent to start working on it when the Monster is done. I didn’t post about it because I knew I’d catch a whole lot of flack from people wondering why the hell my Monster has taken so long, and why I’m picking up new projects before the first is done. But let’s face it, if you’re into motorcycles and especially customizing them… you know exactly what is going on here. 

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It’s got a Harley rear wheel on it, a custom (crappy) hard tail job, and a fair amount of rust. Anywho, since I’ve done all I can do until this week on my Monster, I decided to take the rear wheel off this bad boy and start cleaning up the frame. 

Had this awesome submission in my tumblr inbox today- Angie Cooper from Richmond, VA. 

1967 Triumph T120 chopper to be brought back to life from totheriver.tumblr.com. I just picked up this barn find last week and plan on getting her running this spring. Currently I ride a 2009 Kawasaki KLX 250SF as my daily driver and a 1974 BWM R90 for longer trips.

Had this awesome submission in my tumblr inbox today- Angie Cooper from Richmond, VA. 

1967 Triumph T120 chopper to be brought back to life from totheriver.tumblr.comI just picked up this barn find last week and plan on getting her running this spring. Currently I ride a 2009 Kawasaki KLX 250SF as my daily driver and a 1974 BWM R90 for longer trips.

Monster Project: Tire goes BOOM

So, I was mounting my Monster tires today (under the supervision of a Ducati Master tech, mind you) to my fancy-ass newly painted gold sparkly wheels… and the tire exploded. I ended up taking a trip to the hospital. Whole story? Read on… 

Did a front fender mock up for the Monster Project. Because I put a 748 front end on a 750 Monster, the compatible fender is the superbike marshmallow looking thing… way too bulky for my lean mean machine. 

Which one do you guys like best? Keeping in mind that I will be reinforcing narrow plastic for durability and strength.