Posts tagged tank art

MotoGeo garage headquarters- Honda tank planter. Photo by Kevin Warren.
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MotoGeo garage headquarters- Honda tank planter. Photo by Kevin Warren.

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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!

Amazing tank art! Looks kind of like a koi fish?
(racecafe: Bryan Fuller - Atlanta)

Amazing tank art! Looks kind of like a koi fish?

(racecafe: Bryan Fuller - Atlanta)

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 for with this build.
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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 for with this build.

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The One Motorcycle Show 2012 photo encore- pinstriped little racer. Photo by yours truly.

The One Motorcycle Show 2012 photo encore- pinstriped little racer. Photo by yours truly.

Sara Eileen on her Triumph bobber custom by Max Schaaf of 4Q. Photo by Michael Schmidt.

Sara Eileen on her Triumph bobber custom by Max Schaaf of 4Q. Photo by Michael Schmidt.

Breathtaking tank art.

Breathtaking tank art.

Sentiment in motorcycle tank art.

Sentiment in motorcycle tank art.

Teaser time! Chris Dunlop (www.pinstripechris.com) gold leafing my tank after it was all sanded down…

Teaser time! Chris Dunlop (www.pinstripechris.com) gold leafing my tank after it was all sanded down…

The Monster Project: Phase 8

Last I posted, I was flimflamming about what kind of logo to put on the tank of the bike. The paint scheme was already all planned (thank you all for the suggestions, though) and I just needed to top it off with the right version of the Ducati logo for the mood of the bike. 

At this point, I can finally show you guys something definitive… so you can see where I’m going with this whole project. (Full views and videos after the cut.)

I’m not sure if I’ve stated this or not, but I’m going for a retro stylized mean lookin’ moto. Put these in your brain and shake ‘em around: Classy, ivory, racing, glitter. What do you get? The best paint scheme ever. 

Custom motorcycle with some neat gizmos and unique flair… goooold!

Custom motorcycle with some neat gizmos and unique flair… goooold!

This girl’s got it all. Vintage Honda custom, matching boots, glitter 3/4 helmet…

This girl’s got it all. Vintage Honda custom, matching boots, glitter 3/4 helmet…

Classic Triton, metal tank, beautiful spoked wheels and motorcyclin’ mama

Classic Triton, metal tank, beautiful spoked wheels and motorcyclin’ mama

The Monster Project: Phase 7

The tank is now in progress.

Strip that shit! (Work being done by Jeff Yarrington from Saint Motor Company)

Tank Art, black and classic.

いいな~~

Tank Art, black and classic.

いいな~~