To get ready for the weekend I had to fabricate a muffler for the GS450. I don’t think my neighbors were very happy with me driving around with straight exhausts. At the same time I constructed a simple two to one collector for the exhaust, I have no clue if it will give more or less effect but I like how it looks 🙂
I also got some help in finding a suitable clutch and throttle wire for the taller handle bars. The brake line costs me a tenth of the bike so I guess that was a bit pricy but I was in a hurry so I couldn’t be picky. The exhaust, muffler and changing of the handle bars was done in one day and now that I have ridden it for a few days I’m getting used to the different way of sitting. The bike also got a bit lower because of the new rear shocks, they’re about two inches shorter than stock. I already broke a tail light when the rear wheel ripped it off so the current light is just temporary.
Today I got a hold of a gas tank that from what I was told was from a NV20 1925 and of course I had to do a mock up and hang it beside the bike. I like how it looks (I edited the image in my phone a bit to get rid of the lines from the stock tank).
Hopefully I will have the time to mount the tank pretty soon -=/Anders
I look at a lot of sites like eBay and Tradera for used motorcycle parts and other crap that I don’t need. So finally it caught up with me and i “accidentally” won an auction with approximately 1.200kg of used motorcycle parts. They had to be collected outside of Örebro as soon as possible so I rented a van and me and Smeden took a road trip (Örebro is about a two and half hour drive or something).
Here we have loaded some of the stuff into the van and there’s still more stuff being put in there. Almost all of the parts were neatly labeled with what bike it came of and what year the bike was made, that’s going to save us a lot of hassle when we go through all the goodies. There’s all kinds of things in the boxes. Handle bars, foot pegs, headlights, gauges, carbs, turn signals, hand controls, and much much more.
After loading all of it into the van we got kind of hungry so we made a pit stop in Örebro at “the Hut” before driving back to our garage and unloading the treasure trove.
I have no idea about what we are supposed to do with all the stuff but some of it will probably be sold at swap meets or something.
Just one of those nights in the Piston Cult garage. Anders and I working on my tank and Casper searching for electrical fault on his Triumph.
More electrical stuff, Sheriffen helping Pata, with his rusty sportster.
And finally Elias welding an old Husky tank so the tunnel fits his Yamma
Just a fun night in our garage 🙂
Last saturday I went with Casper down to Norrköping to meet up with Erik from Kapten Mogade. Casper bought his cool looking Yamaha XS650. With 23″ front tire, poor mans hardtail and cool paintjob 🙂 The bike in the back is Eriks HD shovel.
Here is a better pic of Erik´s shovel with suicide clutch and all. Since we talked alot about armadillos and badgers with Erik he gave us each a pair of cool Kapten Mogade goat skin gloves. They are real good ones, check out Kapten Mogade at http://www.kaptenmogade.com/