Rebuilding front forks

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It’s been a while, no doubt. More life issues are getting in the way of living life. With that said, let’s move along… The Victory is back on the road with a rewired tail, new micro switch at the front … Continued

Unfinished project bikes

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I can now see why people give up on their bobber projects. It starts out with a lot of energy, challenge and fun. The expectation of tearing the bike apart and creating something different and cool is energizing. Even when … Continued

The waiting game

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Getting there… and by “there” I mean getting back to work. I got some brake work done… more to do of course. The name of the game now is “Waiting For Parts”…waiting for ZN parts…waiting for Victory parts…waiting and waiting. … Continued

My hiatus

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According to Merriam-Webster, hiatus is a noun meaning a period of time when something (such as an activity or program) is suspended or interrupted. I used to like the sound of “hiatus” because somehow I interpreted it to mean “vacation.” … Continued

Added a bobber tail/brake light

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Bobbers aren’t generally known for being ‘legal’ in all respects. Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever owned a bike that was totally in compliance. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania isn’t too bad with its list of requirements. … Continued

Building a bobber-style saddle (3 of 3)

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(This is the last of a three-part series on making a saddle. Here are parts 1 and 2.) The upholstery There are lots of different materials for covering the saddle. I’m using Waterproof Marine-Grade Vinyl, which is a popular starting … Continued

Building a bobber-style saddle (2 of 3)

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(This is the second part of a three-part series on making a saddle. Here is part 1.) After smoothly gliding over a few bumps in the road, it’s back to building my first saddle. I’m not very artistic, creative, imaginative … Continued

Painting brake calipers

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As the ZN moves closer to completion and takes shape, my focus changes a little bit. It shifts from things that are mechanical in nature to things that affect the design or how the bike will look. Granted, the bike’s … Continued

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