Well, I got my gsxr close to where I want it for now. However, after I stopped work on it, and started riding her all the time, I noticed something was missing in my life. I felt the need to build something up again. I have been wanting a bobber for a while. Something rediculous that I could cruise to work on. Or go on a slow paced bone jarring cruise on. At this point in my life I don't have much money to blow on this project so I set a budget of 500 for the whole project. This past Monday I found it..a 1983 Yamaha xj750 maxim. My roommate and i picked it up with 138000 miles on it for 500 bucks! Complete with 4 signatures on the title. At 3pm Monday afternoon she looked like this
I got her home, went to the gym, then went up to the shop and started work on her. I took the battery out of my gix, cleaned the carbs. Changed the oil(not really),and she fired right up....the next course of action was to cut her up with no remorse. We took the exhaust off and cut that up with the plasma. following that I still did not feel like I had hurt her enough...so I ripped everything off and got to cutting...cut the whole subframe area off and decided to make her a rigid.
The next night, Tuesday, I realized I had to make some sort of seat. I had originally intended to scrounge a seat off of an old huffy bicycle, but I couldn't find one for free. So we bent up some metal, cut some metal, and made a seat. ImageUploadedByMO Free1355530136.060565.jpg
Also came to the conclusion I'd need a fender so my shirt didn't get sucked in the tire(as shown above). Also made a suicide shifter, and suicide brake out of some chain and a set of dirtbike handlebars. Following that we tidied up some wires, wired up some lights, made a battery box, a push start because the ignition was screwed up, made my gixxer key work in the ignition because I had lost the key by the second day. And did some other peasant crap. And here she isImageUploadedByMO Free1355530433.995045.jpgImageUploadedByMO Free1355530457.810445.jpgImageUploadedByMO Free1355530479.801629.jpg
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