Dan and I made some progress on the born free bars, check it out. What do you guys think of the aircleaner? First person to guess what it is, gets a free oil tank site gauge.
This a center casting from a pair of offset bars. I don't really like the brazing on it and am afraid to use it for a set of restoration bars, so I am going to use it for a top clampHere are the edges chopped off.
all cleaned up and ready to go.
here is a cool shot of the risers. they are made out of 1.25 solid stock, that I turned a 1 degree taper on over a 3 inch span, then they were drilled out and coped, then welded to the bars.
These are some repro 49 50 handle bars that we got from Tom Faber in Michigan. We loaned him a set to copy, and he set us up with this pair. that was a few years ago and we haven't used them on any bikes, so we decided to use them on this bike. The only problem was they were too narrow, so I cut 4.25 inches out of the center, made a sleeve for the inside and welded them back together.
Here is a shot of them tacked in place, I still have to finish welding them and metal finish them out, but that shouldn't be too hard, I really like the way this bike is turning out. I can't wait to make the dash, it is going to be really trick. The fender will be a bit longer, than in this picture.
Martin Squires: Jake De Rosier at 90mph
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