Saturday, November 16, 2013

Exhaust tucked in tight!

Modified Yoshimura 4 into 1 header and a shorty stainless steel "muffler." There won't be anything quiet about it!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

SV650 fork rebuild

I'm selling my trusty SV650 to my younger brother and finally got around to upgrading the front end. It's now sporting 95kg Sonic Springs and Race Tech Gold Valve Emulators.

Wow. What a difference in ride. Now the front end is keeping up with the rear, which is wearing a GSXR1000 shock. I'm gonna miss this bike!

Rejetted and rebuilt!

CV carbs cleaned, rejetted, and hooked up with stainless hardware. Ready to mount up on the GS550 cafe racer.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Aluminum tail is taking shape

Getting this bad boy roughed in and tacked together. I'll weld it up and smooth the welds but full metal finishing will wait il until the tank is done too.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The devil is in the details

Mitered the ends of the cut off frame tubes to mirror the angle of the tail section I'm working on for the GS550z

Hammer form beginnings

The GS550 cafe racer I'm working on is going to have a hammer formed, raw aluminum tank and tail. All the mounts are welded to the frame and the time has come to start shaping the tail. I made the bottom template yesterday and hammered the base into rough shape.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Dirt Bikes in the Desert

My brother and I haven't had a chance to hang out and do something fun in the better part of two years, so this past weekend I packed up the KTM and drove down to San Diego to pick him up and go for a ride out at Plaster City. I just got a GoPro so this is my first attempt at video as well. Prepare for boredom. On the plus side, you do get to laugh at me crashing and kicking my bike over a million times.

Dirt Bike Ride in Plaster City KTM 450 EXC and Suzuki DRZ400 GoPro Hero 3 from Eric Thompson on Vimeo.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Built something different

So I spent this weekend building something that has no wheels at all.

AK-74 built from Bulgarian parts with a 14.5" barrel with a Battlecomp 1.5 permanently installed for 16" overall barrel length.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Holy Shit... Brake rotor cross drilling

I put my drill press to some damn good use, broke a bunch of bits, and eventually broke the drill press table mounting bolt in the process, but I got the brake rotors for the GS550 cafe bike all cross drilled and ready for surfacing. 192 1/8" pilot holes followed by drilling them all out with a 1/4" bit for final size. Tedious, annoying, but totally worth it.