Wednesday, July 28, 2010

and they said Sportsters are girls bike

This is the Sportster that I built for my friend Andy.

its got 23 inch wheels front and rear.

with this kind of suspension, the front tire looks really close to the headlight.
check out the old Morris gas cap on that brushed stainless steel gas tank.

to make the evo motor looks more classic, I use S.U carb with Mooneyes air filter.

I design the inverted brake pedal to match the inverted hand lever.

oh ya, the exhaust also made out of stainless steel.

I really like how the exhaust wrapped the back bone of the frame.

from here you can see that the back bone is a single loop from the neck all the way to the rear engine mount.

I use perimeter brake to stop both wheels and mounted it on the right side since Sportster got a right side drive pulley.

so, from the left side you can see the wheel looks clean thanks to the front spool hub.

Clear pulley was the only way to make the rear wheel almost as clean as the front wheel.

I tried to make both tires as close as possible to the engine.

the curve on the tube under the gas tank got the same curve with the rear section of the frame.

the exhaust bracket also holds the brushed stainless steel fender.
why left side exhaust? because here in Jakarta we drive on the left side of the road.
I want "in your face" exhaust when pass other guys from the right side.

photos by Ade Putri.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July 18, 2010

L.A Calendar bike show,

Queen Mary L.B.C 2010

nice back ground as usual...

Exile's Dyna

Shinya's Knuckle with new fairing, ready for Bonneville!!

1969 Nova project

Friday, July 16, 2010

last night

Desu visit me at Rocket last night, with his 63 Nova that I built for him.
photo by Ade Putri.

My barbecue

Roti Gambang

remember this? its a traditional bread wagon, hand made, customized and modified by the bread sellers all over Indonesia.

my favorite from them, also traditional bun from Indonesia.
called Roti Gambang.

Crocodile Bread

stole these pics from google,

the thing that they eat, is not a real crocodile.

its a traditional food from Betawi, Indonesia.

its a wedding symbol in their culture.

why Crocodile? because Crocodile is a loyal animal.

so the couple will be faithful in their marriage.

the size indicate the social status.