..so im posting this pic bass ackwards from the order of new motos in the stable..got this 250 4 stroke benelli bout 2 weeks ago(before the sporty) and have just been slackin' on the posts(until today anyway)..the lil thing was pretty well kept, has low miles and i was super stoked that it had some high-shouldered aluminum rims on it..i have it in my mind that i may do a slight "cafe" treatment to it when time allows..keep in mind it will have my own twist to that style, race inspired for sure..im just a bit offended by all the "cafe" jap bikes(please dont misunderstand my thoughts here, i'm all for the jap motos,have two myself) poppin' up 'round the mitten lately..as far as my research has gone, brits didn't mess with motos from the far east..so, in reality, are all these scoots really "cafe" bikes or just a tip of the hat to what they were doin' back then..??..same goes for that damned "bobber" term..what gives..??..i guess i'm just a "term nazi"..to each their own as long as we are on two wheels right..??..well, keep cuttin' 'em up and i'll see yall on the road..
..im doin a few changes to the chop-fighter for the season, including the switch to this rapido tank..im also gonna make a new tailsection and have decided to strut it again..also on the slate are some new pipes, a different taillight and plate tag(i hear the fuzz is givin us grief on vertical mounts so i may abide)..so, as with any of my personal projects, the sportys will be tinkered with in between customer jobs..oh......i'd love some feedback on the rapido..i'm hopin it doesn't give ya'll a detroit(ferndale)brothers feeling..i will post some more as we progress..
..figured i throw in this nice shot of my old biscayne, this is a shot taken in royal oak after i redid the old girl for rob..she has since moved to louisiana, hope the new owner loves her as much as we did here..
..so i recently traded this F-1 for this 70 ironhead..i've been on the hunt for for one for some time so that i could put the driveline in a hardtailed chopper frame i had layin around..got a few customer projects to get caught up on and i will start piecing her together..so stayed tuned for some fun updates..