21 Jun 2015

GR650 - mugshots

GR650 - Gas Tank progress

While I was working on the headlight mount and headlight visor, Martin was working on the gas tank and made some great progress. It's so nice to slowly see this bike transform before our eyes.

GR650 - visor

To weeks ago, while I was trying some options for the headlight, I noticed that the side of the vintage headlight looked a lot like the header bends that I had lying around. Yesterday I looked at it again and thought, what the heck, lets give it a try so I shaped one of the header bends in shape with an angle grinder and made a mock up with some tape. 

The shape reminds me a little of a windshield and also looks a little like the sportster headlight visor. I tried to weld it on, burned a huge hole and asked Martin to fix it for me :)
Behold, it's still a little rough but the GR650 has a new visor!

GR650 - Headight Mount

I changed plans again for the front of the GR650. I found a way to use the small vintage General Electric headlight. I made a mount for it and had something extra in mind to make it work... :)


The next day we had a nice ride at the posbank