Sit on it, Al
The saddle is back from the upholsterer. It turned out pretty well. It turned out pretty much exactly how I envisioned it, but I have to say I’m still getting used to seeing it on the bike. I have been looking at it with no seat for so long that adding the saddle changes the proportions which I have grown used to.
I went with a brown vinyl to match the brown grips. I wanted a touch of old school, hence the color. I’m not sure how I feel about the decision at this point, but I’ll run with it. I like the fact that it is quite a bit more unique than if it were black.
I very much like the way the tail light & rear turn signals look. They tuck up under the seat nicely into a tidy little cluster. The vinyl didn’t end up super tight under the seat, I’m a little bummed on that, But, after tinkering with it myself, I’m not sure there is any way to avoid that.
Top View; she looks svelte!
Yup, I will be running no rear fender. No front fender either. I live in the desert, it rains very little here in the summer months. I have had two bikes in the past with no front fender, so this is just a step further. Should be fine…
And…drum roll please…here is a photo of the bike all assembled! It’s not 100% complete, there is a bit of wiring to wrap up still, and I have to mount the speedo, and of course get some Spin Cycle Industries decals printed up for the fork guards. Oh man, I cant wait to fire her up. I haven’t heard it run since the new pipes were built.
Once it is truly complete and running, I will: obviously, ride it! But I will also work with Alan Brandt to get some great photos taken. I cant wait.
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