Ok so I had a sheet of aluminum, so I made a template to cut out my custom seat pan. I plan to wrap it with leather later, but will run it for now. I’m gonna try the springs and see how they look/feel.
So I have had a bike for a while I have been sitting on. I specifically picked up a 96 883 Sportster because of all the parts we have for them from pops old road race and dirt track days. I swooped this thing up for a hell of a deal. Been looking for something for over a year. Finally found the project bike to start with. Now I’ll slowly be chopping it up and making some custom changes to it. I will try to make a grip of stuff my self, and I will definitely support some of the bitchen companies and run some of there stuff too. It’s a starting point so that’s all that matters!
For years I have wanted to fabricate shit, not just bike stuff either. But I have slowly accumulated equipment to do it. So its starting to come together. I’ve always been good with my hands and can learn anything. I am really mechanically inclined. Worked on my bikes since I was 14, and have had old project cars (never finished), I really dig horse power. Kinda funny actually years ago when I was just starting to travel and do all the outdoor nationals full time, a coon ass buddy of mine was busting my balls. He said “you can race, bmx, skate, snowboard etc….. hell you can even fuck!” He asked “why dont you do just one thing?” I said “I like doing all kinds of shit man, only get to live life once. I’m not claiming to be some bad ass or anything. Just how I roll. My life has been a blast the past 15 years, and much more to look forward too! So this is one more chapter to add to it.