Monday, January 31, 2011

Fish Tails!

Kiyo makes fish tail exhaust ends! Party time!


CB 750

This is a customers racing CB 750 engine. I'll post the exact specs soon, but it looks sweet!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Super Special!!!

Yoshi just bought this here 70's era, highly modified, streamliner shovelhead motor. The engine came out of the "Jammer". Super rare!

What you're looking at is a water jacket around the cylinders to keep engine cool at high speeds.

Born Free Progress III

Kiyo welded tank together, remade sissy bar and modified bars slightly. He is very happy with the result. Sugoi!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Yoshi's next project

Yoshi has started building this 1968 XLCH for customer.


Born Free Progress II

Kiyo has made some significant progress on the bike over the weekend. He has finished sissy bar, new risers, handle bars, seat pan, started pipes, ignition coil cover, oil tank mounted, and more work on gas tank.

The amazing and frustrating thing about Kiyo is that he is an extreme perfectionist. A lot of the time he completely scraps something he has made to then completely make it again from scratch. This was the case with the dog bone risers. He didn't like how they looked with the bars he made so he made them again. He will also be doing the same with the sissy bar. Once he got the bike off the lift, he no longer liked the sissy bar. It will be made again slightly taller and slightly thinner. I look at the stuff and think its amazing and then he says, "no, that's no good", and makes it again. Amazing.

Here are some pictures to show the progress. I hope they're self explanatory enough. 

Kiyo in NYC

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Born Free Risers

Kiyo has made very special dog bone risers for the Born Free bike. He made them to mount directly to the springer for that nice clean look. They came out amazing and will get dipped in chrome shortly.