Monday, June 25, 2012

Golden Spike

my friend David Newkirk shot some photos of my XS650 chopper before i take it down to the Born Free show in LA later this week. these are just a few, there will be more to come.

i came up with a name for it a few weeks ago while assembling it.
Golden Spike


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

XS engine cover

I cut this engine cover a little bit, I didn't like how it had a different angle than the electrical box, so I trimmed it back, I'm pretty happy with the results.

Also, I'm trying polishing (kinda) for the first time. The engine cover was pretty oxidized before, I hit it with some 220 grit, then brown polishing compound.
It's nowhere close to mirror finish, but it's cleaned up, I don't want it too shiny.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Nickel plated

I got the XS bits back from the plater today. I decided on nickel, rather than chrome. I figured it'd complement the brass nicely.