First of all, I am totally sorry if I posted this in the wrong spot! Feel free to move this thread if it is. I thought it would belong here since this will be a sport bike in the future!
So... This is my first post here. I've been watching M13's vids for quite a while and I really enjoy them!
I'll introduce myself. My name is Allen. I'm way up in Seattle, WA... rain city. Pretty new to motorcycles. I first got my bike last year in May 2010. I have only been riding for about 3 months then I started tearing down my bike to build a cafe racer. This is also my high school senior project. I only have 5 months left to finish!
Another detail. This bike is being built on possibly the most extreme budget ever! I have no job
I get less than $5 every 2 weeks but I do what I can.
The bike is a 1980 Suzuki GS450L. An ugly, old metric cruiser. Here she is when I first got it, May 2010.
Look at those handlebars!
It became this a few months later. Completely street legal and my daily rider for 3 months.
This is how it was last week. Changed the gas tank and added a cafe fairing.
And this is how it is now.
So that I can paint the rims.
The end product will look something like this (I hope so!)
It is still an on going project. I'm not done yet, obviously!
And I won't be posting updates (unless you guys want me to!) on this forum. I will post them in the link below. You can see the whole build here.http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/showthread.php?t=160493
Feel free to subscribe to my Youtube channel as well. They're only videos of my progress but I will soon get some vlogging up as soon as my bike is done! SpidershotgunX is my Youtube username.http://www.youtube.com/user/SpidershotgunX?feature=mhum
So who else has one of those old school bikes? Any cafe racers? Bobbers? Bratstyles? Street trackers? I could use some inspiration.
Let me know what you guys think about it so far! I am also open to any suggestions on what could be done with the bike!
Since I've enjoyed M13's vids, I imagine that I will enjoy being on this forum as well. Looking forward to it!