This weekend was a weekend I've been looking forward to for a while now. Three months ago, I stopped by the Brooklyn Moto Club swap meet and scored myself a vintage fender and a vintage seat. I have been wanting to chop the rear of my shadow but with no experience I wanted to make sure that I'd read up about it and see the things that people are doing to their scoots. After scoring the seat and the fender, I decided to chop the rear off. For three months I was on craigslist looking for people that can weld, asking around, but no luck. One listing out of the bunch I was hoping to hear from got back to me and said that he did not have much experience but he was willing to collaborate and work on it with me.
The sissy bar came out a lot taller than I expected, wasn't a fan of it in the beginning but I am digging it a lot now. This extra long sissy will compliment the gas tank that I have planned for this scoot, you're either going to love it or hate it. The fenderless look wasn't really working with my set up, window handle bar and dual head light made my scoot look front heavy and now its a lot more balance. At the end of it all low handlebars on fenderless bobbers will always be a better set up.
With the riding season coming to an end, I need to get my to-do list ready for this winter season. Hope to accomplish a lot, though I haven't figured out the storage situation. Hopefully I can find a storage/shop where I would be able to store and work in.
For those who remember our early ventures, we had the privilege to shoot with Action Bronson early in his career. And to see how everything transformed since then, you can't help but to just love this guy. He does what he wants and he never disappoints with the quality of his work. This video is a little special because Easy Rider is in my top 10 movies of all time, and for him to do this was pretty dope. Acid, Violence and more!
Here are the latest from our good folks over at Beechwood, from all the album "Trash Glamour".