’58 harley davidson | the mids

 

I never really liked forward controls. So I set out to build some mid-controls. After letting it stew for about a week, I had a rough idea of how I wanted to attack “THE MIDS”.

I have to say, I am more than pleased with the result!! The foot controls feel so good!

(check out the photos for a full write up)

’58 Harley Davidson | rear fender

This is the fender I came up with for the ’58 Pan-Head. Reworking the struts was a good decision! I like how it still has a nostalgic¬†Harley Davison feel, with a custom twist.

’58 Harley Davidson | hinge seat pan

Well, every bike needs a seat! This is how I make mine. I made a hinge seat that way I’ll have easy access to the oil tank at all times.

KZ650 | front fender redesign


So I wanted a fender that only mounted on one side of the fork. The original design I came up with seemed good enough, after all there’s not much of a fender. While off loading the bike one day I heard the fender make a “tin can” sound. Needless to say that drove me nuts. So back to the drawing board I went. I made the front of the mount more robust. I knew I also needed to stabilize the rear of the fender. I made a detachable strut that wraps around the fork and mounts to the rear of the fender. I decided to wrap the strut in fiber glass to save weight. The fender ¬†now has the rigidity it needs to keep things quiet.

 

stunt tank | 636 flat top

This is a 05-06 Kawasaki 636 tank I had hanging around the shop. I bought the bike for parts. I used the majority of the parts on a KZ650 build. The 636 tank was not going to be used, so I figured mod it out and sell it.