Got a bar end mirror for the '95 sportster project and instead of paying the extra $20 for the mounting adapter I figured I'd spend twice the $$ in time and a little in materials. I may not be smart sometimes, but I did enjoy making it.
-1" solid round aluminum, about an inch or so
-3/8 16 tpi stainless cap head allen bolt
-3/4" rubber well nut, with the shoulder ground off
Seems that I can't get away from tail sections and seatpans as of late. Was going to try to use the original plastic tail piece and work it into a metal pan section but figured it would take the same amount of time to roughly duplicate the shape in metal. I wish there was more flexibility in the customer's budget, with some extra attention to some little details this piece could be pretty trick.
Wearing a spark shield and glasses, I still found a way to bounce a bit of metal/abrasive off my chest and directly into my right eyeball dead center. Not too serious, but uncomfortable nonetheless. Mom, when you read this don't freak out. Emergency room eye picking time.
CB175 cafe project for a customer. The aftermarket tail section was decent, but needed a section added to both the pan and tail section itself to hide the big opening gap at the back of the stock gas tank. This will flow a bit better once the pan is foamed and upholstered. Clubman bars, rear-sets, and some other little bits and this little bike will be ready to test ride.
A friend of mine has a low miles, unrestored, complete, and really clean 1974 xl1000 for sale. I went to look at this bike the other day and was floored by how clean it really is for living all it's life in New England. Price is $3000 but my buddy will entertain reasonable offers. If you have any interest you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org