I love the way your bike is coming together bud!
I hold creative 'clean' builders in the highest regards as I know a little about how much time, money and effort it takes to go above just 'making it go' and making something really special.
I don't want to intrude in your build topic and hope you don't mind too much as this will be short lived, but I simply couldn't help it man.
Originally Posted by ZipTie
KC, I love the hammered finish on the green bike, clean, clean, clean/ Yep I like the art /creative aspect of building these motorbikes.
It is fun and rewarding to work with new things like power coat textures.
It is $100 for to PC a frame regardless of texture so tried some things.
One of my favorite things about custom building a bike for a customer is when they grant me 'artistic freedom' with just some baseline parameters trusting that however it comes out they will love it.
Doing it for yourself is even more rewarding and I envy you for that as I can't even ride let alone keep what I build.
Yep it can be an expressive endeavor whatever ones level is in build skill and budget. Never two alike.
These Bikes really are a canvas and to add details really doesn't cost much more...it just takes a bit more time and planning.
Ironically I have been planning a Chicago Cubs Tribute Build, have some of the important parts here but but since my caner and my son being shot and paralyzed from the waist down we are dead broke and cashing out some of our 401K just to get by, it has just been sitting in the bay.
So I get a call from a local today wanting one of my in frame gas tank 4-stroke shifting builds and I mentioned I have one partially done in the bay build, but that I could make it whatever he wants, and mentioned I was going to make it a Cubs Tribute bike and he flipped out!
He is a local Chicago transplant and HUGE Cubs fan!
This should be a really fun build depending on his budget ;-}
Again, sorry for highjacking your build topic but overall I think maybe a bit helpful to the newbies re-think how they build.