A Fond Farewell
Random news and thoughts about various two-wheeled projects and music, especially my band, Skull Full Of Blues.
I bought a cheap little memory-card video camera, a few weeks ago, and I decided I should try to learn how to use it. Being a moron when it comes to such stuff, I have found it to be slow-going.
The original headtube badge which reads "Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Fitchburg, Mass, U.S.A."
I swapped out the NJS track bar I originally had on it for a Soma Major Taylor bar. I thought it looked more appropriate, plus Major Taylor rode for Iver Johnson in the 1920s.
I put a coat of Bullseye Amber Shellac on the cork grips, just before taking the pictures. They may get more coats, depending on how they look after drying.
The finish actually looks very much like antiqued copper plating. It is a pretty close approximation of the example I was trying to emulate. And, I decided to not run a brake on it, just to keep the look a little more correct.
It won't be getting a great many miles on it, anyway, unless someone else buys it and rides it.
Talk about a project getting put on the back burner! I originally started this Blog to document the XS650 Street Tracker project, but that sort of lost momentum after I got the bike rideable enough for Tyler to learn how to ride a bit before going to the MSF school to get his license.
Looks like a map of Africa, doesn't it?The dents range from broad and shallow to small and relatively deep on this tank. I will let this first application cure for a few days (I put it on a little thick) and then sand it down to prepare for another coat.