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Just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has posted on Custom Motorcycles. We have nearly 4500 members now and growing ever day.

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Looking for Buell Blast 500 parts

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We were almost done with building our second bike when Hurricane Irma hit us here in S Florida , so unfinished as it was we have to put it to work.Right after the storm, the streets were covered with sand and fallen trees , power was off and gasoline not available .Having this vehicle was priceless, I used it to deliver medicines and food, check on friends and family and scout for gas and batteries.Being a 750cc made it less nimble than the previous KZ 550 we put together last year, but the torque and stability are far superior.You can also carry a good amount of weight if you distribute it well.Things are back to normal now, so we will finish it and test it some more before she goes on the market .
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9/15/17
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Lemmy Kilmister and Nik Turner of Hawkwind 1975
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Finally getting some time to get posting again on my blog. What do you think of the cool tank and fenders on this custom Harley? #custommotorcycle #motorcycles #customtank

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Now that the frame for the Cafe Racer frame has been welded to the right size I can create seat mounts so that my seat will fit perfectly on my Honda CX500 Cafe Racer project.

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It looks like the folks in Texas will need all the help they can get to make it through this hard times. I donated some money, but I am not exactly wealthy, what I do have is some knives ready made .I was thinking about doing a raffle with this Bowie , you send me a copy of your donation ($10 minimum ) to the Texas relief charity of your choice and I will give you a number, the first of October I will do the raffle and send the knife to whoever wins it (I pay for the shipping ).If anybody is interested (or have a better idea of how to go about doing this ), please let me know.Yesterday we remembered The Alamo, today we must remember Houston. About the knife; full-size Bowie, 14 1/2 AOL,9 in blade , made out of 440c steel, heat treated to 56-58 RKWL.The handle I made with stag crown and purple heart wood , it has an antiqued 1/2 oz silver coin that shows a Native American in profile.It also has an inlay of r turquoise, brass spacers and pins .The hand guard is also made with s shaped brass.There is some very elaborate acid etching on the blade that probably sets this knife apart , this is done entirely by hand . The sheath is made with thick 8oz, water proofed leather triple staked to minimize the risk of accidents ( You still have to be very careful when returning this blade to the sheath , I have put a similar blade trough a car door , so leather is not going to stop this knife ). The leather is hand carved and tooled with a Sheridan saddle design , it also has a silver coin inlay similar to the one in the handle .It is hand stitched with leather strips .
The Bowie is an iconic , time tested knife , probably the best combination of tool and weapon ever design .The full size Bowie has been used for very diverse tasks such as chopping wood , digging graves,paddling canoes and scaling hook .As a weapon is a devastating instrument , a strong man could fight a sword or a bayoneted musket with it .It is also heavy enough to use as a bludgeon and it can be move with surprising speed (https://youtu.be/DVXqq0zECmc ) , the most successful modern military knives and bayonets ( K bar , AK ) are base on the Bowie design .A piece of American history .
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Time to prep the Suzuki GS550 cafe racer tank for its respray. A few dents I ned to take care of along with smoothing the knee dents.

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