Tuesday, April 6
The Pan is in Benny's shop and he's done a great job notching (and notching, and notching) the tanks to fit. Trouble is, now they're done, neither of us is convinced they look right; they are not fatbob halves (not sure exactly what shape they are, porkster?) and they look a bit bubble-like perched high on the backbone. The fender is sitting high and wide, and though my inspiration was Speedway bikes and hillclimbers, with fenders sitting off the tyre, I'm still not sure.
Other tasks Benny has taken on are getting the internal throttle to fit the hacked-up bars, and fitting the upswept mega. Then we'll stand there, mugs of tea in hand, and decide whether to start again or not. The 18" front wheel will help, once that's on.
I think once I can walk round the bike, I might start to dig the squat oddness of it. In some ways, I like the fact I can't make my mind up about it. We'll see.
In the meantime, Benny has been brilliant to work with: super TIG-talented, patient and with a great eye. Check out some of the top-notch builds on his DTFP Blog, if you haven't already.