Showing posts from July, 2015

Customising a Postie CT110

Fika has been a great little project for me, not only was it small enough for one person to work on but being a newish honda everything was relatively straight forward to understand. I get a few messages about some of the parts I used on her so I thought it would be easier just to list them here. First thing is that I'd suggest picking up the CT110 Manual which you can download over here Paint I painted this myself using Autoair colours and then clearing it with a Diamond Clear Coat .  The Diamond clear coat is great as you can apply it with either a spray gun or a brush if you don't have the equipment.   Indicators For the indicators I used the Bullet Alloy Indicators ones I stock in the shop.  I had to fabricate some fork brackets for the front but for the rear I'm fairly certain I just used the existing indicator mounting holes. These are great too as they only have the single live wire as the mounts are used to earth. Mention the blog

LSG - Eye Spy Part 3 The Wrench Monkees

Anyone that has any interest in the custom scene has heard of or come across a bike that has been built by Wrench Monkees.  They are synonymous with the new cafe racer movement and have been one of the few pioneers that have captured the imagination of many a garage builder. Their early bikes especially the club black series were some of my favourites and were so brooding that my voice got a little deeper just by looking at them. They have been the focus on a number of great documentaries and have been featured in books and blogs around the world.  They've also been invited by Yamaha to take part in the Yard Built series which I posted about before . Being such a huge fan there was no other option but to pop in while I was in the area.  I was fortunate enough to chat with co-founder Nicholas (great guy BTW) and for him to show me around the workshop. I probably don't need to say too much more as their builds speak for themselves, but one thing is for c