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Jimmy came around to the garage the other day so we could go through the options on his CB500 and see what direction he wanted to take. Option A was going to be an all out attempt at the worlds best CB500. It’d have upside down forks, single sided swingarm, big bore engine, flatslides, you name it, it’d have it.
Jimmy spat his can of…
…all over his shirt when he saw the quote.
Bumber, one day we’ll build it.
Ok, so option B was going for the wrenchmonkee type industrial type look but more industrial looking. You know the type of bike, bare metal tank, exhausts with no pipewrap to hide the functional welds, minimalist seat, lose the underseat battery, oil, electrics etc and throw some drag bar, smaller clocks, indicator and lights on and there you have it, coolest damn CB500 in Perth. Might be common on the interweb or in your home town but there isn’t one like it over here.
I’m trying to explain what the bike will look like and it’s not going well…
Me: The tank will be unfinished, just a bit of wet and dry and maybe leave the rust on it.
Me: Yeh, yeh, and we’ll just leave the engine with it’s natural metal patina
Jimmy: You won’t paint it?
Me: Nah, nah, and no pipe wrap on the exhaust either…
Jimmy: Okaaaaaay, not sure if I like that look
Me: Yeh, Yeh, it’s cool, let me show you some pics…
So I open up my tumblr app on my phone and…
What do I see?
I see three pics of bikes built by the New York outfit E3mc
The place was starting to smell like Passiona because when Jimmy saw the pics he spat the rest of his drink out trying to say ”%$#& me, they’re awesome”
So, give Jimmy a hand and tell him which style he should go for Top, Middle or Bottom?
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