9th July 2013
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Hello again Rex
Here’s some words about the bike and story behind building it,
My name is colin fitzgerald and I run ‘the garage artwerks' airbrush and custom studio in a town called Northallerton in the north of England. I have been doing this full time for 4 years now and I am very well known within the uk scooter scene for my airbrush work.
I wanted to try something new away from scooters and started a side project called ‘can be arsed’ with my good friend Paul Dickens (diko), modifying and painting motorbikes.
Number 1 is a street tracker styled honda cb500t fitted with usd forks and custom built wheels and number 2 is what you see here. It started out as a 1985 honda xl600lmf bought very cheaply off ebay. Assured it was running, we had it stripped to just a rolling frame and engine the day we picked it up and started planning ideas for it.
The rear subframe was removed and diko fabricated a new one for me , I had bought a Yamaha xs500 tank off eBay for a good price but without petrol flap which proved to be a bit of a hard find so a new turret and cap was welded into the tank. I found some alloy mudguards at an auto jumble as I didn’t want fresh looking new ones but have since decided not to fit the front one. Stripped the bike and painted in castrol colours in a BSA goldstar style paintjob which has nicely aged the look of the bike.
Big thanks to Paul Dickens at Denbar Engineering for inspiration, fabrication and peer pressure.