More bodywork pondering

As I mentioned previously, I will be working with my buddy Bret who runs Glass From the Past down south in Portland Oregon.  I met Bret while he was racing OMRRA/WMMRA Vintage class years ago while I was volunteering at Spokane Raceway Park.  Occasionally, he ended up sleeping on my couch instead of partying in the pits all night.

The Champion considers whether he should sleep in the pits with the Saturday night drag racers coming in....  Or my couch.

The Champion considers whether he should sleep in the pits with the Saturday night drag racers coming in…. Or my couch.

A few weeks ago, I provided Brett with a Guzzi Tonti frame for him check and verify fitment of tanks and seats that he is making for sale.  Bret must have been bored this afternoon because he too is now trying to figure out the right seat cowl for the bike

Dunstall Honda tank and Ducati SS pattern seat.

Ducati GT 750 tank and Ducati SS pattern seat.

Ducati Imola tank and Yamaha TZ 750 pattern seat as seen from above.

Ducati Imola tank and Yamaha TZ 750 pattern seat as seen from above.

Ducati Imola tank and Yamaha TZ 750 pattern seat.

Ducati Imola tank and Yamaha TZ 750 pattern seat.

Dunstall-Honda Tank and seat from above.

Ducati GT 750 tank and seat from above.

Dunstall-Honda tank and generic bum stop seat

Ducati GT 750 tank and generic bum stop seat

OK.  Admit it.  You’re vain.

I’m vain.

Motorcycles are extensions of us and they transmit a clear statement of our style and sensibilities.  Particularly, we project our identities and social ideals to other motorcyclists.  We frequently size each other up be it style, experience, or general attitude before we’ve even said hello.   Frankly, were like a bunch of tropical birds – every color, every variety….all different species in the same family.  I have always speculated that a well considered anthropological study of the social trends and behaviors of the American motorcyclist could yield a wonderful model, if not a predictive tool for every stripe of human interaction. Then again, I could be full of shit, as I frequently am.

Me?  I like the old stuff.  The more stylish and serviceable, the better.

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1 Response to More bodywork pondering

  1. jedijoy13 says:

    So did the Ducati tanks fit without modifcation on the tonti frame? I was interested in the Imola for mine, and then I came across your blog. I like the look of the GT 750 too!

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