The build 2013-2014
The build 2013-2014
Great article, thanks for posting. Can't wait to see what you can do with an XR!
And condolences re your Mum, may she RIP.
Awesome. I was going to ask if that was a fairing and tailsection from a 999 but couldn’t figure how that could have happened. Amazing.
Ride to eat, eat to ride
Hey shortbus, great article! Thanks for sharing. Quite a build................
Thanks guys for the kind words.Funny thing is,after finishing Iris, and I have never been a boat person, I got a set of cutting files from New Zealand and built this little gem.
12.5 ft long 8 degree dead rise and 300 hp from a supercharged 1.5 ltr Kawasaki motor. I called it "Titan Your Anus " Pic #2 is what happens when you let your wife drive
PS Shakman I wish I had a XR to start with ? bur=t I'm working with what I got 09 sporty
Daym, that is crafty! Did you have plans for that? I mean, no one just goes out to the shop and starts cutting metal to build a boat (except maybe ytman, but then I don't think he does boats). Really, that is awesome. Terrific video(s). The first one looks like the coldest boat ride ever. Scared the crap out of a lot of birds. Thanks for sharing!
Sorry ,cutting files = plans ,after the hull was completed ,I basically did the rest.
Both those projects are very cool! Living where you do, it would be just wrong to not have motorcycles, and even more wrong to not have a boat! Heckuva job on both. My wife and I visit the Okanagan every year or two; I haul the XR in a trailer and ride in the mornings, and we tour wineries or take wine-related courses the rest of the time. We're hoping things have settled enough that we can get a trip in this fall. Since our trip last year was centred on Kelowna, this year we would probably be more Penticton and Similkameen, but if we got up to Kelowna, I'd love to see that bike. Any favourite roads to share? I've explored most of the obvious candidates; very interested in the thoughts of a local!
Again, congrats on a couple of awesome projects.
One of the reasons I visit this forum occasionally is to read amazing threads like this one. This level of craftsmanship reminds me of some of the threads posted by thomgoo who, like you, was never daunted by having to come up with a solution to a problem with a build. Nice KTM (one of your old bikes) on the other thread. I'll be interested in what you can do with the '09 Sportster. Being mechanically inept, I'm in awe of people who can do this stuff.
"The world is all the richer for having a devil in it, so long as we keep our foot upon his neck."
My fave roads in the Okanagan are
west side rd from kelowna to vernon (great road but getting too busy and running out of places to hide from 50
#6 out of Vernon to Nakusp
and GP33 aka Highway 33 from kelowna to Rock Creek