Tuesday, July 21, 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 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 post and I can give you 10% off these 


Headlight

I used the 4.5" Bottom Mount headlight that I stock.  For ease of connecting I simply cut and soldered on the existing headlight connector to this headlight.


Seat

I hand shaped this and now sell it as a kit The Honda Postie CT110 Custom Seat Conversion Kit.  It comes with the LED taillight and mounting hardware.  I've posted this before but you can view the information on it on my previous post or in the web shop.



Switch Gear

I internally wired the switch gear so I could minimise the clutter on the bars.  I used these from POSH which are fantastic.  I've got a couple left in stock here

Grips

I used our Black Barrel Grips

Mirror

I used our short stemmed clamp on mirrors which are super versatile meaning you can mount them on the bars in a bunch of different positions.  Have also seen a number of people mount these to the frame as well.

Exhaust

I picked up a pit bike header that I found on Gumtree and then used a Hotdog exhaust off ebay.  I had to fabricate a bracket to mount it where the center stand used to be.

Good luck with your CT110 Build!


Keep on wrenchin
Benny










Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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 certain the Danish design aesthetic is beautiful.










You can view some more of their work here 

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