XS650: Pedestrian Slicer   Leave a comment

 

Don’t get confused with a ‘Cheese Cutter’. That nefarious device constructed by Road Engineers to facilitate our safety as road users.

No. I’m old enough to remember when motorcycles had front number plates. Cool things. Can’t imagine why they were removed. Probably something stupid to do with safety.

 

1 .. fine condiment ... from denver, co.

fine condiment … from denver, co.

 

 

Registration was either stamped into the plate or painted on. Some nigggly voice in my head tells me that ‘Trials’ and ‘Street’ applications required different sized font … 1.75″ and 2.5″ respectively.

Shape. Size. Colour. Material. Design. Painted. Stamped. Engraved. Embossed. Perforated. Simply style. ‘Form n Function’.

2 basic types …

  • cast … look good … watch those modern Indian and Chinese knock-offs. Poorer quality. Brittle.

 

 

2 .. polished or chromed cast aluminium

polished or chromed cast aluminium

 

 

Britcycle.com

 

 

3 .. painted on numbers etc

painted on numbers etc

 

4 .. cool oldie

cool oldie

 

 

5 .. Nice

Nice

 

 

6 .. contrasting black

contrasting black

 

 

 

7 .. brass ... ready for shaping

brass … ready for shaping

 

 

  • blade, flat plate  … you’re only limited by your own lack of imagination here.

 

 

8 .. weld-on lugs

weld-on lugs

 

 

BCR. Benjie’s Cafe Racer.

 

 

9 .. from benjis cafe racer

from benjis cafe racer

 

 

10 .. nice fttings

nice fttings

 

 

11 .. in brass too

in brass too

 

 

12 .. Fitting

Fitting

 

 

13 .. Clamps

Clamps

 

 

14 .. blade type

blade type

 

 

British Customs

Domiracer

 

 

15 .. Blade

blade

 

Bellacorse.com

 

16 .. triumph ... no drill

triumph … no drill

 

 

17 .. no drill ... stronger, not so vibration prone

no drill … stronger, not so vibration prone

 

 

NewBonneville No Drill.

 

 

18 .. looks so

looks so

 

 

19 .. blade type ... stamped numbers

blade type … stamped numbers

 

 

… check out Tippers Vintage Plates.

 

 

20 .. more stamped plates

more stamped plates

 

 

21 .. old japanese bicycle ... mt fuji ... brass ... check out the bottle dynamo ''GE Tachometer'' apparently ex Fei Ji

old japanese bicycle … mt fuji … brass … check out the bottle dynamo ”GE Tachometer” apparently ex Fei Ji

 

 

22 .. nice styling

nice styling

 

 

23 .. Steampunk'd

Steampunk’d

 

 

Paradox Cycles.

 

 

24 .. paradox cycles

paradox cycles

 

 

Need to match the curve to the guard. From draggin @ triumphrat. net

 

 

25 .. use curve finder to get the guard profile

use curve finder to get the guard profile

 

 

26 .. make a pattern ... transfer to the slicer

make a pattern … transfer to the slicer

 

 

27 .. add or remove material to fit

add or remove material to fit

 

 

28 .. Sweet

Sweet

 

 

Hard case link.

Hunt around. Ebay. Swap meets. Junk shops. Make your own.

 

 

29 .. and to finish off ... skaere

and to finish off … skaere

 

 

cheese cutter ... dont fuck with them ... NSW petition banner

cheese cutter … dont fuck with them … NSW petition banner

 

 

Imagine looking up to see that strung across your flight-path.

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