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.

 

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.

 

polished or chromed cast aluminium

 

Britcycle.com

 

painted on numbers etc

 

cool oldie

 

nice

 

contrasting black

 

brass … ready for shaping

 

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

 

weld-on lugs

 

BCR. Benjie’s Cafe Racer.

 

from benjis cafe racer

 

nice fttings

 

in brass too

 

fitting

 

clamps

 

blade type

 

British Customs

Domiracer

 

blade

 

Bellacorse.com

 

triumph … no drill

 

no drill … stronger, not so vibration prone

 

NewBonneville No Drill.

 

looks so

 

blade type … stamped numbers

 

… check out Tippers Vintage Plates.

 

more stamped plates

 

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

 

nice styling

 

steampunk’d

 

Paradox Cycles.

 

paradox cycles

 

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

 

use curve finder to get the guard profile

 

make a pattern … transfer to the slicer

 

add or remove material to fit

 

sweet

 

and to finish off … skaere

 

Hard case link.

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

 

cheese cutter … dont fuck with them … NSW petition banner

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

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