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




painted on numbers etc


cool oldie




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






blade type


British Customs







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




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




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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