Monday, December 30, 2013

Scotchster Before and After



#Scotchster before and after.   As you can see the bike has undergone a major transformation!! The bike in its previous state was home-built by its former owner , Dr. G, who was a great guy and a great customer who unfortunately passed away a few years ago. I purchased two of his bikes from his family afterwards, (this one and an fxr I am building for myself) and helped them sell a third. ... Dr. G was extremely passionate about his bikes and had many many hours into every detail of his machines and had spent years developing them. You couldn't help but appreciate his efforts. As such, when I acquired these machines I didn't think it was right to just "flip" them and so I decided that it was time they were "re-born," so to speak. I felt that Dr.G would have been excited to see his bikes not only see a new life, but see a new phase of existence as well. I did however save all of the original tin-work from this bike and will be putting it on permanent display at the shop soon.... Just a small homage to the former version. As for the bike now, I am very grateful to have been able to reinvent the machine with and for my good friend Joe, and I know Dr. G would be extremely happy to see his bike looking fresh and most importantly, getting ridden and loved! From one motorcycle enthusiast to another, may the cycle continue.

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