CNC - hell no ..... this is all HAND ENGRAVED in the same way that olde English shotguns were done.JRK5892 said:dude i love that motor!!! would love to learn how they get such strain lines n the engraving... is that donw with CNC?
Thats amazing, can't imagine the time that would go into that much detailbeachcomber said:CNC - hell no ..... this is all HAND ENGRAVED in the same way that olde English shotguns were done.
The engraver was one Don Blocksidge, who is now in his early 80's - and STILL engraving! remember this work was done in 1982.
It's not just the engine cases that were engraved - I'll post a pic soon showing the whole bike.
Mudguards [ !! ], air filters, wheels, forks - even the headlight - all got the Blocksidge treatment.
Brother Rattlecan we did blast the covers to attain the natural aluminum mat finish and we sealed them with Shark Hide.Rattlecan said:Brother Joey,
For the mat aluminum finish, did you sand blast the covers???? and if so did you seal it with something so that it wont stain???
This bike is goddamned amazing. I generally shy away from "overdone" but this is so nice. And hell ya to "Back Street Heroes". I love that mag. The only bookstore near me that carried it closed though. And paying $12 an issue sucked. Ha... One of the best chop mags out there though.beachcomber said:Here's the complete bike as it was first time round in 1982.
Yamaha Europe paid John Reed "a considerable sum of money" to build the bike which was used by Yamaha for the launch of the TR1 / XV range in Europe.
As a side issue John Reed wanted to use it as a platform to build a World Class show bike. However, the bike was regularly ridden !
Photo from BSH magazine.