Railroad of Sin - Sturgill Simpson
I got the throttle to ten on the railroad of sin
I’m coming off the rails & I can’t slow it down
Rode the bike all day. Seat cover’s finished & I added some chrome trim around the fuel tank to complete the lines of the seat trim. Still have charging issues; I have to use the kickstart every time in order to get the bike started up. Battery refuses to hold a charge, but the battery is new. Expecting it to be some kind of alternator issue, although hoping it’s not the rotor (that shit is expensive). Will update later once I figure it out. For now, everyone enjoy summer riding.
“You live as if you were destined to live forever, no thought of your frailty ever enters your head, of how much time has already gone by you take no heed. You squander time as if you drew from a full and abundant supply, though all the while that day which you bestow on some person or thing is perhaps your last.”
― Seneca, On the Shortness of Life
You can never be the best version of yourself if you allow negativity into your life, whether by your own creation or by permitting negative influence from others.
Subtract all the negative thoughts & pressure. Watch your life advance by leaps & bounds.
Uncle Carl’s advice, live by these 3 rules:
1) You’re not trying to impress anybody.
2) You’re not trying to get married.
3) You’re not trying to borrow any money.
"Today is the best time in history to be alive as a man. For the first time ever, a man who opens his eyes can be free." - Danger & Play
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These are just so wild to me, man.
Bell 500 helmet with my new mirror Biltwell shield. Pretty rad.
Started recovering my seat this weekend. The process isn’t too difficult if you have the right supplies & your seat isn’t in too poor a shape. Here’s what you’ll need if all you’re looking to fix are some flaws in the seat foam & the seat cover itself:
1) a new cover, I found one on eBay from this seller.
2) High density foam
3) Quilt Batting
4) Contact Cement (with brush)
5) Contact Cement (spray)
I don’t have a photo of my seat with the old cover on, but here’s a look at the foam damage:
Notice how I’ve cut out a shape to refill the old seat foam with the new high density foam. You’ll do this for each of the flaws in your foam. Then take the contact cement (the one with the brush) & brush cement on the seat & on the back of the new foam you’ll be using. Let each of these sit for about 15 minutes, don’t put them together yet. The contact cement is creating a bonding that will help fit the two pieces together. After time is up, gently place the new foam exactly where you’d like it. Don’t fuck this part up; you really only get one chance.
Once you’ve got all your new foam in place & it’s dried for an hour+, it may be necessary to shape the new foam down some more to match all the angles of the seat. Go for it.
Now it’s time to make use of the quilt batting & cement spray you picked up. Pull out enough of the batting to have extra for wrapping over your seat. You’ll cut of the excess around the trim off the seat once the batting is firmly glued on. Lay everything out & repeat the process you used for gluing with the foam, but this time use contact cement spray. Spray all the foam on your seat & one side of the batting, let sit for several minutes:
Once you’ve trimmed the excess quilt batting away, you should have something like this going on:
Now I’m ready to put my seat back on. Aiming to get to that tonight. These old seats have little dagger-like hooks in the bottom that help hold the cover in place. These hooks, along with the chrome trim that goes around the base of the seat, need to pull the seat as tightly as possible. Then you’re good to go. I’ll post a photo of my results later on.
Lots of good info in here, the most important being costs for all the adjustments made.
Nice. I wish I could afford some of his stuff. I actually had a dream about the GSX-R conversions last night. & those triple clamps with the gauges built inside them are just insane.
Most of his cool stuff is way out of my price range, but I’ll still be buying something from him along the way just to support him in what way I can.
What are you planning to build?
So this build from Cognito Moto is hands down the coolest bike build I’ve seen. You can read more about the build here. There are numerous details that you can’t see from just the picture alone.
The builder has impressive engineering knowledge & skill & sells a lot of his ideas turned tangibles via the website above. He’s a master of mixing form & function & I’ve got great respect for that. Looking forward to seeing more of his work.
Also, check out his tumblr.