Monday, July 2, 2012

GS Coda

After nearly two years I'm now willing to call the GS400 done (as much as any old bike is ever done).

This is what it looked like when I brought it home.

I bought the bike with the idea I'd build something civilized enough my wife could ride it. The initial purchase price was low and money was tight so I planned to build the nicest bike I could build with a total budget of less than $1000. I was confident given enough time I could substitute lots of my "free" labor for a lack of money (and some good friends help). This is the finished product.

It's not perfect but I won't be devastated if a learning rider drops it either. Can you tell my wife's favorite color is orange? She has unsure about it all in the beginning but she's really psyched about it now!

A huge thanks is warranted to Flathead Rob and English Stephen. Rob sacrificed most of a Christmas vacation home in the garage helping me with fabrication. Stephen provided the inspiration, grunt and everything else required to see it finished. I can't thank you guys enough. It feels absolutely great to have another completed project.

1 comment:

Nate said...

You and your brother are so amazing what the two of you can do with morotcycles!!!