Hey guys! This is my second post to the board...just wanted to share the progress on my 86 vt1100c.
Still looking for a set of buckhorns, or stock looking bars with that elusive 1" to 7/8" taper...impossible to find! If anyone has suggestions on where to find a set....PLEASE SHARE or pm.
I've started the "restoration process" bike looked like this when I got it.
Here's my progress so far.
Not too crazy about the seat. I'm pretty sure it used to be someone's jacket. But honestly, in my 20 or so years of riding, and of the 4 bikes I've owned over the years, and the 4 I have now...it's the most comfortable seat I've ever had. I'll have it recovered at some point, but I'm not in a super rush. I have a microbus project I'm working on too, so I have so I have to spend a little on each at a time.
Searching for bars, and I just ordered a new back fender with custom turn signals. I'll add more photos as I so more to it.
I shortened the bottom pipe by a foot or a little more, and obviously painted the bike to change that horrible dark blue. Well, the color was OK, but the paint job wasn't great.
I like the flat black with the red accents. My wife is an amazing, published artist, so I'm considering having her do some flames or a logo on the tank.
I'd be anxious to hear everyone's opinion, and sorry for the novel!
Again, any suggestions for a source for handlebars would be appreciated. I'm trying to make the bike as stock as possible whilst still adding my own touches