26 Jan 2015

GR650 gets a new subframe at Tin Can Custom

Chris send me two more pics with the chopped fender, I was stoked! The lines where perfect! So cool to finally see the ideas that I had for years become reality. I couldn't concentrate on my work any longer so I decided to pay Tin Can a visit instead so I could make some photo's of Chris working on the GR. Chris had a random seat lying around so we put it on the GR650 to get an idea how it would look with a seat. SO COOL! :))))
Thanks Chris, you're the man!

GR650 - Chopped rear fender

I wanted to recycle the original GR650 rear fender. I already chopped it some years ago but with the new subframe it needed some extra chopping.
With the pics from Chris I made a new sketch. I first made a sketch with a new seat and from there I figured out where the fender had to be welded and how to cut it. I wanted the fender to follow the lines of the rear wheel. To do that the fender had to be welded on top of the rear loop of the subframe. The curve right above the rear wheel and the fender as high as possible. Not an easy job I figured. Chris liked the idea so he got started.

GR650 - subframe

I made a photosoup sketch so I could give Tin Can Chris a good idea of how I wanted the subframe.
While working on the GR650 Chris send me pictures to follow the process. He had the idea to change the upgoing frame tube. I like the idea becouse it was more in line with the rest of the frame lines so that's what we did.