Saturday, 21 April 2012

Amelia Bike – Latest Pictures


Work on my custom bike, called Amelia, continues. Now only a week until final assembly is complete, here are a few pictures taken over the past few weeks....

Engraving of all of the parts is now complete....




























The build is complete. Here are a few partial pictures....





The bike was then dismantled and all parts are now being painted or chromed...



Parts in the paint booth....



In just six days, I should be able to ride the bike. I can’t wait!

13 comments:

(No Name) said...

Holy smoke that's some fancy metalwork- can't wait to see the finished product!

Eve said...

OH WOW! I think I know where you got that idea Gary!!! The wild wild west comes to mind!!!!!

iansolley said...

wow the detail looks amazing and the gold base paint too! - Well at least if you dont like it you can put it in the window at Harrods and sell it for a million quid :-)

KT Did said...

This is beautiful! Excited to see you excited and the final look! Wow!

BeemerGirl said...

Beautiful scroll work!! Can't wait to see it all together.

Canajun said...

Looking amazing Gary. Hope to see some (lots of) pictures when it's done.

mq01 said...

i love the engraving! it reminds me of great bikes and times of my past. i cant wait to see. you must be thrilled!

Trobairitz said...

wow, that bike will be absolutely stunning.

I am continually amazed at the engraving work. You definitely found a master of his craft.

David Masse said...

You are planning to ride it? Yikes!!! In the real world, with the chance it might have dirt land on it??

Now that's even more impressive. That is truly a work of art.

Charlie6 said...

That is brilliant work Gary, please pass on our compliments to the artisan.

What's the significance of the 7:24 hour engraving?

Dom

Redleg's Rides

Colorado Motorcycle Travel Examiner

Gary France said...

No Name – That fancy metalwork is courtesy of a very talented engraver. It won’t be long now until the bike is finished.

Eve – Nope, it didn’t come from the Wild West, except if you mean the wild west of London, which is where the dealer (Warrs) building the bike and I came up with the idea.

Ian – The gold won’t be seen at all thankfully, but I am interested to see what affect it has as the base coat.

KT – Thanks! It is rather unusual....

BeemerGirl – I cannot believe what a great job the engraver did. Only about another week until it all comes together.

Gary France said...

Canajun – Don’t worry, there will be lots of pictures of the finished bike!

mq01 – I am thrilled and you hit the nail on the head. The finished bike will be a reflection of the past.

Trobairitz – The guy that did the engraving certainly is a master. What really surprised me is he does all that work with setting anything out, nor does he draw on the metalwork first. He just gets a new piece and starts engraving it, keeping just a picture of the end result in his mind. He is truly amazing.

David – Yes, I am planning to ride it. In fact, this is my new touring bike. It will get very dirty at times.

Charlie6 – The engraver is retired and works occasionally now, just from his shed in his garden. As he has only seen parts of the bike, I have told him I will ride it to his house when it is finished so he can see the completed motorcycle. I will pass on your compliments.

SonjaM said...

Oh my, this will be a piece of art. The engraver did a gorgeous job! Wow, I am breathless, and can't wait to see Amelia finished.