Saturday, January 21, 2012

Slimsfab Big Ks xs 650 Ootuku

This is Big Ks xs 650 It features a shaved and hardtailed xs frame,slimsfab springer,seatpan,pipes,bars tank,intake and round slide mikuni,the frame has been aged and sealed to get the barn look(its NOT a faux finish),the mids are done but not pictured here.It is a oakland styled bike with a yamaha heart(reliable&fast)just the way we do things at the fab farm,SLIM 951 217 8814

slimsfab mikes dyna

This is mikes dyna, he brings it through time to time to get a touch more fab as his taste changes! Ive fabbed another sissybar for this bike in the past it had a square stock Triton style one< this particular one he wanted longer and round stock, I use 5/8 inch round torch bent to spec then mounted to flat bar,In the pics you can see the heavy gusseting for strength! He recently put on a Mustang tank on and had Sonny Boy stripe it! NICE touch Mike!! Mike is very involved in puting miles on his ride and is a realist with good taste, all his mods he carefully thinks through before rashley making poor decisions which would sacrifice rideability, thanks for the work Mike, Slim 951 217 8814

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

slimsfab baddass Indian drag bike(not mine)

I took these pics at David Mann show a few years back,It is The Epitome of badd ass drag bike!I heard the show wasnt that great this year in some peoples eyes,in others it was great! To me a day out on your 2 wheeled rig to see others and their creations all happy to shoot the breeze is the best day ever! I dont frequently get away from the shop(about a year or so) to get to shows,but i do put alot of projects people have started back in working order sooooo.... i guess someone has to do it, that is make alot of bikes get down the road versus me ride all the time!!! If i have a great STREET LEGAL bike in the stable I actually own,chances are nothing will ever get done at my shop!!! Slim 951 217 8814

Sunday, January 15, 2012

slimsfab sporty for Tucker

This is some fab shots of Tuckers sportster in progress. It is coming along well so far the hardtail, oil bag, seatpan,sissy,fender,gas tank,and soon to come..Bars, Chain conversion, tail light and some odds and ends. All built here locally in Redlands, California,United States of America! Slim 951 217 8814

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Slimsfab at Lake Elsinore

We took a day off and went to see some flatbottom V drivers at the lake,I only took a couple of pics This floater was my favorite,nostalgia flat with early hemi power Blown and mechanically injected! This cool shit makes my skin crawl! If you have ever been in a flat bottom boat at 100 mph plus, you know all about shitting your pants! Slim 951 217 8814

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Slims fab NEVER READY bike for TUCKER!

This is Tuckers bike, He is the prez of so cals Never Ready club,It rolled in like this and will leave a different machine,This bike is a bare bones engine and hardtailed frame now,Watch for pics this week on the blog as we update you on this build! ,Slim 951 217 8814

slimsfab hardtail for Tyler

This is a 2009 sportster that was just hardtailed here at slims fab farm,also it received a oil bag,upswept pipes and sissy bar! the fender was supplied by Tyler but mounted here at the farm, if you notice the tire is massive when compared to the fender size, He has not yet ordered his shinko double white yet.So i gave him adequate clearance for it. When i do a hardtail here, one of my questions to you you want stretch? That can change alot,such as where the battery will have to be located, and if you will retain your drive belt(if your bike has a belt).When you stretch a bike 2 inches it allows room to mount your battery inboard the frame,with no stretch it has to be mounted on the side(outboard frame).It is also alot easier to convert away from final drive belts,and go to a chain set-up! Chains are alot easier to change sprocket combos for freeway or street use,and for length on stretched bikes.CHAINS REQUIRE MORE MAINTINENCE! so for you guys that dont like to maintain your rig ,keep your fuckin belt! On this rubbermount owned by Tyler he did not want stretch so,we retained stock length and ride height,therefor his stock belt was kept and his battery is side mounted! Hope you all have a great day! sun is still out here in Cali which makes it really hard to do a winter teardown and re-chop for spring but fuck it take advantage of the weather today, RIDE! and enjoy being a "FREE AMERICAN", SLIM 951 217 8814

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

slimsfab narrow bobs for LOWSIDE Tim

These are some Bob tanks that Tim had shipped out from baltimore to have narrowed.Overall they are 2 inches and some change more skinny! I keep all the mounts the same and floor the same to preserve the perfect fit on your bike.It makes the fab a little tougher but alot more user friendly! Tim is the main man behind a magazine called LOWSIDE it is a small mag(size wise)and is packed with some really cool chops and shops,LOWSIDE is a small operation that is completely run by a small AMERICAN outfit! just what we need...growth in small business!!! check em out!Slim 951 217 8814