Monday, April 15, 2013

Under the seat...

So I have had a few people ask me about how I fit the battery and all the electrical components under the seat. It was quite simple really, with the help of a nice 4 cell mini battery from Anti-Gravity Batteries. I also used a basket designed specifically for the TW200/TW225.  It sits nicely in the frame and is secured with zip-ties.Here are some pics.
As you can see, it is a rather tight fit, but with some fanegaling and more zip-ties, it all fit nice and neat.

1970s Wickedness

Yesterday I found some nice photos of original Simpson M30 helmets.  These are originals from 1975, not the remake by Norix which I reviewed earlier.  As you can see, Norix did a very, very fine job of reproducing the M30.  And I have to say, most of the really, really cool looking motorcycle gear came out of the 1970s, which is interesting considering clothing styles of the same era are among the absolute worst, that is, until people snapped out of their hippish and disco ways and punk was born...