Posts Tagged ‘kartch customs’
 

Universal Topcase Bracket Revamp

by Universal Topcase Bracket Revamp Years ago I bought a universal topcase bracket that was made by Touratech because I wanted a topcase that I could easily put on a motorcycle and remove easily.  There really wasn’t anyt...

2007 Suzuki Vstrom Fuel Filters Replace

by 2007 Suzuki Vstrom Fuel Filters Replace I was headed back home after a day in the mountains outside Malibu. I noticed my engine was losing power when I would be on the throttle.  Eventually my RPM’s wouldn’t go h...

Are You On Your Way – Middle Class Rut

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Quik Trip : Motovlog

by Quik Trip : Motovlog My thoughts on the strange and wonderful place known at Quick Trip. by


Old Fam Jeep Pic

by Old Fam Jeep Pic A while back a bunch of our old family pictures were scanned and I came across this gem.  It was an old jeep we had on our ranch back in the day.  I had a lot of good memories as a kid in that thing.  By the...
Lowell Arizona

Lowell Arizona

by Lowell Arizona A nice day trip from Vail where I live is an old mining town turned artsy district called Bisbee, AZ.  It’s a mile high city that used to be a thriving copper mining town back in the day.  Houses are bui...


GL1200 Bobber Shake Down

by GL1200 Shake Down The weather right now in the Tucson area is perfect.  I took the day and took the GL1200 on some shakedown rides.  It performed like a champ.  I found a few loose nuts and that doesn’t even count the ...

DIY Bobber Motorcycle Seat

by DIY Bobber Motorcycle Seat Project: 1984 GL1200 Bobber Custom by Kartch Customs Today I wrap up the seat on the GL1200  build with a run down on how pretty much anybody can build their own custom designed butt bucket. So you...


GL1200 Bobber Rear Brakes

by GL1200 Bobber Rear Brakes Once I chopped the entire rear end off the frame there was no way I could use the stock rear master cylinder system.   Lucky for my but unlucky for my buddy, I had the rear Brembo master cylinder fr...

GL1200 Seat Installation

by GL1200 Seat Installation Yay!!!! I picked up the seat from the cobbler.  They stitched and trimmed the leather I had stretched and glued on the seat pan.  I’m pretty stoked at how it turned out.  The first thing I did ...

GL1200 Bobber Electronics Bag Update

by GL1200 Bobber Electronics Bag Update Finally got the wiring all finished up.  Every bit of wire besides a few pigtails coming out of the stator are all new.  I use friction tape to wrap everything.  I don’t like seeing...

GL1200 Bobber Exhaust

by GL1200 Bobber Exhaust Here’s some pics to show what I did with the exhaust.  I cut all the shields off the stock header pipes and then chopped off the back end to give me a good place to weld on some straight pipes.  T...



GL1200 Bobber Seat

by GL1200 Bobber Seat I showed earlier how I cut out and pounded out a seat pan and mounting system for the Goldwing GL1200 bobber.  I’m finally at the point where I could go ahead and foam and cover the seat pan with lea...

GL1200 Bobber Lighting

by GL1200 Lighting Circuit The lighting circuit is installed in rough form. I set up a circuit on my LED brake and tail light to convert the single intensity light into a dual intensity light. It’s a simple circuit that u...

GL1200 Caliper Rebuild and Mod

by GL1200 Caliper Rebuild and Mod Braking well is something I tend to place importance on when it comes to motorcycles.  I had an incident in San Rafael, Nicaragua where I borrowed an old Honda motorcycle from the clinic I was ...




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