Originally Posted by earwig
Here's the basic look I'm really going for:
The checkerboard on the seat is a bit too much, but all the proportions of this bike look just right to me.
Next I'll get to my first
seat attempt . . .
Having grown up racing in the desert, I know what a real old school desert sled should look like, and this is one. Note the trials tire in the front, no desert racer back in the day would ever put a knobbie in the front because he knew that the trials tire floated on top of the sand and didn't knife into it like a knob does. The checkerboard as you call it, is there because the owner of the bike (at least at the time) is a member of the Checkers MC, one of the greatest desert racing clubs of all time. And BTW if you aren't a Checker it is rude to adorn your bike with them.