Teak fill-in for my Motorcycle

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Project by Andrew posted 11-17-2009 08:37 PM 2037 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made 3 components for my Bike out of Teak, ( so far) if it is good enough to make criscraft boats out of it will work for my Harley. I made the dashboard, some very thin cuts with my scroll saw, needed to be backed up with plywood and double stick tape.
The Saddlebag spoiler lights, were originally colormatched fiberglass, but with some teak and a dremel with a sanding drum, here they are.
The hollow sides of the saddlebags that used to say “Police”
All peices are finished with Hellmsmans spar varathane. They have held up very well going on 5 years now, they could stand to be refinished, but I intend to remake all of these and some new parts next year out of White Oak and Stain them black with rust. I think it will look cooler, I can do more peices and it’s a lot cheaper.
No place for wood on a Beeemer is there Neil? ( did I spell it right?)

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#1 posted 11-17-2009 08:41 PM

Hey Andrew
This trim looks great super job.


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#2 posted 11-17-2009 08:45 PM

I like them. The black would look pretty cool too.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#3 posted 11-17-2009 09:47 PM

Wouldn’t the trim on a CC typically be made of Honduran Mahogany?
Anyways your hog looks great with that wood trim. I’d like to see a bike one day with as much wood trim as some bikes have in chrome.
Well done.

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#4 posted 11-17-2009 10:02 PM

Nice Trim Work on some Nice Wheels there, Andrew!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Tony Strupulis

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#5 posted 11-18-2009 03:04 AM

Nice. Now you’ve got me thinking. I’m going to dream something up for my H-D. I’m thinking air cleaner cover with relief carved flames. I won’t need to worry about weather resistant woods since my bike doesn’t go out in the rain.

-- Tony -

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#6 posted 11-18-2009 04:42 AM

Thanks guys,
One thing I want to do to it next time is the fork lock cover, and the chrome strip that runs over the headlight.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#7 posted 11-18-2009 05:42 PM

Nice job—-And be careful riding—Pavement hurts at 50 MPH, trust me!



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#8 posted 11-24-2009 04:57 AM

Now these accents really goes well with the color of your bike !

Looks Great job well done !

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#9 posted 01-07-2010 05:30 AM

Andrew: I’ve really been falling behind on LJ.

I’m sorry I missed this one.

Beautiful job! It has the elegance of the dashboard of a Bentley, a Rolls, or a Jag.

Very nice touch!!

Half the fun of bike ownership is putting your mark on them, and … no … not much place for wood on the beemer … particularly since … if I’m doing it right … it’s going to spend a fair bit of time underwater ;-) Marine-grade ply, I guess…..

Do you have an “instrument cluster,” too? I know lots of H-D’s have minimal instrumentation, and it’s often on the tank, but … if you do have something like a cluster, those can often be well suited to a custom veneer.


[Edit: I guess I’m looking at all there is, in your main picture, so … nope … no cluster. Ah, well….]

-- -- Neil

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