This is a hardtail that we built over the weekend for a customer who wanted something a little different than the standard drop seat hardtail. We've built quite a few of these recently. We don't normally advertise them but they are available for around the same cost as a standard drop seat hardtail.
Well this post isn't really bike related but this is what we've been doing for the past two days. We had a "handy man" that was supposed to build our office and bathroom in the new shop. The first pic is what he accomplished in three weeks before I finally decided to take it into my own hands and get it finished up so we wouldn't have to wait another month to move in. The second two pics are the rough finished bathroom after Jamie, Zach, my brother-in-law Ralph, and I worked on it for two days. We're gonna be back to busting ass on parts tomorrow and through the weekend then hopefully we can make more progress on the shop next week.
Most guys order their hardtail then order an oil tank and battery box later. Well if you have the cash to buy all three at once we'll mount the battery box and oil tank up to your hardtail for free. The top picture is a kit that we finished up today and the bottom pic is one that we built and installed to a customers frame a while back. These kits sell for $585 + shipping.
We have a couple standard size battery boxes available for Triumph and Harley batteries that sell for around $85 + shipping. The one pictured here is for a Triumph but it also works well for Yamaha XS650's. We can also build custom size battery boxes but the price might be a little higher depending on size. These are just simple mild steel boxes with clean high quality welds. I don't really find it necessary to get all crazy with billet aluminum and laser cut designs on a battery box.
Here's a few pictures of some of the custom frames that we've built. I originally got into the motorcycle industry by working as a frame builder for Daytec Center (the highest quality frame manufacturer in the world). I spent 8yrs at Daytec learning everything I could about motorcycle frames and perfecting my welding skills before finally starting Elswick Cycles. We can build custom frames for Harley Big Twins, Sportsters, Triumph 650 and 500 unit engines, BSA A65/A50 engines and will eventually be offering complete frames for Yamaha XS650's. All of our frames are built in a jig to the highest quality standards with high quality materials and 100% tig welded. All frames include an MSO.
We offer these complete kits with the oil tank and battery box already mounted for around $625. They're available for Triumph unit 650's or 500's. Our hardtails are the highest quality Triumph hardtails on the market. These have billet machined mounts and are completely tig welded. We dogleg the lower tubes for a balanced look and proper chain clearance. We also spent a lot of time perfecting our stress relieving procedure so they're a true bolt on fit (no prying or bending needed to install them). The owner of another "factory" had the nerve to ask me for dimensions, etc. shortly after we started building these then he went on to copy our design. Our hardtail is far superior in design, fit and quality.
We have a lot going on here at Elswick Cycles but we're finally getting caught up on parts just in time for the busy season. In less than a month we'll be working out of much bigger shop in Hesperia California which will make things a lot more organized and help us to be more productive. We also have a new version of our website that'll be up and running soon. The new website will have all of our existing products plus some new parts that we have in the works. I'm gonna try to get back to updating the blog everyday. Sorry I haven't done much with it over the last few months.