Published on 2012-12-29 22:00:40
We not only shape custom alloy tanks and build high end motorcycles but also design and build all types of unique functional art. This tree limb support stand was designed and built by Pipeworx for the Pobanzs of Austin, Texas and was installed
Published on 2012-12-27 23:16:30
We recently just completed a 1967 Bridgestone 175cc two-stroke twin as a shop project and dubbed it "The Swinger" .
Published on 2012-11-29 08:27:26
We recently finished designing and building a custom Velocette motorcycle stand for a distinguished collector.
Published on 2012-11-08 11:03:25
We are building a custom Benelli Volcano for a client and we started building the alloy tank yesterday.
Published on 2012-10-23 22:17:37
We are in the process of finishing this factory tach drive Ducati Desmo 350 custom.
Published on 2012-09-14 00:16:11
We would like to welcome Brid Caveney of West Coast Racing fame into the Pipeworx shop. Brid is an amazing motorcycle mechanic and has not only won a national vintage motorcycle racing championship but is from the Isle of Man. Yes that is right, he is Manx and grew up with cafe racers. Brid brings a plethora of vintage motorcycle knowledge to the table and like us he does things right the first time. I have attached a short blurb from Brid himself.....
Early years spent in Britain bui [..]
Published on 2012-08-14 13:52:29
Last week we did a final fitting on the 883 alloy tail section before TIG welding the two sections together with 1100 series rod.
Published on 2012-07-27 22:55:33
I took a break from working on a new tool for the shop, a 1930's planishing hammer, and got back to the 883 project.
Published on 2012-07-24 11:04:17
Several months ago I had the opportunity to venture to Maquoketa, Iowa and attend Vintage Torque Fest.
Published on 2012-07-14 22:46:04
I roughed out the upper tail section of the 883 project and needed to fit it on the bike for final measurements. After a quick test fit I finished shrinking the edge of the upper tail to get it to fit the lower tail/inner fender section. I need to do a final planishing to get the two halves as smooth as possible before I weld the seam and make them one piece.
Published on 2012-07-11 09:34:06
We received several boxes in the mail yesterday with some goodies in them.
Published on 2012-06-18 22:08:21
Published on 2012-03-20 17:15:05
Project Thruxton has just gotten out of the paint booth and is getting the finishing touches.
Published on 2012-01-11 15:50:56
We just CNC machined and sent out one of the Triumph triple clamps we make for the new model Triumph's. After it was machined from 6061 billet aluminum we tumbled it for a soft finish before getting it black anodized like the client requested. Sorry for the mediocre photo's but our professional photographer must have had the week off.
Published on 2011-12-05 13:00:33
Like it or not most motorcycles manufactured in this day and time have all sorts of modern conveniences like anti-lock brakes (ABS), belt drives and fuel injection. While these items improve reliability and safety they make customization something that has to be planned, sometimes extensively. One of the most extensive modifications that can be done is replacing your factory gas tank that has an internal fuel injection pump with a custom built alloy, or aluminum, tank. Not only does the new t [..]
Published on 2011-11-16 09:04:32
Several months ago I received an email from Leonardo Cabrini from Belo Horizonte, Brazil asking about our fender eliminator kit for the BMW S1000RR. Leo had several questions about the wiring and the use of our LED plate eluminator and wanted to know if we could ship out of the country. As you can see from the pictures below they answer the questions he had and to quote Leo...
Dear Matt, hope you are well.
See attached the fender after installed. Very nice! Gave my bike a new super sport looki [..]
Published on 2011-09-30 10:05:37
Several months ago we finished working on Stan Reents '05 Suzuki Intruder. We did not post much on the motorcycle as to not give details of the build away and it received some recent attention in Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine. Follow the link below to read more about the motorcyle and the work that was done.
Published on 2011-08-18 10:17:49
I just listed the coolest vintage speed part I have ever had the pleasure of owning on eBay. My plans were to put the Potvin to good use but I am unable to see when I will have the opportunity to do so. Instead of hoarding the mother of all speed parts from the genius Chuck Potvin, I have decided to give someone else the opportunity. Easy come, easy go, no regrets, live long and prosper..... I keep repeating these in my head in order to convince myself that I am doing the right thing. [..]
Published on 2011-07-25 23:04:26
The SR project is coming along nicely and heading for the home stretch. We got the seat pan made, mounted and cushioned, the rear fender finally secured and the taillight mounted atop the custom license plate mount we made. As soon as Fat Lucky, aka Sean, gets back into town we will have him work his magic on the seat, can't wait to see what he does.
Published on 2011-07-09 08:21:51
We went out to Georgetown airport a couple of weekends ago to work on John Nunn's biplane, a Steen Skybolt. John has done all of the work himself, an amazing feat, with the exception of the aluminum shaped pieces on the fuselage. He had attempted to do these pieces himself but without an English Wheel and a shrinker they are almost impossible to make. We met John at his hangar and spent a few hours getting the pieces he needed done made. The Skybolt is heading off to the powdercoater [..]
Published on 2011-07-05 11:31:42
Yesterday I dropped off 10 more Tail Tidy's, or fender eliminator kits, for the BMW S1000 RR to Roland and the gang at Motovation USA. I have had several people email me to ask when they would be back in stock so get them now before they sell out
Published on 2011-03-02 08:51:38
Our Yammy SR500 project has been slowly progressing lately. We have made a couple of changes to the aesthetics and still have some details to figure out but the foundation is solid. As with building anything of substance, if you don't hav
Published on 2011-02-21 20:37:48
This past Saturday we had an extensive write up in the local newspaper. Ricardo Gandara, a reporter with the Austin American-Statesman, came to the shop a few weeks ago to take some photos and video and to ask many questions about us. At
Published on 2011-02-19 08:37:04
A couple of weeks ago we were in Southern California for The Grand National Roadster Show. About mid-day on Saturday the show was packed to the gills and we took a break from all of the craziness, people were everywhere. We had heard rumo
Published on 2011-02-04 22:14:11
Last Weekend we went to the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA and found this beauty. Once in a great while something really deserving of the "Roadster Title" will win the show and we were crossing our fingers that it would get the nod.
Published on 2011-01-21 22:27:52
Can you say al-lu-minium? I knew you could, at least this is how are brothers and sisters from across the pond pronounce what we know of as aluminum or alloy. Today I put the finishing touches on the custom shaped tail section for project Thrux
Published on 2011-01-20 22:34:11
We have been diving head first into project Thruxton this week so that we can finish up this build. We started working on the alloy tail section that covers the back of the seat to give the bike a different look if wanted. The piece was built i
Published on 2011-01-18 22:39:01
We had Lee Tillman come back and see us for some custom seat frames for his 29 Ford Roadster. Leee will be using some aluminum aircraft style buckets and needed some custom frames made for the seats. We bent up some 7/8" tubing, made moun
Published on 2010-12-29 12:53:10
Back in the labs, we have been working on a little somethin' somethin' for a shop ride. Starting out with a Yamaha SR-500 thumper, we worked a little action on the frame, and have been workin on a new tank...... Keep an eye out for more on this build
Published on 2010-12-22 09:37:02
So for a little while, we have been taking care of a 1965 Aermacchi Ala Dora Replica, Harley Davidson 250cc 4-stroke. It came to us with 75% real factory Ala Dora parts, Dell Orto SS carb, Girling Shock absorbers, Ceriani GP front forks, manual advan
Published on 2010-12-13 15:03:17
In all walks of life, in everything you do, you are likely to have some particular key influences that effect your perspective, your values and your outlook. Here at Pipeworx, we have been feeling the influences of our counterparts across the Pacific
Published on 2010-12-03 20:33:44
Welcome to the new Pipeworx site. We’ve updated our look and added some new features to help you keep up with what we’re working on. Take a few minutes to have a look around, folks - it only gets better from here..... And
Published on 2010-05-07 02:31:00
Well kids if you find yourself near a magazine rack and they have the new issue of The Horse sitting on the shelf, go ahead and flip through the pages. Jason Kidd from Flyrite Choppers has his "Double Trouble" bike gracing th
Published on 2010-04-18 02:30:00
Last week was the Lonestar Roundup and we had some friends of the shop stop by and visit the morning before the show. One of these visits was from our friend and hotrod designer Chris Ito and he had the "Cockroach" bringing him along.&
Published on 2010-04-08 02:24:00
Well this is the calm before the storm. Don't have any idea what I am talking about? The Lonestar Roundup is starting tomorrow and Pipeworx will also be on the garage crawl this year. For the last three weeks we have been