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Exhaust

This is technically part of the fabrication stage but requires its own description. We fabricate our own exhaust systems using mandrel bent tube sections. Our focus is on a system which compliments the lines of the bike and also how it may effect the performance of the bike. 

We currently work with stainless steel but are looking to start making titanium pipes where weight and high performance are a priority. 

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Seat and upholstery

We fabricate the seat pan out of aluminium and then shape various layers of foam to achieve the desired seat size and shape. From there we send it off to the upholsterer and have it covered in a material of your choice. We like to use a colour and effect that suits the colour scheme on the bike and choose the type of material depending on your use of the bike. Real leather is a gorgeous material but doesn't stand up well to the elements so another great option is vinyl. There are now many versions of vinyl which are very close to real leather and help to stop you from getting a wet bum!

 
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Wiring

This is often overlooked by people but it is just as important as the rest of the build. Electrical issues are no fun at all and that's why we bring in Richard of Motorcycle Wiring Specialists to either modify or build a wiring harness from scratch. We add Motogadget products and upgrade any electrical components that are in need of it. This results in a very reliable electrical system which means you get more time riding! 

 

LDM Custom parts

As well as using parts made by well known manufacturers we also love designing and making our own. These include handlebar switches, lights, brake reservoir pots, foot pegs, rear sets and yokes. It adds an extra dimension to the build and makes it that bit more special. 

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Paint

We work with a couple of painters and coaters who provide the icing on the cake. Greg of Black Shuck Kustom for the main colour scheme and airbrushing. Amwell powder coaters for powder coating, PTFE finishes and various others. After having spent a couple of months seeing the bike in a monotone grey during fabrication it is an incredibly exciting step when everything comes back from paint. The bike slowly and carefully is put back together and suddenly that blank canvas becomes a beautiful sculpture. 

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Final testing

Once the bike is put back together it is then time for road testing. Tuning will need to be set up to get the fuel mixture right, we make sure that everything is working as it should and make any final adjustments. Then it is hand over day and you get to enjoy your hand built custom motorbike!