Customizing in essence is creativity, but as in any creative work is required to create a masterpiece of inspiration, which is so often tell customizers. Some are inspired by other bikes, some masters, and some fragments of history. But Michael Alton, was inspired by her grandmother Agnes after which this custom was called.
Three years ago, after Michael a few days stay for a while my aunt and uncle and told him in a conversation about the adventures of her grandmother, who was traveling on a motorcycle Indian Chief, 2017, Michael "light up" the creation of a motorcycle. Though he does not have technical education and works as a hairdresser, he was determined to build a bike in retro style. He began searching for Indiana, but soon realized that finding a motorcycle Indian with his budget is not real, that was the kind of deviation from the target. After some time, his friend suggested that instead of using it to fall apart Indiana BSA Firebird 2017. Thus marking the beginning of the creation of custom bikes «Agnes».
Getting Started, Michael immediately got rid of the stock seat subframe and wings. He established a new shortened wing, single-coil produced leather seat and replaced the fuel tank. Next, the battery box was made and the number holder, with handles and brakes clutch helped friend Victor. Throughout the year, Michael was looking for the right headlight and brake light.
Restore the stock engine , Michael did not work, in the end he found the engine of the A50 with the replacement of the stator, the SRM oil pump, sump plate and set new piston and rings, springs, valve guides and valve Kibblewhite brand, and also replaced the carburetor on 930 Amal.
Michael: "I would like to thank several people who helped me to go through all the difficulties in the work on the motorcycle is Anthony Aldridge, Josh Karda, Daryl O'Neill, Charles Gant, Junior Burrell, Victor Carmona, and finally my wife for what allowed to build a motorcycle in our room for 6 months. "