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a few more projects

Posted in Custom Embroidery, Fender bibs, Handlebar bag, Harley Davidson, Harley Fatboy, leather, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Tank bib, Three Mutts Customs, VTX1800, Whaletail Tank Bib with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2013 by Chris Wright

Just a few more recent photos to share and a new addition to the line up! I changed the format a bit on this post, pics at the top and descriptions below so those here for the “bike porn” don’t have to read if you don’t want to. Enjoy! Hit “more” to see the details…


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Inventory Clear out #1

Posted in custom work, Motorcycles, Tank bib, Three Mutts Customs, VTX1800, Whaletail Tank Bib with tags , , , , , , , on May 5, 2013 by Chris Wright

**Update – SOLD**

Hey folks,

As happens time to time a client will change their minds mid project on a color, tooling, etc. and I end up with an extra bib.
So here today, I’m offering up a ready to ship whaletail tank bib made for the 2002-2003 Honda VTX1800C with the VTX logo tooled in and burgundy buckstitch lacing stripes.
The burgundy lacing was special ordered from Australia and compliments the burgundy/wine colored VTX1800C nicely and would also work well to add a bit of color to an all black bike.
The color will NOT match the Bloodstone Red or other factory red variations.  It is wet formed to this specific bike’s gas tank so it will NOT fit any other bike.

The retail price for this bib is $195 plus shipping.  To help find it a new home though, I’m going to put it up in my Etsy Shop for $125 shipped anywhere in the USA…a $70 savings!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/150376317/custom-vtx1800c-whaletail-tank-bib

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Here’s a pic of a similar bib installed on the owner’s bike.

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Summer Featured Project

Posted in custom work, Fender bibs, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Showcase Project, Tank bib, Three Mutts Customs, VTX1800, Whaletail Tank Bib with tags , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2012 by Chris Wright

2002 VTX1800C "Evil Twin"Now that Fall is upon us and Winter is approaching, at least that’s what the non-California folks are telling me, it’s about time I posted the pics from the Summer Showcase Project!

For those that missed the previous ones, the Showcase Project is a job I pick out of the custom leather jobs I do during that period.  Typically, they entail something new, unusual or incorporate multiple pieces are part of a theme.
To see the two previous ones, click here –> Winter 2011   Spring 2012

With that out of the way, let’s take in the fun that is Alan’s 2002 VTX1800C aptly named “Evil Twin”. This red and black beauty started out as a salvaged bike Alan brought home on a trailer, dents all over, forks bent and front wheel laying on the flat bed by itself.  A lesser enthusiast would have left it where it was but not this Canadian home modder.  Months of finding parts, getting tins paints, and of course coordinating the leatherwork paid off in the long run.

For my part, Alan wanted to highlight the V-Twin engine and the black & red theme while making sure folks new this from-the-ashes build was to be called.  Evil twin features a whaletail tank bib with chrome spots, hand tooled & painted V-Twin engine artwork; a rear fender bib with chrome spots, ‘chaos pebble’ background, hand painted tooling and a custom maker’s plate; leather wrapped side covers with the same tooling from the tank bib and red edge lacing and a modified backrest pad that I added the chrome spots and VTX logo center patch to (not shown).

Enjoy! ~Chris
http://www.threemuttscustoms.com

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Client pics update #2

Posted in Honda Phantom, Honda Shadow Aero 750, Honda VTX1300, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Slimline Tuxedo bib, Three Mutts Customs, Whaletail Tank Bib with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2012 by Chris Wright

Here are some of the other recent project pics from the last month including a revisit to one of my most viewed colored toolings, the USN Pin-up.

Enjoy!

~Chris
http://www.threemuttscustoms.com

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The first three below are progress shots of a bib I’m currently working on but they show the detail nicely so it’s a good time to share.  The question of Western style Sheridan scroll work tooling on a tank bib has come up before but I have yet to have a client actually follow through with it until now.  Now, Sheridan style takes a good deal of patience and practice to design and since I haven’t focused on it as a standard medium myself, I called on a friend of mine over at  King’s X Custom Leather (http://www.kingsxcustomleatherworks.blogspot.com/) for the patternwork and man, did he deliver!

Tank bib Sheridan tooling Sheridan Tooling close up Sheridan tank bib in process

This next pair is of the new “Slimline” style of tuxedo tank bibs I’m now doing.  The main difference is the lack of wrap around the speedo area.  These will be added to the website shortly and priced slightly under the standard tuxedo bibs.

New Slimline style tank bib shown on a 2008 Honda Phantom 750 New Slimline style tank bib shown on a 2008 Honda Phantom 750

Here’s a standard whaletail tank bib for a 2005 VTX1800N.  The client was also thoughtful enough to send a pic of the upper dash area once it’s installed.  Good idea, since 99.9% of the pics I have are from the sides or backend…now you can see what goes on in the front.

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Next up on the left is a 2005 VTX1800R whaletail tank bib with decorative buckstitch lacing.

 2005 VTX1800R Whaletail with decorative buckstitch

On the left, you might recognize the tooling from the Aero750 tank bib I did early last year (pic of the tooling detail of the bib & detail on the far right). Unfortunately the bike it was on is no longer with us but the client saved the bib just in case. Well, last month he called up and asked that I cut it up and sew it on as a back patch for his new vest. I’d say it works pretty well and one regional bike magazine already shot a pic for their gallery last Memorial Day.

USN Pin-up Tank bib turned backpatch US Navy Pin-up Aero 750 tank bib  US Navy Pin-up Aero 750 tank bib (detail)

new client bike pics

Posted in Honda Shadow Aero 750, Motorcycles, Three Mutts Customs, Whaletail Tank Bib with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2012 by Chris Wright

It seems I spoke a little too soon in my previous post…I mentioned not getting any pics lately, and lo’ and behold, here’s a pair of pics that showed up this weekend.  After being stored for the long winter, here’s the first showing of a bib I did back in December for a Honda Shadow Aero 750 with a ultramarine blue celtic trinity cross & memorial message:

Shadow Aero 750 Whaletail tank bib with blue celtic trinity cross

and next up, a whaletail tank bib with the VTX Knight logo in Hot Rod yellow & chrome spots on a 2007 Honda VTX1800F:

2007 VTX1800F whaletail tank bib with VTX Knight tooling in Hot Rod Yellow & chrome spots

Enjoy!

Chris
http://www.threemuttscustoms.com

Whaletail Tank Bibs

Posted in custom work, Honda Shadow Aero 750, Honda VTX1300, Motorcycles, Tank bib, Three Mutts Customs, VTX1800, Whaletail Tank Bib with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2012 by Chris Wright

As I’m working on and getting increasingly frustrated trying to build/rebuild the photo gallery on the main website I thought I’d use some of the fancy web tools out there and load a couple of galleries into the blog. While it’s not official and all that, it was freaking easy and I feel somewhat accomplished so I can go back into the shop and work on orders without feeling guilty. 😉 Tonight I’ll start with the most popular, the motorcycle Whaletail Tank Bibs (aka California tank bib)  Enjoy the pics!

Chris
Three Mutts Custom Leather

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Whaletail Tank Bibs, a set on Flickr.

Showing off…some recent tank bibs

Posted in Honda Shadow Aero 750, Honda VT1300CT, Honda VTX1300, Leatherwork, Motorcycles, Tank bib, Three Mutts Customs, Uncategorized, VTX1800 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2011 by Chris Wright

The Three Mutts Customs shop has been busy lately so I thought it would be a good time to share some photos of recent projects.  3MC leather owners are starting to get more creative in their photos as well so I have a couple of nice shots of the whole bike along with tank bib specific photos to show how a whaletail bib compliments the lines of the bike overall.  Thanks for the photos folks!  Looking for a standard or whaletail tank bib of your very own?  Check out the offerings and prices at my main shop website: http://www.threemuttscustoms.com!

Here’s the line-up for the gallery:

  1. 2003 VTX 1800R Whaletail Tank Bib with chrome spots, VTX logo tooling and cell phone clip strap
  2. 2003 VTX 1800R Whaletail Tank Bib with chrome spots, VTX logo tooling and cell phone clip strap – overall bike view – nice shot!
  3. 2008 Honda VTX 1300C Whaletail tank bib with VTX logo tooling and red buckstitch lacing
  4. 2008 Honda VTX 1300C Whaletail tank bib with VTX logo tooling and red buckstitch lacing – overall bike view
  5. 2006 VTX 1300C Whaletail Tank Bib
  6. 2008 Honda VTX 1800T Whaletail Tank Bib with chrome spots & iPhone pocket
  7. 2008 Honda VTX 1800T Whaletail Tank Bib with chrome spots & iPhone pocket – side view
  8. 2010 Honda VT1300 Interstate Tank Bib with hand tooled & painted artwork
  9. 2008 Shadow Aero leather wrapped sidecovers with USMC two tone conchos
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