Deacon uses what he has and tries to make each part of the bike something to look at. For example; if you look at a piece of hardware on the bike and instead of your eyes going over it you look at it and wonder: “What’s that made out of?” You will find pennies for washers, a shifter knob from his high school machine shop that was made for a V/W but adapted for the tank shift. He didn’t want a gate shifter on it. He wanted a ratchet top so he made a loupe holder for the shifter so you don’t have to select the gear you just hit the shifter and it selects the gear through the ratchet top.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/8 @ 200 mm, 1/50, ISO 125, No Flash