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Good Luck Tour Build Process.. Time Lapse Assembly August 25 2016, 0 Comments

Here is Brady's assembly process on his CB550 brat cafe for the Seaweed and Gravel Good Luck Tour.


Seaweed CB750 Custom Build Earthy May 31 2016, 0 Comments

CB750K Client Custom Build by Brady Young
Seaweed and Gravel Garage


Enginethusiast Article December 17 2015, 0 Comments

Enginethusiast came down from Portland and did a very nice article on Seaweed and Gravel. They featured some of our latest builds, the retail shop and the build shop.

Enginethusiast article


Mean Mister Mustard CB750F April 15 2015, 0 Comments

Brady Young's latest build out of Seaweed & Gravel Garage is a 1980 CB750F. This was built as a shop bike for Seaweed and Brady got inspired to have creative license with this one. The mono shock was something he had been thinking about for some time. We are very pleased how it came out. The performance and sound on this bike is amazing. Here are some photos to share, shot in Leucadia.

1980 Honda CB750f “Mean Mister Mustard” We picked up this 1980 Honda CB750f as a decent runner but showing it’s age. It was used as an extra bike for rides while we worked out a few mechanical and tuning issues. After a bit of time we where able to scrub some time off our build list to make room for this project. The original plan was for a simple clean up, paint, and back on the road. It is safe to say things didn’t go as planned. It was when mocking up the twin shock mounts on the new sub frame something wasn’t looking quite right. After stepping back and staring for a while, the solution was right in front of me. It was one of the shocks resting on the swing arm. At this point the project grew up from a quick build to full project. The mono shock was donated from a ZR750, and after doing some math was mounted on the reinforced frame and swing arm. The front end was lowered 1.5in (38mm) with a fork brace added. To better follow the new lines on the bike, the tank was raised and new mounts were made. The extra space under the tank houses the electrical components with a new custom harness tying then together. Allowing the motor to breathe better with Uni filters and 4-1 exhaust with a reverse cone muffler proved the clutch to be a weak link. Beefier plates and springs were added to handle the additional power. We raised the pegs and used tracker handlebars to adjust the riding position for the stance and improved geometry. Deciding on the paint design proved to be a difficult decision. After many ideas and renderings we landed on a matte desert tan and gloss black. We are very happy with the results and it is incredibly fun to ride. Its maiden run was up the famous Palomar Mountain and well surpassed our expectations.

Before Image, stock CB750F

1980 Honda CB750f

Custom built subframe
Converted to mono shock w/ reinforced swingers mated with a ZR750 adjustable shock
Rebuilt and lowered front forks
Rebuilt brakes
Custom 4-1 exhaust
Raised and custom side mounted fuel tank
Frenched in neutral and oil pressure dummy lights on top triple tree
Repositioned mid-sets
Fully tuned carbs

There are many modifications as well to smooth and clean the lines on the bike that go unnoticed as well. here is a write up on the bike also:

1980 Honda CB750f “Mean Mister Mustard”

 We picked up this 1980 Honda CB750f as a decent runner but showing it’s age. It was used as an extra bike for rides while we worked out a few mechanical and tuning issues. After a bit of time we where able to scrub some time off our build list to make room for this project. The original plan was for a simple clean up, paint, and back on the road. It is safe to say things didn’t go as planned. It was when mocking up the twin shock mounts on the new sub frame something wasn’t looking quite right. After stepping back and staring for a while, the solution was right in front of me. It was one of the shocks resting on the swing arm. At this point the project grew up from a quick build to full project.


 The mono shock was donated from a ZR750, and after doing some math was mounted on the reinforced frame and swing arm. The front end was lowered 1.5in (38mm) with a fork brace added. To better follow the new lines on the bike, the tank was raised and new mounts were made. The extra space under the tank houses the electrical components with a new custom harness tying then together.


 Allowing the motor to breathe better with Uni filters and 4-1 exhaust with a reverse cone muffler proved the clutch to be a weak link. Beefier plates and springs were added to handle the additional power. We raised the pegs and used tracker handlebars to adjust the riding position for the stance and improved geometry.


 Deciding on the paint design proved to be a difficult decision. After many ideas and renderings we landed on a matte desert tan and gloss black. We are very happy with the results and it is incredibly fun to ride. Its maiden run was up the famous Palomar Mountain and well surpassed our expectations.
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CB550 Seaweed Build by Jarred DeArmes bound for Colorado February 14 2014, 4 Comments


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Babe Blue '73 CB750 Build September 03 2013, 6 Comments

The CB750 Build from Brady Young and Seaweed & Gravel is finally done! It has been a year in the making. I met Brady a little over a year ago and I had a beater cb750 in the back of my truck at the time. I told him this would be my babe. He kinda smiled while we made plans for other builds that were much more in the forefront. This build got pushed back by each client that came along. I didn't really mind because I knew she was going to be amazing. As it happens, some of the other builds were the testing grounds to work out the mistakes so this bike would be right the first time around. Well I am happy to say Brady nailed it on the head. The build takes me back to my childhood, no doubt. Growing up my dad had a '70 El Camino the same color and I drove a '70 Nova the same color. The number was my number growing up and it has significance in my adult life as well.  This bike will be for sale but we have not come up with a cost yet. I hope I can ride her for a little while at least. 

Brady will follow up with more information about the build so you may want to wait on the questions for his write up.

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Bike Release Party and Run What Ya Brung after Party August 30 2013, 0 Comments

Brady Young does it again with this amazing CB750 BIKE RELEASE! This bike will blow your pants off! Saturday, August 31st 6-10 with a performance from THE WILD REEDS and also RUN WHAT YA BRUNG after party! This will be the one to close down summer with. 

Details >> Run What Ya Brung Event The West Coast installment of the first annual #runwhatyabrung surf contest hosted by Rhythm USA & Seaweed & Gravel
Come join us on the last day of August, 2013 for a day of surfing (anything but your thruster), tunes, art, drinks, and the release of a new bike build.
For details (prior to the more morning of) email info@rhythmlivinusa.com.


CAFE RACER ITALIA August 30 2013, 0 Comments

So proud to have our very own, Brady Young's 'Little Bastard', featured on the cover!

http://www.playlifestylemedia.it/edicola/edicola-01.asp?id=3438


Machina De Amor RIDE out to The Griffin August 12 2013, 0 Comments

RIDE with us or with us your own group to this amazing show this Friday August 16th!
Spindrift, Kut U Up, Golden Beaches, Amerikan Bear!
We will meet at Seaweed & Gravel at 5:00pm and take all back roads to The Griffin.

Seaweed & Gravel Location 
1144 N. Highway 101
Encinitas, Ca. 92024


And we could be heroes.. July 22 2013, 0 Comments


Because everybody could use a little.. June 20 2013, 0 Comments

On cruise control with Gary.

May the wind redirect our sails this summer and bring us wherever they may....even if that means bringing you face to face with Mr Clark himself {Thanks to Melissa Dilger over on the east coast for candidly finding herself in this #flashbackfriday moment}


Park & Play June 20 2013, 0 Comments


Summer KickOff BBQ! June 12 2013, 0 Comments

Saturday, June 15th {at the shop}

1144 N. Highway 101, Encinitas, CA


Photo Feature | Brad Swonetz May 30 2013, 0 Comments

{Web Love: http://bradswonetz.com/#/STORIES/Seaweed%20&%20Gravel/1/ }


IN YOUR EYES FILMS {Feature} May 21 2013, 0 Comments

Seaweed & Gravel Concept from Seaweed & Gravel on Vimeo.


CB550 Custom Build by S&G builder Brady Young May 07 2013, 42 Comments

Custom build by Seaweed and Gravel in southern california built by Brady Young (previously of UGLY Motorbikes.) The inspiration for this build was spawned from a previous personal bike of Brady's, made from spare parts and a few weekends. The bike was rough, full of character, and frequently saw the dirt. Nonetheless, it caught the eye of the client that commissioned this build, but with new shoes and a classy attire. 

Our goal for this build was to create a simple, clean, minimalistic bike with an aggressive, low stance; pulling elements from both the cafe racer and brat style palettes, whilst preserving the classic lines that were buried in stock form. Once the form and stance of the bike was set, we moved forward with making it function.

The top end was rebuilt with new internals and tuned by a retired racer and mechanic of the time, making it a true one kick cold started. The client wanted a kick and electric start, so we called upon the guys at Antigravity Batteries. Their compact, powerful battery powers the new from scratch harness with an updated rec/reg combo. With this setup we were able to retain our goal of a clean and minimal design.

Our theory on the finish of our bikes is overall modesty with bold features.  With an all black bike we incorporated matte, satin, and gloss finishes to add some contrast. We here at Seaweed And Gravel feel we've produced a bike that we can be proud of, and have welcomed a new member into our family of weirdos. --Brady


land, sea, and air April 30 2013, 0 Comments


Bike Release Party April 26 2013, 0 Comments

CB550 Build by Brady Young will be revealed on Saturday, May 4th, 7pm-10 with a special performance by Amerikan Bear. Come for the build, the band, the free beer and the good times. More info to come...


{double exposure} April 13 2013, 0 Comments


Ride The Horizon April 02 2013, 0 Comments

{photos: Kevin Roche}


Seaweed & Gravel featured in TRANSWORLD March 01 2013, 2 Comments

Good, old, things. link to full article here : http://business.transworld.net/123024/features/upstarts-leucadias-seaweed-gravel/


S&G featured in the March issue of San Diego Magazine! February 28 2013, 0 Comments

 Thanks to our friends over at SD Mag for the love!  

link here for the full story : http://bit.ly/VIEpuR


through the lens of Brad Swonetz // Leucadia February 28 2013, 0 Comments