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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Winter work

Got Lola in the garage . Huge to do list before spring . Finally got a snap down cover on her. Been dreaming about it since before I built her should have done that 3 years ago!
Thanks Montana Canvas

Thursday, January 23, 2014

posting will be slowing down here

Its been really slow over here and i apologize. I was recently invited to contribute over at the CoC blog and i see it as a huge compliment. check it out Church Of Choppers

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

damn i'm a slacker...

no one really cares, i know i just put stuff up here to hear myself talk but whatever. its been a long and busy month. i've been primarily concerned with fighting off cabin-fever and that gets me outta the house most of the time. 
overlooking keystone at loveland pass
 i made a new seat for my sportster. $25 snowboard, $30 springs and a bunch of stickers. this little project was incredibly frustrating for some reason.

 we all love playing militia
 Scott came over to get his sled up to par. the motivation to fix the headlights was a 40' lawn-dart to a creek bed because he missed a turn doing almost 70mph.
 tracks to my own private playground
 snows getting deep in the backcountry, about 7' in some spots
 and with the fun-powder come the party crashers; as of today we're in a very touchy avalanche cycle. the founder of Vail lost a relative yesturday when the snow broke loose. i triggered two last week, very scary lately
 a little in-bounds action with Ariell over at Copper. they got hammered with snow last week

 chest deep!!

 this was a stupid idea fro the get-go
 exhibit: A

Thursday, December 5, 2013

YAY new fender and sissy bar!!!!

a few years ago i stumbled across a spare tire ring from either a model A or T or something. It was complete, in good shape and $40; sold. i ended up selling half of it on ebay and on the advice of Gentle Ken i saved the side with the "pig tail". He said something about that little bit being ol' tyme cool and a way of marking its authenticity. Either way, i figured it was a good addition to the parts stash. I had a pipe-dream involving a shovelhead way back in my grey matter so maybe i was collecting parts for that. 
Years later, the shovel hasn't materialized and the trusty ironhead isn't as cool as i thought. I love that bike and we've got a lot of miles together; we're friends so she isn't going anywhere. But some of the bits i put on back when i first chopped her do not do the bike any justice. in this case i am speaking of the rear fender and sissy bar. the flat trailer fender was an easy alteration as well as the re-bar sissy. but i've never been pumped about how they looked. so with a legit fender hanging on the wall and snow falling outside i figured it was time for an update. 

 a mistake i made in mounting the original fender was not leaving enough room for tire clearance. this severely limited my tire selection. and by adding some space, the two radius' match a little betterer.
 make sure the wheel is in there straight
 then make sure the fender is in there straight
 I tacked the two mounts in the middle before i tacked this lowest one. there was a bit of twist in the fender and doing things in this order seemed to rectify this easily.
 once the fender was located within the frame and in relation to the wheel i tacked the two pieces of 1/2" cold rolled together and firmly welded one to its mount. this way i could make all the bends at the same time and they'd end up mirroring each other. it worked pretty well surprisingly and considering i was kinda "free-handing" the bends i figured laying it out on the floor or table would be weird feeling.
 the end result sticks 27" up from the fender, not straight up. i left the fender long to catch the dirt and plan to mount the tag and light using standoff gussets welded to the sissy bar. i wanted to show off as much fender as possible.

Monday, December 2, 2013

a chain guard?!?!?!

choppers can't have chain guards!!!!! 
fuck that, i'm tired of having grease splattered up my back, i've never been cool anyways. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

CV repair

So it took me awhile to get my hands on one of these dumb crabs. Not because its anything special but cause i'm lazy. I'm thinking of running this because i again live at over 9,000 feet above sea level. tuning a Super E isn't particularly hard up here but everything is down hill so adjusting the air/fuel mix constantly can be a pain. So i got a CV. Having mocked it up, i'm not sure i want to use it, making it work might be more effort than payoff. We'll see. Later in the winter might bring more motivation. 
Either way, it needed a cleaning and the plastic fuel spigot snapped off.