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Sunday, April 29, 2012

the fenders are just about done. just a bit of hot tacking and finish welding.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

aired out a little

so i went out for a little spin the other day. i figure it was about 250 miles but it went by way too fast. the tourists have not inundated the region with hoards of sluggish creampuffs,  telephoto lenses and RVs; nothing but some sun and a little breeze.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I have a problem and I need help. Just not right now.

What I need right now are a pair of khaki shorts and some boat shoes so I can cruise fucking leisurely!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tight box.

Just finished the battery box for Jenna's new 12 cell Ballistic lithium battery. Super small and light and can mount at any angle. The box bolts to 2 threaded and coped 1" bungs welded to the seat tube.

HD coil mount

Cut out some .250 thick frame tabs on the laser the other day to mount a dual post HD coil to Jeff's triumph frame and Jenna's ironhead.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Early bird gets the worm!

Or hopefully a sick wizard gas tank and some more 19" knobbies. Off to the swap!

A little closer

Re-gasketed my oil pump and thus my cam cover too. I wasn't real stoked with my previous work and changing it later would mean pulling the motor, cam cover, cams, and pump so I chose not to wait. Timing the breather gear is a little frustrating but not too hard. After that I installed my new standard lifters and shiny new lifter guides that I was too lazy to glass bead. Whatever, its all going to get covered with road herpes anyway.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mother of citrus...

I was out with the lady on the trustbucket with our knees in the breeze when i came across some hoggers. We decided to make ourselves comfy and take in some sights. I kid you not this is one serious lady rider!!!

Great googly moogly!

I'm having the hardest time not buying this.

Makin' moves

Trying to finish building Jenna's bike and finish rebuilding my engine at the same time. As is usually the case its come down to the wire. Pray for snow.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sloppy holes.

No one likes a sloppy hole. Well some do, but that's for another post. The hole I'm refering to is in my ironhead transmission's pawl support. It's worn as fuck and when shifting from 2nd to N the cam plate would cock sideways and jam until you stomped the pedal...but not any more. Jim P. bored out the support on his wire EDM and turned a oilite bearing to press fit. The result is the smoothest working pawl assembly I've seen yet. Check it. On a side note welding 40 year old cast shit to repair a crack sucks monster dak.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

first real day out...

the ice is leaving and two wheels are again rolling. today was the first real putt around and what a day it was. the sun was a little spotty but the climate was friendly. the smooth roads made eating up 100+ miles seem like nothing. i have been hoping to do a little more exploring around this huge area but schedules are only recently permitting. last year's riding season was an utter failure by my standards; i think i only did one oil change and didn't burn up a single tire or chain. this year i hope is different.  
 while fumbling around southeast montangya, i found myself in Ennis. then i found myself in the gun shop. then i found myself with a trigger digging into my back and a bayonet poking my left ass-cheek for 60 miles.
my planning skills rival that of a four-year-old's. why would i even consider getting a new toy considering the constant bulimia of my bank account. further more, why would i pick up a long-gun when my transportation consists of a two-wheeled, rolling, come-apart? that being said, the looks i got on the way home were well worth the trouble.