Thursday, December 5, 2013
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.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
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.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
It was to be one of the last sunny and reasonably warm weekends so the decision was made to bounce. The weather was clear enough but 40 degrees for 90 miles, one way, was a little chilly, i could have dressed warmer.