Well Tony and I finally got all the painting done. You have no idea how paint turns out until you get to the buffing part. I had the idea of keeping the whole bike in a 2 color scheme. Silver and black then we threw on the super subtle purple pearl lace. Now it just pops. If you stand at the back of the bike the sqiggle flows over the bike and really shows off how skinny the bike is. Of course everything is small but the motor,Fully detailed and totally rebuilt with new everything. This bike will also be at wow for its debut. Enjoy
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Finally getting the Ironhead done. Everything is being replaced or cleaned then put back together. Truett and Osborn are doing the barrels right now and the primary and new kickstart set up are all done. Did some wacky engine turning on the side cover and on the plate I made to block off where the starter would be. Should be at wow in two weeks done.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I wasn't gonna show anything until World of Wheels but the 750 is looking so damn good I have to share. We got all the powder coated items back and we are painting the tins this week. I am gonna try and get my Iron head done also but we will see. Enjoy and within the week the 750 should be done.
Friday, January 22, 2010
This digger is thee sickest two wheeled contraption ever. I have sat and stared at this magazine so long that this is ruining my life. I read the article so many times I could probably recite it on command. Am I the only person that lays in bed thinking about this bike? This bike was built when I was 4 years old and is still cooler than any flash in the pan scenester so cal pile of shit that people are building these days. This wannabe biker faze will pass and we will still be riding and looking for our holy grail, which just so happens to be right here.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Girder is all set up and makes the Slut 2 feet longer and a whole lot taller.70's bikes are the flavor of the month so I am just following the trend. Just wait until 400 series tires hit the market, or better yet 23"front rims on baggers, or flat black and red rims. Enough!
Like I said it was 42 out and I wanted to ride my new bike. I hadn't rode it since finishing the bugger. It rode like a dream and sounds even better. The 21 on the front rides smooth and the seat is super sweet. Desperate times call for freezing your ass off but with a smile the whole time
So I hated the front end that was on the red bike. I had this cool old front end off of a 73 mach 3 kawi. It is super skinny,short and has chrome lowers. I had to make some spacers for the tubes to stiffen it up and drill out the lowers for the 3/4 axle. The front wheel is off a ironhead and the enduro tires I love. I cut the tabs for the rotor than cleaned it up for the spool effect. I sold the bars and I like these mini apes so those landed on the front to finish it off. Added the chrome mufflers and got the seat to hug the sissy bar just right. This bike is for sale so if you have 2000.00 dollars just sitting around and you want this sweet jam to ride just let me know.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
This picture is from the first day I rolled it out of the shed. We painted it in Jeff P's garage in the dead of winter. This is from two years ago now. I am glad I threw her back together. I like the look she has now but this was as good as it gets.This motor was crazy fast and made every part on your body go numb within minutes. What did the motor in was a long ride at highway speeds. On the way back it started running like crap and it just went to hell from there.When 2 stroke bikes run good they are great but when they blow crank seals well that is the end. I was not gonna spend any money on this bike I had already started the Triumph. So she sat in the basement for a spell. Put it back together for less than 300 bucks and when that motor blows back to the basement with her.
Productive day at the shop. I wanted to build a wacky oil tank and after Tony and I brainstormed we decided on this upright set up. I wanted the battery to fit low and tight next to the motor. Welded the loop as a support for the battery and floated the oil tank with mounts on the bottom and top. I got the seat back for my new bike, man Al does a great job at a good price! HA HA you get what you pay for in this world. I looks great and finishes off the Scrambler perfectly.