Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Busy Cuss

We have been super busy at the shop. We got Davi's t-500 chopped up and back to him in a week. As for the cb750 we did all the fab work and the owner is gonna try and button it up. As for me I finally rode the Ironhead. After many failed attempts to get it running I pulled the side cover on the cam side and I had the front cylinder cams flipped the wrong way on the timing marks. Shit I only pulled them in and out about 10 times while getting the end play right. Well the learning curve proved to help because that bike starts and runs great. Last night I was checking the timing and adjusting the brake setup and with one kick she fired up. I thought I was gonna have to hire a youngster to get that thing fired. Any who when I am not losing sleep over bikes I am hanging with the family. Ian is getting huge already and Esther is on spring break this week. She is gonna come to the shop with me and do some work. Ricky out

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Davie's 500

DOHC honda 750

from this..
to this...

The Haps

Well for a day or two we had awesome weather. Today we woke up to 4 inches of snow. This has been the first winter that I wished I was back in Cali. I hate that all winter I worked on my bikes and still haven't put any miles on the clock. Spring is upon us though and we have a bunch of trips coming up. May 1st in Farley Iowa is the first Torque Fest. It is in the north east corner of the state but it should be a good time. May 15th is the Dice party up in Des Moines at the Tap and Taco bar that is owned by Jeff from Church of Choppers. The next trip will be June 18-19 which is the Horses Smokeout. They moved the show to Santa Rosa, NM . It is like 10 hours closer than last year. All these trips we are riding our choppers to. Feel free to come along to any or all. Just let me know and I can tell you the details.
As for the shop stuff we have got some bikes in that are getting the Anchor treatment. We are doing my first dual over head cam Honda 750 chop right now. Quit a bit different from the SOHC models. The hardtail looks great on it and we are in the final mock up stage before we tear it apart and paint it. Davie dropped his t500 Suzuki off yesterday and we are tearing it apart and doing a simple stripped down street chopper with it. Struts, no front brake, bobbed fender, sporty tank, etc etc. Davie is a insane artist and his bike was super fucked. He had 1 bolt holding the fender on,back of a diner chair for a seat, just some serious ghetto shit. I will shoot some pics today and let you see the damage.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Changes again

Third set of bars that have been on the Triumph in a month. So far I like these best and anyways I welded them all together so these are done. I wanted to be able to bolt them through the triple tree. I exhaust I am building for Eric's bike. His bike should be done in a month or so.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Just Say No

Next time someone calls and says they need biker type dudes for a photo shoot. I can remember this and just say no. Anyways I like the picture and thought I would share it.