Thursday, February 25, 2010

Furlough Day Today, Dougs Battery box etc etc...


Well, today was my first furlough day.  That's a day that you are forced to take off without pay.  the reason for this is that the LAUSD is broke, just like the city of Los Angeles, the State of California and the whole rest of the United States.  I would love to blame it all on the lying , cheating, brazen controlling politians on capital hill, but you and I all know that it's us who allows all this to go on. 
    The idiots who actually believed they could purchase a home for 7 to 8 HUNDRED THOUSAND dollars when they were bringing home 500 bucks a week have a whooooole lot to do with what we are dealing with today.  All the greedy bastards who jumped on the band wagon flipping houses and got caught with their pants down and walked away. 
     My Wife is a para legal for a BK Attorney and I'm afraid that what the lying ass media is telling you about "The Recovery" is utter and complete horseshit.  Believe you me we are in for a lot more of this recession and recovery ain't coming for years.  It don't take an expert to see what's going on.  I knew years ago when people were buying all those stupid properties at those inflated prices that the shit was going to hit the fan.  How the hell is it that they didn't know???
     I don't know how all this si going to turn out but I for one am not optimistic.  We did a damn good job of screwing the whole wonderful thing up and I kind of doubt we raised our kids with enough common sense to fix it, maybe I'm full of shit....I sure hope so
  
     As long as we have a media that's in cahoots with the left in this country, who are embarassed to admit they may have been wrong about the current administration, then the American People will never get the information they need to elect representation thats for the people, by the people.  Seems to me they all just want to keep their cushy jobs up there and are willing to do whatever it takes to do just that.
    Not to mention the fucking socialists that are trying to take over one sixth of the economy with "healthcare" while they are busy taking over General Motors.  It appears the People are actually starting to take notice, with the advent of talk radio and Fox news.  People are starting to talk.
 Anyway.....Today is my furlough day so I got out in the shop and got some work done on Doug's Sporty.  Made him a new battery box using more Honda 750 Con Rods, and mounted one of Slim's switch boxes on the end of one that I cut off.  Think it came out swell.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Let's talk LOOOOONG bikes

I, with Slim as a cohort in crime, am building a 40" over upstretched Ironhead Sportster.  It will be not unlike some of these highly up-stretched machines you are looking at on this page.  It will be a throwback to longbikes of the 70's from Denver Mullins and his ilk.
   Lot's of plating and polish, molding, candy and flakes.  It's getting a rigid frontend built by Slim with advice from Freddy.  19" rear wheel, 17" front, king and queen seat, the whole nine yards...stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Check out these bumpers bitches

OOOOPS! Wrong bumper! That's Nancy's
These bumpers, how do you like me now bitches?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Doug's Sporty

Got out in the shop and got some work done yesterday. Couldn't post because I had PC issues, spent today fixing that...Oh Joy!
Anyhow, we got around to the drive side of the bike.  Made some fenders supports trying to duplicate the left side.  Had to bend and unbend a few to get it right but it got there.  Also figured out where we wanted to run the taillight .  Also made a chain gaurd ala Arlen Ness from the 70's.  Things are pretty tight so I've decided to make a tensioner as well. 
   I like the way we're going with this one. Next is a front fender that mimics the rear some kind of way. I would leave it off but Doug say's it's gotta have one.  Next it's pipes, battery box, bars, wiring and whatever else we decide to do.  here's the pics

Friday, February 12, 2010

3 day weekend...OH BOY!!!

Had to go in to work early today for a silly dumbass meeting.  Man it's cold at 5:00 AM Los Angeles theses days.  Anyhow thought I would share a picture of what greeted me this morning when I enetered my truck. This is what I do every damn day.....disperse these packages betwween 27 schools, mostly paper of one kind or another...my ache'n back

Tuesday, February 9, 2010