Monday, February 28, 2011

Finished Victors hand made taillight.....

That's a Sportster Catalytic converter muffler tip for the housing, the rest from my junk pile with a red cluster of diods.  Came out epic if I must say so myself.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

More Pan progress

Tonight I finished making that stupid ass throttle work.  I had to go to the Bicycle store and get a new cable and then I had to carve down the little lead gizmo that fits the hole in the carb linkage.  Figured out how to make the cable adjustment and got it all installed.  I must have about 5 hours in that piece of shit and I think it's hard to turn but, hey, I didn't select that throttle and now I know I never will.  Put the tube through the tank to hide as much cable as possible and got some work done on the custom built tail light.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Victors Panhead update......$#@^(*&%^(&(brass screw

Got some shit taken care of on Victors pan today, also had me a little hissy fit and threw a screwdriver across the shop.  Haven't done that sort of thing for a long time but when that little fuck'n brass screw broke off in that SandS Carby, at the same time I was getting extremely frustrated with this Victor supplied internal throttle....Well I just had to throw that damned screwdriver and walk away for the day.

Here is the culprit, the bringer of my dissolution, the harbinger of my undoing!  I don't know who the maker of this thing is but I could have strangled them today. These are the pieces and in order to put the cable into it, it has to be dissassembled to this extreme.  Now....if your muthafuck'n cable is not the proper length, you have to take it all completely apart AGAIN!  To make a long story short I had to do this procedure several times. See those two little screw looking things in the upper right corner with the removal tools stuck in them? Those are actually the bearings the grip turns against and they indeed do have little tiny teeny ALLENS that hold them in.  After a couple removals and tightenings those just strip out and I wound up having to beat tools that otherwise would not have fit in them, into them so that I could remove them. I would go on about how I would have designed these things but I will spare you that and just say that by the time I figured out how to measure the cable to the proper length, well I needed to tighten the screw that held the cable on the carb side.  That's when I broke the last straw and busted the screw in the hole............ARGH!!!

 Finally mounted the fender aqnd sissy bar for the last time and got the wheel spacing all put proper.  The oil tank mount is done and I made an adjustable link for the rear brake from parts I got at the aircraft surplus and mounted it real swell like!
   I still need to fabricate an upper motor mount, a coil mount and a ignition switch mount.  Victor's bringing me some double throw me down super small battery that I will need to mount and then it's just wiring, oil lines, brake lines and fuel lines.  Getting close Victor....Oh Yeah, I'm making one of my custom hand build tail lights as well as a tag mount.  Back at it tomorrow.  It would go a lot faster if I didn't have to take a break every half hour for my stupid back. This whole getting old thing kinda sucks ass....I'm not complaining though, better than the alternative....Laterdaze

HYABUSA V8 for B'VILLE.....check this shit out

click>>>>Nebulas Theorum

What will they think of next? Awesome work, crazy horsepower!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

 The Return of the Cafe Racers: Sweet sounding Honda Six

The Return of the Cafe Racers: Sweet sounding Honda Six: "In 1966 Honda produced a 250cc race bike for the Isle of Mann TT titled the Honda RC166. 250cc isn't the type of engine capacity that gets ..."

Friday, February 11, 2011

Dice people, she hates to have her picture took...LOL

I try to take your picture every time I see you, and I see you everywhere....finally you have been captured and your soul stolen!!!!BWA HA HA HA HA!!!
Long Beach Swap meet 2 weeks ago, dontcha just love technology? In HD even!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Them Japs are at it again....

Courtesy of Mr. Green, look at all those tiny little cars in the background, ain't that cute! Diggin the Shovel

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Victors Pan...clutch linkage done!!!

 Well, it seems I can't find a clutch arm for this combination, withn this frame and tranny in this frame for a foot clutch, none of the ones I could find were gonna do the job.  So I made one....
 Cut, bende and cut off stock arm...

 Grind, bend and weld half inch bar stock to go the direction I so deem...

 Weld the holy piss oput of it then grind grind grind.....
 Grind grind grind grind grind
 Grind grind grind grind grind grind
 Grind grind grind grind grind
Drill tap grind grind grind

done...worky good

Monday, February 7, 2011

Matt Olsens Blog

Matt Olsen's Blog blows my mind, the lengths these guys will go's astonishing!!! If I ever hit the loto I will have these guys do a resto for me, they miss nothing.  They also have a helluva line of original parts that they manufacture to exact duplication of original equipment.  If you haven't checked these guys better get over there and spend the rest of the day being amazed page after page.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tattoos for you

MY camera took a major shit from all the over working I gave it at the roadster show. So until I can figure out how to get another one all I can give you are all my "borrowed " pics.