Monday, February 27, 2012

Malibu Sunday ride, the Rockstore, PCH and a redhead

Doug and I took a ride up PCH down around the nest up a little mountain back road I haven't been on for years. Mullholland eventually took us to the Rock Store where we took a rest and watched Bike racing on the big screen.  It was a little overcast in the morning but cleared up by early afternoon, not too cold, not too hot. Went to the HD dealer to order a part Doug broke on his bagger and made our way homeward. A nice time away from the shop and the smell of gasoline.  
The redhead is just cuz I get a lot of hits off google and cuz redheads are good/bad! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Well we blew Doug's bike to pieces.

This is most of Doug's sporty sitting on a shelf in his home shop.

Parts in a crate

Bolts in a tray

Wheels ready for paint and polish

Front end ready for trim and detail....
I have the frame and a few select pieces on my table getting some additional welding and grinding, detailing and hole drilling to get it ready for powder. I'll have a few more pics up tomorrow if I make any progress on that thing. The we gotta make a pile that goes to chrome and wait for Barry to finish going through the motor. We are shooting for hippykiller but I think Bornfree is a little more realistic. All depends if I can get any help or not, I have more than this project on my agenda. Stay Tuned....

Sunday, February 12, 2012

West Coast Distributing in Tujunga

This is Barry, he is the owner of West Coast Distributing
In Tujunga California. This kat has what you need at a proper price and actually knows how it all goes together. He's been doing it for 30 plus years so he knows a thing or three. You may know him from the Long Beach Swap Meet cuz he's been going there for the last 20 years or so, he's the longest standing business there and you probably have bought something from him there at least once.

Berry has also been known to have some fun every once in a while. I think her name is Bombshell!

This is the view from Foothill blvd. Just north of Commerse st.

Berry has some shit!!!

This is Danny, he works in the back and helped me tear Doug's Sporty motor apart Friday. I have never split the cases on a Sporty and wanted someone to do it that knew what the fuck they were doing. That's this guy and Berry...good thing too, I would have missed some of the problems that they pointed out to me.  That's gonna be a bad ass Ironhead when these guys get done. Oh...Danny also slings ink in his spare time
He did this on me!

This is where the work gets done....

Bikes for sale

Parts, parts and more parts

More bikes for sale...

This is Doug's motor, it was supposedly gone through by the previous owner. Someone did go through it but they didn't pay much attention to clearances and balancing. Going to have to replace the entire rotating assembly except the wheels, what a fuck'n mess! 
Oh yeah, trike shit too!
I'm really suprise that so few people have heard of thyis place. Berry has been one rightous kat for a lot of years. He deserves your business. They also can handle all your factory service so give him a shot.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

American Motorcyclist Association,READ THIS NOW...TAKE ACTION!!!, GET INVOLVED

American Motorcyclist Association
Read about this bill

House Committee passed bill to require EPA to seek independent scientific analysis on the effects of 15 percent ethanol

Urge your Representative to support today!

On February 7, 2012, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology reported H.R. 3199 favorably, as amended, with a vote of 19 - 7. The bill, introduced by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to seek independent scientific analysis on the effects of 15 percent ethanol blend (E15) gasoline.
The bill now heads for consideration on the House floor. No date has been scheduled.
"The EPA's decision to allow E15 into the marketplace will impact every American who owns a car, lawnmower or boat," Sensenbrenner said. Automakers insist that using E15 will void warranties, lower fuel efficiency and cause premature engine failure. In off-road engines, the effects can even be dangerous for users.

"There are serious concerns that the EPA used only one Department of Energy test and rushed E15's introduction into the marketplace," Sensenbrenner said. "This test was limited in scope and ignored a plethora of evidence – albeit inconvenient evidence for the EPA – that shows E15 gasoline has a negative effect on engines."

The new E15 gasoline formulation may appear at a fueling station near you and you need to be careful where you use this new fuel blend. That is because the EPA, in October 2010, approved E15 for use in model year 2007 and newer light duty vehicles (cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles). In January 2011, it added model year 2001-2006 light duty vehicles to the approved list.

Riders should pay attention to this list because no motorcycles or ATVs are currently listed.

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is concerned about E15 because it burns hotter than gasoline that contains a lesser amount of ethanol. In engines not designed to dissipate that extra heat, damage in the form of premature wear can result. Although this is a concern in all motorcycles, it's particularly problematic for air-cooled engines found in many bikes. Moreover, use of E15 may even void the manufacturer warranty.

Since the approved list includes many light-duty vehicles in use today, refineries, distributors, and fueling stations may choose to offer primarily E15 gasoline because of this action by the EPA. This should concern all motorcyclists and off-highway enthusiasts since this may affect the availability of gasoline with less or no ethanol (E10 or E0).

We need your help to pass H.R. 3199 when it reaches the House floor. You can find contact information for your Representative at > Rights > Issues & Legislation, then enter your zip code in the "Find your Officials" box. A prewritten e-mail is available for you to send to your federal elected official immediately by following the "Take Action" option and entering your information.

In a previous AMA alert, Rep. Sensenbrenner also introduced H.R. 748. This bill would prohibit the Administrator of the EPA from authorizing the use of gasoline containing greater than 10 percent ethanol in certain vehicles.

Again, the AMA urges you to write your Representative today and ask them to support H.R. 748 and H.R. 3199.

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