Monday, December 31, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's been a tough year over here at the Hogan house. Between my back problems and Nancy being unable to work because of her Lupis/Fibro we have barely kept our heads above water.
There have been good things as well, I finally got a Dr that I believe is really going to be able to help me and my Wife qualified for Social Security Disablity. It's nowhere near the kind of dough we were used too but at least we can be fairly certain it will always be there.
    My Son Ian and his wife Dystiny are expecting to deliver us another grandchild in February, a little girl this time, adding to our already beautiful clan of three others, My Daughters    Cambria 18 months, Michael (Bubba) 6 and Ellesia, 10. They are the biggest joy in our lives and the reason will eventually be moving to Fresno to be near to them.
   I haven't been productive much this year because of the above problems but I'm going to make some progress in 2013. I will have Doug's bike done before HippyKiller in April come hell or high water and I plan to make some progress on my long bike with Slim soon.  I also am going to need a rider besides my Yammabagger so I will be rolling my 400 up on the rack and hacking on that so I have something cool to ride with the fellas, a riding work in progress.
    Soon I will know what's going on with my employment situation, that can't take much longer. I also wouldn't be surprized if we move up north to the Fresno area sooner then later. Gonna be looking for motorhead biker types up there to hook up with....Let me know who you are if you follow this blog!
     So, 2013 should be a year of big changes around here and all for the better. All the struggles of the past couple years are behind us and everything is coming up roses for me and my Gal.   
     So We'll drink a cup of kindness yet for days of auld lang syne.....

Sunday, December 9, 2012

New ink by Danny

I got new ink yesterday

At this place in Reseda

From this kat right here.  
Fuck'n righteous work Bro, I can call you Bro right? 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Doug's motor, She's a pretty one

Sorry for the shitty phone pics but I forgot my camera. This is Doug's Sporty motor well under way. Turns out just about everything in this motor was fucked.  So I guess the moral of the story is , people may rebuild things but that don't mean they are right.  
Here's the short list of what was found wrong in here, thrust washers on the rods were waaaay to tight, it had been honed to two different sizes, which probably led to the bad vibrations this thing had. All the thrust washers on the cams were so tight that it was about ready to spit them out which would have put an even bigger hurt on this motor than it had.
Basically there wasn't a good clearance in it and if we hadn't tore it down for the balance job it probably would have self destructed in a big way.'s got all new internals, including crank pin, rods, pistons, bearing etc etc.  It's been balanced within a 1/10th ounce and the heads are completely fresh. This put a big damper on how the money was spent on the rest of the bike but this thing is gonna run like a champ for many years to come.
Also found out today that the rear motor mount that bolts on when you seal the cases, is cracked, probably due to the bad vibes this motor was making. 
That should be the last of the surprises we find in this thing and with it's beautifully powdered covers and heads and barrels she a real looker. I can't wait to put this thing in our roller.
Stay tuned...