Monday, July 25, 2011

Doug wants floorboards, what a pain in the ass, the shifter side...DONE!!!

Went to the aircraft surplus and found a real nice adjustable link with super bitchen rod ends.

Found out my shift ar m wasn't long enough so had to add an extension. This is temporary, after I'm sure everything works proper like, I'll weld a permanent extension and drill a new hole to move the pedal up and away from the ground. It shifts now and I think I'm there but the proof will be riding it and making sure before I make it all final. I wouldn't do this again for less than 1000 bucks, this has been a bitch!

There ya go, the linkage will be out of view for the most part, had to manicure the shifter arm some and will have to do it some more to make it esthetically pleasing, maybe a make a new one altogether to match the other side, wasn't sure I would have room for a round bar lever when I started.

My God damn buddy Max, keeping an eye on me at the pc...

Oh yeah....and a redhead

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Doug wants floorboards, what a pain in the ass, the shifter side

Almost there, gotta go buy some rod ends tomorrow and make the linkage.  Unfortunetly it's now 1 up and 4 down. Anything else would have been to hard or too ugly.

Tose are 5/8ths lugs, that shit ain't going nowhere. I also put some big hairy gussets on there as well. I want his 240 lb ass to be able to stand on these bastards.

I stole a pedal out of a ugly ass forward control set up I had laying around the shop. Going to cut off that extra bit with the hole in it and use it on the bottom for the lever.

Tucked up and under, hidden as best I could. I'll weld a lug on the end and bolt on a heim end. The other end will go to the shifter with another heim end. Hopefully I'll find a nice link with reverse threads for easy adjustment. Never know what you might find at the surplus...

Don't look so bad, and it will be more comfy, as much as I hate admit it.

it seems you fuckers like redheads.....

And why not...whats not to like

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Few pics of my KZ part dux

Still need to make a tag light/plate bracket. Probably change the bars too, it's to hard on my hands in this position.

This is a sticky my Friend Roland sent me from across the pond. Check out his immaculate work at

Doug wants floorboards, what a pain in the ass

Been trying to figure out what to do with all these stickers, so I sprayed hammertone on my welder and arranged them thus...

Okay, so Doug has been bugging the holy shit out of me because his pegs are too high (snivel snivel) "I want forward controls(kicking his feet)"  I just couldn't bring myself to put those hokey big ass chrome CC, hanging all out, double ugly fucking forward controls with their stupid hangy out linkage.  So Finally I gave in or he was going to trailer this fucker everywhere this summer. The only way this was going to happen on this particular bike was going to have to be floorboards, so here is the installation on the brake side ( the easiest side first). Took me a few days to figure out how I was going to attack it, I thunk the pics are self explanatory. I still like the mids better but this ain't to bad, the other side is gonna be a fucking bitch, stay tuned.