Monday, October 31, 2011


found some good pictures of the 49 mile ride on this blog ,stole this one our bikes are in it.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

49 Mile Ride

Went withe my dad and his friend to San Francisco for the annual 49 Mile ride today. We left here at 7am, it was clear and crisp. All three Pans ran great all day long. There was a bunch of old iron there. My mom took her camera so I left mine at home ( check out her Obsolete Iron blog for her shots ). I did take two pictures with my phone.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Played seamstress tonight

Took the wife's sewing machine out to the garage and made some tool bags. I've been wanting to make some for a while and found the fabric while I was getting the material for my helmet.

Every bad ass biker needs this setup in their shop...

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Gave it a try...

I bought a old helmet on Ebay a while back, just what I needed another project but I got it cheep. The liner was toast and per normal I figured I can fix that. So to the fabric store I went. Spent last night working on it I like the end result.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

What a difference...

I was looking through pictures of the pan. I cant hardly imagine it like it was a year ago.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Ideas abound, I have been thinking about paint and think I have decided...
S.M.W. @ the Dixon swap meet.

S.M.W. Dixon swap

I think that I like the factory blue best

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Over at the Obsolete Iron blog...

Moms been working on a new series with my son,

more legs...

I got a pair of legs the other weekend that had been turned way back when. I decided I would clean them up and see how good they looked.
not bad I think I might have to use them.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Busy weekend...

I put around 400 miles on my truck and bike this weekend. I went up to Fort Bragg chasing parts and came back to Petaluma for some ink done by my friend Johnny and then back up to Santa Rosa to drop off the truck. I unloaded the bike and went back to Petaluma for a grand opening party; free beer, booze and chicks getting tattooed. Closed out the night by riding back to Santa Rosa at 2:30am in the fog. My luck could not have been any better, the primary belt went just as we where pulling up his driveway (at around 3:30) and he happened to have a spare in his shed.  I got up early Sunday morning and changed it out so I could go on the Sonoma co. HA poker run. We decided to split off from the group and headed over to Calistoga for lunch instead.
  Left the camera at home so I stole these pictures from facebook.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Full bore...

but I don't know what way to go, what a problem...
Found a set of tanks at dad's for the Knuck. I think I'm going to head toward stock this time tank shift, foot clutch, and all that. Oh and dad showed me what not to do with aluminum heads; don't leave them next to your water heater ( electrolysis is a bitch ).

found them in the corner on the ground
they both where rusty

after, all I need now is some new tabs

look closely at the white fuzz they both looked like that.

the best purchase I have made in a while

Monday, October 3, 2011

Had to do it...

I finally decided to bite the bullet, winter is here or at least the first major rain is so I tore the Knuck down with my boy's help. Now it's off to dad's with it for a major overhaul (hopefully the last time I have to take her apart for a while).

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mom dug up some old pictures

of my knuck when I brought her into the light for the first time

A new month

and no plans for the weekend as of yet. It's all grey out. It looks like parts gathering weather and I have a lead on some bits and pieces....