Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Rainy days

I've been plugging away on the '59. I think I am almost ready to paint the frame.

Dad got some heads to clean up at the swap meet

Tried my hand at upholstering an old shop stool 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Went out tonight...

I went out for a little putt tonight very little. Picked up a six-pack and rode over to a good friends shop. Just sat around and shot the shit, no pictures just good times. Heading to Dixon tomorrow for the MMA swap-meet with dad maybe I can remember my camera.

 I saw this '59 on Craigslist bone stock all original no price but the guy had another one, only one serial number off.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Got a wild hair

After all this rain we have been getting I finally got bored enough to go over and start in on the folks new garage. After some shelves, a few pictures and parts we got most of one wall done today. It makes the place look much nicer.

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More pieces to the puzzle

 I got lucky and found a set of '59 tanks on Ebay. The guy didn't know what he had put the wrong title and set a low "by now". I snagged them up and they were just what I expected. A little paint stripper, found the emblem area leaded in and only one ding. I just have to make the badge tabs, V-Twin's are just not right.

not even any primer under that blue

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A little shop time

Spent the day welding the last bits on the pan frame even my kids came out to help.

She wanted to make sure you couldn't see any weld lines

fixed the top tube

team work 

My boy's getting serious about the finish work

Monday, October 29, 2012

Chopp, Chopp

Got some good riding time in this week, an evening out after work Wednesday and the Yerba Buena A.M.C.A's annual 49 Mile ride.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Slow times around here

Slowing down a bit for the winter but I did managed to get out on Saturday, all the way downtown. My mom had a booth setup at a local bike club's poker run. 

Mom and her booth

got the upper tank tab on, still working on the lower one

Took the big bike for a spin, guess they need gas too

Sunday, October 7, 2012


   More unfuckering on the new used wishbone for the 59. just a few more weld-on's to go and I can apply paint and assemble.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Motorcycle Cannonball 2012

this was the second to last day of the race the rider suffered minor injuries. This bike has hard mounted floorboards and caught one in a turn, he got lucky on Hwy 1, only went down this slope not off a cliff.