Monday, April 30, 2012

The important things in life

   So I had this killer time camping and shooting out in the California woods. I was going to post and blog all about it, thank all the proper people for inviting me but that will have to wait until later.
   My son Cole asked me today if he could ride with me on the motorcycle, he said "Dad my legs are long enough now". My daughter Sofia steped in with a "I rode when I was 4". Long story short, Cole got to go for his first real ride on a motorcycle today (on a Panhead no less). It was great fun for both of us.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Potato Potato

New old mechanical advanced distributor, a set of pushrod corks and a little fine tuning on the clutch. It's Alive...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Can't leave anything alone

     So I have been looking over this new pan and found a couple of things (wink wink) I wanted to change. The mid peg mounts where rough and unfinished and it had a licence plate mounted vertically without a light. Easy fix a little grinding a polishing and the peg mounts look as good as they should, the plate mount took a little more work. I have been hoarding some stainless steel scraps from my Mom's quarter fenders on her Pete. I got it all penciled out, a little cutting, some drilling, bending a little polishing and I'm liking the little changes already. But I know myself and I know I just can't leave anything alone....


Sunday, April 22, 2012

The big decisions in life...

     I like to think that I'm a Knuckle guy. The Knucklehead in my opinion is the most aesthetically pleasing motor Harley ever produced. It was the first Harley I ever owned (thanks to my father), my first chopper and the first bike that I built. My Knuck has been a constant and evolving project. In the last 12 years I have only been able to put around a thousand miles on the thing between having kids and all the engine issues (that's what you get when the guys who build your engine stay up way too late every night). I got burnt out on working on it a dozen times but have always came back to it. Once I get motivated to work on it again I hope it will be right finally. This time around I'm leaning towards stock, I seam to have enough choppers hanging around as a matter of fact the Shovel I build for BF3 last year was sitting around collecting dust, I really enjoyed working on it and looking at the finished product but I prefer to roll my 64 hardtail. So when I found this Little Pan and the guy wanted to trade I figured what the fuck. That being said I seem to have surrounded myself in Panheads as of late, so here I sit a Knuck guy in a room of Pan's.

                                   What The Fuck they are really cool and loads of fun...

My wonderful Mother and her Magic touch, molded this photo into a oil painting.
Now if I can just get it to start and run dependably.


As my wife would call it (obsessive compulsive motorcycle disorder) I traded my cone Shovel for a 59 FLH. Now I have another reason to hang out in the garage

Good buy to the Blue Plate Special 

I'm starting to like the green is that bad

Now something new

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sporty Project 3

Finished up the Sporty Saturday. It got picked up on Sunday and ran all over, Martinez, San Francisco, Redwood city and who knows where else. I guess all the parts went back where they belonged I had no complaints. As soon as it left the Shovel went on the lift to get a new stater, I've been putting it off for a year almost.

Had to paint the rear fender

She wanted bow's on it so out came the detail brushes.

Oh yea while testing the wiring I found out that the horn wire got
 pinched the hard way, with a puff of smoke at the clutch housing.

Done and out the door for now. There is going to be
 some more custom work  to follow down the road 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sporty Project 2

Got the wiring done last night and the seat on. I have to make a bracket for the headlight since I'm mounting it to the bottom tree instead of using the top mount.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sporty Project 1

Some shots of the plate mount being removed. Going to relocate the plate to the new sissy bar with a tombstone under it.

just a little part for the turn signal 

this thing acted like a crash bar and held up,
big ol welds and heavy plate

off and cleaned up 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Gotta go to this

The Dixon swap is always a fun time. Lots of stuff to look at and good people to visit with.