Thursday, January 31, 2013

shovel update

Got the lowbrow fork shrouds in and installed monday night ...been busy the rest of the week with my FXR I just picked up..... but back to work on the shovel now! updates will be comeing

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Good Day.....then not so good.

So I found one of my dream bikes...a 1992 FXR in really good shape. Clean with not too much stupid shit done to it. 31k and great price.
I went to pick it up yesterday 90 miles from home. I loaded it on a trailer . Noe the trailer I was using has an expanded metal floor. I didnt want to put the tie down hook around the expanded metal incase a spot weld broke loose from angle iron frame . So I looped the tie down around the bottom of angle iron frame and hooked it on the angle. This was with brand new tie down straps from Walmart.

It was a windy , rainy day yesterday. Especially windy. I made it all the way back to my town and was turning a corner in town at slow speed when I looked in the rear view and saw it fall.......
The angle iron had rubbed the strap until it failed.
It fell and the gas tank hit right on the angle iron side rail of the trailer . Dented the tank and a glanceing blow on the AC .

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Brake bracket attempt #1

I should be working on this some more today ........but I'm about to go look at an FXR that I may buy.
This can wait till tomorrow. HA!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Piece by piece.......

Fork stop welded up , paint touched up. stem cleaned , lubed and reinstalled and a modded No Brow headlight bracket ...

And The headlight mounted is tieing the nacelle all together. I have some shrouds comeing from Lowbrow that I decided to use instead of the cow bells I have....

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Stoppers of several varities!!

Ok got my stop light....

Welded a fork stop on ......

And I got my caliper in!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Eye saw the light!

This sweeter than sugar sprinkled on syrup poured on a Hershey bar!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Did a little Tank Tab modding!

No alot of news to report .....but.......on my new tank the tabs didnt line up with the bungs in the frame. The rear bung was already welded in when I got the bike. I welded the front bung in but it could only go in the existing hole in the neck casting . So I had to mod the tank tabs.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Juice Drum complete for sale!

Complete juice drum with shoes, hub and wheel . Wheel has a flat spot. Everything else is good to go!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Slow progress the last few days....

I was out of town for the weekend and didnt work on the shovel .......other than I got the tire mounted on the new wheel.....

I got the caliper in sure I'm gonna use the one I got . I think I'm gonna do something different .
I'm makeing spacers and shims today. Gonna get the rear end tied up in the next few days.
Then starting on the exhaust and front end. Having a day job and 3 teen agers to keep up with along with the side business of Loud N Greasy. It makes the project slow at times.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Technology is evil

But it is a necessary evil..

I got my first Apple product a few days before Christmas , an Iphone.
I had it activated for 20 days when it started to randomly reboot itself.
Friday during a business call it decided to lock up and go to a green screen.
I did a factory restore and it did no good.

Anyway long story short, I dropped off the grid for a few days ( which isnt entirely bad)
But was a disruption to all things Loud N Greasy.

Which is another of a long list of reasons as to why I hate technology.
I think bikes should run on 6 or less wires.
Hence our slogan for bumper stickers (included in every order ) and soon to be Tshirts
"Practically Amish But With Motorcycles & Beer"

Friday, January 11, 2013

By now I suppose everyone has heard.....

That Bill Bryant and Harold McGruther have sold ChopCult to an outfit called KaiStream.
I can only imagine how much of a relief this must be to them. I'm sure the amount of time put into the website is overwhelming.
Although I've only met McGoo once and never met Bill face to face. I have had multiple dealings with the guys regarding sponsorship of events, merchandise purchases and emails regarding different aspects of online bikerism. Yeah its a word. haha.
I have the utmost respect for the guys and wish them well in all thier future pursuits.And offer a sincere
Thank you for all you have done!

As for CC it will be fine ...Lisa Ballard has been hired by the new owners as Editor of features.
I take that as very good news.
I will be around on there for sure!

In parting how bout a few shovel pics?

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Joe has changed his bike again

But is still sporting a now brow headlight mount and a fork brace from us....

Monday, January 7, 2013

Chiping away.......

Got the new forwards in.......yeah I know its not period correct. I'm gonna have modern controls and brakes. Got some work to do on the linkage and modifying the brackets.
These maybe a temporary fix.....gonna fab some mids eventually.

Been working on the coil bracket with key switch . Nothing fancy ....this maybe temporary as well.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Keep on Keepin on!

Just kickers and Born Free 5 are coming soon. And el Cuerno Uno has to be ready for em.
Did a little work on some stock risers .......

Had some Zombie Wingus Bars hanging on the wall .........
 Got the new wheel in, The rotor and Sprocket and Caliper will be here this week.
Gonna need an axle too.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Showing some love Lady Hump style!!

Ordered up a shirt from Lady Hump.

So I "threw it up" !!!!

Keep showing Allen some love after his spleen crushing crash.....order up some Lady Hump swag.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Got the tank in !!

Throttle Addiction Narrowed Axed Alien!
And then started cleaning up the frame ......
Rear wheel has a flat spot a new one on the way and fender ......gonna go back with a disc.....

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Lance's Ironhead made the year in review!!

Lance's Ironhead (which looks nothing like it did for the feature) feature on Chopcult made the year in review!!! Check it out HERE