Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Suck it

It's running but there are some aesthetic changes that need to be made. I hate the fender height.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cheap or Bored

Both akshully. Yes, I fixed an intermittent 1157 LED bulb. Mainly because I was bored, but partly because I'm a cheap bastard. It works now.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sport bike part II

Not quite ready to pull the trigger but after watching this

and seeing Jeff Wright's bike

it sure is tempting.

Friday, June 18, 2010


bar, one of my favorites, and the rest of the bike is pretty tit as well.

Best Sleeping Arrangements

While on the GR3, we got the chance to sleep in an old abandoned horse track while it continued to rain outside. One of the weirder places I've slept, but definitely a Godsend that day.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tanks a lot

Narrow fat bobs, looks easy enough and much cheaper then WR's

Great stance

Why do people still use pipe wrap? I think at this point I would rather see crappy welds.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


I rode all the way to P-Town and all I got was these plastic knuckles....

Date Change

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cheap is expensive

Decent shovelhead-era Harley saddlebags are expensive. I bought a pair of fiberglass copies from a guy on the JJ whose friend took a mold from an original pair and made some copies. Cheap.

No hardware, and no predrilled holes to tell me where the hardware goes. I scoured the internet, my service manual, fellow lovers of 50 weight, and intuition.

The V-Twin reproduction hardware kits weren't cheap. I had to use a shitload of 6-32 screws and nuts to hold it all together because I lacked the proper rivet tool. I had to space the frames out on the brake side because the later shovelheads had their bags indented to clear the brake hardware - unlike these. I might have broken even financially on these (as opposed to buying a very nice set of swap meet bags) if my time was worth minimum wage. Pay no attention to the weird looking brace I made from scrap aluminum. I'm cheap, you see...

You don't see enough chrome tanks these days.

Love the Hat.

I saw a scarecrow wearing the same one once.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Jay, when you finish Goose's bike...

...I've got the boots.

You know damn well I didn't do the welding, Special '79 handywork, thanks buddy, now I just have to figure out how to stop them from twisting.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Even more twisted

High speed filming at its finest; the film footage shows the tach and speedo needles on the KZ1000 at the 2:00 position. YouTube it!

fully twisted

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Inspection time

Fenders, directionals (wired in reverse of course), horn, mirror, baffles, brake lights all for the Commonwealth.

Next Week

Cape Cod Perry Invitational. Get your bike squared away and get ready to get your Pirate on!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New bahhs

After riding narrow t bars for so long these things feel like this.