Saturday, July 31, 2010

Handmade water cooled scoot from '52





Built by Howard Forrest of the Mustang Motorcycle Corp. Nearly everything is handmade - including the engine. Photos from Hop Up, February, 1952 - if anyone isn't cool with that, I'll pull 'em down.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Coming out of the closet...


on my thing for raised whites. I had Dunlop Qualifiers (which of course they don't make anymore) on a Ironhead choppa about 12 years ago and have longed for them ever since, so when it was time
for a new maypop I dressed the shovel in this sweet Elite and it's raised white brightness.




Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Blur Hammer


Action shot of the shovel tank getting rid of the dreaded Sportster Tank Flat Spot.
When getting all excited to use the hammer, don't forget hearing protection even if you're using it for "just for a minute" (a.k.a. half an hour).
Wha? What did you say?
Huh?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Funny local town names

















I know Paul gets a kick out of "Coxsackie" so here are a couple more - all within a few miles of each other. Great little ride until the rain came.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dang

A couple of Mullins Chain Drive's Brandon Casquilho tanks






Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My nut...


...is super.
Let's see if it contains the tranny lube.

I'd be smiling too.



Ganked from Speed Shop Design, in case no one has seen this yet. Nice art deco/Terry Gilliam "Brazil" shape, beautiful craftsmanship, obviously someone who takes serious pride in his work.
Check it out
http://speedshopdesign.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I don't care that Indians were woefully obsolete by the time the Springfield factory shut its doors in the 1950s. When the demand 1/2 of supply and demand goes away, it's simply an indication that those with purchasing power suck - not a reason to stop production. Here are a few pics from Indian day here in the City. The highlight of the day was watching the puds on modern "Indians" get directed away from the cool parking lot. Whoever says that Indian had no cutting-edge technology to offer at the end never saw the "New England" model with optional skis. Check that out, along with the unrestored racebike that still has me giddy.




Thursday, July 15, 2010

A couple more for J. Carr




I know, not moto. The lake is beautiful and so are wood speedboats.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sure most everyone has seen these shots from Kid Deuce on Flickr, if not your in for a treat, lots more HERE

Serious redneck engineering





Interesting headlight placement

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Twin Cam Tracker

I saw this on the Belladonna Trackers page, so they get the credit (check them out when you get a chance, they post some good stuff), but I thought it was a pretty neat Twin Cam. I haven't really seen a well done twinkie custom that I've liked, but this one makes me swoon. Pretty cool stuff, although the intercooler sticking out kinda gets to me.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Steve's Pan

When reading the comments on the Tim O'Keefe post I was shocked to see someone beside us idiots had commented and noticed the profile pic was a very nice Panhead. I emailed Steve and asked if he would share some pics of his bike which he was gracious enough to send over. Thanks for the pics Steve and for actually checking out our blog.








Speed E Shift

I keep coming across saved pics on my computer of the Speed E Shift, thought I would put them up for anyone who hasn't read about them before.
More info HERE




from Hydra-glide.com
The way it works is this: To downshift you pull in on a lever on the handlebars (usually a modified British compression release). That raises the shifter rod on the transmission and engages the downshift portion of the mechanisim. Push down on the clutch pedal which disengages the clutch and shifts the trans into first. Once it's in gear you release the lever as all it does is move the shift rod into engagement with the downshift cogs on the Speedy Shift. After you release the clutch and start moving every time you push on the pedal it up shifts at the same time. To downshift just pull on the handlebar lever and every time you push on the clutch it shifts down

As predicted...


...they're a little warm, especially during "hot as the hinges of Hell" days, but I like 'em. Nice and grippy on the controls, plus the cat is cool.


Day Trip

A nice day trip with the Capt. Even the shade was hot.

Also, never park next to a dumpster when it's 100 degrees out......

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I think Tim O'Keefe(Blue Jean Blues guy) has built some of the more tasteful bikes in the last 5 years so it was interesting to see he got rid of this

for this


Friday, July 2, 2010

Branflakes

This again?

50 Weight-ing for a brewski

HG returning some sorry tap Budweiser in Boston. We shot into Town after defending the Alamo. Good ride on some pretty good roads.