Tuesday, May 31, 2011

3.05 cubic inches of pavement shredding power

An Italian Harley unearthed from 1966. Cooler than nancy knuckles, pansy panheads, and sugar daddy shovels - this thing has it all. Where else can you find a combination three speed twist grip shifter and clutch. The rest of the M50 is off getting painted. You saw it here first!

Monday, May 30, 2011

It's alive!

Just waiting for the fairing to come back from paint and some other minor adjustments.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lighting the way...

...to chopper glory.
After riding I realize I need to make some sort of stabilizer for that top light. It flops around like one of those wobblehead demons in "Jacob's Ladder".
If I don't, I'll go through headlight bulbs like Jack Nicholson goes through submarine sammiches.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

kind of funny, like ha ha ha....

I forget my keys almost every day I ride to work.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Well if lock washers don't work...

I'll try Loctite and safety wire...with lock washers thrown in just for good measure because I have them.
I've always had a problem with these screws backing out, but I think I've got it sussed now.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Vanson Leathers

Took a ride to Vanson Leathers in Fall River Massachusetts yesterday to see if they could repair some zippers on my old jacket and maybe even pick up some new leather. They've changed the showroom around since the last time I was there, but it's still an awesome place to visit. There weren't any other customers there, so I got a lot of individual attention on picking out a new jacket and getting it fit just right. It was also great to see Mike Van Der Sleesen, the president and owner of Vanson, there walking around and moving things around the showroom. He was a very down to earth guy. They also took the time to pull out some really cool custom race leathers to show me. Talk about and incredible pieces of art!! You almost wouldn't want to race in them!!

It's a great ride down there, and really cool to check out where they've been making some of the best leather suits and jackets in the motorcycle industry. Check out their page and history here for a great read, and some really great products!

Tyler and Kyle representing
(There was a cool poster on the wall of Tyler at Bonneville in his Vanson suit, but I forgot to get a pic)

Patterns hanging up (and still used)

Paul, I found your old leathers!

My pile of jackets at the register

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

proper city romper

seeing lots of these around paris, looks like fun....

I haven't forgotten

I'm still obsessed with the idea.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Board Track goodness

One of the nicest vintage films I've seen:


WinterSpring project

Excavated, footings and foundation walls, and finally back-filled and prepped for floor. Doesn't look like much now and probably won't later.


Not original... not fancy... but it is exactly what I wanted.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Screamin Chicken

Finally got the new S.E. heads installed on the FXR. New seat and p-pad should be here within a day or two. Now if I could just get the rear rocker to stop weeping!