Monday, November 29, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cold Weather

As the cold weather sets in, I'm beginning to scheme on the Shovelhead. I've taken off the tanks and drained them to find a half inch of sawdust sitting on the frame. The guy I bought it from had the bike stored in his wood shop. I removed the Super B and tore it apart to dip it. It had some crusty shit in it but it cleaned up really well. I'm positive that I'm getting rid of the Super Bowl/accelerator pump set up. It came with the original bowl so that'll go back on.

I still can't decide whether or not to keep it a swing arm frame or hard-tail it. I really like the looks of the forged axle plates being reproduced but I also have seen some wicked swing arm shovels being built in Japan. I have a friend that has the chrome shocks I'd run with a round swing arm but he may want too much for them. More details and photos to come!