Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Now that the Fifth Annual Players Ball is over, I can once again begin focusing on the shovelhead build. I have all the parts for the transmission. I simply have to do some thread repairs and extract some broken bolts. After that I'll tackle the S&S L Series carb.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
I hand screen printed these posters for an annual benefit dance party my friend and I put together. The Bishop Bar is kindly sponsoring the event so 100% of the door money with go straight to Mother Hubbards Cupboard food pantry here in Bloomington, IN.
Cres Boogie and I will be on the wheels of steel spinning tunes and this year we have special guests Murder Mel and LVX performing as well. Please come out and dance, drink and have a good time.
NOVEMBER 25th - 11PM to 3AM - $5 ENTRY - 18+
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
I drove to North Vernon and visited Wes and he showed me the ins and outs of this ratchet top transmission I scored off of Chop Cult. Now I have a list of parts to order and a some thread repairs to do and then back to Wes' to put it all back together. Thanks, Wes!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
I love these magazines.
Chopper Journal is, without a doubt, one of my favorite new publications. TONS of sweet iron in this rag.
Issue #07 of Cycle Headz has an awesome display of, what they call, the Molding & Long Fork Revival.
Issue #23 of GKM has an inspiring article on Bill Ray, a photographer that hung out with the San Berdoo chapter of the Hells Angels for a month. He self-published his own book of the photos he took during that four weeks titled "Hells Angels of San Berdoo '65: Inside the Mother Charter."
Issue #40 of DicE continues its exposé of the White Knights in the House of Kolor, which strangely enough looks like they made their blog 'invite-only.' WTF?
Quit buying weed with your milk money and buy some of these shitter books.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Here are the bars I commissioned Jay at JMR Designs to make for me. They are bars that follow the lines of Flanders #0. They look ridiculously wide on this bike but I feel that they will suit my shovelhead project (and the knucklehead springer) nicely. Oh, and internal throttle!!!
Photos taken at JMR Designs by Jay.
Monday, July 18, 2011
This was my first year attending the Wauseon, Ohio swap meet. It's supposed to be the second largest in the country. When we first arrived, I was overwhelmed. So much to look at and we had all weekend to check it out. The races on Friday were the highlight of the event. I had never seen flat track racing and these were antiques out in the dirt. Most notably, a 1941 Indian killed this track. The guy racing the bike said he hadn't been on a bike in 10 years. Then he proceeds to lap 2nd place!! WTF?!?
The parts above are what I could afford to buy. The handle bars came off a 1939 Knucklehead. Someone modified the center of the clamp to use for an inline springer but will still work for my offset forks. There's an early inner tin and a really cool STOP light off an old truck. I bought some Michiana Metal Polish and some buffing accessories. I got a kicker arm with a pedal and an awesome points cover. It has the red white and blue "AMF" as an acronym for Adios Mother Fucker. I'll probably run it since my shovelhead is from the AMF years.