Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Learning About Springers

I've been sweatin' the front axle situation for this springer for a second. I found it strange that one rocker's axle hole measured 13/16" ID and the other side measured 11/16". I figured I'd need a stepped axle but which one? Every douche bag on eBay I asked questions wouldn't reply. Catalogs usually only supply model years and such. Jaren (the guy who sold me the springer) said he planned on running a 3/4" axle if he were to use it with a spool wheel. Luckily I found a friend with a 21" rim laced to an original star hub so how about using a stock knucklehead axle since the springer is an OEM offset. I consulted CRO with the idea and he agreed and sure enough it worked out. I wanted to talk to someone before spending a hundo on an axle.

Threw the new Speed Master on the wheel too. Lookin' slick.

Twist It Up!

I spotted this bitchin' 1962 XLCH across from work today.

Sorry for the shitty photos. I'm not used to taking photos with a phone. If you click the image it's more clear.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Got'er Did

Took the tank out to O.J.'s Custom Welding in Spencer and he did it up proper. I have a hard time welding metal this thin so I leave it to the professional.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hammer Time

Chop it up.

Hammer the shape out and mock it up

Do some trimmage.

Ready to weld.

Chain Rubbage

I tried to fix the oil tank once but the notch I made to weld in wasn't deep enough. So I get to do it all over again. I suppose I just didn't take into account my chain stretching a bit. And since the first welds were right up against my drain and main feed, I get to relocate those bungs to the other side of the oil tank. Fun stuff.


I received the first issue of Show Class magazine today with a sick t-shirt. It looks rad! It's good to finally see some scum bag shit in a biker magazine again because who doesn't like T & A??

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I went out to Springville, IN today and had some threaded bungs made by Kent Miller. I'll probably have him make my front axle too.