Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Aluminum number plate and good bye blue bike.

 The sample in fiberglass.
 Done in aluminum.
 Fun times must be replaced.
 Cold shrinking by dolly.
 Dollies made and bought.
 Shrinker.

This happens often here. Be a gentleman and pick it up. It could happen to you someday.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Trial (and error) for Daapo

I'm converting this sprung front end to a more conventional girder, while retaining the original look it has. Linkages, bearing, axles, correct trail...fun challenge. And yes, I'll be testing my handiwork before the owner does. Computer is dead, so phone images for the moment.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Douglas Crabtree


Delaney sent me this fantastic photo of his father, Doug. We borrowed a 12 pack of bud from him once and he searched his garage for an hour thinking his his wife Lucy took it from him. Del and I were in a pinch and needed beer but we returned the 12'er the next day. Papa Doug was awesome.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Junk-Motor castings


Tom at Junk-Motor makes these incredible parts.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Jumped this off the curb and fell day one.


But didn't mind. Did it a second time with success.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Another Redo and now it's ALIVE



Original intake manifold extension was not going to seal properly. Didn't even try it.
I switched out the triumph manifold for a 32 mm mikuni one. The new extension now has a lip and an o-ring that fits into the manifold and seals very well.

Heat cycled yesterday. Gonna retorque the head this morning and reset tappets. Had to change the dish on rear wheel, so going to straighten that today. Waiting on rear chain and clutch cable to take a ride.

Without tuning it is starting on 2nd or 3rd kick. It is in the low 40's in the garage too.