Wednesday, November 23, 2011
started off with a 1/2" piece of round stock,
a 5/16" bung & a pre made plate from teach.
i drilled the bung out to fit the 1/2" rod
then plug welded the rod inside the bung.
then i bent the rod so it will miss the coil.
& plug welded the rod/bung to the plate.
then i threaded the 1/2" rod end to 1/2-20.
added the shift knob & locking nut.
i will chrome it & add a hippy killer grip.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
so i was gonna change my fender
& seat for Sturgis.
but i'm not going this year (that's another story)
so i had to add some strut tabs on the axle plates,
drill a couple holes in the swing arm
to mount the fender.
the swing arm moves separately with the fender now.
then add a seat mount at the front
& make a plate for the rear seat mount,
that will also hold some of the electrical.
that was teh hard part,
there's lot's of electrical on this bike.
i'll send it out for paint & chrome soon...
Sunday, July 3, 2011
my buddy Rozz had a stock Suzuki Vulcan that he wanted to chop.
so he brought it over & we lost the struts & cleaned up the wiring under the seat.
then i made some seat mounts front & back.
i gave him one of my old fenders & i made struts to mount to the swing arm.
Rozz gave it a coat of satin black to match the tank he painted a couple years ago.
& there u go, Vulcan chopped !
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
i've been wearing these for awhile now
& they're great.
i just got the gold one yesterday
& the red is for my brother.
i was wearing the blue one
when i got in my accident.
my head hit the truck a couple times
& i'm still here.
Paulo is from Brasil
& he has a big show coming up.
check out his shit:
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
i can't tell ya how many times people have
approached me & promised a feature with my bikes.
i get so happy, that i clean the bike & fix broken stuff.
then most of the time, it's just talk...
don't get me wrong, i love talkin' shit about my pan, knuckle, etc...
but i'd love to have some bad ass pics to show off also.
i subscribe to most of the vintage bike rags out today,
so it's not like i don't support the scene.
now Lisa Ballard stuck to her word & followed up !
she came over with hubby Duane & Sean Peterson to do the pics.
the feature is killer & my pan looks like a rock star.
look for the blue knuckle coming soon...
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Dean has been wanting to put this seat
on his bike for awhile now.
since he has a swing arm frame,
it was a lil' tricky.
my knuckle has the front mount in the seat post,
so i thought i'd use it again.
i like the way it keeps the seat in a lower position.
the tricky part was where to put the rear mounts.
i chose to use the inside of the top shock bolt.
he'll decide later to chrome or powder coat.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
i made & bought some new parts for the blue knuckle recently, so i thought an update was due. since this bike was photographed for the horse last week, i won't post a lot of pics. i showed the mid controls & light mount, but i also added hippy killer grips, pegs & shifter, mullin's trees & i think i have the first ripple pipes from Freedom Machinary/ACC.