Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Well Done.

This was a few miles from my place yesterday...Must have been the first ride of the year for this guy! Can anyone name the bike?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pat...its your fat ass twin!

Hope none of your burnouts look like your fat twin bike's this year!

Grabbed this from over at Chopper Daves

Monday, March 28, 2011


My dad bought this 39 only a few days after my parents were married, borrowed the money($300) from his dad, and didn't tell my mom. It was a basketcase and this must have been right after he got it together. Over the years this is the one he held onto,and I'll be sure to do the same!

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Drink whiskey on sundays

Smith Show

jeremy striped gregs water bottle and topped it off with a flying dick
crazy johns 141" street bike. and yes he runs that tire all season.
Blower Knuckle in the pro class. Dig the sidedrafts!
Survivor ironhead. Supposedly one of Donnies early builds, bike still sports a SB&F girder
Donnies blower bike. Even if you dont like this style of bikes, the work is painfully meticulous.
Best air cleaner of the show. The last 3 pics are from the same bike.
The tank of said bike.
The reason why this bike is so rare/awesome. Tom Fugle.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


These are all of my mom. The sportster is hers. I really wound up with some great parents. Love you guys!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Counting the minutes...

Until some debauchery of this kind takes place at Teach's this weekend. Too early to call dibs on the comfy chair in the basement?

Friday, March 18, 2011


not the blubbery kind, but the rubbery kind.

Gaiters not GATORS. Let me know about em PAT!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Oldies but Goodies

First installment of some old pictures I scored from my parents. Looking through these photos really makes me wish I was born sooner in time. Things were simpler then. No cell phones, internet, no bullshit. Just old harleys and cars with V8s! Top left is Ron Holt, a friend of my parents. The rest are my old man. There are more to come. Enjoy!


Name these two lovebirds! Winner gets a mystery prize!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I've been promising alot of chicks A RIDE ON THE HOG..

Here's one of them. She might look good in the video, but you dont want to see this LADY get ANGRY!


We're Back!

49 degrees on the way home from work today. Grilling out. Drinking beer. Wheelies and burnouts across town. Cops showing up. I've missed you. Welcome back!

Well, looks like its off to PLAN B

Hey Pat, been doing alot of research on the rim your old man hooked me up with to see exactly what spokes to buy and i came across this little gem. Jockey Journal wheel thread Says i can't use the tire your old man included with this rim. Darn CM profile. It's one of those funky Harley-Money scheme things. Better luck next time I guess LOL. Let him know I still appreciate it a TON! It made me learn a thing or two about wheels lacing and tire fitment!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

looks familiar!

Was checking FMA's blog for pictures of 19inch double staggered 40 spoke sportster rims and found this picture. PAT. Beautiful bikes look alike.

CoverBike! Dang-O-Dang

My friend and co-worker Luke just made the cover of BAGGERS mag for this month. 2 years ago he kept going on and on about stuffing a 240 on his bike and I kept telling him he was gay, but last winter he went ahead and did it IN HIS GARAGE making all the shit with a little Smithy lathe/mill combo and wirefeed welder. It turned out flawless too, so much so that on a daily basis people just think the bike came that way. He likes it and rides it. I don't care what anyone says, thats what counts!

I'll tell you what your dreams mean for $5

Well. All last night I dreamt that I had a friend just give me his springer front end (wasn't you PAT). I couldnt really picture my bike with the front end on, it just wasn't materializing. This probably means STOP dreaming about finding a springer and just FINISH the showa. DUH.

who would give me a late model springer for free anyways? I've been thinking all day about who this friend in my dreams was. Just willing to tear his front end off and give it to me. eh.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

When in doubt...

In the words of a wise man...when in doubt...burnout. This is how we do them when tires are free.


Stay tuned cause I have a feeling you will be seeing some stuff from our friend Buck on here a little more often. Good catching up with you last night buddy.

To My Squaw

Time is up.

This past week I've been in NJ and hopping in and out of NYC. Wild times. Gotta get back here for good. Tonight at 6pm I fly back to the arctic Mid-West..

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Competition Heads. Part 1

These heads are going on a 110CI engine, using 1.990" intakes and 1.610" exhausts. Stock valve sizes are 1.800" and 1.570" respectively.
Pic1: I have already installed the bronze guides and reamed them to size, machined the counterbore for the new seats and installed them. The head to the left has the valve job cut.
Pic2: Shows that I rough out the port work around the guides before they are installed. This allows a nice finish/shape all the way tight to the guide.
Pic3: Cutting the VJ on the exhaust side. I am also setting the depth at the same time allowing for enough valve to valve clearance and correct installed height.
Pic4: This shows a completed VJ. This is very critical to the engines performance, if it is not correct the heads will never flow good air, and the engine will not make good power.
Pic5: This is the fixture I built to open the valves. I use this to check valve to valve clearance and to accurately open the valves on the flowbench.
Pic6: Shows the VtoV clearance. As the exhaust valve is closing the intake valve is opening. This particular engine has a TDC lift of .212" and .196", with .035" VtoV. If this clearance is not adequate the valves clip each other at first rotation, leaving you with junk.
Pic7: These heads are going on a engine with a 4" bore. Since the valves have been sunk to to gain VtoV the chamber is slightly shrouding them. This relief work gained over 10cfm on the intake side.
Pic8: Blending the chamber before polishing. Those valves are just there to protect the seats.
Stay tuned for Part 2!