Friday, November 30, 2012
So I stripped down my SR500 and have gotten started cleaning up the frame. I have ordered a lot of parts and plan to try doing everything as clean as I possibly can on this one. Nothing crazy or flashy. I hope to have it done in the next few months. I got myself a full table lift today and my back is liking it aleady. Debating on building the motor and going to like 540cc with a nice cam. Motor was really healthy and low miles, so we will see how it looks. I will try to keep up on my progress as I go along.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Finished up the fuel tank for my dad's airplane. (Over 17' of Alum Heli-Arcin'.) He can't stop smilin'.(Where else you gonna get one?)
Installed a new kicker gear in another ironhead sportster (3rd one this year,damn those things are coming back!)
Somebody had welded the previous one on..(Not good with a hammer I guess?)
Found out somebodys buildin' a new hotrod in Millville when I went to register this doe I shot (70 yds thru the woods, Tasty!).
Did you know old Harleys handle the best down dirt roads?(More period correct I spose.)
My buddy owns some sand pits with pines growin' up.(I know it isn't as fancy as the $40 tree farm ones, but this one has a story, & it's the real deal!)
Monday, November 19, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I've been a subscriber since the first issue. This month was dedicated to choppers in the metro.
When I found out about this I said fuck it I'm going.
I only get up there about once a year so it was great to see everyone.
The HEAVY guys really build some cool bikes & their workshop is really neat.
I knew it would be a challenge riding there considering it is November in Minnesota, coupled with the party starting at 9pm, & 100 miles each direction.
We made it though & it was a blast. It was 44 degrees at 1:30am. Not Bad!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
For the kids.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Ported the heads for the 95" listed below.
Every set I do is by hand & tailored to the combination.
No CNC, hogged out, everyone gets the same thing, cookie cutter, polished to the max, oversprung, high lift gains only, unknown chamber size combinations here.
All pretty basic mild stuff but with a lot of tricks for this engine.
I dont know if I would want to do a set every day, but it is kind of fun to watch them take shape, go home at the end of the day with dirty hands & aluminum chips in your pockets.
In anticipation for when it goes on the dyno & makes good power.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
It was probably the last real nice day we'll have here in MN for a couple months. I hit the gravel roads to visit some friends & drink some beer. I blended in half a tank of E85 & man was that flathead screamin' today. Really liked those extra oxygen molecules!
Friday, November 9, 2012
Poor crankshaft runout, inner cam bearing failure & cam chain tensioners that last less than 40K.
All off these addressed on this 95" I'm working on.
.0005" runout, torrington cam bearings, updated support plate, oil pump and hydraulic tensioners. Going to be a sweet little machine.