Monday, April 29, 2013

Catching these fish like they're goin outta style!

Drinking that homemade wine!
We've been catching suckers like nobodies business & we're pickling up a batch.
We have the most fun!! We've been riding cycles too, but you knew that!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Almost there.

Put on 60miles today. What a blast. Fucking taillight keeps going out. Need a new one w the sick ass LED

Starting a collection

For this lonely set of generator cases. Gonna need some work, but it'll help me develop some fixtures. No cracks no chips. Needs motormount machined after bacon welded it. The oem side is amazing. The aftermarket side casting is very porous. This is how you start from scratch.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Done Spotted

Rally car is done and finished its first rally. Brakelines were just hard lines....... Sketchy.

Spotted the sled the other day at an estate sale. Didn't come out empty handed. Ill let you know what that means later on....

Kids at work

Rx-7 getting the finishing touches. Tucked the exhaust up higher by making new mounts. Finished painting the rear axle, reassembling it, and bending up new hard lines. We used the NiCop hard line material. What a breeze!! We're almost at the finish line here.

Long Road Home

On the way back from Born Free3 we were really hauling ass. Coming through Colorado we got stuck in this heavy downpour. We pulled under an overpass to wait it out. When I started my bike & pulled back into interstate traffic there was this snapping noise,
almost like a leaking headgasket?
When I cracked on it, the engine must have warmed up enough(expanded) to seal the gasket, but when we stopped for some food, the engine cooled off. Sure thing, blown gasket.
So I ripped it apart on the spot only to find the cylinder studs were pulling out of the cases.
Unable to repair it without pulling the engine, & out of time to fix it, I was done.
Luke Waters from Iowa picked my bike up for me on his way through & I am forever thankful.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Spring Flood Run!

We haven't had a very nice spring. But we did luck out & got a day full of sunshine for the flood run. It never did get real warm but we had a good time. I have some of the best friends who really enjoy motorcycles. There was still ice in the backwaters, snow on the north facing hills & salt/sand on the roadways. It snowed Friday & it's snowing today.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


The Mother of All Inventions?

So these heads had been cut before I resurfaced them.
 Leaving the fire-ring clearance too tight.
I didn't have a fly-cutter for my mill that would work, so...
My dad whipped up this gizmo to solve the problem.
He chuckled & told me to tell John Hove there's more than one way to blister up your hands workin' on your scooter.
He got 'em though & they are pretty nice.


I think the ones in trouble will be Evo's!
My dad's 87 incher is getting closer.
(Have to polish the rockerboxes yet)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Busy as usual

But not getting any of my things done. Will change that soon. Welding, blasting, hiking, and rally building. Also been getting back in touch with the mill and lathe. More to follow.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Keep It Tight!

I installed some new bushings in the shovelhead rocker arms.
 Now they are a nice tight fit.
 Be sure to line up your oil hole!
 Hey Endrizzi, You see this yet??