Friday, May 31, 2013

Close to direct as it gets

Done. Fired first kick... Too bad it's 1:30am.

CV's Done up with Pangea part

Or just rebuilt. Fucker was leaking tons and was full of shit. Learned alot about it by taking it apart. The throttle shaft was nice and tight too. She'll be good for another year. Got rid of the zip ties on the fuel line and safety wired it tight. What's next....

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Kinda Hammered

My buddy John Hove has been working on this bike for some time now. The only thing on the bike that isn't American made is the Avon front tire. John has pounded all the tins by hand. This bike is going to ROCK!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Travels and such

My student turned lockers into roses for his prom date. Nifty way to pin down the hood. Cartagena for family event and sleep after defeat.


I'll be down there after I get done dancing with my wife.
 So don't get scared when the sun goes down,

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Conesville, IA

We really had a good time running the 1/8" mile at Conesville! 
Lots of passes, smiles, & laughs. 
Luke went 7.1x @100, jake went 7.29@97 and I went 7.55@95. 
I made the final only to break out. Jake broke out on his first pass by in competition(7.29 on a 7.30 index)
Luke drew the fastest guy in his class first pass and got beat on the tree. We had fun though and you can bet we'll be back!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Out of hibernation

I spent all day Saturday going through my 59. Had a long list to do and was able to get most of it done. Put in a new Barnett Kevlar clutch pack, the dry fiber disks were far from dry. I will give this a shot.

I put on my new kicker cover, finally have the correct one back on the bike. I wanted to swap the cam cover but found the one I bought has the wrong bushings in it. So I figured I would give my original one a final shot.

I swapped the carb for a new Mikuni vm38. I had enough of the Bendix. Put on a new throttle new cable, retimed the ignition, adjusted the push rods, etc.

Buttoned it all up and she started on the 3rd kick and idled perfect. The damn magneto is leaking oil under the plate again. Back to the drawing board.

Thanks for the carb Noot...I need one of those cable adapters you make for the vm. Bike runs great with this carb, I am a believer!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Grab Your Finest Hawaiian Shirt

We're going drag racing in the morning!! Headed for Conesville, IA for some 1/8 mile fun! See how it goes with some wheelie bars.


I am really bummed that I am going to miss this,
 for the second year in a row!
If you are anywhere near the area go check this out.
Talk about an amazing opportunity!

Saturday, May 11, 2013


The Bellchester Biker Dance is tonight!
Our good buddy Joe is getting married this afternoon, so we have to attend that.
But you never know.....I've been to known to show up in the dark before!
Bundle up. 36* tonight

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Tying up some loose ends. Tape measure, deepthroat bandsaw and, the MIG. Almost outta gas.. I know. I set the eyes up all goonies "SLOTH" style.


See You There...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Florence township beach

I found this little beach about 5 miles from my house. I can get there by back roads and its always empty when I get there. I can only do about 50 right now before this 52 tooth rear sprocket has me pretty wound out in 5th gear.

The river is really high right now and there is shit washing up on shore. Maybe I will find something cool one of these days.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Hustling my creativity and skills.

Fixing up a slight fender bender which turned out to be more than just a game of hammer-schlagen away. Most important part is to mount the rad so I can take it somewhere I can really work on it. Lots of fabrication going into a daily. If the replacement parts cost 500. I'd rather collect 250 and spend some time making cool shit that'll never get noticed. So far got the condenser straightened out and remounted. Dinner time.

Friday, May 3, 2013

May in Minnesota

One day I'm catching fish with my shirt off, next day I'm shoveling the truck out.
In Minnesota,"If you don't like the weather, just wait a couple days, it'll change."

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Get it right get it tight

Dellorto was a mess. All filled with gunk and pissin out the ass (float). Idle needles were stuck... Had to get the saw out and the vise grips. All good now. Just waiting on a few parts. The students made the gaskets. GREAT WORK!! RAAAAAAAA- RAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPP

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Lets Dance!!

This is always a real good time. It's BYOB & in a way BYOF(fun). If you aren't dancing & making it cool for yourself...then you might not be having fun?