Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Volbeat - The Garden's Tale

These guys are great. Huge vocal presence and a great hard rock sound. Please come to the states!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Its all about the seat

Check out the seat, looks straight off a lawn mower and that squeeze horn from a bicycle.

Updated sketch for build

Knuckleheads are beautiful

Sunday, October 19, 2008

More work on the Honda cb650

As the build lurches forward or at this stage, tear down, repair and reweld, its been slow going. Trying to find all the parts I need has been tough. The parts are available but 3-4 different companies carry similar parts all at vastly different prices. Trying to keep a tight budget for the build as the bike only cost $300. The 650 also wasn't as common so a few things I simply cannot find, such as the paper gaskets on top of all 4 carburetors. Going to have to check the 750's carb sizes for similar gaskets or if need be custom make them. Either way a pain in the ass on that part. Hopefully for the engine tear down I won't run into too many issues but we shall see.

Here are a few photos of some axle adjuster brackets I am making. The ones I have are slightly bent but still work great. Hoping to trick these out a bit after I get the basic shape configured and polished out giving them some style.

I am not trying to recreate the entire flow of the bike but to alter the lines slightly and change up its posture to a cafe/chop hybrid. I want this to be a comfortable bike to run around town on and to do small trips with. Currently working on the new sheet metal for the tail end and figuring out a battery mount with room for a small stash box for tools.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cool set up on the carbs

I want to set up my carbs on the 650 with a similar metal mesh that is on these carbs. Has a great look and will go with some of other elements I am working on with steel mesh for body panels.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Shit Happens

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hot Rod Pin-Ups - Film By David Perry

Check out the new film by David Perry being Released by Gearhead Records

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

4 State Run

Did about 970 miles and mostly all back roads. The dyna ran perfect and had great weather for three days. Great run overall and gotta get back up the mountains in the next few weeks for the changing of the seasons.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

RIP in Aaron

Met him a few times at Godspeed and chatted bikes, as he was a fellow Buell rider. Seemed like a decent guy and was a fantastic singer for the Misfits cover band Plan 9. Who the hell knows how he wrecked on 540 and 24 in Oakland. With the amount of traffic on those freeways and spare parts flying around could have been anything that caught him off guard. I am glad to not be on that highway everyday as I used to be. Too many close calls for comfort. Sorry for the loss and surely the East Bay Rats will give him a big sendoff.