Sunday, November 27, 2011

Slippery saturday.

We unloaded the bikes and first thing Travis does is an over 12:00 wheelie and looses his new fender and busted the side plate, classic.
 Slick mud and ruts to start the ride off.

 This was all wet clay, feet out flying all over the trail.

 A little break before the billy goat trail.
 Billy goat trail. A sweet little single track with tight switch back's. We were all pretty tired at this point.
After this we headed back to the trucks and called it a day. Good times,  good friends.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Kyle's Harley build.

 Previous owner's weld job on the bottom of the seat pan, wow!
 I ordered a 5.00 x16 firestone for the rear and a 3.00x 19 front .

The front tire looks too small so back to the drawing board , or the tire changer in this case. Im going to lace up a 21"wheel and order a 3.00 x 21 speedmaster mark 2 and It will even this thing out.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday on ice.

From Wikipedia,    The Ice Capades was a traveling entertainment show featuring theatrical performances involving motorcycles. Shows often featured rider's that didn't realize how deep the snow was going to be and others that just wanted to get out of town for a few days and didn't really care how fucking cold it was going to be.
Started in 1940, Ice Capades grew rapidly and prospered for fifty years. A decline in popularity ensued, and the show went out of business around 1995. There have been several attempts to revive the show and its name.

 My trailer was blocked in by a car so we had to get creative.
 Gathering wood from the side of the road, the flatbed is working great.
 Just one of the many gas fires on the trip.
 Travis checking out the new snow.
 Me and my frozen hand.
 One of many down bikes. It was 4-6 " of snow everywhere, so slick .

 This is where I went down and realized this was not going to be as easy as I thought.

 So we packed up and set out for dryer grounds.
 Joe getting the pic of the trip and....

 Travis getting the crash pic of the trip.

 Going out to get firewood on my XL ,because its the strongest and best looking bike out there.

 Returning with a bushel of burn-ables
 The low was 12 deg at night so here we are getting more firewood moto style.
 We found some good close to dry trails the next day.

China hat closes in just a few days so I guess this is it till spring , whatever, I don't like riding in snow anyways. Great trip , good friends and no one got hurt.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Flame thrower's

 While my bike was only shooting steam out.....
The honda was shooting legit flames out of the right cylinder so I went through everything and adjusted valves, points, timing, carbs and she's back.

Monday, November 14, 2011

flatbed is done , for now.

 I bought 2   4x10  12 guage sheets. It turns out that they were 3/4'' long on each side so I cut 3/4'' off with my grinder. Burned through about 8 blades.
 The tank didn't fit flat because of the bottom drain plug so I had to build a frame to raise it up a bit.
 Then the perfect storm hit.
 As I left the shop that night I made sure to drag it along the loading dock on my way out.
 Woke up early and found some grease at a local restaurant to fill the tank .
 Hooked up all the grease and coolant lines and insulated them for the cool weather .
Bam! done for now, at least running on grease again but there still is a lot of work to be done on the truck.