Sunday, February 28, 2010
Not a great pic, but you get the idea. Got the wheel painted, tire on, front end together, engine in, wheels on, black drag bar on...I finally have what looks like a motorbike. Bloody brilliant technique for getting the engine in. After all the previous attempts at jamming a 250lb square peg (engine) into a round hole (frame), with all the requisite swearing and squashed fingers that involves...I tipped the engine on it's side and within 15 seconds had the frame around the engine. As I said, Bloody Brilliant!
Hambone stopped by on Friday to have a look at some bits and pieces I've been cutting. Everything looked ready so last night he came back with his mig in hand and hammered out a fully tabbed/nearly completed frame. I'm suddenly miles ahead and looking at a dismantle and some paint in the next few weeks. Then wiring and we'll be pretty well ready to lay a burnout (except for all the snow). Thanks Hambone for keepin' this shit on track.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Well on my way to building that '70's bird. All I need is a frame and twin cylinder.
I did get some work done. Cut stock filters apart to fit in the snowmobile velocity stacks I bought.
The yellow looks boss. Specially with the Floor boards that I mounted over the weekend.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Most of these bikes (the first three for sure) are the creation of Slims Fabrication. It seems Slims specialty is air cooled 2 Strokes and lovin' America!
Note: I actually drafted most of this post before Hambone found the canadian bacon in the ditch. Funny.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Okay this one I bought. A Princess Auto 1/3 horse drill press, 5 speed for $35! Came with a drill press vise, just had to buy a new chuck key.
Punched a 1" hole in some 1/8th" with a hole saw as a test. Stalled'er out once, but go slow and we're good. WAY better than Dad's B&D rig.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Billy Sastard and his CM/CB400 Project:
I know yer not thinkin' about a ridged tail (other than simple struts), but...
...you should be.
and if not, then ride tall my friend...
Du Keeps and his CB550 Hooligan Racer:
Hambone. Leaf Springer vs. Johnny Law:
Just in-case the-man demands a fender, you could always do the duck billed Indian trick.
And for Keno. This one is for you. Check the pipes. Just in-case all the polish and elbow grease in the world doesn't bring those Norton Atlas pipes back to life....
As for me, maybe a solution for the rear brake.