Saturday, July 30, 2011

Kokanee plant

In creston bc for the weekend. Long boarded down to the plant today, ate sh!t on some railroad tracks in the proses. Cool place nice little store with different kinds of beer. And the famous Sasquatch himself.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

even cool guys have the occasional accident

"I don't give a shit what you say, McQueen. I still say you sharted!"

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

more fRoM Medora

Hey! Don't look at my wiener!

Back from the lake

...but still off work for a couple weeks. Com'on by for a beer and a bullshit anytime.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cool mock

Made some new bars and going to probably mount this tank. Can you see the vision.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Cool carbs and... Magneto?

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tank Tops

Tank bottoms are nice, but...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New toys

Tank from a honda trike. Might be cool.

Pick up a oldy but a goody band saw today. Works great, should make my life easier.

Ok best find. stainless steel fender really good shape. And it came with this cool sticker the. Fender came off an old kawi. Did not know that harley made fenders in Italy for kawi. Huh.

Tank bottoms.

Hambone Kustoms 12"x20" high tank bottom. Made from 304 stainless steel. Will fit up to 1"3/4 back bone. $60. Mild steel $40. Text if interested 361-3893. If you don't like the fresco Style no worries can do any tunnel height.

Monday, July 18, 2011

We've returned...

The traveling roadshow of Mules have returned to their stables weary, but satisfied with another few thousand kilometers on the engines of our not so mulish machines. More to follow...

Friday, July 15, 2011

Kip Tip II

Seems Du Keeps is really learning a lot this trip. This one came in this evening:
Remember that when you are hugging the center line on a left hand switchback, your head is well into the oncoming lane.

Kip Tip

Du Keeps emailed this handy travel tip this morning:

When encountering buffalo on the highway, revving your engine does not scare them away, it makes them angry.

However, reading them a story before bedtime calms them into a gentle slumber.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Great weekend for leathers

Looks like it's gonna be a hot one in Medora, ND for Billy Du Keeps and Me.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

great lookin' xs

Epic Sissy Adventure

Du Keeps is going on a road trip this week. Billy and I will catch up with him this weekend in Medora, ND. He needed a sissy bar to strap his shit to, but didn't like the look of any of the stock or aftermarket oober-modern ones out there. I said, grab some 1/2" Stainless and com'on by the garage we'll whip one up in the bender that fits just right.

Now, the bender I've got is lag bolted to the floor of the shed, a wooden shed, one layer plywood and one press board. I know, I know, but I've never had a problem bending 1/2" stainless and have done lots o sissys with it. Du Keeps shows up with 5/8" stainless cuz he's gotta be different or some shit. Ok, I say. We'll give it a go. Well two of us pushin and a little MAPP gas heat we made the first curve. Hmm a little twist, but we'll work that out later. We're about to go into the third bend when the Princess Auto Special bender lag bolts lift through the plywood. Ballz.

Now we've got choices. Finishing the 5/8 stainless sissy with a MAPP gas torch and brute force didn't seem like a good way to spend $50 worth of steel. Sooo let's tear up the floor, brace, the bender with 2x4's underneath and get back to work. Yip upgrades to the TGRS. Noowwww, where's that whiskey?

Unfortunately, once we had the plywood floor out of the way and a hole cut in the sub-floor, to slide 2x4 braces into, we discovered that the ground was right there and that we would be required to dig enough dirt out to fit the 2x4's in.

At his point I began to seriously reconsider the re-installation of the bender in the Tiny Garage (which had always been a real pain in the ass to have in an 8X12 workspace anyway)

But wait. With the floor ripped up, a hole in the sub-floor, the bender leaning against the wall and half my fucking shed on the lawn...Du Keeps still needed a sissy bar.

It was at this point that I realized an award was needed for the most epic fucking sissy bar fail ever! and so...

I present the first winner of the 2011 Sissy Award to Du Keeps. I stamped the award name and "DU" into the chrome of a classically awful "Live to Ride" piece of shit so it'll rust like a mule award should. Ride with pride, Buddy.

And you other Mules, beware, because this award is transferable and may be awarded to one of you in the future. Unless Du Keeps just falls in love with the look of a soaring eagle sissy bar and decides to keep it.
Thanks for comin by there Keeps it was an epic evening. See you on the road!