Friday, March 30, 2012


Dear lord. The wiring is finally complete (though there are a few checks yet to be made). Got the timing done today and welded up the failings in the kick stand. Fuel delivery next, rear chain, fluids (including the three disk brakes) and we'll be ready to hear her run. Been a long road. I hope she'll be worthy of some twisty ones in the future.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Black Mamba Coughing to Life

Nice man. Hoping mine will be sputtering to life soon too.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I've been waist deep in wiring which isn't exactly blog worthy journalism so... Just saying I haven't been asleep at the wheel, just bored with wires.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Old Balls

Finally got  my clutch bearing. Looks like it will definitely be a better bearing.

Unfortunately my memory is going because when this part finally became availiable again I forgot to order the bendix gear which is the whole reason I took the clutch off.  So much for saving on shipping and so much for getting the clutch back together this weekend.  Maybe next time I get to saskatoon...  balls

the happenings

Well things have been moving right along at a snails pace as usual, but making miles inch by inch non the less.

Got a look inside the bottom end of the shovel due to a leaky cam cover gasket that I figured needed fixing before I tried running full fluids. Things looked good there.

That creepy guy in my air cleaner is back, but I got the backing plate modified to fit the s&s Super E and it looks pretty Boss.

Got my sissy tower back from Brian, all shining like a national guitar. Lovin' it.

And Hambone's got his chop dropped off for wiring. This is the first picture that really shows the stance of this bad ass machine and shit if it isn't the coolest thing runnin (even though it's not yet).

Friday, March 23, 2012

Some please

Find me a new Brain mine has just been blown.

Lee from Hambone Kustoms.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Boy Scouts Don't Know Shit

Being prepared is only a piece of the battle as proven today by my mule moment. I stopped at the Co-op to fill a tire this afternoon around 1:30. When I went to leave there was no
*kaboom*. Although I still had power to everything and the new battery was charged just fine. I began to suspect the starter as it had been acting a little funny every once and a while. After a brief pause and cursing session I took the challenge presented and decided to change the statrter in the parking lot. After all, like a goood Mule driving Boy Scout I had a vintage toolbox with wrenches and sockets, the OG GM Jack, axle stands, some cardboard to lay down on and yes, even a spare starter (replaced in a mis-diagnosis during the skelator days) all right there in the trunk. So getter done son.

Phase one went well and i had the car set on stands and the starter out in under 15 minutes.

The old starter went in just as easy and I had the Mule's wheels back on the ground in less than 1/2 hr. As I was reconnecting the wires to the solenoid one came disconnected from the female spade connector, but like any good boyscout I busted out the gator clip and we were ready to fly.

Now there was a bit of for-shadowing earlier on and here's where it comes back to bite me in the ass (pun fully intended). As prepared as one is for such breakdowns you first need to properly troubleshoot and diagnose the problem because if the issue turns out to not be the starter at all you may end up now twice replacing a starter that does not solve a damn thing. So at the time of writing this post the Mule still sits in the parking lot of the Co-op waiting for a bump start or tow. Blah!!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Do work.

Supporting it's own weight.

Lee from Hambone Kustoms.


Needed a bit of inspiration so I mounted the tanks for a look. Me likey.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I little bit snaky.

Got tue basic graphic done on the tank today. It's look pretty damn sik right now. But it's gonna blow minds when the clear is shot.

Lee from Hambone Kustoms.


Anyone know where to get plates on a Sunday?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sneak peak.

Lee from Hambone Kustoms.

Shed Mule

Jessop captured a snap shot of the rare Shed Mule this morning in his natural habitat. He then lingered to lend a hand finalizing the drive and donated some shiny hardware to the cause. Thanks for the hand, man.

I got a few more hours in later in the day and got a bunch of things bolted firmly in place. A couple more little things to worry about and then we'll be ready to wire and juice this sucker. Not claiming light at the end of the tunnel yet, but we're making some progress now for sure.

Paint it black.

Lee from Hambone Kustoms.

Monday, March 12, 2012

I swear...

...this is gonna be a running motorcycle someday.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Norton Technology

Sent through the CVMG grape vine.

full circle

Brian's gone full circle on his Panshovel. At one point this build season Loco got itchy and pulled the whole thing apart, but it looks like he's seen the light and its goin back to the whole lotta hell yeah that it is. Looking forward to running my shovel next to this this summer.

Csik is sik

Have Csik over yesterday to help me bang my paint out. And dude he hit a home run. Still lots to do on it. But its getting me stoked!

Lee from Hambone Kustoms.

Location:8 Ave S,Martensville,Canada

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Cyclemania 2012

Not to be an alarmist, but you have 5 weeks to finish your bike. Get back out there.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Prime time

Finally getting around to painting my tins. When I get this done it will be a big weight off my shoulders. But it's going to totally pay off. Keep posted brothers!

Lee from Hambone Kustoms.

Tinny tin tin

Coles got my tins all glossed black and I can't wait to get them back on the bike. Soooo stoked! Thanks bro.

assembled here today

Had Brian over this morning for an early bird bike build in the shed. Doesn't look like much, but I'm pretty pleased with the progress because it's all done right. A few "basket case" surprises, but nothing too serious. One more round of squaring, shaving, drilling resizing, shimming and bolting and we'll be ready for more general assembly items.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Vincent tuner Big Sid


Mr. White Lightning himself sends this little beauty to us. My passions for old bikes usually extends only as far back as the '30's, but in this case I will make an exception. Check out this old beauty of a bird. Gas lit lanterns, leather choke valve, lever clutch and it a harley. Don't know how they've managed to make a bike sound the same for that long. beautiful. So neat. Good commentary. Thanks Pete.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tank for sale

Contact lee via.

Lee from Hambone Kustoms.

Crazy chopper

Guy had this photo on instagram

Lee from Hambone Kustoms.

Monday, March 5, 2012

workin on something

Brief hope

Had a brief moment of hope when I got these raked neck cups and thought I'd found a solution for returning my ride to the rake I dreamed of with the adjustable trees. But alas, the bottom one is not gonna fit my neck. Booo

The hard way

Billy popped over to the tiny garage las night to pull a tire off his accord with my spoons. After breaking the bead with a jack and the Biscayne we finally pulled the rim free. We cleaned up the edges with a drill and a wire wheel to get a clean seating and muscled the new tire on. As we began to fill'er up we heard the satisfying *pUNg* of one sides bead setting...then hssssss. Turned out after all that there was a hole in the side wall. Billy rode home on the donut. Anyway. Good excuse for a night in the shed I guess.

Cole is the bomb

Cole undid all my prep work to get the job done right. Pulled the dents from my tins properly and is now painting . Thanks buddy, you are the shit!!