Friday, May 31, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Troublehead update

My man Sluggo is a boss. He lent me this head off a running shovel to get my lame pony back on the road in quick order. So I cleaned it up, removed the old crusty gasket (sliced my finger open in the process), and went to put my old rocker cover on so that the heads matched. you can see the lip of the valve spring poking out from under the cover that was too small to slide over the edge of the springs. Whaaa?


On further inspection of the rocker cover someone has already made "adjustments" to the wall by thinning it to fit the last ones. ??? Anyone seen this before? I think its very odd that these aren't a universal fit.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Shape of Punk to Come

I loved this album. Still do.

Worms of the Senses / Faculties of the Skull by Refused on Grooveshark

Mess around


No more messing around. Seriously. Got myself a proper lift. Every vintage Harley owner should have one considering how often the bike is lame.
Pulled the head again as the last attempt failed to change anything. I'll be further investigating the valves tonight and possibly borrowing another head to try out from good old Sluggo!

Monday, May 27, 2013


Tore into the Troublehead again last night over at Brian's looking for the cause of my popping and farting. Thought we found it, but after pulling the head to replace the head gasket we found a bad valve guide. Crap. Put it back together and I popped and farted all the way home again. Another round of surgery is on its way.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Putting the Royal back in Royal Star

Pete got his BSA back. Oh snap! Congrats on getting this amazing bike back on the road. So sweet.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


EPPic weekend in the dirt

Got a chance to pass on the fever this weekend to the family. Had an absolute blast ripping the fields at the lake with my Love and my big Guy. Love these peeps. Soo fun.

CSIK's Mr. Pink

Had an adventure shooting Csik's Mr. Pink bike on Saturday. Felt like the skateboarding days all over again getting chased off by the police...twice. Sheesh. What a rube. Pics turned out great. Look for them on the magazine stand cuz this shhits about to blow up!!

Dekay gave hate_machine and me a ride in the Riv to the shoot. Pretty sweet daily driver.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dirt Hunter

Went on a hunt for some urban dirt last night. Found a good little patch of muck in a spare lot in the New North Industrial area. But that little adventure has inspired me to find amazing urban dirt locations for fun flinging of frack. Stay tuned for the misadventures and possible trespassing fines to come.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Stolen Banner pic

Totally snaked the new banner photo from Liam down in Regina. He's working out the bugs in his T as well and also happens to have inherited a charging problem by the name of the Wizard Hunter (my old Dale) from me. Follow his crazy ass with yer phones. He's a gasssss. ahhah He's @lannymcd on the gram and he's with the 501Kult too.


Here's a few from the weekend. Opened up the carb on Carole's CT1 The Lil Desert Rose and found this. Cleaned it up and took the worst of it over to Dirk who put it through his Ultrasonic cleany thingy and putter all back together. Starts first kick now. Boom ring ding.

Actually had some good luck with bikes this weekend. Currently all three of my steeds are running at optimal muleage. The XT needs the rear brake cleaned and a petcock rebuild, the headlights keep blowing and the signals dont work quite right, but she's running strong. The CT1 needs a tune up and about a million little things (poor neglected nelly), and the shovel is well timed now and the clutch seems to be pretty well sorted, but I've still got an intake leak that's driving me insane. pop pop fart fart.

Regardless of the bappity bap bap I got the shovel out a couple times and even went on a little trek with Cole last night. Oh and the OG antiquated mule got a primo parking spot on the drive way because it's plates have expired and I'm too broke fixing bikes to renew. hahah

Monday, May 6, 2013

Otopasso bound

The family and I headed out to Otopasso for the opening day races. It was a big hit with the boys and when we got home Elliott was pretty damn sure he was not going another minute without riding his birthday present. So he did. Now I gotta get the XT back up and running so we can get out to the trails!

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Going back to Cali, Born free 5