Tuesday, August 31, 2010

TeAsER PiC

Haven't gotten the bars in yet so I through something together to get it around the garage. Took this pic with my cell phone but it looks so good in the yard I thought I'd share it, I'll have her done by the end of next week and get some good photos then.

Friday, August 27, 2010

NeW BaRS FrOm LOW SIDE SYNDICATE


The bars I was going to go with fell through due to the fact it was going to take him 3 to 4 week to build'em. So I went with LOW SIDE SYNDICATE  (http://www.lowsidesyn.com/). There stainless and will look killer, these guys are class acts all around and a pleasure to do business with, be sure to check out there site  

Saturday, August 21, 2010

John Lee Hooker: Boom boom

I've been getting alot done on the bike but haven't had time to take pics and the such. I went ahead and polished the front end and triple trees and I could not be more happy with how they turned out. I'll throw down some pics when I get the bars in and have it all together, until then sit and listen to one of the best blues man ever.

Monday, August 16, 2010

ALmOst TheRE


Bike is coming together, I'm thinking by next week it will be on the road. I've been making parts and waiting for other parts to come in the mail. I had someone else build me some killer bars that I hope will be here this week. I put these bars together to get the bike around the garage.

20mm shift lever

Bars will look like these. I'll narrow them up a bunch when I get'em.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I ShaVEd mY LeGS!

Fork legs that is... I'm the kinda guy that figures if someone else can do it then so can I, I'm not going to lie it's got me into trouble more than once but if you don't try it you wont learn. I used 3 main tools most people have in there garage. 2 files, one gritty and one smooth. Grinder with cutting wheel & sanding wheel. Lastly I used my die grinder with this red disc, they have blue ones that I hear work good but I didn’t have one in my garage.

I did the left one first just to see how it would turn out. The right one was a little harder because of the brake, if you just wanted the fender tabs off this is a easy job..... really.

1st- Use the cutting wheel to cut off the tabs, don’t get very close to the fork legs though, you just need to take the big stuff off.

2ed- Grind down tell your about a 3/16in away from cutting into the forks, then hook up the sanding wheel and take it down to about a 1/16 or just before the fork legs.

3ed- Now the fun begins, take a seat and turn on some good jams because this will take awhile. I started with the more aggressive file first. Also I would do this on the bike it makes it easier. I would move the fork leg so the edge, when you’re looking at it, would just start to rise. Work your way around the leg and just keep knocking down the hump as you go around. When I got it down pretty close I would go to the fine file. You can use the outer coating as guide coat to see were the high and low spots are.

Last- I used the red wheel to take out all the small scratches. This is were I stopped because I’m going to have them powder coated, but If you wanted you could use 320 and then 500 grit to get them looking real good.

Friday, August 6, 2010

FrOnt EnD





Well the front wheel finally came, It took what seemed like forever to find the one I needed for the price I wanted to pay. Matt from Wrecked Metals told me he only payed $120 for his front wheel so that's all I could think of when I was looking at $450 wheels and tires online. I found this for $150 and it came with the sweet dice. The Jockey Journal is a great place to find parts, I bought the front wheel and forks with no problem and for way cheaper then you would find on E-Gay. I'm going to tear it all down this weekend and shave the legs. I'm thinking about powder coating the triple trees, bars and forks bottoms. Until next time....