1/23/17

Deathwheelers in Cuba

Last week I got to escape the winter and snow and fly south to Cuba for a week.  

One of the hundreds of old cars in Havana

These were the only Harleys I seen. Two of them don't count. Haha.

Look at this! I wish I could have met the owner. Lots of different parts used on this one. Anything to keep it running.



My scooter I rented to rip around Cuba.

My lady and I ripping it up. We came back from the little town in the dark. No glasses and into the worst head wind ever. We're lucky if we could do 30 km/hr! Still had a blast, laughing our asses off the whole way.

This was the slowest scooter I've ever seen. Still had a blast. It ain't a chopper, but two wheels is better then no wheels

Setting land speed records. 
Summoning Rollie Free...
video

1/5/17

Happy New Year

Thanks to a lot of people for helping me get this motor back together. It was a complete mess. It needed damn near everything from welding the cases to new bottom end. The only thing salvageable was the flywheels. All new S&S, Jims and Harley internals. This thing should be super reliable and oil tight. I also scored an amazing deal on a Baker 6 in a 4 transmission. This bike will be almost all new parts. I'm hoping for a trouble free 2017 riding season with tons of miles.


12/30/16

Panhead Progress

It seems like forever since this bike was running. It's been a slow process of gathering parts and pieces for this engine rebuild. It's amazing how many awesome people I've dealt with getting this back together. 

I got a great friend and old timer, who is constantly telling me how awful choppers are, but still seems to like me. Haha. He's been putting this together for me one part at a time. He is my go to guy for everything I can't handle. This guy can pretty much do it all. Amazingly talented and has taught me more then any school ever did.

My local shop, Old Dudes Cycle. This is your dream Indy shop. Wayne is a saint among men. The parts and advice is incredible. People local to here are fortunate to have a shop like this.

Choppers rule. Riding. Building. It goes hand in hand. Riding a bike is fun, but riding a chopper, and more specifically, one that you built yourself? Well son, there ain't no better feeling. 
This is going to be a great 2017 !!



Flywheels all assembled and trued/balanced.

It's coming together


Awwww Yeah! It's getting close.

12/19/16

Tom Fugle RIP

Just heard news that Tom Fugle has passed away. Hard to believe a huge part of Chopper history is gone. I first seen Tom and his club the El Foresteros in the History of the Chopper years ago. Holy shit this man is a Ruler! Choppers to the fucking grave.



Ride In Peace Tom

Ride Choppers Or Fuck Off!


11/29/16

Building bars

Haha!


This is a little better.
Still need to trim them down a bunch, but they feel really good.

11/25/16

Panhead Progress

Winter is almost here and its choppin' time. New bars are half mocked up. I don't have a tube bender so I had a buddy make me up a bunch of bends. A little cutting and welding and boom, new bars. New Frisco mount Sporty tank. It had a recessed cap which looked like shit. I have a custom made filler neck and stainless steel cap in the works. New/old seat. I have like 10 hours into this seat pan to fit the frame. I think it turned out great. And its amazingly comfortable. New rear fender. It's fitting pretty decent. I still have to get working on a sissy bar.
The motor is starting to come back together. It was pretty much fucked. Even the cases. But they're fixed and will hopefully be going back together soon. 


Even my dog had to get in the pic. He's feeling pretty sad since he just had a little chopping done too. He lost his nuts, but his hearing has never been better! Haha.