Sunday, March 28, 2010

Once upon a time

this guy had this frame.
And fortunately didn't like it this way

So I huffed,

And I puffed

And I welded it back together

All because of that number pad.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Parts is parts

I knew I was running out of room for parts. So I bought a 40' sea container and had it set behind my garage by a crane. It's dry, bug and mouse free, and relatively safe.
I hung three 4 X 8 shelves for small stuff and built some racks for tubing and stuff.

Some basket bikes and frames waiting patiently.

More stuff.

Garage too.

Friday, March 19, 2010

da shop

It's in da basement
da other bike stand and da frame table

da welders and da main bike lift

da mill and da lathe and some other toys

It's a dandy place to work - except I can't paint stuff or run a bike ....... much.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Rode ol reliable yesterday

Damn thing.
Never needs anything.
Fuel injected . . . just starts and runs . . . everytime.
Short ride but fuck, it was worth it.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Latest to follow me home FXR

1982 FXR.
Gonna leave it stockish.
Gettin new shocks, swing arm kit, and . . . .

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

More projects . . . . .

1965 BSA A50

Aquired a couple years ago.

Yep. Just waiting for some time.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Another makes me crazy.

Why is it that soooo many motorcycle shops are slipshot ? I don't mean dishonest slipshop, I mean slacker slipshot.

Is it because they work on motorcycles ? And it's supposed to be cool to be less than good ? Or is it because motorcycles are primarily a second means of transportation so they think it doesn't matter ? Or is it that motorcyclists in general are lesser people than average peoples ? I don't buy that last one.

And I don't think it's just me or that it's just a couple shops. I've been around a bit, and the local shops here are about the same bad as the out of town shops I have used. And it doesn't seem to matter if they are your friends or don't know you from jack. The lack of give a shit regarding how you want it or when you want it just wouldn't fly in any other business - other than motorcycle shops. And here, for some reason it flourishes.

It's bullshit. And it pisses me off. And it tries to drive me to the dealership for parts and service. Or some soul-less catalog or web site for parts.

I ain't asking for miracles. Just pretend it's a business . . . . and I'm a customer.


Saturday, March 6, 2010


Yea. '78 shovel. Got it from an old clubber friend bout 15 years ago. It needed boo-coo work back then and still gets new stuff every year or so.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

OK. Also things that make me crazy

Well, it's like this, eh.
I've been around motorcicles for the last 30ish years. Before that, I had this little problem . . . . that took all my time and money . . . so I never had time or money for motorcicles. But eh, that's for another time and post.

So anyway,whether it's just riding them, or working on them, or whatevering them, recently this internet stuff opens alot of doors for a poor white boy from the midwest. And I see these posts about how skateboarding is so "linked" to motorcycles. And I just don't understand that. What is similar ? ? Bicycles, maybe, but skateboards ?

Back about 40+ years ago, we had skateboards too. And we rode these skinny, short, pieces of plywood with roller skate halves nailed to the bottom all over the streets and sidewalks. And everytime we hit a big sidewalk crack or a road bump we did faceplants. Or broke shit. But then we grew up. And discovered neat things like bicycles, and cars, and girls, and other things that most normal 14ish year olds move on to. We didn't keep playing with those toys. We got new toys and forgot about the old ones.

So, all you twenty or thirty somethings who think you know the life - whatever that is......hmmm another post, fucking grow up. Realize you just wasted the last ____ many years trying to be a skateboard god. All those adult years you wasted being a kid are just that. Wasted. So adult up. It's about time.