Saturday, April 28, 2012

It's That Time

Kevin rode down today on his FXR to check out the projects I've got going on here. We took a short ride to meet up with Jimmy and chow down on some tasty Mexican food. He and I talked a good bit and we both agreed we're ready to hit the road for a trip. The Dixie Roundup this weekend didn't play out for us, but we're definitely aiming to make the BMR next month. Either way, it's time get back out on the road with the boys and have some two wheeled fun.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hey, It's Looking Like a Motorcycle.

Cranked out some nice work on the Walsh bike today. Here's the rundown:
Backbone drilled, custom made mounts welded in, tank is in it's permanent home.
Custom coil mount fabricated and welded on, DIY plug wire kit cut & installed. Also put petcock in and fit the fuel line, and installed the clutch cable. Rear fender with Fab Kevin strut kit is on the board for tomorrow. On a side note, I did the coil mount similar to an FXR, but not exactly like one because FXR's are for fags.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Shift Drummin

Tommy finally pulled the trigger and ordered one of Baker's N1 shift drums for his 5 speed. I was just anxious to check it out as I'd never installed one before now. He rode up to the house and we knocked it out.
Oil tank out and exhaust off, this is really the most work of the job.
Trans. lid off and old shift drum ready to come out. I have to say that for the long, hard miles Tommy has put on this transmission, everything was in great shape. The stock H-D 5 speed is a damn good trans.
New Baker piece next to the OEM drum. High quality like you'd expect, especially the roller detent instead of the OEM plunger type.
New drum in and ready to go back together. It fit perfectly, no issues. We test shifted it on the bench, gave the bike some fresh oil, dealt with a couple of other small issues on the bike and Tommy was off for one cold ass ride back to Charleston in the dark. A good night wrenching and hanging out for sure.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Like a Cold Drink on a Hot Day

I picked up a big order of parts for the Walsh build. I took this pic to illustrate just how many little parts you need to build a bike from the frame up. These are only a fraction of everything that's needed, but you get the idea. I wanted to include it for the guys out there that have never built one, just so you're not too shocked by all the little bits & pieces it takes to actually go down the road on two wheels.

The big success of the day was finally solving the riddle of the drive chain alignment. For whatever reason, this bike was a bit trickier than most that I've done, but it's all good now. By the way, Barry has a brand new trans. and rear sprocket set for sale if anyone needs them, hahaha. It's all lined up now and I can move forward with the rear fender mounting and a bunch of other things as well. Check back often as this project will start moving faster from here on out.

Finger Paint - Not Just For Kids

And more fun when the girls are grown and you don't think they have cooties anymore. Well, some of them do, but that's not the point.

*The Sportster in the pic is also for sale over on

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Rain in Spain

Mostly falls on hot, naked chicks apparently. Bike related posts coming soon.