Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I'm still alive!

Its been crazy the past few weeks and have rarely been on the computer. But just wanted to let you guys know I'm still here and have just finished my sportster and there is one hell of a story that goes with it too! Stay tuned! More to come on how this went down.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday Bike Night

Between bikes being down and bad weather just about every other day we finally made it down to our local bike night for something to do. My brother snapped these shots from the sidecar.


Old Foto Friday

Heres a few shovelhead fotos

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Only photo I took the entire day, but it's a good one in my book. I really didnt take any other photos. Basically it was the same stuff as last year and the year before, and the year before that with the the usual overpriced parts.

At any rate, I went up there with basically no list and ended up finding not one, but two needles in a haystack. And actually it wasn't in the haystack, it was in the last place I would have looked and I'll explain more on that later.

Anyway, enjoy this bad ass black dude on this chopper.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Bagger Is On The Road!

Back in March the bike shorted out on me and died and sat since. I tore the bike down to rewire what shorted out. However, there wasn't "one" wire that shorted out. The whole harness was screwed. It had a melt down years ago and I don't even know how it was still running. So it took about 4 days to rewired everything. I followed the stock factory wiring, colors, and used the original terminal blocks. Everything works! All the idiot lights and even the turn signals in the dash work. It was a lot of work and confusion but in the end it was worth it. All the wiring I've ever done was simplified so it was a change of pace doing something complicated.

Heres what the bike looked like the day it was brought it home. Not bad, but my ol'man had his plans.

He still had some stuff left over from his black bagger he had back in the late '80s that he wanted to put on this bike. Like the chome windshield lowers and the long fishtail pipes. We also took the big shroud off and put on the old chrome tins we got from Ken. Thanks again! We swapped out the big turn signals for bullet lights. The front bumper was changed for an older style. And of course its not a bagger unless you load up the back with lights!

Caution low fishtails! I've already caught both of my shins in these things walking around in the garage...

Overall it runs good. Few more adjustments to dial it in. The trans is noisey, but thats expected for a 37 year old motorcycle that was used a lot. Now that its off the jack I can start putting my Sportster back together because I got my frame back from paint. Thanks Billy!