Hundred Bucks - $100 - C Note
Everything is a "Hundred Bucks" now . . . hell, a couple years ago this tank was $5, $10 . . . now if it's got a lame 70's paint job it's $100 . . . I wouldn't have this on my scoot even back in the day. It's kinda fug'ly . . . That tin primary cover was all beat to shit - with crappy chrome too. I need to beat up more of my good parts. It's easy to build a rat bike (but apparently expensive).
Hand Me Downs
I had to call a guy about servicing a few things on his motorcycle. It was his dad's bike that we worked on years ago. His dad is gone now - and it's been handed down to the son. The trailer door came down and my jaw hit the floor. Awesome! I got it running in about 15 minutes, but the cups and oil lines leak so bad - the oil is running all over the motor, smoke is rolling, the carb is seeping, but I'll get it sealed up. Pretty neat bike - huh?
Donnie Smith Show & Swap
You had to kinda look around to find some cool shit goin' on this year - but it was worth the trip.
A "little" something for everyone. By Sunday, the crowd is gettin thin and you can move around a bit more. I see Steve Driscoll was there - airbrushing up a storm. Some unique stuff I didn't see last year. 1967 XLCH sold for $1000 bucks. That green panhead was damn cool !
I use PJ1 Wrinkle Paint (make sure you clean the tip and the can) it likes to stick up after one usage. I then spray Plastic-Coat Flat Black Hi-Heat over the top to dull it up - otherwise it's too shiney and looks like ass . . . Keep the wrinkle a uniform thickness and lay it on a little heavy, but don't get a run or yer screw'd. Tricky stuff - but if you do it right - looks bitchin' . . .
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Kawasaki 2 Cycle
Quality Products !
Linkerts as jewelry . . .
Drag Racin' Street Bikes !
S&S Tribute Knuckle
When I was first hangin' more at the family shop, my dad had me working and servicing this panhead whenever it came in. The guy was from Ames, Iowa and I eventually took the whole bike apart and we rebuilt everything. He put quite a few miles on it every year. It had that square "police oil bag" and other cop goodies on it. Wonder if he still has it?
Print for future reference . . .
Sorry about the photo lighting - but, the guy wouldn't let me have it to photocopy - and I thought somebody could use this . . ?
Where is she now?
Sometimes you wonder whatever happened to the girl in the Allied Advertisements? Did she go on to have this huge modeling career? Is she just a housewife now? Is this gal a famous movie actress - and I just don't recognize her? Where the hell's she at . . . damn it !
Long Beach Swap Meet looks to be a good one? Plenty of goodies. 4 speed case, rigid frame, 32E generator, SU carb w/ remote float, pistons, rings . . . and the '64 CH custom. Bacon just moved there a few weeks ago. He'll be ridin' year 'round now - Hmmmm, maybe just maybe . . ?
(pic stolen from Chris K.)
(pic stolen from Chris K.)
Spring is coming . . .
The Flying Weasel Garage
Met this talented painter named Mike at the Cedar Rapids Swap Meet. He does some really cool paint jobs with lace & flake. He fabricated his own method to "louver" gas tanks and fenders - and everything looked real professional. See his blog at: flyingweaselgarage.blogspot.com. Mike is located in Keokuk, Iowa - Go see him when you're in the area (bar next door).
Old Guys Rule
Indy Mile Tickets - On Sale Now
FXR with bling . . .
A few years ago . . .
Everything needed to be gone through . . . it was a mess.
If you've ever tried to get a new set of field coils in a generator - you know what I mean. What a bitch. You need to c-clamp 'em about 10 times (while tightening the screws more & more each time) - then grind a little on the shoes.
Shit. Damn. This sucks. Finally the armature will fit and spin freely.
From it's bone stock humble beginnings - It was never fast enough for him. This thing killed off a bunch 'o jap bikes in it's day. The heydays of Noot's Custom Cycles !
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