Tuesday, December 27, 2011

And it begins

Got the first component of my build tonight.
Left handed B-5 Bigsby
I dug right in to tearing it apart.
That string bar with the 6 pins is what I gotta replace.

I was really impressed, needle bearings made in oosa.
I was just expecting some brass bushings.

 On the right, original string bar with roll pins removed.  To be duplicated sans 2 pin holes.

If I am going to go to the trouble of making a new bar, midas well make it out of Ti.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Things to do while waiting for your 2-stroke

Wash your head.

File down casting lines/add cheezy accents to the head you don't even know fits yet.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Multi-Engine Chainsaw


And more Karts

Tecate, Mexico
100 Mile Endurance Race

McCulloch R1

Swap the stuffer plate for 2 more carbs and you should be set.

Its been a long time since I have been to Sugar River.
They were having Mini-supermoto racing last time I was.

Little Chainsaw

Just in case you had never heard a 100cc 2 stroke.

Picking it up tomorrow.

Head is expected to come in the mail too.
I just couldn't pass it up.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Cycle South

Scoped it on Net               
Thanks to Aaron over at DPR for enlightening me

Decided to give it a watch on this 40 degree night.    Hoping to pickup that KE 100 this week, ordered a different head last week since the old one already had a stripped spark plug insert.

I have some plans.

A Little out the Middle

Enclosed Chain - Dork
We use to have a Bultaco with an enclosed chain(I think it was a Matador), I thought it was the goofiest thing ever at the time.
Now it makes sense.

Little did I know how sweet it could look.

Snagged from Shinya - Built by Busch Brothers

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Go fast, get sideways

This will always be a classic.

Ron Wood built Norton

Choppa Dave

I was digging around Chopper Dave's sites because I was looking to get a hold of Adam over at Milkhaus Speed Research.
Drag Queen
I had talked to him a few years back at the Hardtail party in Milwaukee about where he got his frame nickel plated.
Someone at Trek is looking to plate a bicycle frame and Adam recommended Hydro Platers Electroless Nickel for a nicer plate.

So back to Chopper Dave,
So much sweet shit on that site.
Super Road Race Ceriani
Its one thing to make a a "Flat Track" bike
Its another thing to make good use of it.

Why wont someone make a god damn dirt track tire that will last more then 300 miles on the road.

Tis' the season..
.. to see if your Indian will start up.

I love the look of these old S&S stack covers on an L body.
You can do so much sweet shit with a foundry, one of these days.
Alright, enough motorcycle propaganda.  I should probably be studying.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Planning my Bass build.
If I can find a deal on a left handed B5 Bigsby, I hope to modify it for my Electric Construction class next semester.
Im thinking
LPB with Comp stripes
Short scale Mustang bass
Right handed Bigsby - Upside down
 Problem #2 with the Bigsby is I gotta make a roller bridge to get it to play worth a damn.   We will see how my winter break goes.   Still got that Y-Bike guitar to finish.
Winding something close to a Charlie Christian Pickup
Then just some simple body wood, hoping to do a Lake Placid Blue or Fiesta Red 
Maybe a flamed neck

 Paul Bigsby was a motorcycle racer/pattern maker

 He made all the patterns and designed a good chunk of the parts found on Crockers

The lightening of a cast gas tank

Grass Track


Thursday, December 8, 2011

How we roll..fastly

Snapped at Maxton

Some day I would like to ride a bike out to Bonneville to race.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Every once in a great while..

my living room becomes clean for about a week.   Now that my free time isn't spent burning dinosaurs, I have had time to make a place to sit.
So I have been watching movies all week.
Dug this one out.

Jockey Full of Bourbon was from the first time Marc Ribot recorded with Mr.Waits

Monday, December 5, 2011

On Any Sunday

I was searching online for flat track video,
Decided I was better off just watching On Any Sunday.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Very Mooneyes Christmas

I can already tell that next week will be unproductive, good thing im cleaning my house now.

I spent weeks drooling over these Bubble Visor posts last year.

Always a favorite

And all but that last picture are just from the parking lot

One of these days

I am going to sell my kidney to make it to this show.

Probably going to make it to El Mirage first.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The other Michael Moore

Mmm, Framebuilding.

Monocoque CRDC XS650
Endurance racer

Early Mule

Productivity will decrease,
but expect improvements in moral

Monday, November 21, 2011

Really over priced funnels

Cone maker.

Nice stuff for custom exhaust building.
 A stainless expansion chamber on the Hummer would complement the stainless frame nicely.

Cone Engineering, inc

Not a good sign

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cheating on the KLR

I thought I would sneak a ride on my Dad's BSA 441 while he was gone for the day.
Jokes on me, I don't have the british touch to get it started.   Transmission didn't want me to kick it over.

So I spent a good 45 min staring at it.

Cheating on the KLR while it gets covered in snow back in Red Wing

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Devin SS

Not sure if I will ever decide what Devin I like better

The Moonbeam

Ak Miller's Olds powered Devin
1958 Pikes Peak Winner