Friday, 19 December 2014
Monday, 15 December 2014
Sunday, 14 December 2014
Sunday, 7 December 2014
So if you've ever met any of us round here,you know we love our sportsters.
That being said I've always grabbed pics of rad bikes I see them here and there,
and now I'd like to start sharing them with you. Some you'll have seen before,
some maybe not. May comment on them,maybe not. Might have info,or not.
Either way I hope you dig. It's rad too see people getting stoked on them,when I got my first I took a lot of flak,still do sometimes. Let face it,the only people who still shit on these tough little machines clearly don't know SHIT about motorcycles.
Could always pop up on a super sportster Saturday too....
Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Haven't put up any photos of this thing I'm working on.
Taking my time and going for the little details.
Eventually pictures will emerge! But for now.....
Super skinny fender,nice and tight.
All blind fasteners for clean underside.
Someday this will be a motorcycle.
Friday, 28 November 2014
I had never seen one of these before we found one inside a 1960 xlch our boy Skittles just bought.
After researching I found it was manufactured by Rebco. No longer making anything motorcycle related. I discovered a number of interesting alternative primary chain tensioners for sporties,most seemed to be even more obscure. Now if you have ever owned an ironhead you know how crappy the primary tensioner is. One of the few poor design ideas on this motor. Pain to adjust and they don't last all that long. Between my 2 Xl's I've destroyed 5 I think.
Being obscure and expensive I figured the smartest thing to do was make one.
Or more accurately make a few. A little too precise and tool hardened for my skill set, I set the task to my go to super machinist. May have an extra for anyone serious enough about their xl to step up to this. Not for everyone,but I built my ironhead to go and I can't wait to get this in there.
The upside of the whole thing is that I believe the materials and fit and finish of this reproduction are much better than the origional. Shame that once installed you can't see it!
Thursday, 27 November 2014
Every biker should have some!