2/26/12

I dig this guys work..

Check it out!

http://www.davidlozeau.com/


2/24/12

Poppin' cherries!

She finally showed up!  I taught both of my boys how to kick an old Harley.they both got it on the first kick. Here's a video of my 21 year old kickin' it. I'm so proud. They're both naturals. Now I gotta figure out how to get them both into a bike.

http://static.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid1140.photobucket.com/albums/n574/raynoslo/new/VIDEO0033.mp4

2/23/12

Handmade tool roll...

I've been slowly collecting leatherworking tools, because is like to start working with it and maybe even support my family with it. This was my first attempt at making a complex piece. I know that with owning an older bike, I was going to need to carry some tools with me. So this gave me the opportunity to make something useful. I didn't want a "tool bag". I had stumbled across some various tool rolls that people have made, and kinda took the idea and made this. Mounted on the bike it looks like a tool bag. Undo the buckles and it rolls out into a tool roll while staying attached to the bike. I included some spare spark plug holders and a small pouch. It took me about 15-20 hours to make, but I figure I could cut that time in half if I made another one or two. Not sure what I would charge for this basic version. I would like to start practicing tooling leather and might offer that as a custom option. The pics aren't great, but you get the idea.






2/20/12

2/16/12

My 62' FL

Here are some pics of them loading my bike on the truck in California. It's heading for fuckin' du da!  Sorry darling, you are going to have to spend some time in the cold.....


2/9/12

My new bike...

It's a 62' FL with a shovel top end. I see this as a good foundation for what I keep seeing in my head. This was the cheapest deal I could find to get me back into an old school genny. Times are tuff, but the cool shit never dies.  It's going to be a slow process. But at least I have a running project.  I'll post pics as I slowly change her.  Then I'll do a before and after... Well, maybe. After all, who's bike is ever finished. I would like to ditch the tank, or put this one on a diet and narrow hear up a bit. I'm not much of a welder but this project might allow me to get some time in. I have to use my buddies because I don't own one. Is like to ditch the fender for a skinny robbed one. Don't know if the pipes will ever grow on me. If they are not in good shape I'll chop those up aswell. Gotta add a sissy bar and I'm thinking a bates style pillion for the ol' lady. The bars need narrowed on that skinny dyna front end. The riders are a little fat too. I will shave the forks, and thinking about just keeping the left brake. Don't know yet if I have the balls to run a jockey shifter with no front brake. If I do end up losing my mind I'll have them shaved up like a skinny chicks legs. (not a machinist either.) I'm not sure if I'm diggin' the tail light. I'm thinking of an old VL style on the fender. I'm going to ditch the right mirror for a left side knuckle repop (for th popo!). Speaking of those ass holes, I might add a mini speedo somewhere incase I see one of them. Plus it will make it easier to keep a maintenance schedule. I think I might mount it on the left side of the motor somewhere. I don't want to dirty up those bars anymore than they already are. Someday an internal throttle would help. And if I keep the brake I'll end up using something with a smaller master cylinder, probably one from a Suzuki crotch rocket. I would also like to ditch the battery and go with a mag. Kinda pricey though. Maybe I can find a deal on a used one. And finally the last that I can think of, I'd like to run it raw with no paint, well maybe a little graffiti on the tank, or maybe some pinstipes all around. There is this stuff called "gibbs brand" that you can spray on metal to keep it from rusting. So stay tuned and you can watch my baby slowly get polished up... Hopefully sooner than later...