Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Showin' Some Love

Billdozer, McGoo and I all made a pilgrimage out to Phoenix this last weekend to watch Supercross and attend the Love Cycles first year anniversary. Both events were great and here's a few pics I poached for your viewing pleasure.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Rims for the Ride

I just got my rims back from Precision Powder Coating in Temecula. They killed it and the rims look great.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Stripped and Cleaned

Just got the frame back from the powdercoater. They burned off the old powder and blasted the frame to get it ready for welding. Now that the canvas is clean, I am going to drive it out to Spartan Frameworks to get the hardtail put on. This is one of George's first sporties and I am honored to be one of his guinea pigs.

After cleaning up both side covers, I got them bolted on and they looked better than I imagined. This mod was pretty easy, just time consuming. I'll probably continue to sand them down until they're 100% smooth. Damn OCD!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Joker Hooks It Up

My buddies over at Joker Machine took care of me with a set of their JX series controls. These things are 100% billet aluminum and extra beefy. The finish is a really nice hard black ano which is almost an identical match to the black ED finish on the Biltwell Keystone bars.

Monday, January 11, 2010

My first chopped part.

The right side covers on this bike are way overbuilt and look ridiculous. By following some of the natural casting lines on both covers, you can hack them up and make them look pretty clean with ease. I used a cutting disc, flap disc, and scotch brite wheel to get this unit down to what you see here. I'm gonna find some really light sanding paper to smooth these things down the rest of the way, but they look pretty good for now.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Spacin' Out

Obstacle 2 was found and it happened to be related to obstacle 1. By installing a mid-glide front end on the sporty, the PO had to add this delightful spacer to the front wheel to match the new mid-glide width. This should not have been an issue, but after I broke the wheels down, I saw the installer snapped and allen wrench off in one of the bolts. We had to get crafty with the cutting disc and hack the spacer to pieces to remove it.

Things did not look pretty when we started.

McGoo, crafted up this sweet rig of two allen wrenches to hold the hub while we performed surgery.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sporty Tear Down

McGoo, BFJosh, and Duane all came down to the shop today to help me out with getting the sporty torn down. Since all three of those guys had experience breaking down bikes, we were able to cut some corners and got the job done in about 2 hours. Everything came apart really easy because the bike had very low miles on it and was garage kept.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Here's a few bikes that I found floating around the internet that I'm using for inspiration on my build. Some have pipes I like, some have cool motors, some have sweet wheels. You get the idea.