Thursday, April 29, 2010

Perfect Size

I've never been able to brag about how big my hands are so I knew finding a nice set of grips was going to be tuff. Luckily, my friends over at Joker Machine offered these super compact billet grips for my less than manly paws. They measure 4 3/4" which is just the right size. Install looks to be fairly simple with a total of 3 set screws working to secure them in place.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Benchmark Set

Kim @ Benchmark hooked me up with this beautiful breather for my build. He is making these sweet looking units for all different types of scooters. Check out his site for other cool billet bits and pieces.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Before and After

Stock Sportster lower triple tree with steering stops.

Stock sportster lower triple tree after 3 hours of work cutting, flap discing, filing, and sanding. Not hard to do just really tedious and time consuming.
The finished product will be glosee black powder coat so it should hide my imperfections.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Back on it

I'm not one to get discouraged easily, but building this motorcycle has tested my patience and determination. My motor build started as a projected 3 week project and is now creeping up on the 7th week. Engine paint took 1 more week than expected, but I have been battling with the guys @ Rev Performance to get the correct pistons for about 5 weeks now. They finally butterfly cut my pistons and I hope to get my motor fully assembled with no more delays this weekend.

Aside from my heartache I did get back on top of the aesthetics this week. The steering stops got flap disced, hand filed, and sanded to remove the steering stops and I also got the throttle and mirror turned down on the lather to work with my Keystones.

The bars will be getting cut down by two inches on either side and prepped for mirror and throttle install this weekend as well. Look for a much happier Mike D. after this weekend.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Gettin' Heads

Andrew @ Rev Performance came through with flying colors. They got my heads, relieved the chambers, installed bigger valves, and had them sent back to me within 48 hours so I could make sure to get my motor back together this weekend and stay on schedule.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


There it sits, begging for my attention. Soon my friend, we will meet again. But not until your parts are in my possession.