Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I found my old KZ!!

Like many people, there is that one thing I sold in the past that I always kicked myself for. Mine is a '78 KZ1000. I was the second owner, bought the bike in near perfect condition for less than a thousand bucks! Had a huge vetter fairing, huge seat, the usual crap. Toecutter (Parker) donated many of his KZ goodies off his favorite bike to make mine better. Clubmans, jet kit, Kerker 4-1, filter pods, ignition, etc, removed the blinkers, rear fender, grab rail, and anything else I didnt like. Made a killer cafe bike, wasted some "fast" H.D.'s with it. Looked like the bike above, but better! The guy I sold it to moved to Canada right after he bought it, and I figured I would never see it again. That was 6 or 7 years ago.....Fast forward to the other day- dumb luck led to me finding out the current owners have moved back to the area!! THEY STILL HAVE IT!! AND THEY ARE MY NEIGHBORS!!! HOLY SHIT!! So I gave the guy's wife my contact info, now Im sweatin' cause I haven't heard back! IT WILL BE MINE AGAIN, RESISTANCE IS FUTILE! Stay Tuned


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

'34 Ford

 This is my Grandfathers' '34 Ford he recently finished up. ALL ORIGINAL STEEL!! He has had this car since at least the 60's maybe earlier. My Mom and her sisters used to ride in the rumble seat when they were kids, and she's 55 now. He stashed this car away in his shop, where it had been sitting for roughly 40 years! He created his own barn find. He did EVERYTHING himself in the resto process, paint, engine, upholstery, all of it! Ever since I can remember it sat quietly in the corner, carefully placed for a later date. I think he even painted it the original color. Im so stoked he didn't get all billet crazy, or decide it needed a teal and pink stripe, just kept it true to how it rolled off the
showroom floor. The man has skills, and a shit-load of patience to wait so long, not sell it cause he needed money etc. Congrats Gramps! Good Job.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Old Econo

This thing hauled ass for an old econoline, but it had to go. Never felt like it was mine? Bad juju, mirrors would fly off at speed (like 3 times) had a random cracked piece of shit wheel that leaked air as soon as i got home, random hardware hung up the float first time I drove it, overheated (of course) finally fixed after trying every trick known to man and old econo freaks,...hope its life in San Diego is going better. The guy that bought it was super nice and had a killer knuck project goin on. Good Luck Irwin!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Flavor

Coming VERY soon...

Mousetrap is the winner

    Been going back and forth with myself about jockey shift or regular hand clutch set up. I already had this mousetrap layin around just in case, so I think Im gonna use it. Pretty cool booster, I hear they work great if set-up properly....

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Shirt

I cleaned up the logo at the top of the page and it will be the next shirt design, hopefully late this week or early next....

Monday, February 7, 2011

Snuck in some work on Superbowl Sunday

Got the Linkert mounted up. Was an easy rebuild so far, but Im not gonna count on it being perfect just yet. Still gotta set it to factory settings, and the old main nozzle WAS actually in there. I figured if it aint broke don't fix it and left it where its been for 50+ years. I have a feeling that might bite me, we'll see. Air passes through it just fine.
 This is the original air cleaner set-up. Not sure if I dig it that much. Might need some mods? It is one of the few remaining pieces off the original bike I started with.
Miller headlight. I have had this laying around for a few years, might use it. Also have a sweet Aris I might use instead?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Olympic Peninsula

 Sorry for the absence, took a little trip to the west side of the state. Got lucky and it was sunny, RARE for this time of year over there! People were riding motorcycles everywhere. Fuckers. Checked out Port Angeles, Hurricane Ridge, The Hoh rain forest, and Kalaloch among other things. HUGE trees, some are world record holders. Washington State is the shit, we have rain forests to deserts with everything in between. The missing part for the linkert showed up in my absence, stoked to get that buttoned up and bolted on!