Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Nephews Kawasaki Project-update

Stopped over to the kin's house and checked out how he's doin on his chop. He cut out the gussets from the backbone and down tubes. Then he cut the down tubes and drilled holes in plate that connect the down tubes so he could rake the front. then he cut the backbone to the angle he wanted. he had his friend horse shoe bend his rear uppertail and had him make slugs for the bottom rails.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tuesday's Tips

Many of us have run across trying to get a rusty nut off a bolt before. So many times the bolt and nut are "rusted together". When I was younger I would get impatient and just twist the damn bolt off,thus causing me to get really pissed which usually led to me taking out my anger on something else, like throwing tools or smashing something valuable.
 Well I have had to learn the hard way. Now I take the time to try and understand what needs to be done in order to remove the nut without breaking the bolt.
I will try to explain the technique for removing the nut without breaking the bolt........
First, I spray the nut and bolt with some type of penetrating fluid such as"rusty" or wd-40 or something simular. Then I use a small propane torch and warm only the nut up that is on the bolt. Sometimes this works the first time and all is good. If not, I continue to use a small torch, not a big torch, and continue to heat the nut so it will start to expand away from the bolt. A word of caution, WEAR FACE AND HAND PROTECTION. sometimes applying rust penetrive will bubble and or pop and spit back at ya or can catch fire. be prepared with a squirt bottle of water. I continue to heat and apply penetrating fluid. You can actually see the fluid get sucked in between the nut and bolt. I then use a socket and or box wrench to slowly and rather gently try and turn the nut back and forth to break it free. Once broke free, i continue to loosen and then tighten the nut which allows the threads on the bolt and nut to kinda clean themselves from the corrosion. Time and patients usually pay off and the nut can be removed from the bolt with out breaking it.
This also works well on rear brake lever that have rusted from the bike sitting outside in the weather for years. Instead of heating the leaver, I heat the tubing that contains the shaft that the lever go into. Heat the tubing, apply penetrating fluid and begin to try and work it back and forth. Eventually it will break free.
I hope this helps! Remember, patients patients patients!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday's Words Of Wisdom

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

Thomas A. Edison

Monday, December 20, 2010


Archives from my dad's collection....

Nephews Kawasaki Project-update

I stopped over to my nephews place on Saturday, cracked open a six pack of busch light bottles and took some pics of the progress he's making on his scoot. He hacked off the rear and is gonna stretch and hardtail this beast. He's also gonna rake the front. I'm anxious to see the outcome.

Mondays Sux

Friday, December 17, 2010

Awesome Beezer

Not really sure who own's this black Beezer or where I found the pic online but this bike has the perfect stance, look and sex appeal. I really like the goose neck and rake. I think it sets the whole bike off!
Absolutely Beautiful!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday's Words Of Wisdom

"The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure."

Albert Einstein

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Chop What Ya Got!

These dudes know what it is all about!

Nephews Kawasaki Project

My nephew hasn't made much progress on his scoot since he got it except that he now has it running. I stopped over on saturday and we began discussing how he wanted the chop to look. We discussed cutting the triple backbone down to a single tube,cutting off the back half of the frame to hardtail and strech it and discussed raking the neck. He said he was gonna commence hackin the ole girl up. I can hardly wait to see what he has in mind. It ought to be pretty cool!

More pics to follow. Stay tunned!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Deer Chopper?

I seen this bike at the Dayton Ohio Cycle Fest. The first thing that came to my mine was WTF! Look closely and you can see the sissy bar has 2 arrows on the sides and the deer's head looks to be incorperated into the handle bars. While not my kinda bike,I must give kudo's to the fabricator.

Military Dogs!

When I went to the Dayton Cycle Fest last week, I spoke to a woman who had a booth there. She had started a small non profit organization by herself to help our military men and women in combat zones throughout the world.
It all started when her son (who is a chopper pilot) had written her stating that the military bomb sniffing dogs didn't have adequate equipment, such as cooling vests. She worked diligently in obtaining support for helping these dogs and their handlers and with moneys donated from the American people she contributes cooling vests and other items to the dog's handlers.
I suggest checking out her web site and help support the cause in keeping our troups safe from IED's.
here's the

Thursday, December 9, 2010

F%$K Peta!!!

 I, for one, love animals, especially the way they taste when ya cook them on the grille with seasonings and barbeque sauce. So I thought I would let Peta supporters know what I think......

 Oh ya, gotta love the PINK!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday's Words Of Wisdom

"Going to war over religion is like killing someone because your imaginary friend is better than theirs". – Bob, Writer’s Write Forums




Monday, December 6, 2010

Dayton Oh Cycle fest 2010

With the weather all shitty, and colder than a frozen penguin in the artic, there wasn't much else to do this past weekend so I went to the Dayton Cycle fest. After shelling out $12 to get in, and buying a $3.50 beer, I casually strolled around checking out the bikes and chatted with some bike show contestants as well as some of the vendors.
One of the coolest venders I met was at Bar Customs and chatted with a dude name Archie. They are located in Cinncinnati Oh (If I recall right). They had taken a A65 BSA motor and stuffed it into a home made frame. They hand fabbed a bunch of specialty parts and threw a BSA 441 Victor frt end on the ole girl. My pics just don't do the "Faith in Gasoline" bike justice.

Another local builder was Sinners and Saints from Whitehall Ohio  . This bike was very rad! Custom made parts galore including the Hand shifter,oil tank, fuel tank ect ect ect. These were some young dudes who definately know how to build a custom bike.

Right beside the Sinner and Saints booth was Court House Customs, also from Ohio.  They build old school looking bikes with the modern day muscle.

While walking around, I found that there was a photo shoot going on so I thought I'd snap a couple pics. The model wasn't very hot though IMO.

And some more photos....

 Red neck Engineering was there....
And a pic of a really cool seat!

Overall, I had a pretty good time. Spoke to some really good people, got some cool ideas for my next bike build, drank a beer and seen some really nice bikes. Not bad for a cold winters day.