Sunday, August 24, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Made another camera mount tonight. Got to try it out a little bit, but then the camera died. Tomorrow I'm gonna move it up a bit so my hand isn't right in the way, and if the weather holds out hopefully I'll be able to go out and hit some fun roads with it. We'll see, it's been raining all day since that shit storm came through here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

swingarm shit.


stretched 3", eccentric adjusters, 1" axle, aluminum hub, 17"x4.25 excel rim, stainless spokes after powdercoat, fun!

ss wrapping paper

We were hanging out at Eddie's house monday night when Jen pulled this out. Said she found it at the dollar store in Naples. I'd love to see the look on someone's face after they wrapped a present in this and realized what the hell it is!


Monday, August 18, 2008

The beginnings of Eddie's short bus supermachine.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

fair trade

Thanks for the sticker Mat!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

About a week ago I started on the front hub for the sportster. I took two 74-77 front narrowglide hubs, cut them in half on the bandsaw, and machined them true. Then I took them up to my friend Billy's shop to get them welded back togheter.

After some machining and shaping work tonight this is what I ended up with. The top hub is what I wanted for the ironhead, the bottom is the leftovers from the hubs. I machined them down really thin, just thick enough to fit a spoke through.

If you look at the races in this pic you can see that the endplay spacer for this hub is only gonna be about 1/4" wide.

When I get to it, I've got plans to track down a narrow rim for that hub and build a narrowed 35mm front end around that wheel and this headlight:

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I finished the camera mount for the shovelhead tonight.
It's solid as shit, I reinforced it to hopefully cut down on the vibration the camera sees, but this is still what it ends up shooting:

I guess it's time to mount the camera to me to totally isolate it from the vibrations. Oh well, won't be the first time or the last that i've built something that didn't work out like I had planned.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

oh shit!!!

Finally made the camera mount that Tony and I were talking about last year. The weather was shit tonight, so I couldn't try it out on the road. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I'm also really hoping the vibration won't be as bad on the road as it is free-revving. We'll see, I'm just wondering how long it's gonna take to vibrate this poor little camera apart.