Monday, February 21, 2011

Word of the Day... Sintered Bronze

What sucks more than having a bunch of extra shit bracketry around your carb? Billet bracketry.
I cut down these windforcer breathers, you know the ones with a billet dumbell hanging down. So I  pressed in some brass npt fittings and screwed in a bronze breather and now we got something not too understated and not too "look how much I spent on a stupid gadget for my bike." Sometimes it's easier to use what you got than to start from scratch.

Presidential Suck Day

Fun and productive weekend for me!! Hung out with some good friends, had some great Thai food, solved a  clutch perch/cable issue bugging for months, just needs a little welding and blending, and I completely tore apart my friend's modern Triumph wiring loom and figured out what I need to do to eliminate the heat thermostat switch, throttle position sensor, kick stand switch, clutch depress switch,  rear brake light switch, and 10 lbs of wiring hidden in the headlight bucket which will also go in favor of a ducati bug eye halogen light. We'll be putting the battery, fuse block, relays, starter solenoid, in a custom box under the seat, barely noticeable to the human eye and relocate the rectifier in order to eliminate an extra mile of wires under his new ultra sexy aluminum tank...and breathe.... Pics soon!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

HOT-N-READY Mikuni Tapped

A commom problem with Mikunis is not their performance but the lack of air cleaners that fit without adapters, until now. I took the carb right off my buddy Chris' bike and told him my plan:

Drill and tap four 10-32 blind holes into the carb and mount my air cleaner directly to it. Easy right? Actually it was. Second and third photo shows the carb with CV adapter that doesn't help at all to hold the a/c in place and requires the breather bracket to hold the whole assembly together. This usually adds 1/2" to the width of the a/c and when you're a tall guy with forwards it sucks. So This was the reasoning behind trimming the extra fat. It came out perfect and clears all linkage as you can see here in the first photo. PIZZA,PIZZA.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

More Moto Madness...


Aluminum plate bracket I made to fit  the black beauty tail light from Lick's Cycles. It will mount to his upper shock mount.And of course,  Hella 500's are a helluva way to light your way through the cold, cold night, and I've been making quite a few of these little mounts for them. All in all, parts are parts...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gadgets...

Here's a clamp that I made for an argyle-loving outlaw. You may know him if you dig 3/4's. I will incorporate a pull cable start that will actuate a lever on his solenoid. The two other chingaderas will direct an oil hose up to a lil K&N breather. All this will surround his key switch and bezel to match.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tatuesday from Hell

This poor, innocent creature forced to pose for this pic was submitted by the one and only Lucifer. Be certain you will see him soon riding his 666 Honda to a party near you.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011