Thursday, December 30, 2010

Makeover surprise!



Ok.  So I finally tore my lower cases apart today.  It went pretty well.  I had a horrible leak and would spray Bones with oil every time we rode.  So, I decided to split the cases and really explore my motor.  A friend once told me that his friend told him, that his dad said "if you have never turned a wrench on it, then it isn't yours.  I agree so, I am making this bike mine once and for all.  The man I bought this bike from got it from his dead brother.  The rumor was that this bike was bought brand new in 1978, ridden 500 miles and torn apart for a complete rebuild.  I was also told that the motor work was done by one of the top drag fuel racers in Indiana.  I was kind of skeptical about that.  Well, needless to say when I got her all apart I found a few interesting things.  The inside of the cases were milled flat and polished, the scrapers in the flywheel compartment were beefed up, the tranny housing was ground down to allow for more gear clearance, and I found this interesting wire mesh netting screwed into the bottom of the cases. All of this stuff is done for race applications.  I also discovered that there are Andrew's PB+ cams in the thing.  I guess the guy was telling me the truth.  With .50 over pistons and roller rockers (i know they don't make these for ironheads)  this bitch is pretty fast.  I just need the right carb and I'm good to go.

However, I did run into a problem.  The motor mount studs were all busted off in the left side of the case.  After some work on the Bridgeport by Lance down at Diggers Speed Shop, we got the old studs out.  Now I have a few things I need welded on the cases and then we can put the new motor mount studs in.  After that, the cases will go together and then the top end and then the KR replica bolt on hardtail I'm going to order from Sporty Parts.  She will be a pretty good looker and runner by spring.  I'll keep everyone updated.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jan. 7th in three rivers...Murder by death!

Food! Kalamazoo!


Alright folks. This is not motor related but relates to our local area and I am all for supporting local mom and pop businesses no matter what they sell. Also, this blog is done by my coworker and friend. Check it out if you want tips to get some great food in Kalamazoo and it's surrounding areas. www.eatfoodkalamazoo.blogspot.com

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Aaron Coleman/Cory Lenherr


A few years ago the tattoo virtuoso Aaron Coleman tattooed my chest. After we were done he gave me this gem of art. My sister just framed it for me for christmas. I think it looks as good as a fat chick eating a weiner (which is pretty good).

Monday, December 27, 2010

Ketchum!






My main man Mr. Derek Ketchum snapped these one day down at our local hangout good time bar, the Homebar. This guys stuff is really taking off. Check him out! www.myspace.com/ketchumphotos

For sale: from the Haints




Straight from the source: She's gotta go. Gotta get some change together for my Chop Off bike. If youve got a blog please post it for me and ill send you a sack full of HJ's compliments of Nick. For more info email garagecompanycustoms@yahoo.com

The ultimate show at the orbit room in Grand Rapids!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

chopperfest



taylor and drake's bikes and our camp spot at 0:30 seconds. Thanks to scarecrow choppers for having us.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

CLEAN!

i have looked at a lot of pictures of swing arm chops in my life. there are some that catch my eye,but there is usually something that is off. now i would like to show you the sickest swing arm shovel chop i have found. it is a 72 superglide. so now a picture and a link to the build up

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

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Goddamn!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

DEVILS NIGHT!

me as andrew wk and my sister as flo

andy as john curse,and fred as me

Thursday, October 28, 2010

machetes and arbor mist

That shit is gangster!

Smoke that shit!

Brings a new meaning to "Bogging"

Thursday, October 21, 2010

hah yes!

JD chopper

Friday, September 17, 2010

nitro!!!

probaly the coolest picture ever of a nitro bike..a double engine triumph!

Monday, August 23, 2010

cycle moores again!

labor day weekend,who is coming with us?!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

new bike,dig!

1956 BSA A10 built in the 70s..got a few things to work out,but its a blast to ride even though is slower than shit..took the baffles out today and now it doesnt sound like a lawnmower.mocked up the king queen seat i got,which will work when i change or bend the sissy bar back

Friday, August 13, 2010

PUNK!

#1: Punk"Members of a 'punk rock' band [the Sex Pistols] used a string of obscenities on a London television show Wednesday night and touched off a wave of protests from outraged viewers ... One man, trucker Jim Holme, said he was so outraged because his 7-year-old son heard the swear words that he kicked in the screen of his new $600 color TV set." — Associated Press, December 2, 1976

Consistent with the scene above, Merriam-Webster describes punk rock as "marked by extreme and often deliberately offensive expressions of alienation and social discontent."

In the late 1500s, the word punk referred to a prostitute. It evolved over the centuries to become a synonym for "hoodlum" or "ruffian," which is one reason why the Sex Pistols and other influential bands adopted it in the mid '70s.

Monday, August 9, 2010

i dig it man!


click to see these bigger!

harley moving shop?

leaving milwaukee

hollywood fucking shit up again

i kind of want to puke

Monday, August 2, 2010

CITIES ON FLAMES WITH ROCK N ROLL!

BLUE OYESTER CULT!
AUGUST 29TH KALAMAZOO,ARCADIA FESTIVAL SITE

Sunday, August 1, 2010

FUCK YEAH!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=102235549834480#!/event.php?eid=102235549834480

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

we're on facebook

This Friday...PUNK ROCK!

Fri Jul 30 10:00 PM
• Violent Apathy
• Minutes
• The Menthols
Details: BLACK JACK PRODUCTIONS presents

"WHY BE SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE NOT - DETROIT HARDCORE 1979-1985" Book Release Party
An extensive oral history of the Detroit Hardcore Punk scene from '79 to '85 written and compiled by TONY RETTMAN.
Complete with never-before-seen ephemera, this book is slated for release in Summer 2010 by Revelation Records.
Copies will be available for sale at the show and author Tony Rettman will be on hand for a book signing.

Also on hand will be one the authors and the editor of the new book
'Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83',
TESCO VEE (co-author with Dave Stimson) and STEVE MILLER (editor).
Copies will be available for sale/signing by the author and the editor.

this event will also be featuring live performances by:

VIOLENT APATHY
(Gravelvoice Records / from Kalamazoo, MI)
http://www.myspace.com/violentapathyhxc

THE MENTHOLS
(UFO Dictator Records / from Kalamazoo, MI)
http://www.myspace.com/menthols848

MINUTES
(from Kalamazoo, MI)
http://www.myspace.com/minuteskzoo
Tickets: $7

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Chopperfest






















Bikers are not very good spelurs







I had a blast this weekend, even with the rain.