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.

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


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!

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

The ultimate show at the orbit room in Grand Rapids!

Sunday, December 26, 2010


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

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


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