Friday, July 4, 2014

Spitfire 2nd Anual Shop Party/Bike Giveaway

July 19th, come out and support a local shop and watch TSOL and DI.. 2nd annual Spitfire Shop Party at Stingers in San Bernardino's an 18 an over event with a $15 cover that provides you access to show and a chance to win the Blue Agave (bike pictured in flyer) which was featured in Hot Bike..if you would like to set up a booth just contact @beentherepoopedthere @rawdog32 or me and we can help you..thank you for your support in advance..and spread the word!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Isle of Man TT 2014

It's that time of year again, and unfortunately this is still first on my bucket list. I need to experience it in person one day, and I will.

The video indicates that it's the fastest lap time of the year, I have yet to confirm that.

Disclaimer: Don't watch this if you are suffering from a hangover, or Vertigo.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Gray Ghost II Start-Up 2014

Can't want to see what Jim Fischer's Sporty does this year! Click on the vid and turn it UP! Sounds like a top fuel Gasser!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fat Elvis's DIY Air Ride Gauge PT II

Last we left off I had just finished installing the VDO PSI gauge for my soon to be installed D.I.Y Air Ride (I have all the parts, now I just need the time). However, I had the dilemma of the new gauge bezel not matching the other OEMs. It's black and flat, while the others are conical with a fine silver band. I thought I could live with it being different, but my OCD goes into overdrive every time I walk past it. My eye was going right to it like a hard nipple in a white tube top every time I walked past it in the shop.

So, I got to looking at the OEM air temp gauge that I took out, and came up with an idea...

...then a little ring of silicone, place it over the new gauge and viola, all matching again.

Friday, April 18, 2014

DIY Air Ride Gauge Installed

To address the 2" gauge fitment question, here's my 2" (52mm) VDO gauge installed. You can hardly notice it's a smaller diameter than the 2 1/8" OEM. Not a perfect match, but it will do until I replace all of them. I p-shop'd the silver ring on the fuel gauge. I'll probably paint all of them to get rind of the silver ring anyway.

As seen here, I didn't use the long spacers that normally go in between the plastic retainer and the back of the gauge. Reason being the new gauge isn't as deep as the OEM so it wouldn't snug up. I also had to use a machined thread to compression thread brass adapter for the VDO gauge. The new gauge uses the same OEM light bulb, it's a little brighter, but again I can live with it for now.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

D.I.Y. Air Ride Air Line Rounting Diagram

Getting closer to installing the air ride on Fat Elvis. I've got everything I need now except the air-line connectors and tees, which are on order. While I was figuring out how many connectors/tee's I was going to need, I made up a quick diagram. This is the first time I've put air ride on anything.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tom's '66 and 2 '48's at the Local Car Show

This is my neighbor and friend Tom with his '66 Belvedere, '48 Peterbuilt and '48 Indian. Tom buried his 88 year old dad yesterday, who up until 8 years ago used to drive the Peterbuilt as a hay hauler. Yep he drove it until he was 80! Tom's dad never missed any of the local car shows, so we thought it would be fitting to enter it in a local show today. He took the special interest class 1st place trophy home, mission accomplished.

Here's a tid-bit on the Indian. You'll notice it's not sporting the iconic fender skirts. Reason being it was a Forrest Service model, a "dirt bike" if you will. How cool is that. Before Tom's dad passed away, he had the heads flowed, and cylinders bored with bigger slugs put in. That's all we know as of now, Tom needs to dig out the paperwork and receipts for the specific specs.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Burly Brand Slammer Kit For My Sportster

Came home from work to discover a care package from Burly Brand today! Thanks Sean Delshadi and David Zemla! I'll get them mounted up this weekend.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

....and don't believe all that superstitious bullshit about green bikes and cars. I've had both and never had any issues with either.
This has been a PSA from AS, now go drink some green beer, or if you're still at work eat some green M&Ms.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

2012 Street Glide Wheel on a 2003 Electra Glide?

Regardless of what that "parts expert" tells you at your local dealership, it can be done.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Moto-Stuka "Shanks" pt II

The shanks arrived today. As described, they're very soft, and plyable like they've already been broke in. As far as sizing goes, I normally wear an XL and they fit perfect.Went for a quick ride after work and soon forgot I was wearing them....mission accomplished.
I highly recomend that you go buy a pair this instant....assuming they are in stock, as they run out quickly.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday Night Art-C-Fart-C van Gogh Sportster Tank

MotoStuka Shank Gloves

My Homie, and Sportster Choppin' Brethren Clarke turned me on to these rad motor scooter skins around Christmas time last year. I hesitated on pulling the trigger, and just one week later when I went to order they were out of stock (story of my life).

Fast forward to this am I received an e-mail from Lowbrow indicating they were back in stock. Needless to say I didn't hesitate this time.

Click here to read about the old world tradition "shanked treatment" they go through prior to being sold. After they arrive and I've put some miles on 'm I'll throw up a review.

...and if you are thinkin' bout pulling said trigger, at the time of this post there is only 6 left in stock so go get some here at Lowbrow!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

LA Choppers 12" Twin Peaks For Fat Elvis

My Sporty has been gettin' all the love lately, so I'm going to focus on Fat Elvis for a while.

Just need to get some cables and extend my wires...I can smell the solder and shrink wrap already.

Ditched the guards for the eliminator bag supports.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Traditional Flames on a Sportster...

...never go outta' style. Big props to Steve at Flamethrower Customs for hooking it up.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Flamethrower Customs Canton Motorcycle Swap Meet

On-line homie & Sportster choppin' brethren, Steve Hennis (aka "Sir-paints-a-lot") is killin' it! Steve is the owner/operator of Flamethrower Customs in Doylestown Ohio and will have some of his work on display including my newly flamed tank pictured below this Sunday at the Canton (Stark County Fair Grounds) Motorcycle Swap Meet. If you can't make it there, here's the link (clicky) to his blog. Tell him Johnny Wolf sent ya'.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

A Few From the 2014 Biltwell Parking Lot Sale

The main reason I wanted to go to the event was in hopes that they would be blowing out helmet blems like last year. I was correct and scored a Gringo, and a yellow bubble shield.

I met Tommy the owner of this cool Sporty chop that my Homie Slim did the hard tail, oilbag, and exhaust for.

...also, saw this cool....dare I say "Bobber".

Check out the cool timing cover, can honestly say I've never seen that before.