Sunday, September 27, 2009

Jene Chopper

I really dig Shovelheads. This one is no exception. From Jene Chopper in Japan.

Brats Style Japan

Subtle, tasteful, but highly modified changes to Sportster make this one of my favorite swing arm bikes. The Japanese have a great eye for choppers and custom motorcycles.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

One piece at a time

Gas tank with cracked rear mount is off, seat with a crack near one of the seat spring bolts is off, rear fender and fender struts off. Its getting there.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tank Wilson's Swingarm Sporty

From the Jockey Journal. Tank Wilson's Sporty makeover. Showing that attention to detail can turn a stock swingarm Sportster into a cool chopper. Tastefully done.


I picked up a set of HD mags from my amigo Fredo. 19" front and 16" rear. The stock 21" spoked wheel is coming off and so is the solid Fatboy rear wheel that HD put on their "custom" Sportys.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dirty Zees

I need a new headlight, the Z Bars I made are going up on the wall. The triple trees need to be polished or powdercoated but it all needs cleaned up.

Slippery Seat

For the makeover I need to do something with this seat. I'm thinking I just need to strip it down, add a little heat, and give it an lift towards the rear end. New cover and foam, the name Duane Ballard customs keeps popping into my dome...but I'm not that close yet.

Stock rear half

I got tired of the long hard tail. Time to hack it off and put this stock rear half back on! Getting the motor back in the frame in its stock location will help re align everything. Hmmm...a swing arm Sporty chop??

Jiggy with it!

This is my Sportster motor mount jig. Time to stop talking shit and get to chopping again.

My dog Feona

My house dog Feona an AKC Boxer. A friend at my last job gave her to me because his daughter was leaving for college and he didn't want her anymore. One of my best decisions was to bring her home. One of the best dogs I've ever owned.


Better to have it and not need it then to need it and not have it. You can never predict when trouble will come a calling, .40 cal manstoppers. Get the proper training, the proper permits, and know the law. Remember basic gun handling safety, never ever point a gun loaded or unloaded at anything you do not want to destroy. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.