Sunday, December 12, 2010

I needed to remove the old brake disc so I can get my wheel powdercoated. The previous owner that ran the wheel used red locktite. I used my trusty Mig welder and welded a bolt to the first bolt in the disc. The heat and bolt did the trick. Once I got the first bolt out, I welded them in a sort of daisy chain. Now I can powdercoat the wheel!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jiffy stand

Taking care of the little things like the jiffy stand. I took the stocker and cut off the foot of the stand then I went over to a friend's to use his Oxy/Acetylene torch to heat the stand where I had it marked and gently persuaded it to bend in a vise with my trusty 4 lb. hammer. It came out perfect.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Klubfoot's 650 Chopper

One of the nicest XS650 choppers out there. Simple and built to eat up the miles! The flame job is pretty nice too!


Got my MIG welder running and jumped back on my Sporty build. I think I'm going to call this bike SLO-MO, slow like molasses! I have to get my fender mounted next, build a sissy bar, weld in bungs for my gas tank, and mounts for my oil tank and the frame should be ready for powdercoating!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Chopper recovered and back home!

Stolen chopper found by Law Enforcement, theif caught, owner happy! Life is good.

Friday, September 24, 2010

STOLEN Chopper

SCREW Thieves! Tie them naked to a tree and beat them with a rubber hose!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tank filler welded up

I relocated the filler on my sporty tank and had my freind Jimmy weld it up for me.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Our new family member!

This is Milo. He's an American Pit Bull Terrier registered with the American Dog Breeder's Association. He's only 4 weeks old in this pic. Great temperment, kids love him, very smart, and laid back. He's going to be a great pet and home guardian!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Gas Tank Progress

I removed the Triumph style filler neck from its stock location on my gas tank by filing down the weld on the inside of the filler. This left me with a clean hole to patch. I used Fredo's drill press and hole saw to cut a new hole at the top of the tank, Frisco style. I just need to cut out a new patch from sheet metal, weld that in and weld in the filler in its new location. I also need to relocate the petcock to the rear of the tank. I'll post pics when its all welded up.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Gas tank prep

I have a raggedy old Sporty tank knockoff made in Japan. Its actually a decent tank that needs a little love. I started sanding off the old paint so I can get the filler moved forward and the petcock bung moved to the rear Frisco style. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Air Cleaner mounted to CV

Bugeye Air Cleaner cleanly mounted to my CV carb via a Humptulip's machined air cleaner adapter.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Gas Tank

Japanese Sporty tank knock off. Heavier gage then the HD tanks. The filler neck will get chopped and moved forward and the petcock will be relocated to the rear, Frisco style. Then its off for paint.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Finised legs

Finished sanding and polishing the legs finally. I'm happy with them. Now to order some RaceTech springs, new seals, and fork oil!

Bugeye and CV carb adapter

I picked up this simple but cool looking Bugeye Air Cleaner at the Long Beach Swap meet last month. I'm running the stock CV carb that came with my Sportster. The A/C is drilled for a bendix carb. I kindly asked my freind DJ, from the great state of Washington, to see if he could machine an adapter for the A/C.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bars Gratis

My boss gave me these at work yesterday. I wasn't about to turn down free parts. They're in great shape too! I'm going to mock them up and see how they look on my build.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ironhead Tokyo, Japan

This is a chopper! The Japanese get it. Harley Davidson Ironhead. Perfect.

Leg polishing

Working on polishing the lower fork legs. Here's the right leg all shined up next to the left leg that I'm working on now. Hours of wet sanding to get them smooth, then a buffing wheel and some Mother's Polish.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Rocker boxes buttoned up

New rocker box gaskets, torqued to specs, ready to install into the frame so I can start mocking up the rest of the chop.

Sig Sauer

NAVSPECWAR Operators can't be wrong! Sig Sauer, one of the top combat proven firearms todate. This is the P220 in .45 ACP. BIG knockdown power in a DA autopistol. One of the best.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Kimber Pro Carry .45 ACP, 1911. When you own a Kimber, you own a quality gun!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bad Mother Scratcher!

Found this on the D-T-F-P blog. Bitchin' 1972 Ironhead Sportster owned by a gent in the U.K. called Zip and built by Benny Boneshaker Chopper builder extraordinare!

Friday, July 30, 2010

1200 Conversion

Completed the 1200 conversion this afternoon. New Cometic gaskets. 2004 HD 1200 cylinders, Wiseco 1200 dished Pistons for 2001 883 heads. The bore and stroke for the 2004 1200 jugs is the same as the bore and stroke for the 2000-2003 1200 Sportsters, 88.8 mm bore x 96.8 mm stroke (3.5" bore x 3.8" stroke), thanks for the info Crazy Horse Frank! I scored the SLIGHTLY used 04 jugs at the Long Beach Swap Meet for 40 bones! My freind JonnyRottn hooked me up with Wiseco pistons, used but barely. To me it looks unique with the bigger fins which means better cooling. Definately a budget 1200 conversion that should work well. Not a drag motor but enough to rapidly get out in front of the bus!

Honda Chopper

I needed to borrow a torque wrench and my freind Randy happened to have one. So he rides over with the wrench strapped to his Z-Bars on his cool Honda CB750 chopper in a garage built hardtail married to a stock CB750 frame. Foot clutch/Jockey shift, quick, nimble, dual front Tokico brakes, dual Tokico rear brakes, and loud enough to get a cager's attention when splitting lanes!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Front Brakes!

Respects to all the Cats that run front brakeless with those bitchin' spool hubs! But I think you guys are crazy! I'm thinking of using a Nissin front brake caliper. My amigo Matt Tobias gave me the run down on what year and model caliper and how to set it up for the 39mm Showa fork.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Work smarter, not harder!

When rebuilding your engine you need the proper tools to do the job right. Don't listen to your friends when they tell you that you can use your fingers to compress piston rings, get a piston ring compressor. If you have any old baked on gasket material get some good gasket remover spray to make it a little easier scraping off the old gasket. And don't forget a good torque wrench when putting that engine back together. Save time, save headaches, use the right tools!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Cool Tool

Found this on a the internet on a gent's build thread for his Ironhead sporty! Looks pretty self explanatory!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Ordered my gasket kit for my Sporty top end this morning. The name that kept coming up was Cometic! A little pricey but I don't think you should skimp on gaskets! I lucked out at the last LB Swap meet and scored a set of 1200cc Sportster cylinders that were hardly used (cross hatching from the factory hone is still visibly apparent!) for 40 bones! A woman had purchased a used 1200 Sporty but told the shop she wanted everything on the engine to be new so the shop removed some good parts for brand new ones! Little did she know that her motor was barely used. Hey, the customer is always right! Once the gaskets come in my motor is going back together!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Polished cam cover

Reworked my old cam cover and decided to polish it so it matches my primary and rocker covers. Its alot of work as I've already mentioned. 80 grit to knock down and big scratches and nicks in the aluminum, 120 grit to knock down the swirls left by the 80 grit, 220 directional wet sanding, 400, 600, then 1000 grit to get a smooth finish. Then a couple of cotton tee shirts and Mother's Polish. Voila, polished cam cover!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Creeper for Sale!

Built by Kutty Noteboom of Hippykiller Customs. Owner needs cash for a new Dyna! Asking $7K O.B.O.
Contact James
Cell: 702-328-9316

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Polished Primary

Finished polishing the primary and clutch cover. Tedious work but satisfying and I saved some bucks doing it myself. Next up is the cam cover.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


The primary chain tensioner is showing normal wear. I thought I was going to have to change it out but it looks like its got alot of life left. Not bad for 9 year old bike. I'm also going to polish the primary cover as well as the cam cover.

Scar removal

I decided to try to file down an old scar on my motor's clutch cover. The bike was laid down when a lady in a cage cut off my younger brother several years ago in Old Town San Diego. A Harbor Freight file and some elbow grease does the trick. I need to do more sanding and need to work up to 600 grit then polish on a buffing wheel and it will look like new!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

New polisher

Stopped over to visit my mom and dad this morning. My dad says he's cleaning out his garage. I spy this old grinder and plug it in to see if it works. Works better then most of the new machines being sold at Home Depot. My dad says, "Get that thing out of here!". I hardly ever disobey my dad. So grab the thing and throw in the back of my Honda. I'm going to replace the stone and wire wheel with buffing wheels! Thanks pops!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rear wheel mock up

Starting the mock up of my frame that I just got back from Elswick Cycles. I still need to figure out what kind of oil tank I want to run. I pretty much know that I want to run a fender from 7Metal West. I need to order some tabs and bungs for fender, oil tank, and gas tank mounts.