Friday, February 26, 2010

Jose de Miguel

A good read for builders starting their first couple of chopper projects. Lots of good information and photos to go with them. I'm glad I picked it up. The author is a well known chopper builder and rider from the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico! Knowledge is power!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Off to UPS

My Sporty frame in the trunk and on the way to UPS. The frame is going to Elswick Cycles for a rigid rear half. I can't wait to get it back. The quality of Robert's work is apparent in many of his products from frames to oil tanks.

No nonsense chop

From the Knucklebuster site. A no nonsense chop built to ride, stripped down with nothing on it but the essentials. My Sporty is being built keeping the same ideas in mind. Look closely and build your chops the same way.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


One man's trash is another man's treasure. Got these from a friend for a price no one would refuse. Biltwell chumps shortened on the ends saves me some cutting. It was mounted on a shovelhead chop with wide glide trees. My friend switched over to Z-Bars, go figure. I think they'll look OK on my narrow glide Sporty trees.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Quality Tools

You have to have quality tools that last. I went over to the Home Depot and picked up this 4-1/2 inch grinder by DeWalt. It has a 3 year warranty. The Makita had a 1 year warranty. I didn't even bother picking up the $29.00 Ryobi.

I've used and abused DeWalt tools for years when I worked as a welder for the U.S. Navy, the Steel Industry, and for defense contracts. Plus I was tired of borrowing my friend's grinder. Now I have one I can call my own. I love this thing and its going to come in handy for my Sportster build.