Saturday, March 22, 2014

Where The Hell Is The Sun?

Once again it's been a while. Been F'ing cold so not much action in the shop, but things are SLOWLY on the warm up and I have been able to get at it a little. Been working on the mounts for the FXRD FXRT fairing, pretty much got things worked out so it will mount up nice and tight and still be relatively easy to pull of when I want to. I have come up with a whole new plan for the stereo deck, but that is gonna take some scratch to get going on, so I'm keeping that plan under wraps for now. The fairing itself is going to hold 2 6x9's and 2 yet to be determined tweeters, with a decent amp inside the fairing. I have a complete late model touring headlight not the LED mount in the fairing, and I am keeping my eyes open for a set of spot light pods to add on later. The fairing I have is a little rough, but I am going to have at it to see how decent I can get it to look. Being the cheap fuck that I am my intention is to paint all the sheet metal flat white, hit the fairing with bed liner to match the bags, then cut some bed liner flames onto the sheet metal to blend things together. It is what it is! Here are some shots of the bracket work, I should be able to get some more up soon.

I run the 2" tank lift, that is what you see right behind the top tree. 

A little welding and fab work to get the bracket solidly mounted, she be ready to go.

Made these two pieces up to run straight back from the lower mount to the lowest hole yo see on the frame 2 pics up.

To be continued............

Also got my new Digital Adjustable Ignition installed, took the old one out the was flopping around in here somewhere, whiz wheeled a bunch of material out of the area and made it fit so all I have to do is pop the cover off to make an adjustment........easy.... cheezy .....

 This cover will get some work soon as

Monday, November 4, 2013


1000 HP 81 Trans Am, done almost completely by the owner. Intercooled Twin Turbo 455, shut the hood and you'd never know any better.

Harpoon Brewery Barbeque & Beer Fest.  FATTEN UP!!!!!!

Twisted awful cell phone shop shots, Drunk! PBR IS MY FRIEND! SHOVELHEAD! HOARDING!


Thursday, July 25, 2013


So I am pokin along on the path to my what I am planning to be the best Dyna I can build. This is a long process,  the budget is LIMITED!!! shop time is limited, and this is my daily ride so down time in the summer is a no-no. Almost everything I have done to this bike has been with either used parts, or re-habilitated crashed parts. I built the detachable bag set up from a bunch of odd ball parts including a set of old Heritage Softail leather bag supports and a diced up set of crashed detachable backrest plates. The bags are crash parts as well, with a sweet coat of bedliner to mask all the little flaws.  I have most of the chassis stuff done as you can see from the pics in the past here. I still have a set of newly rebuilt FXDX adjustable forks to install, but I need to puchase a bearing installer/remover for my front wheel bearings to complete the job. I have a set of Harley/Brembo calipers that will be installed at the same time with the larger Touring style floating rotors and the larger master cylinder. That will pretty much do it for this year. The total plan at this point is to install the FXRD fairing I have, with a late model Touring stereo system in it. This fairing is going to be designed on modified HD factory bracket, but will be made to be easily removeable, just like the bags. Also I am gathering the parts and cash to do a 113 inch kit in the motor. I have the pistons, rods, flywheels and heads, need to get the cam chest taken care of and the cases bored for the bigger spigots. Once I am at that point it will be the FXD SUPERDUTY in my mind.

Enough is a pic sequence of the bag set up I built. Been running it for 2 years, and it has held up nicely. Hopefully I can make the fairing just as simple to ditch.

                                         As I ride it most of the time.

                                          Tear the seat off......

                                          Grab the bag set up.....

                                           Drop it on and clamp on with the Detachable locks,
                                           and plug in the Aux lighting.

                                           Throw the couch cushion on.......

                                         I have two soft bags to slide on to the backrest depending
                                         on how much shit we need to pack for the ride.
                                                And here it is ready to rock for a weekender
                                                or what ever. Keeps the wife happy on
                                                the back and I can still rip it all off for a beat
                                                run if necessary.