Welcome technophobes, grease monkies, and motorheads
Welcome to a new'ish' site written by and with the imput from people who,s brains are so full of;
Technical abillity, Insane ideas, and the love of wierd and wonderfull shit, that there is no time in their over stressed brains for "CRAP" like spelling and punktuation.
Sunday, 3 March 2013
It is an 80 cu,in.stock motor with a 'B' grind cam. 4 speed tranny,kick and electric start an a squeamish beagle carb. I cut the front fender from a stock FLH one, the rear is an aluminum spare tire cover from an 80's chevy van. I cut it with a hacksaw and filed the corners by hand. It has a belt final drive with an early evo style wet clutch setup (and a skateboard wheel belt tensioner) Actually the skate wheel is just there to keep the top of the belt from rubbing on the inner primary (not the right one for a belt but it worked out). I got the bike in trade for a 1971 ford f-100 pickup truck. the bike had been sitting not running for a few years when i got it. It was in ratty condition. Some elbow grease and polish went a long way in making it look good along with some rattle cans of flat black paint.I decided to do a low budget rework cause you can't give a shovelhead away over here,yuppies are scared of them and wont buy them cause they think they are junk. Plus, I'm a cheap fucker!! Low budget was key to getting my money back on it.
Hope your keeping a firm grip,and remember,,rubber side down! Clay
I love bikes that are built in sheds with minnimum tools. I also love bikes built in machine shops. but i really appreciate bikes that are formed from blood sweat and angle grinders.
So can If you could send me pictures of your builds that would be great.
Cheers. Mr Oily