Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Front End

So I got the front end on this past weekend.  Might have gone a little far with mounting the bars but I wanted to see.  It looks like I am going to have to have Frank shorten my forks but we will see once I get the engine back in and the wheels on.  Speaking of wheels I am still waiting on those to get back from the wheel guy.  That shit is really starting to get to me.  I am not 100% sure that the rims I had will lace to the hubs I had so I am waiting to hear so I can order the tires and tubes.  Once I get that I can get this bitch into a roller and start getting everything lined up and start so fab.  Tick Tick Tick

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Not as fast as I thought

Well, I here guys say all the time how their build took a lot longer then they thought and still for some reason I thought/hoped I would be different.  this build is starting a lot slower then I thought it would.  Fucking life will get you every time.  Oh well, still waiting on the wheels at this point but I did get a little done this week.  I cleaned up the neck.

 I also got the cups pressed in and the triple trees mounted.  

I have to figure out a way to get the seals back in on the forks then I can get them on there too.  long road ahead but it will be worth it.  Got a lot of parts in the mail this week.  Got the brakes I ordered from Fab Kevin and the bungs I ordered from Bung King.  Just need to get a Tig Welder and I will be set, or maybe I could get away with an oxy acetylene setup.  What do you all think? I know how to weld with both,  I got a buddy with a TIG and I could tack up at my place and take to his place for final welding.   Input would be nice.  Couple more weeks.  Sorry it couldn't be better, hopefully soon.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


So last week I decided that I was going to do this build in my own garage.  Several things went into this decision and hopefully it works out.  Now I will be able to work on it whenever I get some time.  I have a one car garage in a townhouse/apartment so not much to work with but it is better then nothing.  I also have to share space with bins of stuff we think we still need but really could probably just get rid of.

I did not get much done on the bike this weekend but I did use the time to make a few things for the garage.  I have been wanting to redo the work bench I had made and I needed to make a table for the bike build (didn't really like spending several hundred dollars on a lift at the moment) so that is what went down.    My old man might not be a great metal worker but he is a great wood worker and some of his skills have been past on to me.  I know this was not to demanding but it would have been a lot more difficult if I had not learned a few things along the way.

For those that are wondering how will I get the bike down well when it gets to that point I will just use a ramp.  I dropped the wheels off with a buddy to get laced, hopefully those will be done soon so i can get this thing into a roller.