Not typically my type of event but it was on "bucket list" of motorcycle stuff. That and being in the DC area for 3 years now and being active duty I felt it was time to go hang out with thousands of other bikers. Did not really see any of my style of bike there, lots and lots of baggers. With a lot of folks riding in from hundreds of miles away the baggers make sense.
Anyway, this was a very humbling experience. The sitting in the Pentagon parking lot for 5 hours sucked but that was all quickly forgotten when I started rolling and saw a sea of proud americans out to say thanks and support such a great cause. I actually got a little misty eyed at one point ( I know I am a fucking pussy). I came across two younger girls that hand a sign up that said "Thanks for our freedom." It just hit me, nice to see there are people out there that give a fuck and will take some time out of there lives to say thanks.
This might not be your type of thing but if you are into motorcycles, proud to be an american, and thankful for the your freedom to go get on your bike and ride where every you want, then I suggest adding this to you "bucket list." You will not be disappointed. Here are a few pictures I took. I didn't take any while riding. One of my buddies had his girl with him so I let her take the pictures. Still waiting to get those.
Monday, May 23, 2011
So I had a decision to make about the upper motor mount. I really wanted to mount the coil between the cylinders but I wanted to make it out of round stock. Well, I fucked with a few different options that I thought of but nothing seemed to look right with the round stock and the coil. So my buddy Jimmy hooked me up with a stock style mount. So I used that and built off of it. I fabbed up a stock style mount to go off the frame. Then I used the mount I got from Jimmy and modified part of it so that I can build a coil mount. Here you go here are some pictures.
So here is the start of the coil mount. I will trim down the part attached to the motor so the up right part sits closer. I am also not 100% set on putting the switch there. Thinking about trying to find somewhere else to mount it or to run no keyed switch and just a flip on/off switch somewhere. What do you all think?
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Well got the fishtail tips welded on. Talk about a pain in the ass. I ordered them off eBay and it said the pide was 1 3/4" OD. Sweet same as I am using, just cut the straight to the length I need and weld them together. Well, got them and it was 1 3/4" ID. Mother fucker, more time getting this to work. So I had to take a piece of each straight and cut them and squeeze one end to get it to cone down to 1 3/4 OD. Turned out okay, still kinda pissed I had to do it and I am not 100 percent happy with how it turned out. Still need to clean everything up and get the mounts done. Here are some pictures