Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Well, all of my friends are anyway. I was holding out hope that I'd make it up at least for Friday...but the wife's out of town on buisness, & I'd feel like a real tool rolling up in the Caravan with the four young uns' in tow. So, I'm asking my friends that are going to keep an eye out for a few things. Well one of two things actually. Either this:
Now, the bottom one I can get pretty much all day on ebay for $180 shipped. The top is harder to come by...but if you see either shoot me a text 334-315-1876 & we'll talk about it. I wish I was going. Yet again being a responsible parent is affecting my social life. I wouldn't trade it for anything. Have fun my brothers & sisters! Oh, & congratulations to my homies the Inbreds RC for getting into the Alabama C.O.C. I used to have one of those patches but alas, it was turned in when I turned in the others. Proud of y'all!
|KR style bolt on hardtail fits '67-'78 XLH-XLCH|
|Santee/V-twin bolt on hardtail fits '57-'78 XLH-XLCH|
Monday, October 1, 2012
Choppers man. Fuck. They keep you on your toes. As I said in my last post, I've killed 2 AGM batteries in 1 year. It could possibly be that I have a draw somwhere in my wiring...but I've been reading up on trickle chargers lately. You see, for the longest time I've been using a trickle charger on my batteries when I'm not riding. Now, from what I've read that's all good on a lead acid battery that needs to be maintained...but AGM & gel cell batteries are "maintanence free" as in once the acid is in them you don't fuck with em'. You see, a typical lead acid battery can discharge as 30% or more of it's charge in a month just sitting. But AGM/Gel cells are only using around 3% in that time...now of course temperature changes can cause that to be more or less. So apparently if your using a trickle charger that is putting out 2amps, even going into a float mode, it can overcharge and kill a good battery. They make special trickle chargers for AGM/Gel cell batteries that put out between 900mil amps to 1.5amps to keep from cooking them. The trickle charger I've been using is a Yuasa(not a cheap Wal Mart or Harbour Freight) supposedly a "smart" trickle charger...only puts out enough to keep the battry at full charge. Should be fine. Well, when I put a new AGM battery on it the "charging" light came on...I let it sit for a bit, still said "charging"...took it off & hooked it to my full size charger on full charge setting & the "charged" light came on....tried it on the float charge setting, still says "charged" & reading the correct Volt/Amps. Hmmmmmm....could I have been cooking these wonderful batteries while thinking I'm doing what's best for them? I'm thinking fucking maybe. I know it's not my badass Cycle electric Genny, I rode 2hrs home with no battery & the headlight/brakelights working. They would dim when stopped, but it kept the bike going. Oh by the way, I was 97mi from home when I left Conte Kustoms at 5:22pm on Sat. I got home at 6:28pm...on a dead fucking battery. Who was hauling ass? This guy! Here's some more pics of me wrenching.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
I know I've been slacking on posts, sorry. I have been busting my ass on this '71 engine I picked up. Have it completely torn down with the cases split. While working on it I've got some ideas as to how I want the end result. Heres some pics borrowed to share my ideas.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
So the last ride I took my rear brakes gave out 5mi from home. Luckly I run a front brake. Turns out 30yrs is the lifespan of a stock brake line...I'm sure the vibration from being on a rigid didn't help.
|The switch junction, this part of the line is still slightly connected.|
|The other side completely seperated.|
|I had these Russell lines from my old duel front brake set up.|
Thought I'd use them with the three way junction, but it was too cluttered.
So I just used one, but what to do about a switch?
|I have some of these handlebar brake switches from some old Hondas.|
|Made a bracket to mount the switch to my brake pedal adjusting bolt.|
|Everything nice and small and it works.|
Nothing beats a free brake line/switch set up when you're broke.