Posts tagged: found

4 Hour Miracle

So I’m out last Thursday night hangin with the Motorcycle Cult. Just as I’m maybe a mile away, the bike starts making some evil noises when I close the throttle. Turns out I seriously dodged an engine destroying bullet! My damn exhaust valve in my rear cylinder dropped the seat. Somehow by luck or chance, the dropped seat was actually perfectly caught by the valve as it tried to close. Even better, the pushrod just hung there. Didnt pinch or bend or snap or anything. That was Thursday. Saturday morning I got up at 6Am and did 600 miles int Wisconsin with Drunkle Evan! Here’s my 4 hour miracle on Friday afternoon.

3PM: Bike on lift. Took off pipe. Valve clearly stuck. Called Gator.


3:30PM: Cylinder removed and I am clearly fuct but piston and cylinder are 100%!


4PM: Realized “Shit! I have a donor motor sitting on the bench!” Yanked the head off and texted a pic to Gator for his blessing before proceeding.


5PM: Drank coffee. Made piece with wife. Found an unused top end gasket set and reassembled rocker on new head. She’s looking pretty.

7PM: Head and top end reassembled. Pipe remounted. Readjusted pushrods. Everything torqued properly (thanks again Gator). Dropped it off the lift and after a couple primer kicks – she was up an running once more. Road around maybe 20 miles that night and called it a done deal! By 11Am the next morning I was 200 miles from home and still running strong.

Z-Bars Ruling the Nation

Found this pic a while back. I was never the biggest fan of Z-bars until I saw this sweet machine. I’m digging it but I think its gotta be the z-bar & springer combo that really kills it. NOTE: I’ve regretfully decided not to post a pic of my z-bars cause they’re looking like ass on my shovel. chopper blog.

Swap Meet Grabs

Got up early and dragged myself out to the Swap in Anoka. They opened the doors a little early and I slipped in with the old heads. Scored some cheap necessities and I think I found a good local used parts friend in one of the vendors. Picked up a complete midset pegs/ brake pedal set up and a polished open-primary alternator cover for $20 bucks. I even rummaged up a a little chromed front air scoop (Drag style). Maybe it will end up on the shovelhead project but that remains to be seen. It’s still early. If you were on the fence about going… go. Still some good stuff on the tables when I left.

chop swap

Video Courtesy of FTWCO

Found this via Kemosabe and the Lodge this morning. A great little short to celebrate the beauty of recklessness.

FFFound ~ Doom @ Bearded Lady ’09

Yup – lookin’ around today and totally found an eagle eye shot of Doom munchin’ on some pizza! Ah!!!! I was under the impression that dudes diet consisted solely of LSD and children. Apparently… I was wrong.

Zac – catch up with you tomorrow.