100 cubic inch drag knuckle. UL wheels, custom cylinders, 16:1 compression, fuel injected, 2-speed gearbox. Built by Stan Dishong and Terry Hines of Vallejo, California. Shown being started with an Indian Twin - Hot Rod Magazine Jan. 1960.
So after procrastinating on making the last few sets for too long I have decided to stop making the Fifty's mid peg mounts. Partly due to not having time and partly to help a brother out. I have, and will continue to refer anyone wanting mid peg mounts to Fingers from www.deathscience.com. This guy has the skillz and makes what looks like a dam nice set of stainless mids. Go check out Fingers Chop Shop and buy some stuff.
If you happened to notice the wonderful art work on the top of the page then you may have noticed the signature in the bottom right corner. I set George on a mission to create a portrait of me in my finest state, working hard on my labour of love, focused on the task at hand and portraying my determination and skill as a craftsman. I think he nailed it perfectly. In all reality I asked him to recreate this small drawing i came across in an old knucklehead manual.
And this was the masterpiece he came up with.
Although I've never met the man in person, he seemed like a hell of a guy. If you need anything drawn up or want some groovy artwork to dress-up that boring apartment, hit George up. He just got a new website up and running. check him out www.gorgeousgeorgeart.com
Cool shit going down in Phoenix in a couple weeks. Wishing I could be there. Congratulations to Ryan (The proud father of these two bastard choppers) and Jeremiah (3 years in business). To everyone going, have a fun and safe weekend!
Mark Drews UL chopper. Every god damn detail. I think this may be my favorite bike of 2011. So inspired by Marks work. He is extremely talented and has an amazing eye for style. I can't remmeber who I stole the pics from but I give full credit. I think it may have been Chico Moto.
So I've really been having the itch to create something lately. Seems like all I've been doing for the last while is cleaning and refurbishing old parts. So I was delighted when My good friend Jordan called and asked if I wanted to help him bend up a sissy bar for his chopper he's building. It felt really god to get the creative juices flowing again and knock the dust off the fab tools.
I picked up a 1938 UL motor from a guy in Ohio. Right now i'm just waiting for parts to get here to put the rotating assembly together and then Loco and i will button up the bottom end.
The cases on 36-39 big twins have a sprocket and pinion race that doesn't permit line-honing, the fix is to machine out the extra steel so a later bearing race will push through. So, i took the left side over to Sluggo's Garage and we drilled the steel webbing out a million times and then i hand finished it with a file and die grinder. (if anyone reading this is a machinist, just close your eyes and skip to the bottom)
I just fnished up a few copies of the great old out-of-print manual. Almost 200 pages of full operation, maintenance, breakdown, rebuild and assembly. Such an awesome manual. Available in the store, $25 shipped to cont. North America.
Hope everyone had a safe and happy new years. I thought i'd share a few pics from the Fifty's Haze new years bash last night. As you can tell from the first pic, i wore my favorite vest and best shorts. The wife really got dolled up as well.
Robin, always a fan favorite with the ladies.
And of course Dirk at 6pm. This is why you are not supposed to drink buddy.