Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
They fit, real nice.
Everyone loves a 3/4 rear. Got to get the seat tee welded up, then the seat goes off to Chuck at the Saddle Shop. John.....get your ass up here and lets finish these tanks. T-minus 31 days till big mountain. Its gonna be a push.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Measure, remeasure, then measure again
Cut out the shaded sections.......
4 inches cut out on top and bottom, with a line connecting the two sections (front and back). Imagine the rear part of the tank just sliding forward. This keeps the gas cap and the bend of the top of the tank the same.
A few tack welds to hold it together
Perfect fit. Check out the pockets in the tank around the intake rockers. No interference. I hope the left tank fits this nice. I just finished cleaning it out and I think John's coming up on Sunday to go another round.
Friday, March 26, 2010
The Crocker Burnout Tee.........awesome.
The Twin Cam Board Track Racer Tee..... If you thought they just started making twin cams over the last decade, you're in for a surprise.
Order these and lots of other new great stuff at the Wheels Through Time Online Store.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
We're moving right along on this one. General mock-up is complete. adjustable rake sidecar front end is permanently on and raked out as much as itll go. I'm thinking 21" in the front and a big 16" drag slick on the back. I rebuilt the transmission yesterday and plan on setting up the foot controls soon. Still LOTS of motorwork to do. We're running 80" wheels and my buddy Moe is hooking me up with a radical Sifton cam. Who's got high compression 80" stroker pistons?
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Dry lakes racing. Where else can you jump out onto a dry lake any day of the week and put old bikes to their limits. This particular stretch is about 4 miles by 4 miles and about as smooth as glass.
The world coasting championships......kind of. This particluar stretch of road is just past Panamint Springs when leaving Death Valley. Imagine cutting off your ignition, then coasting for about 45 minutes. Nothing but the sound of wind and tires. Its way too much fun, a little dangerous, and a great way to save gas. Hell, half of your riding is up hill, and the other half is downhill, so you almost do about 200 miles a tank. Not bad for 3.5 gallon tanks and a linkert. The best part.....at the bottom of the hill is Panamint Springs. Coast in, have a couple of beers, then ride out.
50 miles from nowhere, deep inside Death Valley National Park, lies Darwin, CA. Once California's largest city, today you'd never know its there. This photo was taken about 10 miles from Darwin, on a 40 mile dirt road through the desert. Our buddy Napa Dave has a "winter home" there. Actually, its more of a remote party spot way back in the boonies.
Monday, February 22, 2010
There's something about the adjustable rake hydraglide fork...... Its a great way to give a little bit more attitude to any stock bike or hydraglide bobber. I spent an hour or so digging up parts for this one...old black tins, original paint trees, raw legs.
Destination -- dual carb pan bobber.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Found behind a brick wall in a Chicago apartment building in 1967........the one and only Traub. Dated to 1916, no evidence of exactly when/where it was built or who built it. 80-inch sidevalve w/ a 3 speed (HDs first sidevalve, 3spd, 80" was in 1936!!!)
The bike is an inspiration. If you haven't seen it....stop on by.