Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shed a little light


Seems the previous owner of this Hurst Airheart mc was using it to smuggle little bits of crack. Sneaky.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Narrow mini apes for sale

This set is on sale here!

-stainless 1" .120 wall dom
-3.5" mounting, 1/2" 13tpi
-10.5" height, 29" total width, 8.5" wide between top bends.

Contact me at roche.special.79@gmail.com if you're interested. Thanks!

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bars for sale

These bars are on/for sale here.

You can contact me at roche.special.79@gmail.com with any questions.

EDIT: the multi bend rabbit ears and turn down apes are sold.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Use what you have

Decided to modify a Biltwell cast stainless seat bracket.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Please forgive the packing tape.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010


Some new design bars are in thew works.


"In the not too distant future wars will no longer exist... but there will be ROLLERBALL."

Um, yeah... not quite sure about that. I remember seeing this movie as a kid and not really getting it.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lathe trans

Shawn busted his ass getting a bearing/seal replaced in the Hendy lathe. She'll be up and running this afternoon.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Before and after

This is how they come.

This is after. Slight recess for the o-ring and cap decoration.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Z-bar fixture

Man, it sucks making z- bars. Trying to make clean repeatable cuts in tubing so the angles measure up nice was a pain in the ass with a chop saw and angle grinders.

Well, we finally have a Bridgeport in the shop so I made an adjustable fixture that just pops into the mill's vice. Now the angles will be much quicker to make exact... over and over.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

New shop truck

We're lucky if this 4000 lb. Fork truck doesn't fall through to the basement. It'll certainly save the lower back from unnecessary lifting.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jack chop

I know, I know, Halloween is over. This was put to my attention a year ago and it still makes me laugh. Must be because I'm from Woostah, you fackin' retaahd.

Music post 2: Do the Du

Music post 1: Deluxe

The video is a bit dated but the music still holds strong.

Chewing up time

It always amazes me how long it takes to lathe up some bungs when my backstock runs dry. I enjoy doing it but it certainly doesn't help pay the bills.

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Tank for sale

Narrow sportster tank, rubber
mounted, fuel bung to be added to buyer's specs. Contact me at roche.special.79@gmail.com for price and more pics.

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2 out of 5 ain't bad

5 rotor bolts, 1 snapped ez-out, a bit of heat, and some cutting/grinding.

1.5 hours of labor, all to sell a run of the mill 16" cast 9 spoke rear wheel for $40. I'm stupid.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Turn down narrow apes...

... in stainless.

Help needed

From the Haints Co-op blog:

Anyone that was at the Lone Star Rally and was at Yaga’s last night, we need your help. Chris Callen- editor- of this magazine lost his camera bag. It is very important that we can get this bag back in his hands. If you know where it is, please contact Chris at cyclesource69@comcast.net right away. His business card is in the bag.

Swap in North Charleston

Check it out!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Laying out Hugh's stepped down t-bars. Just waiting on some stainless bungs to finish things up.

Drag barrrz

Monday, November 1, 2010

Jason's tz bars...

... are done. Hope you dig 'em Jason. The dead on front pic makes them look like they flare apart, but they don't. It's camera trickery.

Process: GME mods

I don't usually like to cut/mod nice vintage tanks, but Ryan just wants to move the petcock on this low tunneled GME. I'll add a frisco petcock of the back of the tank tomorrow.