Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Chaintentioner WL 1942 and Wheeldiscs


The BMX industry is full of amateurs, not a bad thing but when they think they make "something new" they are almost always wrong. No built in chaintentioners are not "new", check this 1942 Harley-Davidson Flathead. But on the other hand, BMX had these wheeldiscs in the '80's and now they are going to be popular in the Harley-Davidson chopper scene. I have these EMD's at home waiting to go on the '67 Ironhead.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WEEK #14 IRONHEAD: CASE CLOSED....OPEN!





Last step of the breakdown: CASE OPEN! What a mess, play on the crankshaft, heated sprockets, scraped case etc etc. Good luck BA MO Tech with the build. Everything is cleaned now and waiting for some new parts. BA MO Tech will be working on it after Carnaval.....

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Gearbox is out.









I know its easy to get the gearbox out but I had some trouble to get the clutch basket out, turn left to untighten the bolt and of course I tried to the RIGHT....problem solved so the 5 bolts holding the gearbox are out and gearbox came out with ease. Only a hole closed by silicone and in the bottom the tread is broken but hope BA MO Tech can fix that. To take the Kickstarter shaft out is another stupid H-D design fault, you have to take the engine bracket off to get the shaft out...but in the end I finished the job. Next is splitting the engine, clearn everything, go to the glasspearlblaster and bring all parts to BA MO Tech to make it a new engine again.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tank grafic mess arround.




Been checking what I should do with the tank grafics. Just did this one in Chrome. Don't know what to think about it yet.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

WEEK #13: REBUILD OF THE 1967 IRONHEAD




Finally I got the Compensator sprocket and primary chain off. I have to be honest to watch Youtube first which side I have to swing my homemade tool hahaha. To the front it is, easy. No damage to be seen so far. Chain looks like new, cleaned everything, bagged it up and next is the Clutch basket but I need a socket 39mm for that and thats not in my toolbox yet....

Gas cap details



I know its a imitation "spike" gas cap and not from the 60's but I like it anyway. The long allen key bolts were bordering me for the last 4 years and now I found some time to make them shorter so it looks nicer. New Hoodlum Stickers next.

Monday, February 2, 2015

WEEK #13: REBUILD OF THE 1967 IRONHEAD




Been building a Engine Stand for the Ironhead. All from scratch so not really pretty, but pretty cheap.
Next step is to remove the compensator sprocket with the new made tool and the clutch. Last few things and than the engine can go to BAMO TECH for an overhaul.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Keep it real: HARLEY-DAVIDSON


Restoring a bike can be done in different ways: a) Make it brand new with new parts (mostly made in China cause 47 year old NOS Harley-Davidson parts are hard to find and expensive. b) Use as many original parts you can restore and make them shiny or look like new again. Takes more time but I think it is way better and nicer than a "chinese new bike".

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Rock the house!

Took the ROCKers out today, cleaned everything, polishing tomorrow. Hope we can use these for the rebuild, not sure yet. Been polishing the rocker covers all morning, shitty job but they are looking spanking new again.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WEEK #12: REBUILD OF THE 1967 IRONHEAD




Oilpump doesn't seem to have problems, it was welded in the pest but no leaks to be seen. Hope its fine cause it costs about 800 bucks to replace the whole pump. Cams seems fine too, but thats just my opinion, we will replace the bearings even if they are in good shape. Yes its really a '67 XLH #2135 engine that came with the frame, all stamped parts I found so far are all from the best year of alltime: 1967.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Oiltank Pressure test and repair


I know, its stupid not to pressure test a gas or oil tank but sometimes you take the chance. Because I didn't weld the tank myself I didn't check it but after mounting the tank on the Ironhead it was leaking in one tiny spot. While the bike is totally taken apart I found the leak by blowing air in the tank and holding it into water so easy job. Tig welded the small leak and tested again: no more leaks so far.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WEEK #11: REBUILD OF THE 1967 IRONHEAD







Working hard on the Ironhead last few days, Frame is ready for Powdercoat and so are some parts. Took the cams out, the clutch and polished the primary cover and cam cover. Cleaned everything and bagged everything so its easy to find all the parts for the build up. All parts are from 1967 so far so its not really a "frankenstein" as I thought before. Primary chain was WAY TOO LOSE, don't even think someone ever checked that, even one bolt was missing at the adjusting post haha. No I never checked it either....

Friday, January 16, 2015

Week #4/5/6/7/8/9/10 REBUILD OF THE 1967 IRONHEAD




Lots of stuff happened last few weeks but no time to blog it. I welded the bottom of the "Bolt On" hardtail so it will be safer if I lose a bolt again... You can's see it from the top so it still looks like a bolt on. New Hoffman Bikes BMX Pegboss bolts with BMX nuts will be placed when it comes back from the powdercoater.

Licence plate holder, taillight, fender and sissybar are all ready for powdercoat, lots of filling holes and did some welds to make it a cleaner look. The last project before Powdercoat is the oiltank, it leaks on one spot so I will take care of that tomorrow, ran out of gas for the TIG welder this week...
Yes the first: OUT OF GAS is already a fact.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

KERSTSHOW: Eerst FRAU FRAGEN!

DECEMBER 20th 2014: GIGANTISCHE KERSTSHOW at Paul's Boutique / Hoodlum Society!
You are welcome from 11:00h - 18:00h for some drinks, food, surprises and free live band at 16:30h!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

AVY's New school bike



Spending money on  "school bikes" is not my thing, I never had a new school bike in my life and I don't blame my parents at all. I see kids destroying hundreds of dollar bikes in a few weeks so my kids are going to school on "indestructable BMX Bikes"... I spend $ 2,00 on this total bike, all parts are refurbished/welded/polished/re-bend etc so the only thing I used was a inner brake cable. An old "KHE PARIS FLATLAND" frame was used, cut out the cracked top and downtube and made it 1 inch shorter, sleeved it and welded it together, strong enough for a 5 year old.....I hope.