Friday, March 27, 2015

WEEK #20: REBUILD OF THE 1967 IRONHEAD



Lots of stuff happened since last update but no time for updates. Here update Week #20. I will replace the rear drumbrake, sprocket and brakepads. It was about time....

Twin Air Dual stage Air Filters for the 1967 Ironhead


































Again Twin Air did a great job making some custom Dual Stage Air Filters for my '67 Ironhead. Just a simple drawing and the guys in Veghel Netherlands know what to do. Thanks Pieter and Leo  for the nicest Harley-Davidson filters ever made.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Liberator show Aarle-Rixtel 28 March 2015.



As you can see this is my favourite "Car & Motorcycle Photo spot". Cleaned the bike, some touch ups, so its ready for the "Liberator Show" next weekend in Aarle-Rixtel.
Saturday we also have our BMX Event called: MINI FATJAM (#25 this year!) and in the evening we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of PAUL'S BOUTIQUE BMX HARDWARE STORE with Mooon playing at OJA Aarle-Rixtel, you are all invited. Sunday we will have 2 bikes at the Liberator show, well maybe 3 if I can find someone to take the Buell for a 800 meters ride.....

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Chrome won't get you Home....



Chrome won't get you Home, but at least I'm gonna try. New chrome exhaust clamps for the 1972 Ironhead installed this morning. Also new bracket for the ignition switch, painted the battery cover so the bike is ready for some more testrides this week, the sun is out again!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

IRONHEAD 1972 READY FOR SEASON 2015







First ride of 2015 with the 1972 Ironhead in new look. You can call it a SOA bike, a Bobber, a Chopper, A piece of shit, a Stealth bike, or whatever you want but its just "Hoodlum Society BIKE B". Some finetuning and for its ready for the Liberator show 28/29 March in Aarle-Rixtel, Harley Show Helmond a week later and KKF early June. Engine from the 1967 is at BA MO Tech but won't make it before summer I guess.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

FINALLY SOLD THE SX125 2-STROKE HARLEY-DAVIDSON: NO MORE FRAU FRAGEN!


When I bought this 1974 Harley-Davidson SX125 2-Stroke in brand new condition I was in Heaven and thought to sell it for a million bucks. 3 years later I'm glad to have my money back, don't know why there was no millionair interested in this brand new 41 year old bike but maybe it was just cause it was made in Italy by AMF Harley-Davidson.... Eventually it went to GERMANY so the guy asked his wife this time. SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD so NO MORE FRAU FRAGEN!

Ironhead 1972 makeover almost ready.

Preview of the 1972 Ironhead, total frontside makeover, like it or not, this is the way it stays, for now...

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.