Friday, February 5, 2016

Workshop Wednesday 2016 #5

Brakepedal was junk all the time but I "repaired" it and it worked for a while. With the bike totally rebuild it is safer to install a new one. Easy to buy at Motorcyclestorehouse/BaMo Tech so while waiting I took a BMX Seatpost and made a spacer out of it for the brake pedal. Shimano DX pedal inserts will hold the spacer/brake pedal axle in place. And last but not least: a flat front tire...yes that was the last thing I didn't touch so now I had 100% of the bike in my hands.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Workshop Wednesday 2016 #4

Plumbing: Oil lines are installed, waiting for clamps but it will look pretty clean when ready. No more shitty "Braided" oil lines, just plain rubber will do the job. This is almost the last real big job to be done and than it will be placing the battery, clutch cable, exhaust, airfilter etc etc, well not really the last big job then.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Workshop Wednesday 2016 #3

Before I opened Paul's Boutique BMX I was saving money for a BUELL S3 Thunderbolt like you see in the picture. I liked the idea to have a fast "Harley-Davidson" to commute between house and work but it never happened. In 2003 I bought a Buell X1and till today I only rode about 5K km with it and its time to use it more. I will turn this motherfucker into a "bagger" with bags, backrest, GPS and a windscreen. I was looking for a windscreen on the internet and everything I saw sucked so I made one fram an old windscreen laying in the workshop. Need some finetuning but I guess I will like it, next up is a proper GPS, NO TOMTOM cause I hate that company! Guess it will be a Garmin.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Workshop Wednesday 2016 #2

These parts were replaced on the new '67 Ironhead engine, I can almost build another engine... Only missing a few parts....

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Workshop Wednesday 2016 #1

Chopper speedway is sooner than you think! Be ready, I AM! Beat me if you can, I don't care.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Last day of 2015!

2015 was not my best year but the last day was awesome! Biltwell Inc is going to support my "Harley-Davidson Racing career" in 2016 and today I received two boxes filled with the finest Biltwell Inc stuff. Beyond stoked I am with thiw care package and can't thank McGoo and Bill enough for their ongoing support. I will do my best to keep on promoting Biltwell in Europe as good as I can. Had to try the new GRINGO S helmet today, I never rode a bike on December 31st but my friend "El Nino" made it possible this time. 2016 will be a RAD year!

Workshop Wednesday 2015/2016 #13

Oiltank was a bit shiny so I sprayed a bit matt black over the flakes to match the frame, result is not too bad for an amateur. Last WW of 2015, thanks for following Hoodlum Society this year and hope you have an awesome 2016!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Workshop Wednesday 2015/2016 #12

Its a ROLLER again! Rolling Rolling Rolling.....Still something to do but its going faster than expected. Next up Oiltank and Battery. Keep them Ironheads rollin'!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Old School Sticker

This sticker from the 70's was always in my possesion and today I turned the "HONDA" text into "Hoodlum Society" and finally put it somewhere. It didn't fit the ribbed tank so I sticked it to the 1972 Ironhead so it has that 70's vibe again.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Workshop Wednesday 2015/2016 #12

Cleaned up the 1986 XLH1100 fork up and installed it in the frame again. It helps doing this for the 10th or so time, takes only a couple of minutes. Next up Headlight, Bars, Grips and electic.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Workshop Wednesday 2015/2016 #11

Let it snow! Preparing for the HARLEY & SNOW race in March 2016. New MITAS Snowtire installed, fits like a glove....well a tight glove it is. A few millimeters from the frame and chain, hope thats enough. If not I just cut the knobbies a bit. Wider tire is not an option so maximal traction I hope.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Workshop Wednesday 2015/2016 #10

Engine is in the frame, kinda heavy but did it the Old School way on the ground. Engine on some pillows and put the frame around the engine and placed the bolts in the rear, than the front and next the topmount. Everything went fine except my motor lift broke down so I had to fix that first hahaha.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Workshop Wednesday 2015/2016 #9

Racing numbers are ready, together with our sponsor logo's. Now it can rest for 3 months, wake up call MARCH 2016.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hoodlum Society Racing Team 2016

We like to thank our supporters for the 2016 season: BILTWELL INC, BAMO TECH and VANS!
This is a quick set up for the rearfender.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Workshop Wednesday 2015/2016 #8

The 1986 H-D Racer is almost ready. Made a frame for the Redmax polyester XR fender/seat from an old FIT BMX frame and now its time to make a race stand to make it easy for the mechanic (Ba Mo Tech). Placed some "Bobbins" and of course my standard wheel stand didn't work so had to cut two more FIT BMX forks for the headtube pipe and will weld it to the stand to make it higher. Extra bar for strenght, welding this week and off to the powder coater. Biltwell is on board for supporting the 2016 Harley&Snow and Liberator Chopperspeedway events, hope we can find some more sponsors.