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.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Workshop Wednesday 2015/2016 # 7

Preparation of putting the engine in the frame again. Still some small things to do but "engine meets frame" is very very soon. Can't wait to build this bike up again since I took it apart a year ago. Lots of photo's will help my memory...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Workshop Wednesday 2015/2016 #6

Very excited news: ITS ALMOST READY!!!! Ba Mo Tech finished the building of the 1967 Ironhead engine and we only have to wait for a new starter and fix the starterbolts (thinner and shorter for the new Hitachi starter) This engine will be better than it left the factory 48 years ago and hope it runs for an 48 years again.

Workshop Wednesday 2015/2016 #5

Last week my internet was dead, here WW#5, different projects: Sidecar for a customer and two coffee/saloon tables for the Misses. Different projects but very happy how they came together, hope you like them too. Hoodlum Designs for all your not common house furniture at your service.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Workshop Wednesday 2015/2016 #4

Ba Mo Tech is working hard on the engine, Cylinders/pistons in place, heads blasted and painted, new bolts everywhere, its gonna be a sweet reliable Ironhead! Stoked!

Another project came along, can't say a lot but it will be very "Sporty".

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Workshop Wednesday 2015/2016 #3

Ordered a new splined shifter on Ebay and within a week it was mounted on the engine, fast delivery from the States still excists. Made the old clutchcable fit the Universal Motocross clutch lever so I can use standard Harley-Davidson clutch cables from now on. Have to make some adjustments at the sprocket cover but thats another WW.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Workshop Wednesday 2015/2016 #2

Ba Mo Tech is working hard on the engine, gearbox installed, new shifter shaft, new bushings everywhere, new oilpump, new bearings/shims etc etc. This engine will run for another 48 years!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Workshop Wednesday 2015/2016 #1

Okay, lets start this serie again: Workshop Wednesday by Hoodlum Society season 2015/2016.

#1: Not a lot happened during the summer, just been riding a bit with the 1972 Ironhead to Axel and Herten (Germany), and our "own" show in Aarle-Rixtel. Got the speedometer calibrated with my iphone and solved the starting problems. Yes I managed to be out of gas again but I was in my driveway so it doesn't count....

Frame of the 1967 is ready for the engine. BA MO TECH is working hard to make it the best 1967 Ironhead in history, everything will be mapped and calibrated very precisely so it will be running for another 48 years.... Frame looks very good with a flat black powdercoat with a bit of flakes only to be seen in the sun. Placed some Old School Tioga headsetplugs to get rid of the holes under the seat, S&M BMX badge and grease nipple. Next are the headset cups, I keep you tuned every Wednesday.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

1972 Start problems solved!

Problems solved: It took a while to find "all" the problems but in the end it works fine now so I don't have to kick the bike anymore and just hit the button like an Internet Outlaw. Replaced the starter with the one from the '67 Ironhead, new Selenoid cause I cooked the other one, new selenoid rubber (new type) that will work way better. I made a spacer for the selenoid cause it was never gonna fit the starter housing, I really thought I "invented" something and made a bracket out of a Brembo brakebracket but when fitting the selenoid I found the "original H-D bracket" on the engine hahaha, so no patent pending... Replaced the wire by a shorter one and double insulated to be stronger. Bend the fork and bracket in the housing so they line up better and its all working now. Just hit the button and off we go.

Ironhead 1967 Projects is in full swing now.

The BIGest problem of my '67 engine was: EVERYTHING. Bigend with lots of play, even 10mm side to side, bend crankshaft, worn pistons in scratched cylinders with a "homemade" oilpump that was not working properly, and two different engine cases to top that of! So I bought two matching number cases on Ebay, two new cylinders in Pennsylvania, a new oilpump as well and BA MO Tech installed a new crankshaft and repaired all the Bigend bearings etc, so we are on our way to make this bike run for another 48 years....

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Problems solved.

Starter problems solved, the 1972 Ironhead can be started with the Kicker and Electric starter again. Replaced the selenoid, replaced the cracked starter wire, bend the fork back, new gasket and now its 100% again. Just in time for the Harley-Dag Aarle-Rixtel next Sunday August 30th.