Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Workshop Wednesday #16: Biltwell Moto Goggles with Face Mask.

Biltwell moto goggles are awesome, I never liked to ride with goggles on choppers but after seeing Rouzer Rob, Keith Mulligan, McGoo and others riding the EDR with them I kinda dig them now. Very comfortable and keeps dust/rain/mud out of my contact lenses all the time. These anti-fog lenses are really working and today I fitted an Oakley Face Mask from the early 80's. You might not know these face masks but they were the 70's full face helmets in Motocross and BMX. The Oakley is using the middle hole in the Biltwell goggle frame and made two new holes to a perfect fit. The Scott Face mask will fit the two outside holes and need some adjusting on the inside ones, no big deal. I rode these masks in the 80's and will ride with them again in the near future. Biltwell goggles in stock now in Silver, White or Black frames and dark replacement lenses are on its way from the Biltwell headquaters.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Truck of the day

If I'm going to be a Trucker again (used to be a trucker in the Army) this will be my truck: SCARY!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Thanks McGoo!

Thanks McGoo for an awesome week in California, we had a very good time, hope to see you soon!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Workshop Wednesday #15: Duane Ballard Leather custom works.

Today I dropped off my seat for the 72 Ironhead at Duane Ballards workshop in Lake Elsinor Ca. Duane is a master leather worker doing seats for big names in the Chopper world but also for unknown builders like us. His work is the best so this modified Biltwell Pan is in good hands. It won't be ready tomorrow but its worth the wait, for the time being I picked up a Biltwell Slim seat at the Biltwell office today.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Truck of the day.

Truck of the Day: found this one in Oceanside City Ca. parked at the beach, its HUGE! Like it or not.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Happy 40th Birthday Big Island!

Big Islands 40th birthday in Venice beach was a blast, its always good to hang out with Big, Mat Hoffman, John Povah, Chris Collins, Chris Moeller, Timmy Ball, Annie Collins and friends. Sorry for the short visit, we had a long drive to go to Temecula, we will catch up at Interbike.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Workshop Wednesday #14: Electroline 82 light

Bought a NOS Electroline Model 82 light from the FLAKEKINGS. This is excactly the right light for the 1967 Ironhead. Of course not street legal but I will make it work so the cops don't know what's wrong about it. I'm off to Los Angeles to visit Duane Balard for another seat, Biltwell for fresh parts, VANS for new shoes and more stuff if I still have some room in my bags. So we are closed from Friday 17th till Monday 27th of February. Have a good Carnaval/Holiday!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Pro-Lite BMX bike from 1983 restored by Hoodlum Society

This is a 1983 Pro-Lite (UK) BMX bike we restored this week, working on 5 more BMX bikes while it's way too cold to work on Ironheads. Luckily we fly to California next Friday to visit Biltwell, S&M, SNAFU, Duane Ballard, Kim Boyle etc and hope to get a sun burn! Closed from February 17th till February 27th.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Customer #0000001 is picking up his Powdercoat stuff soon.

Black is Back! Chrome won't get you Home etc etc hope Andy is happy with his stealth parts.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Workshop Wednesday #13: Boyd's Ironhead update.

Hard & Cold work paid off: Rear tire, fender struts, fender, cast wheel, taillight is looking better than before I think. A couple loose ends to complete this week and waiting for the snow to dissapear so I can go for a quick testride. Next up is the seatpan and brake pedal.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Drunken taillight by Hoodlum Society

"What shall we do with the drunken taillight? Early in the morning"
Don't know if its a winner yet, but I will put some velcro on the Pro-Tec drinking flask and stick it to the taillight and will see if it holds. Officer: thats extra fuel to bring me home...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Workshop Wednesday #12: New guitar for Boyds Ironhead.

The guitar (FENDER I mean) is painted with "Glitter spray from the Hema". This time I took my time and did it with patience.  A: Grinded, drilled, welded the fender and pre-fitted on the bike B: Little bondo and primer C: one layer of "putty" D: two layers of Hema Gold E: three layers of Hema Glitter and F: three layers of Hema clear coat: Total cost: Euro 35,00 for the whole paintjob! It's hard to make pictures of this, it makes the camera crazy with all that sparkling Hema Glitters...

Bubble visor bike

It took a couple of months but today I found a picture of the first copy of my bubble visor windscreen. This bike was exposed at the Verona show in Italy. I told you before: this is going to be the next hot thing!