Friday, September 26, 2014

1967 Ironhead break down almost ready

Building stuff is not really hard, I think its harder to break down a bike. I tried to take as many pictures as I could so I can check where everything was sitting and I hope I can still read my greasy handwriting in a few months. Next week I take out the rest of the engine, fork and rearwheel and start welding all the holes in the frame and clean it up for powdercoat. No color decision yet, asphalt Black or gloss black is the choice right now but I can go with silver too.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Dodge Ram Front brakes

Had some problems with overheated brakes in Austria last summer so I had to figure out why: 1 left brakepiston got stucked in the caliper so it was hitting the brakepad and pushing it to the disc all the time. Ordered some new kevlar coated pistons and new disc and Hawk brakepads to be sure everything is fresh again. Pistons in and out took a while, righthand side took half an hour. Some bleeding going on tonight so the brakefluid DOT 3 is fresh and we can drive safe for another 6 years.