Thursday, January 29, 2015


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.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Oilpump doesn't seem to have problems, it was welded in the pest but no leaks to be seen. Hope its fine cause it costs about 800 bucks to replace the whole pump. Cams seems fine too, but thats just my opinion, we will replace the bearings even if they are in good shape. Yes its really a '67 XLH #2135 engine that came with the frame, all stamped parts I found so far are all from the best year of alltime: 1967.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Oiltank Pressure test and repair

I know, its stupid not to pressure test a gas or oil tank but sometimes you take the chance. Because I didn't weld the tank myself I didn't check it but after mounting the tank on the Ironhead it was leaking in one tiny spot. While the bike is totally taken apart I found the leak by blowing air in the tank and holding it into water so easy job. Tig welded the small leak and tested again: no more leaks so far.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Working hard on the Ironhead last few days, Frame is ready for Powdercoat and so are some parts. Took the cams out, the clutch and polished the primary cover and cam cover. Cleaned everything and bagged everything so its easy to find all the parts for the build up. All parts are from 1967 so far so its not really a "frankenstein" as I thought before. Primary chain was WAY TOO LOSE, don't even think someone ever checked that, even one bolt was missing at the adjusting post haha. No I never checked it either....

Friday, January 16, 2015

Week #4/5/6/7/8/9/10 REBUILD OF THE 1967 IRONHEAD

Lots of stuff happened last few weeks but no time to blog it. I welded the bottom of the "Bolt On" hardtail so it will be safer if I lose a bolt again... You can's see it from the top so it still looks like a bolt on. New Hoffman Bikes BMX Pegboss bolts with BMX nuts will be placed when it comes back from the powdercoater.

Licence plate holder, taillight, fender and sissybar are all ready for powdercoat, lots of filling holes and did some welds to make it a cleaner look. The last project before Powdercoat is the oiltank, it leaks on one spot so I will take care of that tomorrow, ran out of gas for the TIG welder this week...
Yes the first: OUT OF GAS is already a fact.