Monday, December 31, 2012

Propellerhead Aviation

Hung out for a few days messing around in my brother's hangar while i was in Florida.  Got to go up a few times with him too, and snapped a couple photos...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Xmas Vacation

Went down to Florida for the holidays... Christmas was good, hanging out for the rest of the week and helping my bro work on some airplanes...

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bratty Sissy

Picked up some rod stock today and got started making a sissy bar for the xs brat.  Got a sweet tail light to use on the sissy instead of that played out model A.  Gonna mount the license plate on the bar too so that nothing will be hanging off of the side of the bike... Made some good progress so far.  After this is finished i should be able to get started with the paint!

Monday, December 17, 2012


Just got the frame for the mid 60s triumph bonneville back together after rebuilding the forks and fitting the hard tail.  Bike has stock cone style wheelset.  Debated alot about running a sporty front fork setup, narrowed with a spool... But decided to keep it a little more triumph... Should be a fun bike.  Soon as I get my new welder its gonna be full speed on this...

Motor is almost finished too.  Should be back from Uncle Stevie soon...

Wheelie Exhaust

Finally got the exhaust for the XT500 fitted and got all the leaks stopped.  This exhaust was way too expensive to have to re-bend pipes to get it to fit right...   Sometimes you dont get what you paid for.... But even more of an excuse to DIY.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

XT 500 Wheelie Pipes

Bought a set of new pipes for the xt500 to try and get ride of the huge stock pipes.  Definately will shed about 10-15lbs off the bike..  The pipes look great!  Stainless tig welded pipes.  Putting them on is a different story... I can get the head pipe on but the rest of the exhaust fits like dog shit.  Trying to figure out what happened... I should have just made my own set, but i wanted to get this thing on the road for the winter so i splurged and got a set... mistake. 

Anyways... contacting the company to see what to do... in the meantime i think im gonna but a headpipe off fleabay and make a set myself... *sigh*.