Friday, October 15, 2010

A good friend and his good luck

A really good buddy of mine went down about a  month ago, he was jamming home after a very hot and very long day on a roof when some asshat decided to pull an improptu left, the person in front of him slammed on brakes and he just had no time to react.
Multiple broken wrist bones, a wrecked bike and a re assessment of whats really important. He's tough as nails so he  shook it off, gave his family a huge hug and decided it was time for the bike to get a complete re-working anyway.
He promptly dropped it off at the compound for the royal treatment and told me to feel free to change everything but the frame and drive line. fuck!
I'm stoked that my buddy is here safe and healthy to ride whatever it is that we proudly build for him.

Making a Wassel a little taller

Adam really wanted to run a high mount Wassel on his XS build but i didnt have one on the shelf with a low tunnel.
problems create solutions...

1, make and tig weld in patch-

 2, cut out and shape new tunnel-

3, tig, grind, file and done-
(and of course i forgot to take pics of the final welds and  finished product.
one of these days i will grasp this documenting work as you go thing.)

new EVO build

customer drove down on Sunday to take a look at the beginnings of his project and make a few decisions.
He just about fell out, loved it all!
gonna be a cool little evo.

so far...
Paughco frame, 2 out 42 degrees.
New-ish 80" evo.
Harley 5 speed.
Gme sportster tank.
Oem springer done 10 over.
Akront rims laced to mechanical hubs.
Lots of in house parts.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

some Hate Factory lovin

My buddy Shane from The Hate Factory in Fla. does some pretty paintings.
I did some patches for their Tar Ball run last week and he did some arts for me.
Should have some shit going soon with this logo.
Really digging it Shane, thanks again!