Friday, April 18, 2014

Taint splitter re-split

The Splitter got some love.  Last year she was running a bit rough so I parked it early with plans to upgrade in the spring. I added a  brand spankin new pair of Kehin flat slide carbs, electronic ignition, new coil, iridium NKG plugs, new fuel lines, fresh brushes in the alternator and I welded my headlamp a bit.  I just didn't like how the Sportster lamp never seemed to be rigid enough. All I need to do now is change the oil and filter then give it a proper bath.     After adding the carbs and ignition , I took it for a test spin.  Much better, almost too much better. The clutch can't handle the new found power.  I will address that during the next round or maybe make a centrifugal helper setup fit in there somehow. 

Monday, April 14, 2014


Greg captured me on a test ride after we did some fine tuning on the Buell yesterday.  Needless to say the tune went well. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

misc shop junk




Fun with my new camera

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What a mess

Grind, polish, weld, and repeat. Perfection is un-obtainable but worth trying for.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tank mounting

Discussing the finer points of isolated mounts with long bike Matt, I sketched up these diagrams.   One thing I've learned is you either have to build it like a bunker or rubber mount it if you have less than 3 cylinders. I find I can lighten up everything and not worry so much if it's rubber mounted. Above are my favorite methods. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Check it out

Long bike Matt came by with his big boy camera and captured some shots of us doing the final mock up on the born free build. Thanks for sharing a couple bud! 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Family photo

Thanks for the photo Papa bear. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


I've been trying not to publicize this but nobody is looking here anymore. So, if your reading this, thanks for visiting my site!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Another T shirt design.

This one is 100% Ry Seidler designed.  Just in case you wondered where I'm at.  
Buy one here.

Hello 21st century

New diagnostic - tuning software.  So much fun to play with . 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Me and Julio down by the school yard


Tacked the seat support together while Greg and Stu toyed with the buell.