Friday, December 31, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Engine came in today
no intake or exhaust or any electronics but total costs were as follows:
2007 883 engine on ebay $1012
Customs and VAT $320
The main problem right now is that the engine has a pulley and my rear wheel has a sprocket so I will have to convert the engine to a sprocket before I can line up the power train then center the rear wheel.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Fed ex came by today with:
Rear wheel from a 2007 Yamaha R6
So now I should be able to get the back wheel set up and see if I can cram my 200 Shinco onto the 6 inch wide R6 wheel and still have room for the chain to clear???
For those keeping score at home the wheel was $150 on ebay the swingarm $75 and the Exhaust $100. Fed Ex charged me 14000 baht and asked for another 12000 baht at the door for customs.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Pretty stoked that I got on Brit Chopper met Twizzel and struck tanks for suspension deal with him. I had seen his work many times and it is always jaw dropping so pretty honored that he is working with us. And now we can add England to the mix of countries this bike will have parts from. Next I gotta get my uncle to send me something from Oz.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
The eagle has landed. I now have 2004 Sportster frame to work with. I don't know how long the project will take but I have a feeling the chopping will begin very shortly. This frame was bought in the USA for $149 at Pinwells in Ohio USA. They only ship with UPS and wouldn't let me send them a label for Fed Ex so I was stuck paying $650 to them and then another 7583 baht to get it off the truck (5495 for customs and the rest for fees) but now it is here and it is all in my name and the customs are paid.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Some bikes I think are pretty damn cool. All are low to the ground, drop seat, long wheelbase and 200+ rear tire lot's of original details.
Images displayed here come from:
#1 Quad Cam Bastards
#2 Thunder Mountain Customs (a bit too "production" for my taste but has the swingarm which I need because I want to ride it cross Thailand)
#3 Mutiny Mayhem (I love this bike)
#4 JC and his Bro at 32 Customs (they don't use Sportys but they do make a badass dropseat, wide tire low bike)
Probably the Detroit brothers deserve mention here too as they were the first place I saw this style of bike and they are still doing it Detriot style.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
The idea is that this bike will have 2or 3 interchangeable so that it can change looks with just about 10 minutes of wrenchin. It will use a Sportster frame and power plant to save money. It will have a drop seat an extended wheelbase and sit low to the ground. I did get set up with a Keger Supertrap exhaust like on the Thunder Mountain Spitfires so that will be on there as well.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
This is the frame we will start with. A 2004 rubber mount Sportster frame right now 100% standard and $150 off ebay. Right now this frame is on it's way and we have plans to get chopping soon after it arrives .