Saturday, March 20, 2010

Hanging out with my brother-in-law Ike.

Ike was over last weekend, and we enjoyed the nice weather by getting my old Toro stuck... twice.

We also had some good shop time builiding him a Derby car.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Classic Stuff....

...vintage Clint Eastwood, with some cool motorcycle verbage.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

1998 Harley Davidson FLSTS Springer Project

On or about the 4th of October of this year I acquired this 1998 FLSTS.
It had some transmission trouble, and I had a hanker en to build something.

I knew I wanted to chop it into some kind of old school bobber type thing, but didn't have any inspiration. After looking thru some books, I found this white, and green Flathead that the Harley Davidson Museum did has a tribute to the Booze Fighters Motorcycle Club, and there famous Hollister incident, which also inspired the Marlon Brando movie The Wild Ones.

I didn't like the idea of green though, and so my search for inspiration continued. I've always had a love for airplanes as well, and I was inspired by a famous airplane called a GeeBee. A racing plane from the early 30's made famous by its notorious danger, and a famous pilot, Jimmy Doolittle.

I had a plan, and if you have been following my blog, or read my previous posts you'll see the progression to what you see here:

I own a Harley Davidson...

....after spending 11 + years at a Harley Davidson dealer, one month before my departure I finally bought one. Now that I'm not in the business, it feels kind of weird to wear a HD shirt, and have someone ask me "Do you have a Harley", because I can answer yes.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pretty nice lookin speedo...

....got the speedo done. What do you think?