Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Thank You Santa!

My bike has been running pretty well when warm but it's alway been a bitch to start cold because I'm unable to effectively adjust the float level. I've done countless Google searches and forum posts looking for a solution with no success until this morning. Looks like the kit is about $20 USD per carb which is comparable to standard replacement floats.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

MidAmerica Auction

I was just poking through some of the MidAmerica bikes.

It looks the Craig is planning to sell the Gene Romero replica. I sure would like to hear that thing before it's gone.

I thought this Knucklehead bobber built by the Wheels Through Time museum was pretty damn cool too.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Sorry for the crap pictures. I hasn't able to get my parts until about 8:30 PM last night and I was working on it until I went to bed last night. I snapped a couple of pics before I left for work this morning. Thanks to Mom, Mary and Mike for taking the sidetrack to pick it up.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


A reliable source reports my tank & fender are on the road home.

CAD Report

Slow day at CAD today.

Larry's '66 BSA.

XK120. This car was way nicer than the picture suggests.

Jeff Decker

Flathead45 was asking what Jeff Decker did for a living. He's a pretty prominent artist/sculptor. He's done a lot off historic motorcycle stuff in bronze. Below is a piece he was hired to do for the Harley Davidson museum.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


I recently discovered Jeff Decker's blog. I really like it despite the fact that he's one of those people that always seems to be having more fun than I'll ever have. Found a nice picture of his Crocker too.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Joey has expressed some concern about the escalating attachment I have with my bike as the paint is being wrapped up...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Dealers Stickers 2.0

The Indian sticker is from Jeff Decker's blog. The Albuquerque sticker is from Robbie in Taos.

UPDATE - I was curious if Robbie had anything from an Albuquerque Triumph dealer, or for that matter if Albuquerque even had a Triumph dealer in the late 60's. That guy is a wealth of information.

I do not have anything for Triumph in ABQ. The dealer in the late '50s and 60's were the Bodwell family, they also sold Cushman scooters. Al Simonson was the Indian dealer in the 30s and 40s. He took on Triumph back in the 50s but then sold it on to take on Honda. Bobby J bought the Indian franchise when they imported Brit stuff before he took on Yamaha. Tommy Jacobs was another Indian dealer for a while in the late 40s and 50s. Joe Turney sold BSA and Jawa/CZ, Rissman motors sold Norton and Moto Guzzi.
 Albuquerque Dealer.


Time for sand and buff...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Chop Shop (4-wheeled post)

Was surfing for 1933 Plymouth Pics the other night, and stumbled across this picture. You may not agree with this person's aesthetics, but when you actually think of the details of this body mod, it's pretty amazing...

The door is made from the front half of the front door merged with the back half of the back door. Looks like he got the roof line pretty close too.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Book 'em Dano

I was kinda amused to see this since I'd just posted a couple of pictures of this bike.


I met a guy on the JJ that has been collecting Triumph stuff since the 60's. He currently lives in Taos but once worked at Alcon Harley Davidson in Albuquerque. Albuquerque Dealer. Anyone old enough to remember Alcon?

He mentioned that if I found myself in Taos some time he'd show me around his private shop. He said that he's been collecting stuff so long that it's sort of set up like a museum. I think this might be a picture of it. Wow.

UPDATE - I was guessing this was Robbie's shop. I got curious enough to ask him. He sent me a couple more pictures...


Anyone know where I can find a copy of this manual? I picked up an old R2 unit at a swap meet a while back but it keeps looping this stupid video. I may have to format it. The girl in the video is sorta hit-able though...

I normally prefer to get a factory manual but when I asked about it at a local shop the asshole behind the counter just laughed at me.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A What?

Holy cow this is pretty!


Flathead45 was just talking about the definition of classic, something that never goes out of style. Something like a Vincent....

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sportster Flattracker

I can't really say why but I love Sportster Flatrackers. This bike is gorgeous. It seems almost a shame to have a flattracker that's too pretty to spray with rocks.


I'm not the biggest BSA fan, the motors are sort of awkward looking lumps compared to a Triumph IMO. I like this one!