Friday, August 30, 2013

Ironhead racer update

This is all just a LOT of mockup-  next up, swapping the front end to a 39mm narrow glide,  wheel swap to 19/18 aluminum shouldered Akronts (maybe), behind the wheel splash guard and air vents, trim upper windhield and install fairing stay off of neck, cut foam for seat, remake swingarm from 1" DOM tube, monoshock or strut?, etc. etc. etc.  Lots more to come!

August Update, pt. 2

Tried our hand and body lead work-  wow, that takes some practice!  Much better than Bondo, though.

These two were the first failed attempts at painting the Davida helmet-  never before seen!  Just not feeling how they came out, so sand down and start over.  Glad we did, because the dart board was way better IMHO.....

More tools in prep for blacksmithing!

The '87 Sportster made it into the Horse Backstreet Choppers

Made these can coolers, for sale in our web store:

Buddy's mustang after all the bodywork, ready for clear coat
Machined some hubs for Drake "Smoking Seagulls" McElroy

Finally started casting the inside panels of our forge / heat treat oven!  So excited to get going on casting, blacksmithing, etc.

The Bultaco made it back from Portland!!!!  It's been on vacation at See See Motorcycles since April

Cranked out 17 of these killer TRIco brass key fobs-  buy them at

Made it to Bonneville-  there was lots of salt!  For all the pics, check out

Made this leather work apron and these wallet lanyards, for sale

Late July - August Update Part 1

Was a busy few weeks, getting prepped for Bonneville Speed Week ate up most of our time.  Here's some highlights:

We ordered stickers, FINALLY!  They should be here by mid-September.  Watch this space!

Painted these two Davida helmets for the Ton Up / Michael Lichter / 21 Helmets show at the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis

Made some new revised wallet lanyards, this time thinner, some braided, some ball-peined, all polished.

Made it to Bonneville this year (after last year's break down half way there) !  Has been too long since we saw Shinya and Ayu, and we were happy to see his smile when he donned the work apron we made for him.

Ayu's photo sums up our time at the salt flats this year, all smiles  :-)