Saturday, May 18, 2013

Unicorn bike

I didn't have time this year to build myself a new bike so I did a little tweaking on the unicorn bike. I took it out on a shake down run today and it ran like a champ!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Warning About DNA

DNA has to be the WORST company I have ever dealt with in all my years dealing with almost every major supplier in the Motorcycle industry.
They will lie,send you the wrong parts,send products that have missing parts, damaged parts, and take forever to refund if at all your money. Not to mention everything they sell is the lowest quality Made in China parts!

•••Warning•••this is a poorly run company who clearly dose not care for there customers!!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Separating the men from boys

Some times its a little hard keeping a build going when the phone is rigging customers are bringing in oil changes everyone is in a hurry for there bikes, just the day to day goings on here at the shop.
I have several build going on all the time and when I get a little overwhelmed with it all I look for inspiration to help charge my batteries.
The whole chopper thing right now is cool but what I really crave is to build a bike that would challenge my skill set to the max. I look at guys like Lock Baker and Kraus and what they have built and what they are building.
Real hand made bikes.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Older shovels

Ok here we go.. If you look at a older shovelhead and were the plug is situated in the combustion chamber it sits way down a hole. You can't buy a plug to get it more closer to the chamber without it sticking in so far that it will hit your piston.
So I took a newer style of plug and spaced it back just enough to leave lots of room between the piston when it comes up thus putting the plug further into the chamber.
If you look at the picture of the cyl heads in regard to each other you will notice where the corrected plug sits verses the stock plug.
Also I use a BPR plug by NGK. This is a plug witch protrudes out further than a non P type plug giving it a further reach into the chamber without risking contact to the piston.
All this dose is put your spark closer to the action of your chamber.

So... Take the part #730-2440 witch is a NAPA part. The only reason I need this is to cut off the top of it so I can thread it onto the NEW plug # NGK BPR5ES to shorted it just enough to put it out of harms way.
You need to cut off the crush washer off the spark plug only and put a dab of thread sealant for your new threaded spacer. Use the new crush washer and put it in place after you put your new spacer on. Remember to use never cease on the threads that are now showing. You should now have a plug that looks like the picture shown.
I hope this all makes sense and helps the performance and start ups on kick bikes! I know it made a big difference on all of my older style cyl head shovels.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013