Sunday, December 19, 2010

Little Helper

He's everywhere at the same time.. probably be taking over next year...

Friday, December 17, 2010


Here are some examples of excellent leather craft done by my friend Matsu.
He relocated back to the Ito Shima area (close to OSI) recently after almost 20 years in So Cal.
Nice old school design!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy Holidays

Ironhead XLH

This is one that I built around 5 years ago - it used to be red but my customer had his friend paint it black.. unfortunately I was too busy at the time.

Turned out nice! This looks much better.. especially with the Metallica mark! My customer is a die hard Metallica fan - Yeeeah!

'52 Pipes

I did another mod on this '52 FL.. remote oil filter, pipes, horn etc. (you can see the 'before' shots earlier in the blog). My customer got the pipes from Twisted Choppers - they're fine if you don't need to turn right... I shortened 'em 3 inches so now I can actually ride the thing. When fitting the pipes up in the first place there was also a small clearance issue - THE FRAME! They shaped the front pipe so that it goes right through the down tube.. nice.

Anyway, got all that sorted out & it's fine now.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Three B's

Found enough stuff laying around to rebuild 3 S&S Super B carbs...