Sunday, October 28, 2012

Some things

Selling a couple things for my friend Brian. A sweet new-ish nosecone magneto set-up for shovel or evo (70-99), and a really nice old-chrome Linkert M74. I also finished up a couple lights, one of them is this nice thick solid copper one with a H4 hi/lo set-up. Hopefully picking up my motor on Wednesday. Pics will follow.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Getting closer.

The engine is done and ready. I have the tranny safe and nestled into the frame. Just need to raise up a bit more cash to pay off the motor and bring it home. I can taste it.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Golden Goose

Got a old "Bates-Style" seat on ebay last week. Not too bad, a little rough. When it got to me, I noticed it had a golden tinge underneath the black vinyl cover. After peeling it off, it was refreshing to find a great example of a rare gold flake vinyl Bates. The skinny and thin one. Has some wear and tear, but still nice. I kind of was bummed because I was planning on using the black seat on my flathead, but i guess I will sell the Gold Bates to fund buying a new seat. Gold is just a bit too flashy for this bike. I don't much care for the Bates name, I just like the look of them when they are worn in. I think I will end up going with a Haifley Bros. thin pleated seat and mini p-pad combo.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Hate to let them go, but choppers are for nerds. Just kidding. I just don't really like sissy bars all that much. They are handy, but I like the minimalist strut personally. Hope they go to a good home. Trying to get $130 each on Chop Cult, and stay away from ebay. I know I could get more on ebay, but decided to go for the quick sale. Chop Cult is good for that, but you have to deal with yahoos trying to play lowball or trade me take off twin cam shit or dyna fairings.

(Wow! TWO motorcycle posts in a row? Weird.)