Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Got the 38-40 knucklehead springer on, top clamp, and some older servi-car police bars on. I am not digging the bars that much, they really dwarf the tank. Maybe they'll just take some getting used to after having narrow bars on my other bikes for so long. I have a set of Biltwell 4-Aces coming that I will try out. Top clamp was a complete pain in the ass. Note to self, take off powdercoat before trying to jam a seemingly press-fit clamp on. Had to get real creative with all-thread, a rubber mallet, miscellaneous nuts and bolts, and a homemade puller. Also got the clutch and belt drive on (with the exception of the lock plate and keyway on the front pulley. The clutch hub gave me trouble fitting it in the basket, heat and cold did nothing. I finally stuck it in my drill press and pressed it on while it was frozen. A few other odds and ends were thrown on as well. My Haifley Bros. seat and pad is amazing, can't wait to mount them up.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Got the brake side lined up. I will of course be trimming the mount and shaving off at least 5 pounds. The brake lever is also going away in favor of a smaller tucked-in one I will bend up. I ordered nearly 3K worth of parts through Mike at OLD-STF. Pretty nice to have someone as knowledgeable as him and his dad so close by. Sold my evo sportster to pay for the flathead parts and such. It should work out pretty well. I have a reproduction knuckle springer, belt drive, and a cycle electric gen/reg combo on the way, along with a bunch of other parts. That is about it for the buying, time to start building.