Saturday, November 30, 2013

1915 Harley-Davidson Twin engine Wanted!

Looking for a 1915 Harley-Davidson Twin Engine
Looking for a complete or basket case

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

This week I decided to take a well needed vacation. Unfortunately, I think I was busier than when I work! In the meantime i managed to put the '15 twin on two wheels. Here are some pics...

Anyone have an engine?
Fall vacation progress!

Who has an engine!

Next tanks and rear fender.

Monday, September 30, 2013

IRON INVASION! OCT.11th & 12th Woodstock, IL.

Iron Invasion
Is only 10 days away!
Be there! Oct. 11th & 12th
McHenry County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, IL.
Stop by and say HI!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ultra-Rare 1913 Twin Cylinders for trade!

Here is a score that rarely ever happens. This is the first set of 1913 twin cylinders I have ever owned. If you are trying to build an early Harley, these are a must have!
All threads are good, the front cyl. might be the best in existence! Beautiful piston set too! The rear cyl will need to be sleeved. Will trade for a basket 1915 Engine or parts email

Great threads man!

Nice Clean bore!

Killer pistons!

                                        Panhead Billy Checks the piston fitment!

Panhead Bill Approves!

Monday, July 8, 2013

1929 Harley Davidson DL

The 1929 DL project is coming to an end. Just a few tweaks and it will go home with its owner this weekend. I think it turned out pretty nice.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Born Free Day One!

Got to LA on Thursday and had some time to survey the area. Went out to Oliver's shop in Long Beach which was really rad, then off to the Dice Magazine Party. Here is some pics of day one! Also bumped into Michael Lich


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy Memorial Day

Here is to our Veterans. This weekend, I decided to ride only my 1942 WLA. For the record, the WLA was a bike produced by Harley-Davidson for the Military for use overseas in WWII. Mine is mostly a 1941-up with 1940 gas tanks. but the powerplant is 1942 WLA with a real early number. It for sure saw action in the big one. This bike is my workhorse, has never let me down and I have taught many a rider how to ride a handshift on. This bike gets ridden weekly.
 Today I went and picked up our BBQ feast and it carried home a 30 pack of Miller Highlife, a full rack of babybacks, 1/2 Lb. of each potato salad, pasta salad, coleslaw, cookies and a Redbox movie.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Harry Zona!

It is always special when one gets to take a break in the middle of an endless winter and head to warmer climates to squeeze a ride or two in. It is even better if you get to do it amongst great people and old iron. Here are some photos of a bit of motorcycle fun that happened last week. Our first stop is always to go see Ken and Dave at Highway Choppers in Glendale, AZ. These guys are the real deal and know their old iron. From teens to Twinkies they know it all and have been in this shop for 40 years. If you don't know them... you should. Later in the week I bumped into Dan MacGlaughlin, Ed Houser and Mike Cain and we got a great breakfast ride in as we were joined by Ed's brother and Knuck freak Ken Klockenga. At the end of the day we wound up at the Hideaway in Cave Creek and who showed up but Ken and Dave on their beautiful '65 and '60 Panheads respectively!
Ken, Dave, Fatdog and 2 '47 Knuck projects.

Dan's 1937

Mike, Dan, Ron, Ed, and Mikes lovely GF whos name I forgot!!!

'46, '47, and '48!

Dan gassing up the '37

Mike Gassing up the '48 Superman Bike!
Bartlett Lake with Dan, Mike and Jim on the Indian
Mike bumming on the headgasket he blew on the way down the mountain! 
Ed Houser, FatDog, Dave and Ken behind '63, '65 and '60 Panheads.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Piston problems in England.

I received an email last week from John Warr of Warr's HD in London. Seems he scored his piston on his 1914 single during the veteran run last summer. He was shipped a new alloy one recently but some of the dimensions didn't add up to what the old one measured at. I dug out a few things and measured them for him and thought they might interest some of you.... I had both early and late (Post 1924) 61 c.i. pistons, the ones in the photos are the early ones. The piston pins actually use cotter pins as keepers!
John's Piston. He needs a .060 over one...
Hey! look what I found in my stash!

Pinton pin diameter .610

Piston pin center to crown 1.830
Here is a real rare part! A factory original racing cylinder blank-off plate, and a 61c.i. compression plate. Compression plates were used to turn a solo engine into a sidecar version. 74 c. i. plates are pretty common, but 61's are pretty tough to find these days.

 Just shy of .100

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The best 8 minutes of your year.

Thanks to Hagerty Insurance, my carrier for turning me on to this wonderful film. Maybe the best 8 minutes you will ever watch this year.