Monday, April 25, 2011

Sneak Peek

Here is a little hint at my recent progress on my Sporty build.

I was going to use a vintage Bargman Trail-Lite from my old camper.
But I dropped it and busted the lens.
Oh well, I will mold another out of plexi later. A cheap Sparto will do for now. I may hit it with a Scotch Brite for a cast look ala TT & Company,

much cheaper than $169.

Craig Tirey at Front Street gave me the hookup on these SS Monkee Bars...LOVE. They go great with the Biltwell SS Slimline Risers and the dual ring Sporty headlight.
I plied the Hartster with some Miller Lite to section my fender 4".
The goal is to have it on the road for Mods Vs Rockers on 5/14/11. It may still be in primer with no upholstery, but rolling in 3 weeks is totally doable.

More to come...

Welcome to Soul Town

I've been in the garage or on eBay every chance I get lately. I've got 99% of my parts and I've been making great progress. A big part of the continued forward momentum has been my recent choice of music, mellow 70s soul. Sometimes it's nice to chill and wrench. It's calming, peaceful music and lets me keep my head in what I'm doing in a way other music I love doesn't. I dig it...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Parts for sale

On the off chance that someone will stumble across my blog, here are some parts I am selling on eBay.


My seller ID is Tiptopdadddy.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Slow Progress

I haven't had much time for updates lately with work and kids. But I did get the Sporty stripped down. All the big twin wannabe parts are ready for ebay. Last night I got the 35mm narrow glide with dual disc brakes mocked up.
I am waiting for the 21" wheel and 2nd brake rotor. Those should materialize this weekend. Aside from bars, risers, grips and pegs I have all of my other parts gathered. That will leave only cleaning, paint, tire mounting and some minor fabrication. Next weekend I may drive over to Dayton to pick up some bars from Front Street and shoot some pics. Sectioning the rear fender 2 inches and figuring out the tail light/plate mounting will be done at Jay Hart's gay-rage as time permits.
I have an idea for some rad pipes but I will wait until I have it on the road and shaken down. After assembly is done it will be lots of general tweaking and final trouble shooting. Progress is slow, but proceeding according to plan.

Now if I can only get the Honda to cooperate and play the role of daily rider until I get the Sporty done...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

So completely stupid, just go away!

There's no home for you here girl, go away
There's no home for you here

I'd like to think that all of this constant interaction
Is just the kind of make you drive yourself away
Each simple gesture done by me is counteracted
And leaves me standing here with nothing else to say

Completely baffled by a backward indication
That an inspired word will come across your tongue
Hands moving upward to propel the situation
Have simply halted
And now the conversation's done

There's no home for you here girl, go away
There's no home for you here

I'm only waiting for the proper time to tell you
That it's impossible to get along with you
It's hard to look you in the face when we are talking
So it helps to have a mirror in the room

I've not been really looking forward to the performance
But there's my cue and there's a question on your face
Fortunately I have come across an answer
Which is go away
And do not leave a trace

There's no home for you here girl, go away
There's no home for you here

Waking up for breakfast
Burning matches
Talking quickly
Breaking baubles
Throwing garbage
Drinking soda
Looking happy
Taking pictures
So completely stupid
Just go away

There's no home for you here girl, go away
There's no home for you here

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Like it, love it...Loveless 68!

Designs by my amazing friend Jennifer Loveless:

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She will be working the Greasy Kulture booth with me at Born Free 3, stop by and say hi!!!

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An unfocused dilettante. I'm not half bad. Overall a very good yegg and a wrong guy in an increasingly right world.