Thursday, May 24, 2012

You're So DUMB

Maybe it is being back in school, but my tolerance for stupidity is at an all time low...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

For Sale Smith Brothers & Fetrow The Frame $300 obo

I was thinking over the weekend alot about my available time and goals for the future. My 1980 Ironhead Sportster is rideable and pretty much done, a few things aside. I have started doing school work and it is a substantial time commitment. My girlfriend is moving to Indy soon and I love spending time with her. We will most likely move into a new place come fall. I miss playing music and writing songs. I will still contribute pictures and words to various magazines as well as represent GKM whenever I can. But something has to give, or in this case go. I thought about it and have come to the realization that I am not a fabricator or a very good wrench. The time involved in building another bike (my 5th one) is just more than I can invest, though I believe the payoff could be great. So, in typical long winded and grandiose Kinsey fashion I offer my Smith Brothers and Fetrow "The Frame" for sale, $300 or best offer as is. I have posted about this diamond in the rough a few times. I dont think it will take too much work for a talented fabricator with a frame jig to get this piece back on the road. It comes with, and was made for, a 16" Honda CB rear wheel with drum brake, axle and axle adjusters. I will also throw in an original low tunnel Mustang tank. I have measured drawings, pictures and ads for this item. This one was made for Hondas or Kawasakis with the addition of proper motor mounts. But based on my research it could also accomodate an Ironhead Sportster motor, or even a smaller unit type motor such as a Triumph, BSA or Yamaha XS 650. The neck, center post and backbone are missing. But that opens up the possibility of more or less rake as your taste dictates. Make some motor mounts and you will be set. This is a rare and very desirable frame. A quick Google search yielded zero results; this is the only one on the market and priced to move. I will be at Born Free in Orange County, CA at the end of June passing through Denver, CO both ways so I can arrange delivery within reason. Please email me if interested, Thank you, -ejk Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Older posts about this same topic:

Monday, May 21, 2012

Great weekend.

Fun times, some minor setbacks, spent time with old buddies, met new folks and gained some perspective. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Friday, May 18, 2012

Good Week

I'm not cool at all. I was never a very good skater. I am a horrible mechanic and even worse fabricator. I can sort of paint and sew/upholster in my own primative, ghetto way. I can assemble stuff and stylize. I am a pretty good singer of sad country songs (but I cant play guitar for shit) though that has been, up until the last 7-8 years, what I was best at. I am also really good at writing about people, their lives and their bikes, cars, shops, etc. I get to be in some cool magazines from time to time and if I have any street cred it comes from my writing/photography. I wish I could do more and even make it a full time job. But I get to meet good folks and even befriend some of them which is the greatest reward. What is cool for me is when the friends I have made in the motorcycle/chopper/hot rod world show me brotherhood and help me out on my projects or just want to hang out because we dig the same stuff. What is also really cool are my kids, family and girlfriend. The Bike world is my extended family in a way, a support network not only for my projects but also my creative endeavors. So, for that I am super-duper thankful. All that said, I am stoked about the new movie from Wild Honey Productions and DicE Magazine, 6Over. I've hung out with Matt a few times and he is always cordial and engaging. Dean I have met but don't know as well. I really think that this movie will be a touchstone, a document of our "scene" or whatever we are doing. I'm not in it or anything, but I am really proud of those cats for getting it done and out there. Here is the trailer: Here is the news from Matt: "Hello everyone, so we are launching the movie at Born Free. The first batch will come in a special limited edition tin case with 20 page booklet. You will be able to buy it at the show for $29.00. It's going to be about 1 hour and 20 minutes long. One week after Born Free the DVD will be available to purchase online. We are still burning the midnight oil to get it finished but finished it will be. Yikes! See the new trailer and two 6over teasers here at Wild Honey Productions". Now I gotta go work on my bike. Have a great weekend, I know I will.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Donnie Smith/Smith Brothers and Fetrow The Frame

Photobucket In a previous entry I told the story of how I bought a hacked up chopper frame for $50 from a buddy a few years ago. It turns out it was a Smith Brothers and Fetrow (SBF) The Frame made by Donnie Smith's early ventures and ingeniously built to accomodate 3 different Japanese unit power plants. I was dinking around the other day and found the above ad for SBF. It looks like Donnie and company also made a Sportster frame on the same jig as The Frame with different motor mounts and axle plates. That is great news. As far as I can tell I should be able to make a Sporty motor fit while retaining the Honda rear drum and axle adjusters. This would be a bitchin build and something I could sell to pay back my student loans when I graduate.

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