Winter makeover time It’s that time of the year again. Because of some new dutch law we’re not allowed to ride old bikes in the winter but luckely the weather has taken a turn for the worst. With the snow comming down we start to think what to do this winter. Offcourse we plan to […]
Test ride in the rain Did a little test run in the rain so I could check the adjustment to the ignition and adjust the carb. mixture. Somehow the inlet valve of the float chamber stopped working and the carb. starts pouring gas out of the ventilation tube. Result: Stranded in the middle of nowhere […]
Fresh paint for the Ironhead Since I don’t have a spray booth i had to wait for a warm and wind free day to paint my gas tank. Sprayed several layers of black before i could add the decals. After finishing I gave the tank a few layers of clear coat to finish it of. Tank looks […]
A sissybar for Lucy Made me a nice little sissybar for Lucy. Nothing fancy, just something to hold my camping gear, raincoat and tools. Since it’s a swingarm frame and i dont like the stock sissybars i had to come up with an alternative. I made some bungs to replace the bolts that hold the […]
Evening ride Summer has only just started and the temperature is allready sky-high. Way tot hot to work in the shed or to do some serious home improvement. Best thing to do right now is to ride early in the morning or late at nigh to cool down a little. Tried to make a few […]
Did some minor cosmetic changes on the ’80 ironhead. Changed the header-wrap for some nice black and changed the rusty rocker bolts for some nice green ones to match the future paint job. Also started the work on the hardtail rear struts and smoothing out the gas tank. First I have to refill some fluids […]
Tank day It aint the most beautifull tank right now. But she is getting there. Once i’ve straightened here out I will modify the tank mount so she can be painted. Once she’s mounted I will add the speedo, electric etcetera.
Changed my mind Chopped up the new handlebars I just had finished. The looks were great but they can be even better. Just narrowed it a few centimeters so it fits between the fork legs instead equal to the triple tree. I will weld it up tomorrow so i can finally put it on the […]
Charging done right Finally fixed my electrical problems. After several hours i finally found the problem why Lucy wasn’t charging. One small copper wire was touching the case of the generator and shortened the whole charging system. Fixed the problem, polarized the generator and were good to go.