Wednesday, June 30, 2010

North to the Future

This was such an amazing place to grow up

but, this is the madness I'm missing out on these days.
Guess the slogan of my homeland is holding true..

I miss em

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Better Gear Up SCR2

had the swine flu last time around,, hopin for free sailing this year

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hated of the World

Yo, this is my buddy Chris from Hated of the World, and Holiday Leather..
Good guy from the other side of the country.. Look em up and support
and this is his sweet little scoot

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mugsy's Ressurection

So my buddy just picked up this rad old cb750 chopper with an original amen savior frame, 15 over forks, and coffin tank... this thing rocks.. so far its torn down to get beautified, but here's a teaser for ya..

gonna be sweet when she's back on the road after who know's how many years

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Long Haul

I was impressed, guys rode from all over the country, even other countries to get out to born free 2, really made me want to make my scoot a bit more long distance friendly. Gotta do a real long haul soon...  These guys are livin the dream, doin what we all talk about...enjoy

Saturday, June 19, 2010

how to troubleshoot charging system on an evo sportster

No pics, but here's a quick method of checking out your charging system...the Manual has more detailed tests, but some of them you gotta get crazy to do, so if your handy at all, this method should figure out your problem.

Ya got 4 sections to your charging system, basically...Stator, Voltage Regulator, Wiring, and Battery...

To continue, you MUST charge your battery fully, and its best to load-check it to ensure its ok....

If your static battery voltage is below 12.4-12.6 volts or better (12.8 is considered a full charge)...its either not charged enough, or its shot....

Start by checking voltage, both static and running...

Mine is at 12.8 static, and usually 14.2 running (revved up). 12.5 running right now (hence the troubleshooting)

If the running voltage is not higher than the static voltage, there is a problem...period....the regulator is SUSPECT...

If the voltage is above 14 vdc or so, your regulator is fried, and it needs to be replaced...

But wait...

Go to the stator connector located at the bottom of the frame, RH side, front....disconnect it at the rubber connector...

Connect your multimeter, set at resistance, to both leads of the stator connector (the side that goes into the primary)...if you read no resistance....the stator must be replaced...(should read .02-.04)

Check resistance from each lead to ground...if either of those reads no resistance, the stator must be replaced...(same thing, should be .02-.04)

Assuming the stator has checked out so far, start the bike and read VAC across the should read about 18-21 volts per 1000 RPM's...

If the VAC reading is outside of these parameters significantly, the stator must be replaced...typically, it will be lower if there is a problem...

You have just troubleshooted the entire charging system, assuming all connections are clean and corrosion-free....This test is predicated on this assumption....

If you've followed these instructions, you know the problem....if you DON'T know the problem yet, you either did something wrong (volts AC, volts DC), or you have corrosion or a short you didn't find yet....

(borrowed most of this from the xl forum, figured i'd pass the info on)

checked everything out on my bike today, chased every wire, replaced a couple.. all said and done, i  need a regulator.. I'm lookin at the cycle electric ones.. good but pricey

wills scoots

shot jake took the other day, good lookin

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hang Loose

there is so much detail put into this thing,
if you happen to come across it, spend some time staring
its worth it......

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


if anybody knows this person, 
tell em i approve of their helmet

Monday, June 14, 2010


these two took the cake for me up at born free
the first one is kim boyle's new pan,
second one, i dont know whose it is, but a beautiful ironhead it is

Friday, June 11, 2010

Stuff for sale

over in the cheapskate store

get em


Were meeting up at Hensleys in Carlsbad at 10:30 am
be there or be square

and dont forget your ticket

cant wait to ride this thing home tomorrow night after Alex's Bar


head to captains helm

cycle zombies got there own area

more flannels than you need

vintage leather coats and redwings

plus plenty of rad shirts, records, surf boards and goodies for your lady.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Skinnie Minnie Insiders

Gabe just got the first set on the East Coast
have fun with em

Put some gravy on em

Me and Tim Wolf rode out to lake henshaw, grabbed a bite
summertime in southern california is a beautiful thing

his honda is for sale also, if interested email me

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ironhead progress

so i know that it has been ages since my last post..busy in the real world i guess..been out of town and not working on my scoot as much as i would like but here are the latest and greatest new additions..hand hammered copper fender from my buddy dan over at 7 metal west.
we fabbed up a fender mount/sissy bar....and as you can see my friends at decorative metal finishing threw my kick arm, oil cap, and my fuel tank in the ol pot and plated them in pure copper to match my fender....just a set of insiders, some paint, a front wheel,and a little tweeking of the carb and she'll be on the road...i'll keep ya posted..enjoy