mandag den 30. januar 2012


Yesterday I chopped up and redesigned the original handlebars from wheelbarrows to Hot Rod racing

Before I started the cutting

lørdag den 28. januar 2012

Work in progress

As the first thing, I insalled the new headlight and chopped down the handlebars 3inches in each side, it makes a pretty big difference.

fredag den 27. januar 2012

Here comes the sun

My father was so freindly to drop off my Flathead in my workshop today, that makes it a lot easier to continue and finish the project : )

onsdag den 25. januar 2012

Bits and pieces

Every week I do a little bit to proceed with the flathead project.

Since I'm building a hot rod, I was thinking it would be fun to drill some holes in the exhaust end, I tried it out, and I allready love it : )

When I recieved the seat plunger, I didn't knew how to assembly everything, but luckily JW Boon has a really nice IPC.

The floorboards is now painted and the mats are installed with parkerized rivets.

I just recieved the most cool Guide headlight from eBay - added a bit of paint and polish and now it will be perfect for the bike.
The lens got a really nice structure, the following picture shows my new lens to the left and the normal to the right:

Besides that, It's half an inch smaller than the classic springer headlight, but it got the same shape, I think that will be awesome : )

I decided to chop up my handlebar grips, to make it Flanders style, now I just need to chop up the handlebars as well.

The t-bar finally got some paint and polish as well

tirsdag den 24. januar 2012

Jamesville Panhead

In our workshop James is busy finish his Panhead chopper project before the Moon Eye shop in Sweeden;

Yesterday everything was disassambled and prepared for paint and chrome etc. I removed the top end of the engine to prepare the parts for cleaning and painting of the cylinders.

søndag den 22. januar 2012

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MCM January 2012

"Peter Ossian and James at the Customs from jamesville stand"

fredag den 20. januar 2012

Tank art

My plan so far is that the tanks of the flathead will be yellow like this beatiful '36 WR race bike:

But instead of the '36 "Speedball" decals, I'll go for the '33 "Flying bird" decals, which I recived in the mailbox today:

lørdag den 14. januar 2012

Package from 45 Store

Finally I recieved a big box of parts from 45 Store : )

When I was building the Ironhead I cannibalized the flathead a little bit, I stole the floorboards and the seat post plunger. So ofcause this was the first things to order : )

Besides that, I got mats, rivets and studs for the floorboards, a jiffystand, rear chainguard, exhaust pipes with clamps and military muffler, pull spiral for the handlebars and a bunch of bolt and screws.

torsdag den 12. januar 2012

tirsdag den 10. januar 2012

Thank you mr. postman

Today I ricieved this beautiful ridecontrol.

Unfortunately the only ride controls in reproduction is for the "regular" springer forks and not for the I-beam forks as mine.
Luckily I'll just modify it and make fit.

lørdag den 7. januar 2012

Tail lights

The collection of spartos in the workshop is growing.

Emil was showing his new original BT&E - The one with the green glass. I collected the other ones in the shop and made a few pictures : )

fredag den 6. januar 2012

Flathead project

As you properly already have noticed, I have started my flathead project.

I bought my flathead 9 years ago, and it was my first motorcycle. Back then I was very young and a bit naive, therefore I didn’t really knew how to appreciate the beautiful old parts and how to keep the nice old fashion look.

The first thing I did was getting the tanks, fenders and the primary cover painted metallic blue. The next step was to paint the cylinders, oil pump and ignition, classic kitchen blue – actually they where mend to be darker, but this was the only heat resistance spray paint from the local paint store.

Luckily I didn’t destroy anything, I didn’t chop up anything, or destroyed the original paint - thanks god, It just needs to be repainted :D

My plans for the bike is to restore it, but I don’t want to over restore it, it’s suppose to look like an old motorcycle, everything just has to be clean and in a good condition.

The style of the bike will be a traditional bobber, which means I’m going to use pretty much all the parts that I already have. Compared to the Ironhead project, this will hopefully be much more relaxed and easier to handle.

Concerning the engine, I am so lucky that a previous owner before me has upgraded the bike with a 1942 WLC engine instead of the 31 DL engine with the vertical generator. If it was mend to be an original restoration, this would have been a nightmare, but in my case, I think it’s really nice. It’s hot rod style, and it makes it a lot easier for me to by performance parts, and parts I general.