Saturday, October 31
Buell in a box
so i just picked up an '03 buell XB9 motor for a project I have been wanting to build for a while. I have a single downloop Freddy Hernandez frame and Freddy Hernandez springer, set up for an evo sporty drivetrain. Been collecting parts for a while and just needed to find the right donor for the power. I originally wanted a Sportster based Buell motor so it would be an easy bolt in thing. But The more I thought about the factory dropping Buell, the more I wanted to build it around a Buell based powerplant. I guess it's my little way of saying "Fuck You" to the Mothership. So this XB9 motor keeps popping up on Craigslist from NorCal with paperwork, frame, wiring harness(clean title), but I want a 1200, the price drops a little and then the ad disappears and I'm kicking myself for not calling. Then the ad shows up again, and yesterday I call and the guy asks for a small deposit and drives all the way down with it today for a small fee, numbers matching, ready to go. now all I need to do is make new motor mounts, and figure out if I wanna deal with Fuel Injection or bolt a carb on it. I'll post pics as soon as I start tearing into it. Buell is dead, Long live Buell.
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Labels: buell, chopper, freddy hernandez, freds frames, sportbike, sportster
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Labels: Black Sabbath, Fly, moonwalk, Spooky, Thriller
Friday, October 30
Rick James sez:
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the Khouri Coupe goes for paint
just disassembled the coupe and with help from a couple friends lifted it onto the body dolly, now its body work and paint time. Can't wait to see it in color. Check back for updates.
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Labels: 1934, all killer no filler, hotrod
Thursday, October 29
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my Grandpa Tom, on my moms side, was a Banjo picker in England before the war. When he died he left me some of his Grandpa Jones and Uncle Dave Macon records....
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Wednesday, October 28
I dont wanna pickle......
I was looking for some stuff about Woody Guthrie, the depression era, folk singer, and found a cool pic of his son Arlo(I don't want a pickle, I just wanna ride my motorsickle) Guthrie, riding a Triumph Scrambler and the pic was taken in '69. I guess even hippies do cool shit sometimes.....I wonder if he was shroomin?
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Labels: desert sled, fascist pig, folk music, hippy shit, jewfro, pickle juice, triumph scrambler
Tuesday, October 27
my first crush
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built a new seat rail section for my friend Brian's new SR500 project. Dropped the seat height about 2 inches....Looking forward to the finished product.
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Monday, October 26
nice shovel, can you dig it? rare left side cone motor...what more can I say....
oh yeah, is that a chrome german helmut on the sissybar?
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Labels: groovy, molded frame, shovelhead, super rare HD
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Labels: Crumpet Puncher, English Tea Bag
Saturday, October 24
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my japanese friend Nash called me a couple days ago, he wanted to do a japanese pin-up style shoot at the shop. Anything for you Nash San, Domo Origato Mr Roboto....
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Friday, October 23
Thursday, October 22
Farrah's Foxy Vette
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Labels: corvette summer, Farrah Fawcett, foxy
Lost pic from born free....
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Wednesday, October 21
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Tuesday, October 20
the Devil Bat
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Labels: Bats, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Cult movie, Horror, Satan, silly shit
Monday, October 19
Hot Rod Reunion
rode the sporty up on Sat morning just stopping for some machaca and eggs, and gas in Gorman on the way up the Grapevine...it was a great turnout, too hot though. Heres some pics...
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Labels: Bakersfield, Bako, Dragster, famoso, friends, hot rod reunion, nitrous, top fuel
Saturday, October 17
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Labels: bakertucky, buck owens, chopper, hot rod reunion, sportster, zingos
Friday, October 16
it's Tranny day here at Old Gold
we love our trannys here and just took delivery of four new ones today....but to be fair the second from the right is actually Christina Aguillera....close enough right?
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Labels: hydromatic, mainshaft, stick shift fever, Tranny love, yuck
Thursday, October 15
jam packed shop
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just found out a few hours ago that Harley is ceasing to make Buells anymore. It's sad to see so many things that we take for granted go by the wayside. Also, just a reminder that we should be trying to buy american whenever we can, pretty soon everything we consume will be made somewhere else. Here's Erik's '88 AMA racer.....
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Labels: AMA, buell, Erik Buell, Harley Davidson, sportbike, USA
Wednesday, October 14
After buying my wife a used blast to learn to ride on, and tearing around the neighborhood on it while I was fixing some stuff, I decided I had to have one too. I did a bunch of stuff to it, clip ons, chopped tail section, rearsets, etc...and then I came accross an old Yamaha gas tank at the El Camino swap and proceeded to dismember the Buell beyond recognition....this is where it sits now, I still have alot of work to go....
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