Wednesday, September 28, 2011

last weekend @ petrol sirkus

thx to guys from kivihaka to after partys it was great..

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fins from Finland

Our very good friend Iiro (or Otto, as we know him) made some finned valve covers for the Buick nailhead some time ago as the Moon one's weren't all that pop and vintage ones were going on Egay for ridiculous sums. After posting about them on the HAMB during Tech Week 2006 he was contacted by Dennis O'Brien and a few others about purchasing the original pattern for them. Last winter Iiro was contacted again and here is the reslut. I guess 30-50 years from now people will be bidding ridiculous amounts for these on whatever FutureEGay they might have then. Good on you, Otto! Moral of this story? It's easy to buy history, but harder and cooler to make it.

Pics from and cover available at O'Brien Truckers.
Read the original discussion thread and view project pics at the H.A.M.B.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Custombike Kustom Road Trip article

Valu bought a german mag for his flight from Germany and came across this article. Some googling and presto! Tidaholm revisited! Kiiski&OSC represent!
Note my own additions in red.

It was a good party. Met a lot of sweet people. Good times were had by all.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The evidence speaks for itself.

Seems Juice got his bike back together. With some seriously knobbly tires.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Dytch - Size Does Matter

The insanity continues! Went to customs today to pick up my package containing a fairly rare setup I got from Don Rothwell. Don is in his 60's, a former IDBA and AMA Dragbike National Record holder, and still runs a 90" ironhead fuel bike. The man rocks.

So what we have here is cast Dytch cylinders and genuine Dytch pistons with a 3.25" bore for early 900 sportsters. With a set of 4 5/8" stroker flywheels that would take the displacement up to 77 cubic inches (1250cc)! This set was used for one season before Don put it on the shelf in 1974, as he was going to go even bigger. There they've stayed until now. Craaazy baby, craazy..

Here's an article on Doc Dytch and his Dreadful Strokers, enjoy!
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Sunday, September 4, 2011