Monday, June 27, 2011

YES I STOLE IT.

from somewhere on the internet, during my daily blogstalking. It's hard for me, finding a bobber/short-chop/bike whatever you want to call it, that looks the way I like and HAS REAR SHOCKS. Long story short, I have fucked up back. A steel back to be exact. I'm sure it's an expensive back, and I'm a broke ass. Anyways. Credit to whoever this is. I like. Alot.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lost.

1. I will never understand why, every time I try to go out and get lost in KC/go find a new place to ride, I always end up in the ghetto. Always.

2. If there's one thing I hate its the sportbike vs cruiser thing, the Harley's rule - metrics suck and vice verse thing. I can understand being partial to one type of bike, but to say that one specific bike/brand is far superior? No way. I believe a bike is about ALOT more than just the parts that put it together. Met this guy at fric 'n fracs that rides the r6 in the back. Rode in from st jo. His roommate rides a vstar. He dug the cruisers, I dug his bike. We both ride. Both have an appreciation for riding. I think this is how is should be.


Tank in a tree


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

This weekend-Events!

Art of the Chopper show at union station opening tomorrow, should be open I think for maybe a month. Go to this link, for more info.

Also, the swap meet is this sunday. $5 bucks for buyers. Go to this link, for more info.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Night Rider

The lady and I saddled up probably at about 8pm last sunday. Its a pretty short ride home, about 200 miles. We left later than we expected though and ran into more than we expected. Before leaving, one of my rear tire adjusters was loose, no clue how, and the rear brake pedal kept sticking. I got it fixed and we hit the road. We decided to take backroads (the ironhead's not exactly an interstate super speed machine) all the way home. Riding through the middle of nowhere, through trees by lake perry, keeping north of I-70. Here is what I learned:
1. Chains should be adjusted with 1/2" of play. This INCLUDES the total weight of rider/passenger etc. More weight tensions chain. Chain too tight results in a fucking annoying clicking sound and well... it just fucks a chain. By stretching it out. I'm not looking forward to replacing this chain. Actually I'm just not looking forward to spending $$$ on a chain. fuck.

2. Bright lights are good. Tagging onto a car to use their brake lights as headlights, at about 75, on backroads, during high winds, pitch black storm weather and lighting, fucking sucks. With a passenger that is. Alone, it would have been a hell of alot cooler. I'm going to eventually do some light modding on the ironhead. The stock light just doesn't cut it. Not for riding around with the lady.

3. Being completely away from civilization for awhile makes you appreciate the city just as being in the city makes you appreciate getting away. Atleast that's how I feel about this.

Learning/New Direction

This blog is taking a new direction.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I went for a cup of coffee...

for that hangover cure. Decided to drop in at a friends house and here's a tank he's got from his old man. Pretty sweet shit.





Saturday, June 11, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

...

Crack!

1st part down on the Ironhead. First part down on my first harley. I'm not too upset about it. oh well. shit happens. What can ya do?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Nowhere

Made my way back home to middle of nowhere, Kansas. It's been a busy weekend, but I found some time to put on a few more miles. I took one of the old man's bikes out, it was a great ride. Weather was right, bike was right, road was right, I could've rode forever.



Friday, June 3, 2011

The Forever Bike / First Harley.

Cherry.

'76 Ironhead.

Handed down to me from pops a couple days ago.

I'm sure I'll be doing the same in the distant future when the time's right.

It's my first Harley.

I'll have her forever.

Not too sure what's going to happen to it as far as mods go.

For now though, I'm just going to ride the wheels off her.