Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bags are Back!

I should have held off on my last update.  My saddlebags came in today from paint.  Erick Clay from Jakes Customs laid down a great gloss black on the bags.  It was a great way to finish off this project.

Thanks again to the World Famous Roadside Marty for the bags and all the other parts he helped me with, Big Boss Ross for the kick ass machine work (trees, points cover, sissy bar work), Michael Lewis from Violent Choppers for the stainless exhaust, and Rickey Lewis from Rick's Cycle Parts for the final assembly/wiring.  This bike means a lot more to me than any other I've owned because of all the parts/help from good brothers.

Now it's Time to Ride!!!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Long Haul Shovel - Update

The past few weeks have seen a flurry of activity on my bike.  Ross machined a new set of triple trees and really outdid himself.  I'm going to make a separate post just on that project.

I got my gas tanks back from Shawn @ ImperialHouse71.  Once again, he really took my ideas to the next level and the quality of his work is off the charts.  I custom mixed the "celeste" green One-Shot and the striping layout is great.  I added 1966-1971 Shovelhead badges to finish the tanks off

This is how she sits as of today.  I should have the saddle bags back from paint this week and then I'm done...for a while anyway!

People comment about my headlight (and how BIG it is), but I'm digging it.  With a big beefy front end and a 16 x 5 front tire, the headlight fits right in.

The saddle bag support racks are on, just waiting for the bags.  These bags were a gift from a great friend, Roadside Marty.  They will make packing for EDR a lot easier!

Waiting on warmer weather!!!  Let's ride!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Latest Leather

I worked on this Credit Card Holder/Money Clip this week. It was a fun project! Get in touch if you have any leather projects in mind!