Sunday, September 23, 2012

version 3.14

TA DA!!!!!! here is the new edition of the Wonder Shovel. the sissybar got a lil off while welding. I need a new tank, the fatbobs look too beefy fer the rest of the bike.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Becoming Sissysize!!

I thought a Pantera reference is good as that is what I listened to all day.
OK tail light mounted and it is just a hair off.
So am I so it's all good. The Chuckster came over the fence and let me use his Dremel because that recess for the light is a mofo!
Chain side strut is somewhat in place.
 I am off to the Iron Horse, bike night so it will be bagger central. Bring yer chop if yer in the area!

fender before lunch

 OK here is the progress made before lunch. The stock rear fender looked goofy with the struts so I had this old Honda left-over that fit better. I tacked these tabs off of the HD exhaust supports on to the fender and had to shave the frame horns a bit. Used 2 of the old fender bolts for temporary fitment and viola!  Now I have to mount the tail light then the fender struts/sissy bar. Hopefully I can get them fitted today and finish weld everything Friday and be back in the breeze by Saturday. Now to eat my big ass sammich and High Life to wash it down.

Monday, September 17, 2012


ok so the shock mount broke off last time we were here. Well when life gives you lemons, you throw them at pedestrians.....wait that's a whole 'nother song.

 Anywho, I cut the rest of the mounts off and found some good heavy wall tubing to make these. Pretty straight forward stuff. Now I need to figure out the fender because the original looks like ass on it now. More cutting and welding!!

So stay tuned for the fender pics on the morrow( not the bird from Adventure Time).

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

the last few days...

OK so I was putting the new shock mounts on the Wonder Shovel and I noticed the upper mount bolts had a step-up on them. Took ye Ol' Bastard file and made them fit. All was well until I tried popping the rubbers out of one of the shocks... then this happened. "Better here than going down the road" is what Bonz always said, and it rang true today! Tomorrow is new struts and back on the road!