Ashley's gone and built himself a Badd Ass Honda chop. This bike has a lot of good details and I know Special79 Jay had a hand in there too. I hear it's off to paint so we'll have to revisit this ride.
I'm pretty sure Ashleys been checking out BCM since day one & for that I say,
Flatiron Mike is the proprietor of one of my favorite and most impressive stables of hand built big twins in the conterminous United States. Over the past few years Mike has developed a pretty distinct style & formula for the bikes he likes to build and ride. With this build Mike is steering away from the springer fork, ridged framed base of his last three bikes but his formula is still very apparent and in my opinion spot on.
I check in on the Poppa Wheelie page a few days a week, he always has some good old race photos. Todays photos were especially close to my heart not only because they were motocross (which is what I'd rather be doing instead of any of this other crap) but because the photos were shot at one of my favorite tracks, Barona Oaks Raceway. Barona is on a local indian reservation the pits are scattered with these big old oak trees, the track has some elevation changes and just an old moto vibe. However, you never ever know when they're open, the dirt is ok but super rocky, and I had two big crashes there. One, I was T-Boned by some kid while trying to exit the track and it hurt. The Second was the big triple in the middle. I ask my good friend Brian what I needed to do he said " take the outside line through the turn, click into third, clutch a little, hold it open off the lip". I woke up as I was being loaded into the life flight copter. Come to think of it I'm not sure why I like that place?
The past couple of Sundays were spent on Pauls bike, it's been fun and really cool of everyone to chip in. The head showed up from the exhaust thread repair so yesterday Wes came over and with Pauls help put the motor back together.
Last Sunday Bob put in a lot of time cleaning carburetors while Paul and I hacked up the sub frame and making it ready for seat and fender tabs. The fork legs are out at Kutty's being shortened and rethreaded by a few inches. All and all it's moving along pretty well.
This is typical Wes, reassembling a top end, Playing with the welder, and talking with BMW tech support all at the same time.