Friday, December 31, 2010

All you need is

To chop,

Or not to chop, that is the question. Caroline in what is quickly becoming her natural habitat.


I've been working on the design for my next tattoo. I'm itching bad!!!!

My little artist.

Abbys' first ever rendering in acrylic on canvas. Pretty respectable for a young lady who is only 9 years old!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Oh Caroline, why?

Why do you hate me so? Pulled the primary drive off to remove the shifter bracket from the rachet lid in order to fabricate a hand shift lever. Of course, in true Caroline fashion, the clutch push rod pulled out of the transmission mainshaft. As most of you probably know, this is a no-no! So, off with the transmission end cap, and of course the clip that supposedly retains the thrust bearing is MIA!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Quote of the day.

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

Indian Proverb


For spring, for parts, for the engine shop, for SOMETHING to happen! No matter, waiting sucks!

Word of the day...

Luke 2:25-35

25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:

29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
you may now dismiss[d] your servant in peace.
30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,
31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and the glory of your people Israel.”

33 The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, 35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I loathe and despise

The USPS!!!! RatPan did an outstanding job welding up the seat location, and what does the post office do? That's right, they proceed to break fins off of my head!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ornament Burgular!!

We have no ornaments on our tree lower than this!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving,

Be safe, give thanks with a greatful heart and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
God bless you my friends.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Quote of the day.

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

Henry Ford

All cleaned up.....

And ready for her date with the world famous RatPan!!!! Gonna get some high tech welding at the hands of a master. Then after a few hours of machine time I'm back in bidness!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

2 Corinthians 1:8b-10

8b We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself.
9 Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.
10 He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,

St. Elmo's

Mmmmmmmm! 32oz. bone in prime rib. Love!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hotel rooms......

Are apparently extremly boring places for little girls and boys!

Enjoying St. Louis!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

City Garden

Quote of the day.

The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
- Ronald Reagan


Caroline is starting to form one. Gonna have to break her of wanting to sit on the lift all the time!

Hard to find good help.....

But who needs it when you've got the Bus? Thanks for the moral support pal!

"Quality Fist"

Must have been H-D's slogan when this head was machined!!! It's missing about 30% of the material that is supposed to be supporting the exhaust valve seat! (misspelling intentional, get it?)


Broken motorbikes make me angry!!! The down turned mouth and the furrowed brow are the exhaust valve seat from Carolines rear cylinder head.

This is where it was found.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Man, I miss that car!

Colossians 4:17

Tell Archippus: "See to it that you complete the work you have received in the Lord."

Quote Of The Day.

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
- Tom Stoppard

In the shadow of greatness!

Have you ever seen or experienced something that is simply too great to be expressed in word or image? The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is definately one of those things. If you've never explored this monument I would highly recomend that you do so, you wont be disappointed!

Friday, October 29, 2010

St. Louis

If I had a favorite city, this might be it! Took the family over for a few days for fall break. Great time! More to come.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Hey bubba, watch this!

You ever do something that you just knew wasn't a good idea as you were doing it? You know, like towing a motorcycle down the side of the interstate at 40MPH behind a minivan while holding onto a leather strap that is hooked to the end of a log chain? I thought so.


Man i wish i fit in cars like this! Sure would be fun to own.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Striking Viking!

Chuck proving once again that it doesn't matter what you know, what counts is who you know. When Caroline dropped a valve Chuck selflessly ditched work to haul me and my junk 150mi north for nothing more than gas money! I appreciate you bro! Chuck reminded me what a good friend is and reminded him why he no longer owns a Troublehead.


A catastrophic failure occured in Caroline's rear cylinder about 10 miles north of Bowling Green KY. No compression and the exhaust push rod is lose. Farewell riding season!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mad skills!

Quote of the day.

Liberals are very broadminded: they are always willing to give careful consideration to both sides of the same side.
- Anonymous

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Much Love....

For the car, not the driver!

Mah Peeps....

Randy and Alicia graciously opend up their home to me and my bro Jeffrey making the GP weekend unforgetable! Thanks again friends, Love you guys!! P.S. New ZON bill board spotted in indy.

Someone is being lied to!

Just not sure who. Me and Shoeshine BSing at the mile. Shoe is the dashing fellow on the left.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Mah Bruddah!!!!!

My Bro Jeffrey hangin' with Randys girl Alicia. Two of my favorite peeps in the whole world!

Gas stop...

This is what my trip meter read when i made a gas stop on my way to the Moto GP. Turned out to be a great weekend!