It's been a good ride so far!
Since I was just a kid all I have ever wanted to do was to make people laugh or just smile. As a child, an educator sent a note home to my parents. It read; If your son thinks he is going to get through life making people laugh he is in for a RUDE AWAKENING! He is not living up to his potential. WELL, I'M STILL NOT! But at this site you will at least see me try. From the heart, thank you for even being interested, it means the world to me. I always say, I have not a single fan but many a friend!
Friday, July 15, 2011
The Circumcission of the Pickle Sickle!
With lots of tools! Patience from your knowledgeable friends and a stack of parts! It was on Bitch! It was time to Circumcise the Pickle Sickle!
First and foremost you hook up with the most knowledgeable FXR guy I've ever known. Mr. Keith Cole is that guy! Then you call in some favors from friends and ask for help and then finally, "how the hell do I do this".... Then you determine what is right and good and what is bad and must go. That is what we began to do! Start the chopping! We were fully ready to torch, cut and weld to make this girl sexy and functional. Here is how we got started!
The rear wheel is out of alignment, we snapped the plastic elbow off of the CV Carb and believe me that was a motherfucker to fix while the carb was still on the bike! While riding in California near Palm springs I thought that the front end was just going to snap off or that I had two flats. As it turns out, it was just horrible California Deathways, uhm, freeways! So today I also drained and replaced the fork oil. My God was that shit horrid looking. I swear had I put it in two different containers to collect it, you would think it came from two different bikes, it was SO FUCKING BAD! No matter what we did with changing the bars and risers, the clutch cable barely reached, 4 sets of bars and 4 sets of risers just to get it right! That was about where we got to last night, here are a few pics from the tear down.
We were afraid that we were going to have to cut, but upon removing the existing struts, we found all the holes that we needed were already in the frame. What a time and work saver that turned out to be! We had to remove the belt guard (permanently) because we relocated the rear shocks!
The boys from Foundry Moto
Diane of course
Brother Adam (and you know why)
and anyone else that I am forgetting, hey, it's 3 am and I am really tired right now!
Till we see each other on the road, hopefully Sturgis,
Keep the wind in your face,
Tits in your back
and The Man off your ass.
Your happy friend,