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Old February 19th, 2011, 06:40 AM   #2001
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Old February 19th, 2011, 07:28 AM   #2002
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Old February 19th, 2011, 09:13 AM   #2003
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Old February 19th, 2011, 11:10 AM   #2004
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Excellent post, that was very inspiring.
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Old February 20th, 2011, 06:41 PM   #2005
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Heck yeah!

That's beyond bad ass.

So about a month ago, I took the bike out for a ride to meet my friends for a movie. Right in the middle of an extremely busy intersection while I was turning right, she died. Lights and all, and it was night.

I was in the middle lane of the two right turn lanes, so I was pretty much pinned against the median by the traffic. So I had to push her a mile up to a Wal-Mart parking lot and leave her there until my dad could bring the trailer and pick her up.

While I was there, I checked some of the wiring (lights, engine and all died instantly, like the battery cables had come off or main fuse blew), including the ignition switch, fuses, grounds, battery cables, everything I could visually check or bypass with minimal tools. Nada.

Trailered her home after the embarrassment of being late for my first date with this chick, got busy with school and having the plague for a week and a half, and finally one month later I had the chance to look at her tonight.

Blown fuse.

I didn't have a meter to do a continuity check while I was there, so visual only. Turns out the freakin' thing blew back in the connection in the cap instead of in the middle of the metal strip (glass fuses). No clue why it blew in the middle of the intersection, but it's fixed anyway. Stoked to ride her to school tomorrow.

I'm going to convert her to spade fuses soon.
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Old February 20th, 2011, 06:45 PM   #2006
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Heck yeah!

That's beyond bad ass.

So about a month ago, I took the bike out for a ride to meet my friends for a movie. Right in the middle of an extremely busy intersection while I was turning right, she died. Lights and all, and it was night.

I was in the middle lane of the two right turn lanes, so I was pretty much pinned against the median by the traffic. So I had to push her a mile up to a Wal-Mart parking lot and leave her there until my dad could bring the trailer and pick her up.

While I was there, I checked some of the wiring (lights, engine and all died instantly, like the battery cables had come off or main fuse blew), including the ignition switch, fuses, grounds, battery cables, everything I could visually check or bypass with minimal tools. Nada.

Trailered her home after the embarrassment of being late for my first date with this chick, got busy with school and having the plague for a week and a half, and finally one month later I had the chance to look at her tonight.

Blown fuse.

I didn't have a meter to do a continuity check while I was there, so visual only. Turns out the freakin' thing blew back in the connection in the cap instead of in the middle of the metal strip (glass fuses). No clue why it blew in the middle of the intersection, but it's fixed anyway. Stoked to ride her to school tomorrow.

I'm going to convert her to spade fuses soon.

You had a date? Has she seen you?
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Old February 20th, 2011, 09:57 PM   #2007
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Old February 21st, 2011, 04:02 PM   #2008
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I installed the alarm on my bike, attached the now painted mount for the GPS and ran the cord for it. After that, I welded up a frame to attach my front wheel chock to. Now I can use it as a stand in the garage.

It was a productive 3 hours.

Next weekend my friend Miguel is gonna help me swap out the chain and sprockets.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 06:10 AM   #2009
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Miguel and I did a little work yesterday. We swapped out the chain and sprockets for new ones then installed a Power Commander.



Here's the old rear sprocket. I can't believe the previous owner rode the bike with this thing.



Still have a couple other things I want to do. Damn I can't wait until riding weather is here.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 09:23 AM   #2010
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That sprocket is scary Tim! Glad you caught it!!!
Is the front one bad too?
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Old February 27th, 2011, 10:56 AM   #2011
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No, the front one was fine. Unlike the rear (aluminum), it's steel. I still swapped it out though since I went from a 530 set to a 520. I stuck it in the parts box in case I switch back when it comes time to change them again.
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who wants a pair of size 47 teknic boots? brand new! super cheap.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 07:44 PM   #2014
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Well Mike, if my math is correct, that converts to a size 13?
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Old February 28th, 2011, 07:46 PM   #2015
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i believe so. they're s bit loose on me and i wear 12's
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Old March 17th, 2011, 06:53 AM   #2017
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Will hopefully have this on the front of my virago within the next couple of weeks.

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Old March 25th, 2011, 09:56 AM   #2018
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Check out the new April '11 issue of Cycle Source. Mitch Bergeron made the cover with the Jesus bike and was kind enough to have me included in the shoot and mention my name. Rad!










Found some "before" photos I took of the bike.








I have a PDF file of the magazine article if anyone wants a copy.
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I'm not really a 'Chopper guy' , but that's one smokin' hot bike! The old Cheebie pickup and dog are a nice touch too. Congratulations!
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Mitch is a class act and a hell of a builder. This one is killer.
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I'm not really a 'Chopper guy' , but that's one smokin' hot bike! The old Cheebie pickup and dog are a nice touch too. Congratulations!
Thanks man! That truck is bad ass. It's a '62 or '63 with 383. After we packed up his shop, he hauled his trailer, girlfriend, and dog all the way to Montreal, Canada... during the summer!


I was told that one of Mitch's other bikes will be making a magazine sometime.





I'm not really into choppers either, but this bike is a piece of work.
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Hey did you ever get your Enfield registered and did you end up selling the Honda?
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Hey did you ever get your Enfield registered and did you end up selling the Honda?
Sold the Honda, working on the bike getting it up to "modern" standards (i.e. horn, blinkers, fenders, taillight, usual bullshit...)
so it will pass tech at the CHP office.
Did some work today on the Enfield. Pulled the transmission apart and packed it with 00 grease as regular gear oil would leak like a sieve. Got it all buttoned up but haven't ridden it yet. I have to clean out the idle circuit on the left carb as it clogs from sitting too long.


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Dude, seriously the best boss and hell of a nice guy. I got lucky to work for him and learn all of his tricks to fabbing and welding. He does incredible work and a sight to see him in action using just the basic shop tools. He is very meticulous and is a perfectionist, as you can tell from all the bikes he's built. The first couple months at his shop was pretty rough learning to get everything fucking perfect, but he was patient...eh, somewhat.

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His Discovery bike.


Built this for his buddy. Ended up on the cover of Easyriders.



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Old March 26th, 2011, 01:06 PM   #2024
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Syd finally got a chance to ride her bike.



Hers and mine together.



She wants me to repaint hers black with pink flames. Looks like I have a new project for this summer.
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Now that's just too kool. I like the way she thinks, she's definitely her own motorcyclist.

And I love your truck.
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