Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bike Finished (for now)

Okay, the bike is done and running. Finally. Here's some pics of it all done (and a video), but I'll start it off with how it looked when I got it, plus right after I shaved off some weight, but still pre-chop.





















Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Such Is Progress


Frame, battery and electric boxes, license plate bracket and seat pivot are painted and re-assembly has begun. As daunting as wiring is to people it's what I'm least intimidated by...I suppose being an electrician helps.

My secret to avoid getting overwhelmed (both in and out of bike building) is making lists. Now nearing the final push, I've upped the ante by putting it in order.





I'm almost as excited about getting this done so I can ride as I am getting it done so my garage isn't a disaster. It's like that episode of the Simpsons where Marge makes everyone clean and they walk into the kitchen exhausted and by the time the door swings back around it's already filthy again.








My wall of inspiration.





Sunday, May 22, 2011

Final Mock Up

Today I finally finished (well...probably 99% of) the fab work for my bike. This is a big time budget build, and I'm stingy. I mocked it all up and took some pics before I start tearing it down for finish welding and paint before I start reassembling.

Here's a couple of the things on here:

-Pipes are homemade from the TC Bros XS650 kit (some ugly welds, but they'll be wrapped anyway)
-Bars are homemade out of GRC electrical conduit
-Found the headlight at a garage sale
-Got the grips and throttle on sale for $15
-Electronics/fake oil tank is made from a piece of 4" electrical conduit
-Battery box was made out of scrap metal
-Tail light and license plate bracket is made from scrap, which I shaped with a hammer around an empty welding tank - the tail light was $7 from autozone
-Mids are made out of a couple passenger pegs given to me, and I cut down the original peg brackets to re-mount
-Tank is a new peanut/sporty replica from eBay for $70
-Hardtail by TC Bros














Sunday, April 17, 2011

Best tattoo?

I nabbed this from the Grimm Brothers MC blog. Possibly the best tattoo ever tattooed.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Exhaust Pipes


I just finished mocking up my pipes I built from the TC Bros kit. I think I like what I've done here. It's a little frankenstein-y, but they'll be wrapped anyway.












Saturday, March 26, 2011

Second Mock Up





Frame welded, engine mounted, tank fitted, dummy bars, seat and fender just sitting.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lachie Dancing

We bought a flipcam basically with the sole purpose of catching moments like this.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Handlebars

In an effort to keep practicing my welding skills I decided to do something with the pair of buckhorn style handlebars that originally came on my xs650.

Here's how they began life:




Here's now they look now:








Thursday, February 24, 2011

First Mock Up


I just got my welder fixed via my buddy Timmy, and am finally at the point where I can begin the hardtailing process on my bike. I'm a novice welder at best, so my plan was to get it in place (it's a TC Bros hardtail), tack it, and then have someone with a TIG finish the welds since I'm not as confident in my welding yet.

Well, I got everything in place, did several tacks and did my first mock up this afternoon.





I was so high on the excitement of making progress with the bike (it's been sitting completely unassembled since late December) that I said fuck it, and started finishing the welding with my MIG. I think it went pretty well though. I got about 70% of all the welding done and began grinding late this afternoon.

The combination of the TCB hardtail and a peanut tank isn't the most original combination as far as Yamaha choppers go, but I'll be damned if it isn't beautiful simply because it's mine.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rza & Gza VS. Booker T

This one took a bit of work to sound right. It's still a weird match. Whatever. Rza and Gza doing "Third World" and Booker T & The Mgs doing "Comin' Home Baby". As with all the others, the beat and extras by me.



For just the mp3 version, go here.

Vids

Here's a couple YouTube videos of a few of my thingies. Feel free to pass the links around if you care.



Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ol' Dirty Bastard VS. Kelis Mash-Up

This is a mash-up of ODB's "Baby I Got Ya Money" and Kelis' "Milkshake" (working title: "Baby I Got Ya Milkshake"):

OL' DIRTY BASTARD vs. KELIS

Recyclone VS. Acrid Mash-Up

This is a mash-up of two of my favorite Canadian musical entities. It contains Recyclone's "Slow Rot" and Acrid's "Swimming In The Lake Of Bile" (from the "Corroding The Cellular Engine" and "Eighty Sixed" albums, respectively). The original tracks can be heard here and here.

RECYCLONE vs. THE HIDDEN HAND

Jay-Z VS. The Hidden Hand Mash-up

This is a mash-up of Jay-Z's "U Don't Know" and The Hidden Hand's "Spiritually Bereft":

JAY-Z vs. THE HIDDEN HAND

Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire Remix

Remix of a few CTTTOAFF songs (all originally appearing on their "Alpha Drunk On The Blood Of Omega" and "Songs Of Ill Hope And Desperation" albums):

CTTTOAFF REMIX

Bosnia Remix

This is a remix of my own band, Bosnia. The riff originally appears on the song "Sanctuary Arson" off of our 2006 demo.

BOSNIA REMIX

The original song can be heard here.

Mayhem Remix

Here's a remix based around Mayhem's "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas":

MAYHEM REMIX



Note: As with all of my beats/mash ups/remixes/etc, this is an unmastered mp3. For best listening turn your volume UP.