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Ironheads Forever

Or at least it seems like it.

Anyone want some Ironheads?




Tons of stuff for you Ironhead lovers (or haters depending on the nature of your relationship to your bike). Parts or the whole lot. There's three titled bikes (1962, 1967, 1970), one is a complete basket, the other two are in the background mostly together and a ton of parts. Let me know what you need or wait for it to start hitting ebay in the next couple days, as always no high starting price, no reserve. User : jason434343

jason@deathscience.com
Or if youre serious call 540-four2four-8877


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New product from Burly Brand

Burly Brand's line of LED turn signals come in both Harley specific and universal application options! Every turn signal has a powder coated cast aluminum housing as well as a UV/impact resistant polycarbonate lens to help illuminate the bright LED units. All signals have 3 wires (Ground, Run, and Turn/Brake) and are designed for ECE/DOT compliance for road use. Our turn signals are a bright and responsive LED replacement for the stock lights that come on your motorcycle.






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DicE ISSUE 72


Issue 72 is now available and it is full to the brim with everything your heart desires.

The cover for this issue was beautifully photographed by Michael Schmidt.

This issue and every issue that follows, is in loving memory of Matt Davis.

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Giddy Up 2017


The wait is over and the Giddy Up is finally here! Jason and Twila will be on location covering the event on our behalf. We can't thank them enough for their ongoing support and help!

The Giddy Up Vintage Chopper Show takes place on March 25, 2017, in the hill country of New Braunfels, Texas at the River Road Icehouse. This laid-back motorcycle gathering is more of a big party than a traditional chopper show, though it is packed with and attended by scores of the highest quality, custom built, vintage choppers around. You don't need much of an excuse to head to Austin and the surrounding hill country for good riding, swimming, tacos, and an all-around good time. This has quickly become one of our must-go shows of the year because it has all of our favorite things wrapped into one!


Not only that, but the Giddy Up Vintage Chopper Show is giving away this killer Panhead chopper built by Joey Cano of Slab Side in San Antonio! Online sales are over, but you can still purchase tickets during the show until they run out.

Best of luck!

Follow the Giddy Up on Facebook and Instagram for more information.

Directions to the River Road Icehouse.

This weekend folks!


Support the Moto Jam this weekend!

Celebrate Matt Davis' life at Kickstart Cycle Supply


"Take the day to ride with your friends then meet us at the shop to have some drinks and tell everyone your favorite Matt Davis story. I don’t think there is anything Matt liked to do more than have a few with his friends and have a great chat. So that is what we will be doing to honor him. Everyone is welcome. If you are in London there is a Celebration on the same day at The Old Ship 25 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London W6 9TD, UK | 3pm till 9pm." Thanks, Walter
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It's that time of year again to help Show Class Magazine decide what builders will advance to the next round of their People's Champ competition. Take a moment to get to see what all of the builders are up to. You can vote up to 3 times to help your favorite builder move forward. The polls will be closing on Thursday, March 23rd.

Thanks for your help and onoging support!
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Primary Put Together

Alright, time to make some progress on the shovelhead.

The motor is in loosely with no primary between the motor and the transmission. The transmission is still bolted in tight.  To get everything lined up, I tightened all the transmission plate bolts and loosened all the nuts on the transmission studs.  This will let my transmission move while we work.


The next goal is to loose the front motor bolts and torque down the rear mount bolts. For whatever reason the Delkron cases and this frame don't really allow proper torquing of the rear nuts so you have to do something like this.


The next thing I did was check the gap under the front motor mounts to see if shims are needed. They haven't been required before with these cases in this frame, but there's no reason not to check. I couldn't get a 0.0015 feeler gage in the gap so I will say we are good to go.


We can actually torque these now.


Now tighten the head bolts to the top mount.  Again, I don't have the torque adapter I need to do this. So we just tightened them good and tight. Make sure the shims between the frame and mount fit up nice and tight.


This one is an easy torque.


This is where we had to back up. I forgot that my regulator mount goes under the front of the motor. We also looked for like a half hour trying to find my new regulator only to realize that I left it at Longbow Customs when we were working on it there.


We'll just put this on like this for now and I'll put the regulator on when I get it back.


Now on to the motor plate. It's my understanding with a stock inner primary with a chain, you bolt the loose transmission to the inner primary and bolted down engine. The belt setup is different, because you have to adjust tension of the belt before you bolt the plate down tight.


We just snugged everything for now.


The top belt guard goes on before the clutch shell. We had a heck of time getting it all to line up for some reason. Then the clutch shell and the 52 long bearings.


Retainer plate next.


Clutch plate stack up.


Tada! Pressure plates and springs mean we are done for the day. The pushrod screw is adjusted, but we'll need to adjust the nuts on the studs once we are actually ready to get this thing running again.


A huge shout out to this guy. RevChong spent most of Saturday hanging out and helping. The moral support was the biggest part. I have really been uninspired to get this bike back together for way too long.


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