Be you. A genuine original. build, ride, break, fix. Find your voice. Make a difference. Don't forget where you come from, but never lose sight of where you are going. belive in your gifts, cherish them and explore their possiblities. Be brave & wild heart. Make mistakes & don't be afraid to ask question. Embrache all things that make you unique. Practice kindnees & compassion. Be passionate about the things that matter you. be a hero for someone. become someone you will be proud of when you back on your life. Be a good friend. live your life with no regrets. and remember that all the things about yourself, that you sometimes wish were diferent, are really the most special because you are the real thing

Monday, March 10, 2014

13 Rebels MC member Arden Van Scykle
13 Rebels MC member Ardin Van Syckle. We’re talkin’ standup guys, not hoodlums– former flyers and servicemen in WWII looking to keep the rush alive. They were solid citizens who loved the sport and brotherhood of riding– accomplished racers, builders and all-around honorable men.
1953′s iconic biker flick The Wild One starring Marlon Brando and Lee Marvin, was loosely based on two actual California motorcycle clubs of the day having a highly charged clash in the small town of Hollister, CA.  Brando portrayed13 rebels leader Shell thuet, while Lee Marvin’s character “Chino” was based on Wino Willie Forkner of The Boozefighters .  Fact is– the gangs were not rivals (although “Wino Wilie” was an ex-member of the 13 Rebels– asked to leave actually for rowdy behavior) and the Hollister incident never happened, at least not to the extent that LIFE magazine or The Wild One portrayed it.  Yeah, some guys drank and drag raced a little– it happens.  What else happened was a counterculture was born– rolled Levi 501 boots and leathers Perfecto  became the uniform that rebels and bikers lived in, and that polite society demonized.
LIFE magazine's infamous 1947 photo that fueled the Hollister biker stories and legends.
LIFE magazine’s infamous 1947 staged photo that fueled the Hollister biker stories and legends.
The 13 Rebels Motorcycle Club (13 RMC) was started in 1937 by Ernest “Tex” Bryant.  “Tex” and the other 12 top-seated motorcycle racers from Southern California made up the founding members of the club.  The 13 Rebels MC was, and still is, an American Motorcycle Association (AMA) sanctioned club.  While not the oldest MC in the U.S (that being theYonkers MC of Yonkers, NY established in 1903), the 13 RMC has a rich racing tradition and colorful history that has shaped American motorcycle folklore.
Shell Thuet of 13 RMC working on a HD Knucklehead, 1946.
Shell Thuet of 13 RMC working on a HD Knucklehead, 1946.
Some of the club’s legendary members include  Shell Thuet, who raced and built many independent and factory-sponsored racing bikes throughout the years; John and Ernie Roccio, who raced in the U.S. as well as on the U.S. Motorcycle Racing Team throughout Europe during the 1950’s; William “Wino Willie” Forkner, who left the 13 Rebels MC in 1946 and started the Boozefighters MC and Elmo Looper who was better known for savingCrocker motorcycles  from extinction by buying what was left of Crocker Motorcycle parts from AL Crocker.  Many of these parts have helped otherwise unrestorable motorcycles come back to life.
Elmo Looper of 13 Rebels MC aboard his custom Excelsior Super X racer with Crocker oil pumps for street use.
Elmo Looper of 13 Rebels MC aboard his custom Excelsior Super X racer with Crocker oil pumps for street use.
The 13 Rebels Motorcycle Club is still in existence today with chapters in various states.  The Club is still sanctioned by the AMA.  It has been awarded the organization’s “historical status”, meaning the club has been verified by the AMA as being over 50 years old.  The 13 Rebels MC exists to carry on the spirit and tradition of the original motorcycle clubs.  We are a family-oriented motorcycle club bound by brotherhood, camaraderie, and the love of the sport of motorcycling.
13 Rebels MC members
13 Rebels MC members
1939 SoCal Rally
1939 Southern California Motorcycle Rally & Convention
Arden Van Scyk with Hollister trophy, 1947.
Ardin Van Syckle with Hollister trophy, 1947
13 Rebels MC banner
13 Rebels MC banner
13 Rebels' member dues card
13 Rebels’ member dues card
13 Rebels MC group shot at a restaurant
13 Rebels MC group shot at a restaurant
13 Rebels sweater front
13 Rebels MC sweater (front) — awesome stitched-on felt applique
13 Rebels sweater back
13 Rebels MC sweater (back)
Rebel Horn at racesRebel Horn of 13 Rebels MC at the races
13 Rebels President Thuet, 1953.
13 Rebels Motorcycle Club President Shell Thuet, 1953
Marlon Brando as Johnny in the iconic biker film The Wild One.
Marlon Brando as Johnny in the iconic biker film The Wild One
Marlon Brando (and gang) as Johnny in 1953's The Wild One.Marlon Brando (and gang) as Johnny in 1953′s The Wild One
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Store closed, We return home

Many of you already know. We moved! or better go back home. Our online store will be closed from 02/28/2014, we will open as soon as possible. We have much work ahead to continue this project. Very soon we will be with you again. God bless the captain of the ship carrying our container to Spain. We are grateful for the hospitality of the ordinary people of America to our friends, never forget you. And our customers  they was rad with us and with our English. QUE CABRONES!!
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The most beautiful woman of North America

This is my last job in the U.S.. And it's for my wife and her beautiful 70'camaro. I hope you like the logo for your Camaro. We've had very good but also very bad. You are my life. All my roads end up in your smile because I'm a Yunkie of your love! I love you NURIA!!!!
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Shovelhead restoration parts

I think I'll never finish this bike but I'm slowly finding parts at a good price. I really wanted to have this cover but they are over $ 100. I think it's one of the most beautiful covers for shovel.
I caught you

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I feel that my country called me.

Find a Derbi in the U.S. is not difficult. Truth?
Finding a 57 Chevy, which is called Rocinante in U.S.. It is easy, NO?
and find a David Mann lying on the floor of a store, you can make it happen
But when I come from spain and all happened in three days. This is very rare. I feel that my country called me
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Saturday, January 25, 2014

The best burger in the world.

The best burger in the world? No… but Dick's!#... is a classic stop.
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Friday, January 24, 2014

Check Voltage Regulator in Harley

I made this drawing and I hope to help you review this part.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Testing Harley Davidson Charging Systems FUCK!!ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS

Important information about Harley Davidson full wave charging systems (covering 70-05 Touring, 84-07 XL, 84-00 Softail, 91-03 Dynas, All FXR’s)
1. Battery Test:The battery needs to be a fully charged battery that has been load tested to ensure proper readings. If you are not working with a fully charged and functional battery, all other voltage tests will be incorrect. Most places like Auto Zone, Advance Auto, and Pep Boys will charge and test motorcycle batteries for free. Standing battery Voltage should be 12.5-13.2 DCV.
2. Charging System Voltage Test: Start motorcycle, Measure DC Volts across the battery terminals (you should have a reading of approximately 13.2-15 DC Volts).
3. Check Connections/Wires: Inspect the regulator/stator plug, and check the battery terminals for connection/corrosion. If everything seems to be in order, move on to number 4 below to determine if there’s a failed component.
4. Stator Checks/Rotor Check: Each of the following tests isolate the stator & Rotor, If AC Output test Fails and Resistance Check, and Stator IB Test Pass then Rotor is at fault (Pull Primary covers and inspect rotor for damage).
  • AC Output Check:
  1. Unplug the regulator plug from the stator
  2. Start motorcycle and change Voltmeter to AC volts.
  3. Probe both stator wires with your meter leads.
  4. The motorcycle should be putting out approximately 18-20 ACV per 1,000 rpm. (Reading will vary depending on system, check service manual specification)
  5. Generic Specs:
  • 22 amp system produces about 19-26 VAC per 1,000 rpm
  • 32 amp system produces about 16-20 VAC per 1,000 rpm
  • 45 amp system produces about 19-26 VAC per 1,000 rpm
  • Stator Resistance Check:
  1. Switch your multi meter to Ohm x 1 scale.
  2. Probe each stator wires with meter leads and check resistance on meter.
  3. Resistance should be in the range of 0.1-0.5 Ohms. (Reading will vary depending on system, check service manual for specification)
  4. Generic Specs:
  • 22 amp system produces about 0.2 to 0.4 ohms
  • 32 amp system produces about 0.1 to 0.2 ohms
  • 45 amp system produces about 0.1 to 0.2 ohms
  • Stator IB test or Ground Check:
  1. Switch your multi meter to Ohm x 1 scale.
  2. Probe each stator wire with your positive lead on multi meter and the negative to ground.
  3. There should be no continuity to ground on either wire.
  4. If there is continuity to ground your stator is shorted to ground.
5. Regulator Test: Each of the following tests isolates the regulator only, so if any of these tests fail, the regulator is at fault.
Identifying Wires:
  1. Battery Charge Lead- Wire going from regulator to battery positive.
  2. AC output leads- Wires coming from the Stator to regulator.
  3. Ground- Wire from Regulator to ground or regulator may be grounded via the physical bolting to chassis.
  • Regulator Ground Test: Insure the regulator body is grounded or grounding wire is fastened tight to a good ground (you should verify this by checking continuity from regulator body to chassis ground).
  • Fwd/Reverse Bias Test/Diode Test: This check is testing the Diode function to ensure it is regulating the AC current for the stator into DC Current.
  1. Switch multi meter to Diode Scale.
  2. Place your Multi meter positive lead on each AC output wire.
  3. Place your multi meter negative lead on the battery Charge wire.
  4. The meter should read voltage typically around .5 volts.
  5. Next, switch your multi meter leads putting the negative lead on the AC output wires and the Positive lead on the Battery Charge Wire.
  6. The reading should be Infinite.
  7. With your meter on the same setting, place your multi meter positive lead on the regulator ground wire or to the regulator directly, and then place your meter negative lead on the AC output leads.
  8. The meter should read voltage typically around .5 volts.
  9. Next, switch your multi meter leads putting the negative lead on the regulator ground and the Positive lead on the AC output wires.
  10. The reading should be Infinite.
  11. Note: Below is a table to show the readings:

Positive LeadNegative LeadReading
AC output 1Battery charge leadVoltage
AC output 2Battery Charge LeadVoltage
Battery charge leadAC output 1
Battery charge leadAC output 2
GroundAC output 1Voltage
GroundAC output 2Voltage
AC output 1Ground
AC output 2Ground

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Cheap helmet love fat pencils

You do't need to be Jesse James
or have a very large pocket. You just need a delay in the delivery of parts of the bike you're building and a little rain. Cheap helmet love fat marker
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Friday, January 17, 2014

Pallet for Chopper


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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Shovelhead parts.

when you're closer to end is harder to find parts but... 
if you're in Washington and you are building your own bike, the road will bring you up here. welcome to paradise. more than half of my project comes from these corridors and boxes. If you come for an hour I'm sure you'll be 3 or 4 hours. If you are going to share a gas tank , you get out of there with a front light, two brakes and 100 screws.
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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Complete Harley-Davidson motorcycles were manufactured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1903 through 1972

Complete Harley-Davidson motorcycles were manufactured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1903 through 1972, generally one motor - one assembler, one bike - one assembler. From 1972 through 1997 Harley-Davidson motors have been built in Milwaukee, then shipped to the York, Pennsylvania, plant where the balance of motorcycle components are manufactured and where final assembly takes place on an assembly line. 1997 to the present, Big Twins are assembled in York and Sportster assembly takes place in Kansas City.
Twin Cam 88
1936 to 19471948 to 1965*1966 to 19851984 to 19991999 to Present*
Models1936 - 1952 ---61” OHV EL
1937 - 1942 ---80” UL
1937 - 1951 ---45” WL
1941 - 1947 ---74” FL
1942 - 1945 ---45” WLA Army, XA 750cc Army
1948 ---------74” FL Pan
1949 - 1957 74” Hydra Glide
1952 ---------45” K
1954 ---------55” KH
1957 - 1971 55” XL Sportster
1958 - 1963 FL Duo Glide
1965 - 1970 FL Electra Glide
1970 - 1971 - XR750 (1972-80 = Aluminum, 1981- ? engines only)
1971 - 1980 - FLH1200
1971 - 1972 - FX1200 Super Glide
1972 - 1976 - XLH, XLCH 1000cc
1972 --------- Sportster
1974 - 1980 - FXE 1200
1977 -----------FLHS
1977 - 1979 - XLT
1977 - 1978 - XLCR, FXS Low Rider
1978 ----------FLH80
1979 ----------FLH80 Classic, FXS 80, FXEF1200, Fat Bob
1980 ----------FXWG Wide Glide
1980 - 1982 - FLT Tour Glide, FLHS, XLS, FXEF80, FXB Sturgis
1981 - 1986 - FLT Classic
1982 - 1985 - XLS Roadster
1982 ----------XLHA, XLSA
1982 - 1983 -FXR, FXRS Super Glide II, FXSB Belt, FXRT Tour Glide (shovels)
1983 ----------FXDG Disc Glide
1983 - on-----FLHT, FLHTC
1984 - FXST
1984 - FXRDG – only year
1986 - FXR – re-introduced, FLST Heritage Softail
1987 - FXLR Low Rider Custom
1988 - FXSTS Springer Softail
1990 - FLSTF Fat Boy
1991 - FXDB Dyna Glide Sturgis
1992 - FXDB Daytona Dyna Glide – only year
1992 - FXDC Super Glide Dyna Custom
1993 - FXDWG Dyna Wide Glide, FXDL Dyna Low Rider
1995 - FXSTSB Bad Boy, FLHR Road King
In its first year, the Twin Cam 88 is on all the Touring and Dyna models, with the Softails following in 2000.
Displacement1936 Series E
Bore 3 5/16 inch
Stroke 3 1/2 inch
1941 Series F
Bore 3 7/16 inch
Stroke 3 31/32 inch

E Series

Displacement 1000cc

F Series
Displacement 1200cc

Displacement 900 cc,
 1000cc (19 72)
Big Twin 1200cc (74ci) 
1340cc (80ci) (late 1978)
XL (Sportster)
Displacement 1100cc
 (1986), 1200cc
 (1988). 883cc (1989)
Big TwinDisplacement: 80 ci
Bore: 3.498 inch
Stroke: 4.250 inch

Displacement:  1450cc (88ci)
Bore: 3.75 inch
Stroke: 4.00 inch

w/ 1550cc (95ci)
 Available upgrade
CompressionAvailable in Low, Medium and HighAvailable in Low, Medium and HighAvailable in Low, Medium and HighCompression Ratio: 8.5:1 (BT)Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
Head DesignWhereas the flat head engine had the intake and exhaust valves on opposite sides of the combustion chamber the valves in the knucklehead were moved to the top of the combustion chambers.
The panhead didn't change much from the knuckle in internals. But it came equipped with aluminum heads,
Valve oilers and noise suppressors. 
Larger aluminum version of the Sportster head, with the same hemispherical combustion chamber and valve angle, The
true "Hemi" Engine.

New aluminum heads designed to decrease oil leakage while utilizing side-squish combustion chambers and flat pistons
 Aluminum permanent mold with 85cc bathtub combustion chamber
Cylinder Design Cast Iron Cast Iron with built-in fire ring on top of cylinder
Cast Iron with built-in fire ring on top of cylinderAluminum cylinders with pass-through head bolts50% more fin area for better cooling. Constructed of aluminum high-pressure die cast with cast in Spiney-Lok cast iron liner. 
Case Design Introduced in 37 the recirculating dry sump oiling system. Later models included centrifugal bypass oil pump.Revised crankcases and cylinders feed oil internally to the heads and return  internally to the cases. In  1955 Harley modified the pans by installing a quieter more efficient lower end. In 65 they were the first HD's to have electric start. Cone style cam cover in 1970 with alternator to replace the generator

Later introduction of rubber mounted engine
 A new lower end designed for more efficient oilingTwin gearotor, dry sump, internal oil pump based on the Sportster. Now uses an O ring instead of paper gasket on the base to cylinder. Stronger crankcase mounts. Counterbalanced crank to reduce the classic vibration. (TC88B)
CarburetionLinkert carburetor on later modelsM-74B 1 1/2-inch Linkert carburetor on 74 ciTillotson, Bendix, Keihin butterfly carbKeihin CV, EFI was introduced in 95Keihin CV or EFI
Transmission61ci E models had separate 4sp trans constant mesh. Optional three-speed and three-speed-with-reverse transmissions with sliding-gear first on early models. All later Models were 4sp with optional side car gearing. Both E and F series were available with either hand or foot shifted 4sp transmissions 4sp ratchet top, 4sp plate top,

Late introduction of 5sp trans in a 4sp case on FLT model.
 By 1991 all models featured the 5sp drum shifter  transmission New shift mechanism that delivers low-effort, quieter gear changes

Close ratio gearing
Misc. The knucklehead motor was the first of the overhead valve motors and succeeded the side-valve flathead (although the latter continued in production throughout the knucklehead era and beyond). Basically the knucklehead lower end with a new top end with hydaulic valve lifters and aluminum cylinder heads
FLH motors are fitted with Victory camshaft that has a higher lift
AMF moved production to an assembly line process dropping quality and increasing production flooding the market with motorcycles that wouldn't sell To this point the Evo was the most radical departure in engine design for HD
In 1992 belt drives were standard on all models.
Twin cams with chain driven spring loaded tensioners Now the Twin Cam has surpassed the Evo in a departure from the design norm. Supposedly only 21 parts are common to the Evo, however, a press release states that fewer 18 parts are shared between the engines
Notes* Main production models, does not include specialty models such as WL etc. 
The knuckle received it's nick name by the appearance of the heads which look similar to the knuckles of a fist.
*Panheads had the longest production run of any Harley motor to date, lasting 17 years. The first Sportsters, introduced in 1957, were panheads. See the notes on Shovelheads as to why the shovel was not considered the longest production run.
Received it's nick name due to its valve covers look of an upside down cake pan.
*There were two versions of the shovel: the generator or flatside shovel, and the cone motor shovel. The flatside shovel, was produced from 1966 to 1969. A generator was mounted ahead of the front cylinder, giving the motor a relatively flat look. Generator shovels are mistakenly referred to as "pan/shovels," because the the lower end is the same as a panhead.*The Evolution was referred to as the "Blockhead" for a time but most just called it the "Evo" (pronounced ee-voe)*The Twin Cam is  referred to as the TC88 or the "Fathead"
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