Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Punk before Punk was Punk

If you did or didn't know, African-Americans started most of what we know as punk music in America. Most think the African-American band Bad Brains from Washington DC started the music movement in the late 1970's, but another bands music has recently found its way into the mainstream. A recording was released last March that was previously traded on the underground of punk enthusiasts for hundreds of dollars. The album originally recorded in 1973, came from a Detroit band called Death. The more I listen to them, the more revolutionary they have become. Even the name of the band, which was considered terrible in its day, is revolutionary. Only seven songs on the EP, but amazing to say the least...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Three tips..

1. Shy People get nothing, and that’s what they deserve.
2. Act like the ‘person’ you want to be, not who you are.
3. Wake up every day and ask “What is it I really want to do?”

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hi Shredability

Cycle Zombies

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lets get rad!

You can't ever say you don't skate anymore. The Gonz is still rolling strong and slamming everyday. I love skateboarding. Great song too...

Friday, September 18, 2009

I like this too...

Trump Clutch

Going to try to make Thursday evenings my day to work on the Triumph in the garage. I've got plenty of things to keep me busy without spending a ton of money right now. Ordered some new rubber bumpers for the cush drive in the clutch hub. These pieces of rubber cushion the clutch basket and chain from the torque of the engine. If the bike has been sitting long enough (which this one sat for 25 years), these become brittle and need to be replaced. So I removed the outer cover and used a screw and a drill to drill into the rubber bumper and pull out the old pieces of rubber. Greased up the new ones and with the help of a couple flathead screw drivers and a C-clamp I worked for a couple of hours to wedge them into the slots, it looks good now that I'm done. I've heard this is one of the toughest tasks of rebuilding the motor...it didn't go to bad for me...

New rubber installed...


A little red lock tight and the cover put back on...



Here is how the hub fits in the clutch basket. The clutch friction plates fit in between the hub and inside the basket. The chain comes around the outside...


A little damage to the clutch basket...these grooves if bad enough, which this isn't too bad, will cause the clutch plates to possibly stick together and not disengage, or engage. You can use a file and square them up a little or replace the basket as a whole. I've started to file them down a little and they are looking good...

Friday, September 11, 2009

animation

video

not much bitter.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Great album...

true to the title...

lots o dumb shit.

oh my eyes...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I like it.

...


fucking skateboarders.

its ok...

I already know...

red oval...

very delicious, albeit a bit spendy at 2.99 a six pack...

my new harley ad...

not a chance in hell they're gonna buy it, but fuck 'em, rebel against the rebels right?



If anyone knows any tricks for getting a good, cheap (size wise..) video compressed, cough 'em up and share would ya? Animation is brutal when your shit that you worked on for a gazillion hours gets all glitchy and jumpy. Right now I render to sorenson3 at 29 fps, then export to H.264, also at 29fps.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Davenport 2009

Took the day off of work and what is turning into a yearly trip to Davenport Iowa swap yesterday...175 miles one way...such a beautiful day to ride...

Here are the foto's...

In front of my friend Rex's booth where he now sells bicycle parts. He said its much safer and that people get killed over vintage motorcycle parts these days...it may be true, but I think he is a bit of a worry wort...


Sea of Triumph tanks...


Lunch...


Dinner...


Nice Knuckle with Crime Scene Choppers head and tail light...


Not a fan of the bike....love the band...some Vietnam Marine Vets ride...


Jeff Decker showing off his six pack and BVD's in front of his famous art work...


Birdseye view of the fairgrounds from the grandstands....


The rest of the pictures are here on my Flickr page.