Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thirsty -

Girls of the Full Throttle Saloon. Hell of a lot of good looking women working this year. Nothing makes money in Sturgis like girls dancing on bars, nothing. I don't get it? They aren't taking their clothes off, yet guys will throw money at them like it's going out of style. One thing I can't figure out - why isn't there a strip joint in Sturgis? Best business idea ever.... The city can't allow it, I mean, come on, there'd be one already right?

These girls have to get an exotic performers license just to bartend during the Rally - that's how little clothing they wear. No joke.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Grab Yer Guns

My brother Benny got a new toy a little while back. So, we headed out to my backyard(Boulder Canyon) up in the hills to shoot some shit and cap off a bunch of rounds. His arsenal is getting bigger and bigger each year and damn if it isn't fun blasting some shit in the backwoods. Fuck danger, handguns are fun.

His new gun - Smith and Wesson 460 Magnum. This thing could kill sasquatch.

Springfield 45 Auto


This gun has some wicked kick, almost nerve-racking to shoot

Sundown Saloon

This is where I work and pretty much live most of the year. It has many names - the Sundown, the Scumdown, the Dirty Downer, the Downer, the list goes on and on... It's a smokey old pool hall with one of the best juke boxes in the Denver Metro area. Free pool, free darts, and a bomb-ass shuffle-board table. It's the type of joint that'll make most yuppies sick when they walk into the bathroom and you'll remember where you were the next day by the smell of your clothes(you can smell the Downer from a good 30 feet away from the entrance). If you like good bourbon, rare bomber beers, and $6 pitchers of PBR - this is your spot. Tons of kick-ass bourbons and we're the #1 seller of PBR in Colorado - #6 in the Nation. Our service is second to none, anywhere - we get it done. If you're ever in the Denver/Boulder area, stop in and check it out - get haggard.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lichter Exhibit - Sturgis

Hit up Lichter's party Tuesday night and saw the bikes in his exhibit - great talent and some really cool bikes. Mike always puts on a good show...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Exhaust fix - Crack pipe

Awhile back, I posted pictures of the trip out to Des Moines that Rich and I took back in May for the DiCE release party. On our way into Des Moines, my exhaust cracked by the back mount near the rear axle. Due to the lack of time to fix it while I was in Iowa, I opted to rip the exhaust pipe off, bring it back home, and fix it in the shop.
Weeks before this occurred, I had mentioned numerous times about how well the pipes had held up and how you could pick the damn bike up by the pipes - that's how sturdy they were... Way to stick my foot in my mouth.
Here's pictures and details from the repair...

I found a piece of pipe with the needed bend to match the original set up and figured out where to to chop the cracked pipe...

With the original pipe cut, as well as finding a additional piece to replace the cracked section, they were ready to be cleaned

Cleaning tools - for the inside and outside of the pipe

I cleaned all ends of the pieces being welded together, inside and out, to keep impurities from affecting the weld- about an inch and a half back from the ends to be welded...

Sleeves were also cut to fit inside of the weld creases. I cut them at about an inch and a half and cleaned them so that 3/4 of an inch would sit on each side of the weld crease, supporting the pipe on the inside of both pieces being welded together

Pipe clamps were used at the creases to line the pipes up correctly and hold the pieces together before/during welding

Lined the pieces up on the bike as needed, clamped them in place so they wouldn't move, and tack-welded them together

After tack-welding them together, the pipe came off and the finish-welds were made

Ground the mig welds down closer to the pipe surface

Finished smoothing off the welds to make the pipe appear as one piece and welded on a new mounting tab for the existing mount near the rear axle

Sprayed some high heat black paint on it and...


With all of this said, Irish Rich is the man to thank for all of this. Without him, I wouldn't have the shop, tools, or know-how to perform this as well as I did. Dude is as humble as can be, and if you don't know him or follow his stuff - you should.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Blurry Hootch

The Sturgis girls this year were better than any since I started going to the rally in 02'. Sure, there were plenty of ratty looking women up there, but the ratty ones always give me a laugh and make you appreciate the fine ones just a little bit more. The Full Throttle was stacked with talent, a few who could have had my children - I'll post those a little later....

One Eyed Jack's Girls

Buffalo Chip

Suck-Bang-Blow Bar... Christina.