Being on bicycles for 40 years and motorcycles for 20 years I'm glad I can use that experience at Paul's Boutique BMX shop and as a Biltwell Dealer in the Netherlands, Europe. Loving almost everything on wheels and its hard to miss that at our shop: Classic cars, MX bikes, BMX Old School bikes, Harley-Davidson's, Skateboards are all over the place and the only thing that stops us is the lack of space. I started the Hoodlumsociety blog to show people what we are doing in our spare time, hope its interesting enough for you to visit us.
Being on bicycles for 40 years and motorcycles for 20 years I'm glad I can use that experience at Paul's Boutique BMX shop and as a Biltwell Dealer in the Netherlands, Europe. Loving almost everything on wheels and its hard to miss that at our shop: Classic cars, MX bikes, BMX Old School bikes, Harley-Davidson's, Skateboards are all over the place and the only thing that stops us is the lack of space. I started the Hoodlumsociety blog to show people what we are doing in our spare time, hope its interesting enough for you to visit us. Paul.
Workshop Wednesday's are gone, it will be weekly updates on the rebuild of the 1967 Ironhead Sportster. Engine is out of the frame, need a total rebuild with new cylinders/pistons/bigend/oilpump/clutch/mayby gearbox etc so lots of work/money to go this Winter of 2014/2015.
Frame will be cleaned up, holes are going to be filled, everything shaved and we will check if the bolt on frame is straight. Powdercoater is ready but I'm not sure about the color yet but I have some weeks to think about it. Haven't seen any cracks yet but we will see if the paint is off.
Building stuff is not really hard, I think its harder to break down a bike. I tried to take as many pictures as I could so I can check where everything was sitting and I hope I can still read my greasy handwriting in a few months. Next week I take out the rest of the engine, fork and rearwheel and start welding all the holes in the frame and clean it up for powdercoat. No color decision yet, asphalt Black or gloss black is the choice right now but I can go with silver too.
Had some problems with overheated brakes in Austria last summer so I had to figure out why: 1 left brakepiston got stucked in the caliper so it was hitting the brakepad and pushing it to the disc all the time. Ordered some new kevlar coated pistons and new disc and Hawk brakepads to be sure everything is fresh again. Pistons in and out took a while, righthand side took half an hour. Some bleeding going on tonight so the brakefluid DOT 3 is fresh and we can drive safe for another 6 years.
After a few weeks of rain it was time to take the '72 Ironhead out for the first time after the paintjob and new Biltwell Mini Mufflers, Handlebars and more small stuff. Riding position on this bike has changed from super SHIT to super GOOD with these Universal Motocross Mini RC bars. Rear brake need some work or just brake a lot with the new installed brakepads to get them working again, now I didn't have a rear brake at all....
Shitty pictures but I couldn't wait to show you the new '72 set up: BLACK! New Biltwell Mini-Mufflers thanks to www.biltwellinc.com and new paint by Rini Verbakel Helmond. New Universal MX Mini RC Motocross handlebars in Black as well. Waiting now on the Arlen Ness fairing and rubber shock socks in black of course. Like it or not, I don't give a damn.
Yes we have a PORSCHE 911 3.0SC and we are stoked as hell! It took 35 years so save money from BMX and now it was time, started BMX in December 1979 and this one is also from December 1979. No work needed so far but we will upgrade in the future, now its time to drive the shit out of it!
The HS Dodge Magnum needed some serious frontend repairs. All Magnums have the same problems with sway bar struts specially with the heavy Hemi engines so we ordered the best sway bar struts in the industry: POWERGRID. No time to place them before holidays so my mechanic Hertogs' did the job for me and also place a new righthandside swingarm. No more noices from the frontend, only the noice of the 360HP engine/exhaust hahaha. Been busy with the BMX Museum at the BMX Worlds in Rotterdam last weekend, thanks for visiting us. The Caravan did a great job, slept well, transported all 10 Old School BMX bikes without a scratch, no problem with the towing so its a keeper, out with the Camper, in with the Caravan! Some of you know what our new Hoodlum Society project is, some don't. I don't tell you yet, its time for Holdiays now!
Lots of Black stuff at Hoodlum Society today: The BILTWELL mini mufflers are installed on the original headers which I painted black with Gamma Heat resistant paint. Just picked up the black painted stuff from Rini Verbakel Autoschade and it looks awesome, very deep black. And last but not least VANS hooked me up again with these Duracap Half Cabs, already my favourite shoes.
Issue2: Have both cylinders off, doesn't look to bad but pistons have some scratches in the front and rear so they were not balanced, I guess its the play on the pistonrods that made them going up and down in a slightly tillted way. Valves are deep in the head so that needs to be repaired too. The whole engine is going apart and will be build up by BA MO TECH later this year. First trying to figure out what we need for parts and what we still can use and what needs to be replaced. Luckily its not the only Hoodlum Society motorcycle so we can still ride if we want.
The 1967 is a SMOKEMACHINE (I need MORE SMOKE is not what I want this time). I guess its the exhaust valve that's not closing down enough so I will give BAMOTECH Aarle-Rixtel a closer look this week. The top of the piston is blacked out and so far I can see no damage on the cylinder. Hope Kees at BAMOTECH has good news and only has to grind the valves a bit to give it a tight fit.