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.
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.
Random stuff 2014: Ironhead 1972 will be black soon, prepared all the tins and its ready for a nice shiny gloss black paintjob by my carpainter: Riny Verbakel. Kustom Kulture 2014 was a blast, thanks to this guy Alvin and his gang, thanks amigo! Selfie with Cole Foster & General Wheels in the background. I rode twice this weekend! Yes twice, took the Street Tracker to the Grand Prix Motocross Track Lierop for some pictures, this bike is a beast.
For sale: our 1973 Bedford CF350 4cyl 2.3ltr Camper. Needs a new engine, this one is running but headgasket is leaking. Engines for sale at Van Dijk Reeuwijk and Bedfordgarage Smilde. Clean inside, no leaks, two beds, kitchen with working fridge (12v/220v/Propane/ 3x cooker on Propane. Alle lights working (12v lights and separate 220v lights). New Omnistor 4.5m canopy with two new side walls, new rear Firestone heavy duty tires. LPG system, APK till June 22nd etc etc.
Take it or leave it for â‚¬ 1500.00, Canopy/walls/tires/matrasses etc are worth more so we don't want to have tire kickers and "I have to ask my Mom or Wife" buyers, don't waste our and your time.
Kicker pedal was made from an old SNAFU BMX pedal and old Harley-Davidson foot peg but it didn't work that well so I made a new setup. Took the last part of the H-D foot peg and welded a piece of BMX crank on top so I can tread in every BMX pedal I want. SNAFU is my favourite BMX Pedal brand these days so I took a brand new Sealed Bearing SNAFU pedal. Hope it will never hit me in the shin cause those steel pins are not gentle. BMX Rules!
Brake pedal from the 1972 Ironhead was a 180mm Webco BMX crank and was a bit to long so I cut 1 1/2 inch out of it, put a piece of a FIT frame in it to make it stronger and welded the two pieces together. Welds are shitty like always but with a grinder I made it as smooth as possible. Now the shifter and brake pedal are the same. Took me 2 years to do it but finally I found some time.
Oil lines are ready! Braided oil lines from MCS, not an easy task but I figured it out so the lines are all smooth and not stopping the oil. Of course the starter fell apart and had to fix it, 4 tie-wraps helped a lot and got it together in minutes. First testride this morning in the sun, no oil leaks so far....
Fitted the Low Brow External Oil Filter on the bike. Since the Ironhead 1967 doesn't have one it is wise to add a oilfilter to be safe. It looks so nice with the ribbed primary cover. Next is mounting the oil tank and new braided oil lines and its time to go to the Kustom Kulture show in Germany.
Time to make the Oil tank for the '67 Ironhead. General Wheels was in town for the BMX Mini FAT JAM so he could weld my mess together. I had to cut about one and a half inch out of the tank for clearance, cut the inner oil lines and made it smooth for General Lee to make some nice welds. Thanks for the welding, check Lee at www.general-wheels.blogspot.nl