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.
Chrome tank on the 1972 Ironhead, new Eurol 20W50 oil and new intern oilfilter so its ready for....The Liberator show in March 2014. Same #72 graphics, chrome won't get you home but I hope it does. Goodbye Mercedes 230E: you did a great job for 4 1/2 years and now our government makes new rules so you are going to Belgium and have a good life ahead.
Its always nice to have friends in the right places. Twin Air is hooking us up for the last 15 years in Motocross and now they made special filters for the Hoodlum Street/Flat Tracker. We tested the airfilter this year and it was awesome, with the special GP cover you can ride in dirt/rain/snow and don't have troubles at all. Try to do that with your "paper" air filter, it won't work. Twin Air also made a breather filter with special GP cover, its a prototype so we let you know later if it works, well we know its gonna work, don't worry, Twin Air know their stuff in the Air Filter world. Simply the best and made here in The Netherlands only 8 miles from our shop. Thanks Pieter and Jos @Twinair.
Time to put another oiltank on the '72 Ironhead. The old one was not broken but I bought a nice survivor Chrome tank with a nice Chrome cap so I will put that one on this H-D. Painted the back to prevent from rust and the 72 logo will be placed later on. Cleaned everything behind the tank so its time to place it back next week, new 20W50 oil and intern oilfilter. In the meanwhile the sissybar broke so thats another project....
New braided brakeline for the '72 Ironhead. Its about time this bike has a frontbrake, been real close to some accidents cause in Holland you can't ride safe without a frontbrake. Buell X1 brakelever for 7/8 bars, braided brakeline with straight and 80 degree couplings, '86 sportster caliper.
Bought a Buell X1 Front Brake Master Cylinder on ebay, brand new. I will use it on the Universal Motocross bars (7/8") so I don't have to work with adaptors anymore from 1" to 7/8". Buell is using 7/8" bars so this was the best choice after I figured it out. (I only have my Buell X1 for 11 years.....) Made the lever silver to match the black&silver Universal MX Clutchlever. Now I need to order a braided brakeline in the good size and finally after a couple of years the '72 Ironhead will have a front brake again. It even has a brake light switch so I can make it "legal" too.
At Texas Toast we had an auction for the ARF (Athlete Recovery Fund) at the Bell Helmets party so of course I was bidding like hell and won this very nice Bell Helmet (my size M) done by Spencer McCabe. It fits the 1972 golden Ironhead very well and last but not least Aaron Cook of the ARF has some extra money to spend for a good cause.
Horn on a Flattracker sounds stupid, and it is. But sometimes its very handy so I was thinking for months how to make it happen and now it is ready. The horn is behind the numberplate and the pushbutton is between the tank, mounted on the toptube. It works, looks clean, nobody know what it is and they all got scared when they push it hahaha. Made of a piece of S&M Slambars and a piece of BMX Forks so total price was Euro 4,50 for the button. Did a testride today: I feel more stupid...yes the front wheel balancing worked so well, no more shaking even when going 85 mls/hour.Problems solved. Did 500 km's so BaMo Tech put some new oil/oilfilter on the machine and its ready to go....well after Winter.
I feel so stupid: The Flattracker was shaking like hell, when going faster than 60 mls/hour the frontend was vibrating and it was hard to hold the handlebars straight. I went to BaMo Tech and found out it was the 110gr Tireblock that caused the problem....I used a rear KTM MX rim in the front so I also used the Tireblock. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid but now everything is fixed and well balanced by BaMo Tech. (report on BaMo Tech soon).
Yes! I brought my first Biltwell GRINGO helmet home from Texas and its awesome! Not in stock yet at Hoodlum Society but it will be soon. Large = 58cm so check your own size and let us know if you want one. Titanium/Off White/Orange/Gloss Black or Matt Black are the 5 colors, sizes are XS/S/M/L/XL check www.biltwellinc.com for colors/models/sizes. Our price will Euro 149,95.