Well the Chinese chopper wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The pull start was unwound, I tried to undo the screw to take it apart and it was rotted in so I drilled it out and retapped it. Come to find out the spring was rusted and broken in three pieces, luckily I had one off an old weed wacker. Next the piece on the engine that is supposed to flop out so the pullstart can spin the engine was corroded. I took it off and guess what, the spring was broke in 2 pieces, so I made one up with an old spring I had. Emptied the gas, cleaned the carb and it started 1st pull, well I'll be. We stripped the plastic engine out so he can repaint it and he took it for a test ride and brought it home in the trunk. HAHAHAHA
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Great day today started with a couple hand made pics from my son then breakfast from my wife. After we got ready to go we took the bikes to the mini golf course played a round and then on to the batting cages. The rest of the day we were at home working in the yard. Hope every Dad had as good a day as me.
Me and my son.
My wife and son
And the bikes at the golf course.
Me and my son.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Just wanted to give a shout to my favorite chopper web site I have found on this huge place we call the internet, The Chopper Underground. I have been a member since 2008 and it's like a second home. If I don't at least check it twice a day I am lost. It's run by a real good guy and a small group of mods. There are some great chops on it and the members are able to help with ANY problems you are having with anything mechanical. I have asked for help with everything from a moped, to motorcycles, to my Dodge truck and someone always had either an answer or great suggestions on where to start. So if your looking for a great forum check out TCU.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
As most of you that follow my blog know, it's not all about motorcycles. As the heading states I like working on anything with a motor (except cars, I hate cars! but I do it). This Sunday it was time to start working on one of the mowers (I have 3) that I got from Craigslist for free. I like to do as many others do and fix if I can and resell for a small profit. If they are truly junk I part them for later use. I wanted to do this Craftsman I got first, because I want this for myself to do the tight spots around the house I can't get with the rider. Did all the typical things, check for compression, spark, cleaned the plug and carb, dumped the old gas and fixed the pull cord assembly. I really think that is the number one reason people give up on mowers is the pull cord. The rope comes out and they can't figure out how to fix the retracting spring so they get a new mower. Works out great for me because it is such an easy fix and another $50 in my pocket when the mower sells, which where I live when I put one out front it lasts maybe 4 hours tops. Anyway here's my new/old/free mower.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Hey I did say bike. HAHAHA Special thanks to Onespeed for my new ride. It's a Gary Fisher mountain bike that he had in my basement. I needed to get a bike to keep up with my 6 year old that now rides so fast he has to keep stopping when we walk with him, now I can pedal right with him.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Snapped this pic yesterday as she was headed off to work on her daily rider (She is patiently waiting for her CB to be done, yeah right). She was rocking the custom lid the two of us made. She did the lining (I helped) and I did the paint, it's a white pearl lace with red candy over top, not half bad considering my painting skills. HAHAHAHA