Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Melt Down!!!

I purchased a couple of Lithium Phosphate batteries a little while back and recently put one in Special #6. At first I was impressed by how small it was but then almost immediately unimpressed by how quickly it melted down while trying to start the 1000cc Sporty for the first time. After a week of emails trying to ask the maker of the batteries questions as to why this may have happened I have given up waiting for any customer service. Needless to say I will not be buying any more batteries from these people... Beware of www.carbon-speed.com!

So after about thirteen hours and a bit of stainless steel I have a new battery box to hold a standard size sealed battery as well as a tool roll. The four little belt loops are exactly that, belt loops to hold two small leather belts I will make soon.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Hear the roar of the Beezerker!

The week before the Quail was a busy one. I flew to Vegas, rented a van, and picked the bike up at the showroom within the Cosmo. After driving through the night I arrived in San Francisco at HOBO SF, formerly Hollywood Bobbers. For two days Bruce and I detailed the bike, re-torqued the motor, changed the needle and oil in the carb, reset the timing and got her running perfectly. She was running okay before but now she sounds like she is truly going berserk!!!

Hear the roar of the Beezerker here!