Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Got a little bored last night and decided to fool around with my blast cabinet. End Result:
Contents Unknown.. hahaha
Anyways.. Today the rain is out and about so the doors may stay in the closed position.. but just because the Barnstorm doors are not open, does not mean we are not in here working! Stop by and say hello... perhaps bring us a warm hot chocolate...? or just come check out what sorta mischief we're getting into today!
Word to the wise: "Slower is Faster, Faster is Slower"-The Rev. D.C.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Got the new belt on the FXRL we are working on for the Worcester Pawn Broker
Waiting on new primary gaskets, once those are in I can button her up and get her outta here.
Putting an EV27 cam in a 1997 FLHTCI. That cam will give the bike a better torque band, so it'll pull a lot harder, stronger and longer than it used to! She'll be a bit of a sleeper!
Also decided to replace the clutch friction plates and steels in our 2001 Ducati 750 Sport. The old friction plates were not in too bad of shape, but this way everything will be all fresh and new, and set for a lot of care free riding for a long time!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I have a feeling this will be the first of many a'late night post.
Since I cant sleep, Ive been puttering around the shop cleaning and such.
I think Ill post a couple pictures too while I'm here.
Here are a few from the Boss Hoss Frame Project:
To bring you up to speed, my father and business partner Doug, has a 2003 Boss Hoss. You know, the big 1200 pound bike with a 385 horsepower Chevy V8 motor in it.
He purchased the bike a few years back, and since then we have been slowly modifying it.
Early into this past summer, while he was riding up Belmont Hill here in Worcester at about 30 mph, the bike broke in half. Turns out the frame came with a design flaw right from the factory. It was missing a gusset in the rear section, near where the rear suspension mounts. Needless to say, it was a little scary and thankfully no one was hurt.
We did contact Boss Hoss, and they were very accommodating and helpful, and ever offered to fix the frame for us. However we decided to take this opportunity to continue our Boss Hoss make over. My dad even did some fabricating on this one! Check it out!
A friend of mine, Jay Roche of Special 79 thought this would be a good thing for me to try out, so here we are.
My Name is Jake Cutler. My Father and I own Barnstorm Cycles , a Custom Motorcycle shop located in Worcester, Ma. http://www.barnstorm.us/
At Barnstorm we get involved with just about every aspect of motorcycling, placing a strong emphasis on actually riding the bike. We handle everything from basic oil changes or 20thousand mile checkups to fabricating you some cool custom parts and building ground up customs. Oh and by the way, we really don't like to make any of that trailer queen type'a shit either, our parts are made to look good AND work well; our bikes are built to ride!
Anyways, enough introductions, keep your eyes peeled as I try to get the hang of the blog factor and start posting material you'll actually find interesting!
In the meantime, get out and ride before the snow flies!
"There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing and equipment!"