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Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-10-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Cristian, feel free to use my photos. Let me know...

Cristian, feel free to use my photos. Let me know if you need any others.

The finished photos are in this thread... http://www.customfighters.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91817
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-30-2014, 12:41 PM
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Views: 622
Posted By KIRK!
MORE! VINTAGE Bike Heaven: 2014 The Quali Motorcycle Gathering

Everyone loved PART 1 (http://dirtyhero.com/2014/05/19/vintage-motorcycle-heaven-quail-motorcycle-gathering-2014/) so there's now a PART 2...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-28-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10,515
Views: 3,464,008
Posted By KIRK!
The Wastelander is officially finished! Better...

The Wastelander is officially finished! Better yet, I put it through its paces just a couple days after completion with a ride from the San Francisco East Bay to Murphy's, California to Virginia City...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-28-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,237
Views: 642,796
Posted By KIRK!
A couple of The Wastelander. Yeah, I know...

A couple of The Wastelander.

Yeah, I know it's vertical.

http://dirtyhero.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/sample_stuff-1.jpg

http://dirtyhero.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/sample_stuff-3.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-28-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,169
Posted By KIRK!
WASTELANDER APRILIA Gets Broken-in, Shot and FEATURED. The Ghost Town Run!

The Wastelander is officially finished! Better yet, I put it through its paces just a couple days after completion with a ride from the San Francisco East Bay to Murphy's, California to Virginia City...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-19-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 651
Posted By KIRK!
VINTAGE Bike Heaven: 2014 The Quali Motorcycle Gathering - From Stockers to Full Race

I was lucky enough to get invited to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering this past weekend and it was freakin' AMAZING. Here are a few teaser shots.

For the FULL STORY CLICK HERE!...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-29-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Looks to be the shitty cheap Chinese aftermarket...

Looks to be the shitty cheap Chinese aftermarket levers. They are machined just off, so they were keeping a constant pressure on the master cylinder plunger.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-29-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
I dig it and I already wrecked it (last week)....

I dig it and I already wrecked it (last week). Fairly minor damage for high-siding at about 40 when the front brakes locked on their own. Yeah, that was fun. Luckily the sliders did a good job of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-19-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Wastelander Aprilia final assembly done. Time for...

Wastelander Aprilia final assembly done. Time for a good cleaning and a real photo shoot. Here's a sneak peek...
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-14-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Here's one to the Streetrodder article. ...

Here's one to the Streetrodder article.

http://www.streetrodderweb.com/features/1101sr_1927_nash_modified/
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-13-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
So close I can taste it! Over the past couple of...

So close I can taste it! Over the past couple of days I have panted and reassembled the headlight assembly, installed new front and rear rotors, installed the rear rack, put the tank assembly back...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-12-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Because I put it on the Legion Special too. No...

Because I put it on the Legion Special too. No reason other than aesthetically it looks good. I used to put 11 on everything.
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-10-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
OK, the clear is done. The satin textured finish...

OK, the clear is done. The satin textured finish came out just as I wanted; with a utilitarian look. Now I just need to let this cure for a couple days until the small bits get back from the powder...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-09-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
The numbers went on today. Tomorrow the CLEAR!...

The numbers went on today. Tomorrow the CLEAR! Reassembly starts this weekend!

https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/15168_10152359514709182_5702622912109554893_n.jpg
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-07-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
I couldn't wait until tomorrow. I went ahead and...

I couldn't wait until tomorrow. I went ahead and taped off and sprayed the yellow and black. There are only a couple minor imperfections, but I think I can fix them before the clear goes on.
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-07-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel....

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Paint should be done by the end of the week. Over the weekend we put up a temporary paint booth and I got the main color sprayed. It's a current Jeep...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-04-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
I like those, but I'm not a big fan of logos. I...

I like those, but I'm not a big fan of logos. I wish they had a plain one.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-04-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 646
Posted By KIRK!
2014 Mecum Houston MOTORCYCLE AUCTION Mike Doyle MUSEUM COLLECTION - Dirty Hero

I'm sure that one of these days I'll win the lottery. Apparently you have to play though. If I do, I'm sure as hell hitting up an auction like this one.

CLICK HERE for the whole story!...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-03-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Primer, sand, filler, sand, primer, sand, filler,...

Primer, sand, filler, sand, primer, sand, filler, sand, primer, sand, filler, sand. Pretty much ready for paint. Time to set up the booth!

Most of the little stuff was prepped and painted over the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-30-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,110
Posted By KIRK!
INCREDIBLE COLLECTION of Vintage Bikes - Evel Knievel's Rival and Flat Track Racer

Check out this insane collection of vintage bikes in Auburn, CA. The guy is a hollywood stuntman and former daredevil who even held the jump world record. He's also a killer flat track racer. Tons of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-24-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Finally got the Koso gauge fully functional. Time...

Finally got the Koso gauge fully functional. Time for disassembly for prep and paint!

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZTVG8Pciw9Q" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-06-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Update: Brought the Wastelander home from the...

Update: Brought the Wastelander home from the upholstery shop yesterday. The seat came out GREAT! Is has a cool small strap that you just pull forward to unseat the two pins that hold the back of the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-03-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
OH, I guess I do have a couple more tidbits... ...

OH, I guess I do have a couple more tidbits...

Biltwell Inc. sent me this killer bag to test and review for my online mag (www.dirtyhero.com) and it may find a home on the bike.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-03-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
I have forgotten my camera the past few nights of...

I have forgotten my camera the past few nights of working on the Wastelander, but I do have these few from my phone.

I got the tail drilled and then test-fit the rack. I also finished the top of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-06-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Got the seat foam glued up the other night and...

Got the seat foam glued up the other night and started trimming it up. I've never built the foam for a seat, so I'm learning as I go.

Sorry for the crappy phone pics, I forgot my camera.
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-30-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
I'm not sure if he'll accept that for payment,...

I'm not sure if he'll accept that for payment, but I do know the current owner.

You can find tons of photos all over the Internet.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-29-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Another step forward on the Wastelander Aprilia....

Another step forward on the Wastelander Aprilia. Last night I cut the holes in the tail for the mesh openings. Then I mated up the frames I cut last week with the new openings, clamped them and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-22-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
I got the frames for the side panel openings cut...

I got the frames for the side panel openings cut out last night. They will have the same stainless mesh as the other openings.

I laid the pattern out on the computer with all of the centers...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-18-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Wastelander Aprilia progress - little bits. ...

Wastelander Aprilia progress - little bits.

Worked on a few small parts today. First I mounted the reserve fuel canister holder I made. It uses Velcro straps that I sewed all by my little self. It...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-16-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Some of you have asked about previous projects. I...

Some of you have asked about previous projects. I have no fear of modifying something cool...

This (The Legion Special)...
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-08-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Mini progress update on the Wastelander Aprilia....

Mini progress update on the Wastelander Aprilia. Mesh mounted in the aluminum scoops and rivet holes drilled.
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-06-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Some new year progress on the Wastelander...

Some new year progress on the Wastelander Aprilia. Matt Seret got damn far on the aluminum tail section. He decided to make it all one piece, which is killer. The aluminum scoops will get added and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-31-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
A little more progress on the Wastelander Aprilia...

A little more progress on the Wastelander Aprilia today. Almost finished up the oil guard. I just need to rivet the stainless mesh in place.

I was removing the bellypan mount and decided to turn...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-20-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Finished up the under-tail section using the...

Finished up the under-tail section using the stock taillights.

Created an ultra-simple slip-on mount that uses the foot peg pivot bolt. Hopefully it does't transfer too much heat up to the peg.
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-11-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
First and last stage of sanding on the aluminum...

First and last stage of sanding on the aluminum scoops. I've decided to leave them with a brushed look instead of polishing them since there aren't really any other shiny bits on the bike. Rivet...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-04-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Yeah, the idea was what modifications would a...

Yeah, the idea was what modifications would a wasteland resident do to his bike, but with better fit and finish. Just a crazy concept bike basically.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-04-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Yep, just for the Mad Max look.

Yep, just for the Mad Max look.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-04-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
What part?

What part?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-04-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
Matt cut the shape with a grinder and then lots...

Matt cut the shape with a grinder and then lots of sanding. It's a form he made several years ago.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-04-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 26,718
Posted By KIRK!
http://imagehost.vendio.com/preview/sp/speedgeeks/...

http://imagehost.vendio.com/preview/sp/speedgeeks/aprilia_progress_12032013-21.jpg

http://imagehost.vendio.com/preview/sp/speedgeeks/aprilia_progress_12032013-22.jpg
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