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Welcome to Chop'n'Roll! This is a place for stuff from Finnish bike scene as well as some of my other personal interests.

sunnuntai 26. syyskuuta 2010

Ironhead drum brake with springer

Fitting a Sportster drum brake to a springer front end requires some thought since the brake backing plate can't be bolted to the fork leg like it originally is. It has to be floating so it'll move with the suspension. So some kind of a bearing was in order.

First the axle hole had to be turned all the way to the reinforcing boss.

Here side by side with unmolested plate.

Then turned a piece of aluminium to hold the bearings.

The piece is a press fit to the plate.

Then quick polish and call it done.

Trial fit wit a temporary reaction bar. Shovelhead head bolts make for a nice fasteners...

tiistai 21. syyskuuta 2010

All the cool cats chop their cam covers

But I dare to be different... First some scetching and drilling.

Then out comes the air saw, after hour of work and few blades...

Still needs some final touches and proper polish but you get the idea

sunnuntai 12. syyskuuta 2010

Progress on evo oil pump project

Ironhead engine case has oil pump mounted much lower than on an evo. That leads to serious frame modification because evo pump is taller.

Traveling with style

Friends from Tampere chose a Lincoln limousine for their trip to bi-annual Biker Meet in Helsinki. It's nice to have plenty of room to stretch your legs.

lauantai 11. syyskuuta 2010

Hey, it's Saturday - don't worry be happy!

Next up on Ironhead project "Dirty Bastard"

My -71 Ironhead was a basket case when I got it due to destroyed crank pin. There were metal filings all over the engine, including the oil pump.

So, instead of spending shitload of money on a new pump I decided to see if there was a possibility to mount an evosportster pump instead. Doesn't look promising...

But problems are meant to be solved so in the next coming weeks I hope this will be functional.

My fifteen minutes...

Guys from Swedish MCM magazine wanted to run an article of my bike, photoshoot took place at the beautiful waterfront of Helsinki.