Friday, August 23, 2013

Sport Style saddle bags on a Sportster.

I put these Ogio Saddle bags on the Buell Blast to make the Baguette. 

But now I have been thinking about adding a set like these to the Sportster.  Not that I don't like the typical leather cruiser bags, but I have also been thinking of adding a two into one exhaust and the one I want (D&D Bobcat) has an up turned muffler and it doesn't look like I can use the leather bags.

So my thought is the Sport bike saddle bag look.  

Spy Shots—2015 Ford Mustang Face Revealed | Specialty Equipment Market Association

Spy Shots—2015 Ford Mustang Face Revealed | Specialty Equipment Market Association

Thursday, August 22, 2013

EAA Founder Paul Poberezny Passes at Age 91

EAA Founder Paul Poberezny Passes at Age 91

August 22, 2013 – Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Founder Paul Poberezny passed away this morning (August 22) at Evergreen Retirement Village in Oshkosh, Wis., after a battle with cancer. He was 91.

The Poberezny family has expressed the following: “We deeply appreciate all the support shown to Paul and Audrey over the past five months. As Paul often said, he considers himself a millionaire because through aviation he made a million friends. He leaves an unmatched legacy in aviation and can be best remembered by all the people who discovered aviation through his inspiration to create EAA. We also thank you for respecting our family’s privacy during this time.”

Only private family services are scheduled at this time. Memorials in honor of Paul’s life and legacy can be made to any of the following:

EAA Aviation Foundation: PO Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903
Evergreen Foundation, Inc.: 1130 North Westfield St., Oshkosh, WI 54902
American Cancer Society, Northeast Wisconsin: 790 Marvelle Lane, Green Bay, WI 54304

About EAA

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2014 Indian Motorcycles.

Not sure this is my style of motorcycle. Although i always thought they had very cool lines.  

And the engine is just gorgeous. 

But  probably the bigger thing is having two brands of motorcycles built in Iowa, Victory and now Indian!  

That is a pretty big deal. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Zenith Open Hangar Day and Builder Fly-In: September 21, 2013, in Mexico, Missouri

Are you going?  I'm planning on being there!

This is a great event.  Not only learn about the Zenith Aircraft products, but meet the people behind the planes and also meet the builders and owners. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Improving the ride on my Sportster XL883C

One modification I did early on to the Sportster was adding a new pair of shocks. I opted for a pair of almost new Road King shocks. They were a little longer than my stock factory shocks and I rode it that way for awhile. But later I added a pair of lowering blocks from Tamarak (great products by the way).

You need longer mounting bolts and a number of washers to space the shocks to clear the belt guard and struct covers.  I bought my shocks for $50 and a Harley plumbing kit for the local dealer.  Pretty basic and easy to do and is probably one of the better low cost modifications especially when riding two up.

Pictures are before the lowering blocks.

Monday, August 12, 2013

More welder ideas.

Now that I upgraded my welder I am getting all kind of ideas.   

I'm thinking something like this for the mailbox.

And something like this for the front yard.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


If I ever get rid of my Sportster...this might be it.

Exotic, unique, cool looking, high horsepower and well....just different enough.

Testastretta 11°, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine, 463 pounds and 162 horsepower...again, wow!


Monday, August 5, 2013

SEMA Show To Include Morning Cars & Coffee

SEMA Show To Include Morning Cars & Coffee

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (August 5, 2013) -- Among the new attractions at the 2013 SEMA Show will be Cars & Coffee – SEMA Edition. Taking place in the outdoor patio on the south side of the LVH (adjacent to the LVCC North Hall) from 8:00 – 9:00 am each morning of the Show, Cars & Coffee gives attendees a great place to start their day.

Attendees will be able to grab a cup of coffee and a donut, check out some cool vehicles, mingle with colleagues then get a jump start on their day by visiting the newly expanded Featured Exhibitors section at the LVH. Featuring some of the industry’s newest exhibitors, the LVH exhibits open at 8:00 am – well before the Las Vegas Convention Center show floor opens.
“There are lots of new features and attractions taking place at the LVH,” said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA VP of events and communications. “Cars & Coffee gives attendees a fun, informal event where they can see what’s new at the LVH.”

In addition to the exhibitors, the expanded LVH area houses registration. Attendees who did not register or who missed the deadline to have their badges mailed to them in advance will need to stop by registration before visiting the LVCC show floor.

More than 130,000 industry professionals are expected at the SEMA Show on Tuesday-Friday, November 5-8, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The annual event is a trade-only event, open only to those employed in the automotive industry. Manufacturers of automotive products and accessories come to the Show to connect and do business with buyers from throughout the world.

About SEMA and the SEMA Show

The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at or, 909/396-0289.