Wednesday, July 7, 2010

post number 120

Here is a pic of the inside of my oil tank before I welded the last side on. There is a lot of stuff going on in this little box. It would hold 4.25 quarts of oil, but I will probably only run three and a half.

Here is a pic of both tanks, I spent 12 hours pressure testing them and making sure that they dont leak. what a bunch of damn work. There are over eight feet of welding on the gas tank alone. I put the fake door on the toolbox, just cause it looks so finished and nice. I had to weld the inside of the rivets and the screws that hold the door shut. There were only three leaks in the toolbox and probably 20 in the gas tank! The main thing is that I got both of them sealed up and off for body work!

I engine turned my cases tonight. This is a very tedious process.

Here is a pic of the left case. The circles are about 5/8 of an inch from the edge of the case. The swirls are .75 and overlap half of the previous circle. What a bunch of damn rotating on the rotary table. AFter seeing the finished product, it is worth all of the work!

And the other side!!!!! This looks like a piece of jewelery and it should be in a glass case or up on a pedestal. I should have my front end and front fender finished up by this weekend, as well as my engine. The pieces are falling into place! I have to have the bike looking done by sturgis! whoa man the clock is ticking!


  1. that toolbox looks great with the fake door. It is a really nice touch.

  2. WOW great work. I love turned metal. This is a tradition completely lost in my country, the last specialists of the turned alu are all dead or almost dead.

  3. Pete,
    Thanks for the kind words, I almost left it off to save time, but I am gladthat I did it in the long run. It is pretty trick. I was thinking about taping my registration and insurance to the inside of the door.

    Big Mama,
    Engine turning is easy, Come to america and I will show you how to do it, then you can go back to your country and teach everybodY.
    I hope you two have a great night.
    Matt Olsen

  4. Excelsior Racing is spying on you. Hhehehhe.