Current Project Condition

Current Project Condition

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!

"When things go bump in the night, we bump back"

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Days

Today I ordered my first part that was partially funded by tshirt sales and donations. It is the rear fender that looks like this one only the cut out for the right side drive is already cut out.

And here is a example of it on a completed bike. I am going to try and roll it back a bit further if I can. And I promise, although no choice has been made, it will not be black. Nothing against black mind you but the vice president of design and style(see previous posts) demands brightness possibly a lime green candy over gold. But that's neither here nor there at this point!

A HUGE thank you to everyone that has supported this effort so far. Your generosity is really helping this project to move forward at a faster pace. Now that the frame is finally home, and I know what I am shopping for, I hope to accelerate the pace a bit more still. Thanks again!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

One For King Richard

Here's one for my friend Richard. Happy Halloween!!

Contest Update!

While doing a little research of my own and trying on my own behalf to spread the word about my blog I found out that free email services like hotmail and such limit the number of recipients you can send to in one 24 hr period in an attempt to stop spamming. So anyone interested in entering the contest should probably use a account they pay for through their ISP. Just a little info now get out there and have at it :)If it turns out that all email accounts limit the number of recipients someone let me know and I will come up with something different!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Finally I Get It...I Think

Here is a link to the blog of Cyril Huze a very well known custom bike builder. It is a interesting article on how the U.S. tax system works. Presented in a way us blue collar types can understand. Just click on the picture, but don't forget to come back here!

Have You Ever....

Once again a random smattering of words can bring up the oddest pictures from google images. Here is my latest acquisition. Don't forget to get started on those emails for the contest!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Spread The Word Contest

Ok everyone here is a little contest to spread the word about your favorite blog. What I would like is for all my readers to send a email out to everyone they know w/a working link to my blog. Something like check out this killer blog at Include the email address that is me; I will then count all the email addresses from the email. The one with the most recipients will win a value t shirt from my cafe press store. If you would like to put the number of people you sent the email to in the email to save me some counting that would be fine. I will still double check but it will make things easier.
A quick note to my wonderful co workers, who have been immensely supportive of my blog , lets not send emails to each other. We all know about the blog and we will just clutter up each others email accounts. Other than that its game on, anyone and everyone is welcome to play and is fair game. If you happen to know someone famous and include them in the email, point it out to me,and if I am suitably impressed I may give out a prize for that also.
This little contest will run until midnight November 3rd. A week from today.
Now for the disclaimers. I can't count so I won't be held responsible for miscounts, I will do my best. Also I highly recommend adding the final count to the email as I have no idea how many addresses will be displayed by my email account. I am also not responsible for lost or misdirected emails or emails that disappear into the depths of Internet hell, it happens and its not my fault:) Lastly, the email addresses will not be stored, sold, or spammed by me. You have my word I will count them then delete them. They will never hear from me or anyone associated w/me. Good luck and have fun!!!!!
Now, if you are a hermit like me and don't have a large contact list, you can just bypass the whole contest thing and get your shirt here...... . Happy Emailing and good luck!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Da Crew

First off is my best friend and light of my life Marie. Vice President of design and style.
Followed up by my son Tommy. Head wrench turner and hold this holder also in charge of one off fabrication ideas.
And that's me on the right. I am the man in charge of manual labor and chief minister of finance.

Lastly we have the adopted step children....Ginger

And Debo
We aint much but we are all we got and together with a little bit of your help we will get this bike built by Labor Day 2009!!!!!! Don't forget to buy a shirt!!!

Home Security 101

With the attempted break in of the previous week I thought I would share some basic philosophies on home security. Somewhere I read once that good home security was made up in layers and I whole heartily agreed and have maintained that belief ever since.

A well built and installed door lock. Yes the jamb is shattered but whoever attempted to break in spent 5 solid minutes kicking at this door and it held.

The second layer of security is 110lbs of pit bulls. You can't beat them for fearlessness and loyalty. Ginger is the small tan one at 40 lbs and about 8% body fat the rest is muscle and teeth. The dark one is Debo 70 lbs of loyalty. He may not know what he is biting but if his sister is biting it its good enough for him.

And finally if all else fails the Ruger in .40 cal will do the trick.
Notice nowhere in my home security system is the phrase "dials 911". Lets face it the police are out numbered under paid and out gunned. Take care of yourself. However, at some point it will be necessary to call 911, who else is going to remove the body?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Joke Of The Whenever......

Now don't get me wrong I love the Marines. There is no better group of people but this is a good joke at their expense....

  • On some air bases the Air Force is on one side of the field and civilian aircraft use the other side of the field, with the control tower in the middle. One day the tower received a call from an aircraft asking, "What time is it?" The tower responded, "Who is calling?" The aircraft replied, "What difference does it make?" The tower replied, "It makes a lot of difference. If it is an American Airlines flight, it is 3 o'clock. If it is an Air Force plane, it is 1500 hours. If it is a Navy aircraft, it is 6 bells. If it is an Army aircraft, the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 3. If it is a Marine Corps aircraft, it's Thursday afternoon."

Don't Forget To Donate...the sanity you save may be mine.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Have You Ever.............

Have you ever just been sitting around bored and typed random words into the google image search?.........Oh, its just me that does this.....this is awkward. Well anyway if you are ever sitting around waiting for the Prozac to kick in or the tequila to wear off depending where you are in the whole cycle of things give it a try sometime. I'm not even going to tell you the words that turned up this image

Welcome to the FFR!!!!

That's right the FFR the final frame rant. You guessed it after a short 7 weeks the frame is safely in my possession and is currently getting to know its power plant. I filed the aforementioned dispute at Ebay and left the seller negative feedback. So today he leaves me a nasty voice mail which is fine the message I left him yesterday wasn't any better. So after a brief conversation where he showed how little he knows about customer service, by serving up little jewels like telling me I am not the center of his universe and if the frame got lost in shipping it wasn't his problem and he did exactly what he was supposed to do, he gave me the tracking number and the number to the pack and ship store he uses to ship his frames. I called the shipping store and it turns out the frame was shipped to my billing address which is not the correct location. It is a vacant house. Well the rocket scientist of a ups man left the frame on a carport at a house w/no curtains on the windows, no furniture inside and a for rent sign in the yard. By some miracle my frame was indeed sitting on a carport in that shitty neighborhood for 10 days untouched. So on a final note of reality an honest mistake is a honest mistake but shipping a product 5 weeks late to the wrong location is not doing exactly what you were supposed to do by any stretch of the imagination.
Now onto the baby pictures
Look at that butt...Now that's PHAT!
And the two kids getting to know each other better......
Please for give the background in some of the pictures, like the vacuum and such but remember, I am in fact building this in my roommates living room:)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Frame Update

Well two more unanswered calls to frame guy today. Ebay only lets you file a dispute for 60 days after the purchase so I went ahead and did it now. Fifty days into a 14 day deal I figured I better do it while I could. Disputes automatically close after 90 days whether you get satisfaction or not and the person you have the dispute against has 10 days to respond to every email so 90 days go by quick. And of course there is no guarantee you will even get your money back or in my case ever get your product.
So here's a big F.U. to the loser at Red Barron Choppers!

That's right, the cat is out of the bag! The useless turd I bought the frame from is Danial(yes with an a) Howe at Red Barron a.k.a. a.k.a. danial howe creations. How is it that a legitimate business that doesn't screw its customers needs 3 different business names and several different ebay identities?

More on this later, but now I am off to every single chopper forum, custom bike forum, after market parts forum and message board and every other outlet I can find, and get a link to this blog out there. Building the bike has now become my secondary objective. The first being to run this useless little shit bird right out of business.

Maybe I will go to the library and get myself a few extra ebay identities and make sure I am the high bidder on every single thing this jerk off is selling on ebay. Maybe then he will have enough spare time to get my frame to me.....hmm I like that idea, gotta go.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The T-Shirts Are Ready To Order

For those of you, like me, who don't like to give something for nothing; my t-shirts are ready to order through The design is available in many different colors and styles. Get yours now ,or wait a few days and I will add another design. Designs will change over time so check back often for something cool and unique!

There is a value t-shirt for $11.00 so there is something for everyone!

Week Six Update

That's right people, it has now been six weeks since I paid for my frame. You remember my frame right? The frame that was supposed to ship in two weeks four weeks ago. The update is there is no update. We have hit strange and unnerving territory. For the first time in six weeks of dealing with this knob I didn't get a callback. Every other time I called him he either answered or called back in 10 minutes or less. Today nothing.

It's very hard to write a blog about the construction of a motorcycle when you only have 2 parts for said motorcycle. And you only really know where 1 of them is. I can't wait to get this resolved so I can divulge the name of this loser business and begin my new hobby of ruining his business by any means possible. Stay tuned for further updates as we now begin to call every day until we reach resolution. Until then...Dan this ones for you!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Broken But Not Entered

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, but late Monday night while I was at work, someone attempted to break into the house. My better half was there by herself, thank God for the two dogs. This was no casual attempt to make entry as you can tell by the picture of my door jamb.

The deadbolt broke down like a school girl on prom night. However the knob lock was installed by yours truly w/3.5 inch deck screws that went through the frame and a shim and into the wooden door jamb that is bolted to the block wall. It did mover 1/2 inch but didn't give.

Apparently after not being man enough to get into the door the perp took a landscape block and through it into my roommate's vehicle doing significant damage as seen below.

So my last few days have been filled w/rebuilding a door jamb stronger and better than before, and going to the range w/my baby to get her used to shooting the pistol for the nights I am not there.

More later today including the frame update and t shirt news.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Joke of the ...Whenever

I parked in a disabled space this morning and a meter maid shouted to me, "Hey, what's your disability sir?" I said, "Tourettes you bitch, now fuck off!!!"

Sorry I didn't get to the pictures this weekend like I wanted; or the artwork for the t-shirts like I wanted. Shooting for Wednesday. And no the frame hasn't shown up yet!

Friday, October 10, 2008

New Counter

How do you like the counter on the right? It is counting down to labor day 2009 which is the completion date I have pulled out of my ...err the blue . I bought the engine for the project on June 13, 2008. So it will be about a year and 2.5 months of total build time. I know that sounds like a long time but in reality with a full time job, a part time paycheck and a busy life in general it is a rather ambitious time frame considering the amount of fabrication I have in mind. Also, don't forget the month I have lost waiting for jack ass boy to ship my frame.
If this is any indicator of the quality of service you get in the motorcycle parts market the bike won't be done until 2015.

Future Goings On

Would someone for the love of God click the follow this blog button over on the right? I feel like a retarded chimpanzee with the clap that no one wants to play with. Also, drop me a comment from time to time so I know this does in fact actually show up somewhere on the Internet. I know you all can't possibly agree with everything you read here. This isn't a dictatorship...well yes it kinda is ....but you can feel free to voice a opinion. What's the worst that can happen?
Also, the donate now button has been a huge success, so far I have racked up a dollar one of my co workers anonymously left in my locker. But its only been a couple days and I haven't really got this blog "out there" as it were which is something I will begin working on immediately.
However not being one to take something for nothing and even less likely to give something for nothing I have decided to also sell t shirts of my own design through If I can get time this weekend I will set up the designs and the store and they should be available Monday.
Unless of course my frame shows up tom8$53*50^qfj. Sorry couldn't even type it with out laughing.
Furthermore I will be organizing my pictures so you will be able to see the whole crew that is making this nightmare possible including your truly. So we have some big doings going on over the weekend so check back with us please and buy a shirt or something!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Joke of the ....Whenever I feel like it

Sue has an appointment with the plumber tomorrow but she has been called out of town on a urgent business meeting. So Sue leaves a note for the plumber that goes something like this.

  1. Had to leave town on business, door is open
  2. Dog won't bother you
  3. Don't talk to the parrot

The plumber arrives, reads the note looks inside and sees a 80lb pit bull looking back out at him, w/the neck like a tree trunk and mouth full of large teeth. Well a bucks a buck the plumber says to himself as he opens to door slowly and sure enough the dog turns and walks away to find a comfy spot to watch the plumber.

And watch he did, through the whole job, the dog never took his eyes off the plumber but never approached him or hindered his work. The parrot on the other hand did nothing but curse and berate the plumber all day long questioning his skill and his heritage.

Finally the plumber couldn't take it any more and yelled "Shut up you stupid f'in bird!!!" At which point the parrot looked over at the dog and yelled in a female voice "Sick'em Spike!!!"

Non Update

Alrighty kiddies, here is the latest from the frame guy. As was not mentioned in the earlier post he apparently has trouble getting Fed-Ex to send trucks out to his place in the boondocks. So, he has been taking them by pick up truck load to the local Fed-Ex Kinko's and they put them on trucks as space allows.(I know I know lift your feet or gets your boots on)And once they get them loaded they email him tracking numbers, and by the time he sorts them out you have your frame. Well that is the never never land I am stuck in now. Today I was told by frame went with the last batch to Fed-Ex Kinkos earlier this week and I should look for it early next week. So I will give that until Wednesday before the next bullshit...errr...errr I mean update call. I may try to locate the Fed-Ex Kinkos nearest him and see if there is anyway I can verify it.

Until then if I had my frame it would, in theory, look something like this....

Which in turn, if I had said frame, would, in theory, look like something like this as a roller.....

And here, in theory, is a picture of my frame builder if I had one....

And finally here, in theory, is what my frame builder would look like delivering my frame, in theory, if I had one...

JACK ASS SEND ME MY FRAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Inaugural Rant

Now I knew when I decided to build a motorcycle from the ground up I was biting off more then I could chew. And I knew when I decided to do it in my roommates living room it was a bad idea. Also, when I decided to do it 4 years before I was done paying child support I was a glutton for punishment. However, what I didn't count on were all the jerks out there that would make things harder than they needed to be out of pure greed and dishonesty.

What I am talking about is the dufus I bought my frame from. For a long time I didn't know if I wanted to build a bobber......

or a pro street type style... So one fateful evening I was browsing around Ebay the day before pay day, trying to decide on a style. So I figured I would let fate decide. I had heard about this guys bad customer service reputation and at time out right lies he tells people but I really dig the style of frame. So I figured I would place a low ball bid and if I got it, it would be worth the hassle since I saved a few bucks.

Anyway, as it turns out I won the auction on Sept. 3, paid for it on Sept.4 and was told it would ship in 2 weeks. On Sept. 18 I called for a update and was told the worker who welds up this particular frame walked off the job the previous day but the guy I talked to said he would finish it up himself that day. On Sept. 25 I called for a update and was initially told it went out with the group that shipped the previous Monday Sept.22 because the only frame in the shop of my style was in the jig and it wasn't mine. After some yelling and the phone being muffled the man came back on and said it was his mistake the frame in the jig was in fact mine and it would be done in a couple days. I called on Oct.2 and was told my frame was done and sitting on the floor and as a matter of fact they had put a rear wheel on it for some pictures and it would ship Friday Oct.3.

The frame is coming Fed Ex from a state in the mid west right of I-80. I won't name names at this point because I still don't have my frame. But rest assured, if it ever arrives, I will blast away w/reckless abandon. Why is it people take other peoples money then don't deliver on their end of the deal? If it's gonna be a month have some confidence in your product and say it's going to be a month. Why be a weasel? Why tell lie after lie? He has my money, I cant get it back, I am at his mercy. I would rather be told I will get it when I get it then be repeatedly lied to like I am some kind of simpleton.

So if there is anyway the dipshit I bought my frame from found this blog and knows it's him I am talking about all I can say is...get off the computer and finish my frame you p.o.s. Life would be so much easier if karma were instant and my foot would mysteriously appear up his ass, which one day it may.

Right now I can't post any of my build pictures because all you would see is a motor sitting in a box waiting for a frame that is now a month late in getting here. Jose Cuervo here I come!!!

Jugs, Jugs, Jugs

A quick word about jugs. LOVE 'EM! All shapes and sizes. Nice new firm ones, slightly worn ones. It's all the same to me. But these jugs are by far my favorite! Check 'em out now!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Oh No!!! There It Is!!

That's right ladies and germs, I figured out how to put that pesky donate now button at the top of the page. That's right, the ugly 600 pound gorilla sitting between us we are both trying to ignore. I know its awkward so here are some basic ideas I have found that make this more livable. If you come here an get a chuckle or a good laugh or two it's worth a buck. If you get offended or annoyed, so much the better donate two bucks and feel self righteous. If your shocked and appalled donate five and get out of here before someone sees you, you sissy.
But seriously if you can spare it and want to join my addiction and help me reach my goal thank you. If not sit back and come along for the ride anyway. At least you can come here and laugh at the trained chimp banging his head on the wall and feel better about yourself. Hey, come to think of it that should be about priceless. Donate now you freeloader:)

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Welcome to the busted wrench! Glad you found us! This blog is about my attempt to build a custom pro street chopper in my roommates living room! If your a fan of custom bikes, endless frustrations, and ceaseless monetary woes; mixed in with a healthy dose of cynicism, wrapped around the occasional rant about something I am woefully unqualified to speak on, then boy have you come to the right place! So as we used say back in the politically incorrect good old days...Get on, Hold Tight, and Shut Up!
Also, before I forget I will be adding a donate now button for my pay pal account. Feel free to use it as frequently as humanly possible. Remember the quicker this thing gets built the quicker I will go away:) Give me what I want and no one gets hurt!