Troy Fabrication / FXR Rebuild

Spent the past few days working on my FXR. Not a major redo, but lots of mild mods and little detail stuff. Steve at Troy Fab has been a huge help. Been down to his shop twice in the past 4 days and we’ve churned through a bunch of stuff with his expertise. In the process I’ve taken a bunch of video which I’ll be throwing together, in the mean time, here is a mini teaser. More on the FXR in a few, for now check out Steve’s website and support one of the most honest and customer friendly businesses in this big ole moto world we live in. Check him out at: http://troyfabrication.com/

February 21st, 2012 by grail21 in Projects, Video, Metalwork | Comment (1)

Differential Gears for Dummies

Maybe not motorcycle specific, but great bit of mechanical knowledge thrown down in an easy to understand format.

February 6th, 2012 by grail21 in How To, Video | Comment (1)

Motorcycle Engraving Video

I’ve seen a lot of killer engraving done for bikes before, but this just takes it to a different level.

January 30th, 2012 by grail21 in Video | Comments (4)

Motomethod

This is making the round on the blogs, but it’s too good not to post. The shop and business concept is killer, wish we had something like it around here. Something like this really fosters that sense of community. Subject matter aside, the video is really well done and well worth you time.

January 24th, 2012 by grail21 in Video | No Comments

Tig Welding - Feeding the wire

January 18th, 2012 by grail21 in How To, Video | No Comments

Horizontal Band Saws - the return of TubalCain

It’s been a while since I posted some TubalCain videos, this time around he goes in depth with the horizontal metal band saw. This guy is such a wealth of information and incredibly passionate about metalwork. I could sit and watch these videos all day (I’ve done that on a few occasions). I hear he’s now compiled his videos into DVDs so you can watch them on your mega flat screeen instead of having to sit in front of the computer. But true to form in the effort of spreading knowledge, he’s keeping all his videos on youtube, free for anyone to watch and learn. Sit back and get schooled.

October 24th, 2011 by grail21 in How To, Video | Comments (6)

Parting and Cutting on the Lathe

April 25th, 2011 by grail21 in How To, Video | No Comments

Fabrication Porn


It’s not about moto bikes, but close enough - this is pure porn for fabricators. Beautifully shot and edited. It does a great job of showing the craft of custom hand fabricated pieces as well as the amount of time and effort that goes into it. Gorgeous.

February 7th, 2011 by grail21 in Video | No Comments

MIG Welding Aluminum with a Spool Gun


December 28th, 2010 by grail21 in How To, Video | Comment (1)

Mig Welding Technique


December 22nd, 2010 by grail21 in How To, Video | No Comments

“Advanced” Mig Welding


I’m not sure I would call this advanced but certainly for the beginner it’s a bit more involved and dives you deeper into the craft. Good stuff.

November 22nd, 2010 by grail21 in How To, Video | Comment (1)

Basic Mig Welding


Real basic, but great info for those getting ready to jump into welding. Check back for part 2 tomorrow.

November 21st, 2010 by grail21 in How To, Video | No Comments

A Prayer for Cool

a prayer for cool from Marc Bencivenga on Vimeo.

Fun stuff. Shot it on a 50 year old super 8 camera which gives a nice aesthetic quality.

November 20th, 2010 by grail21 in Video | No Comments

Jeff Decker talks racing & club cuts



ONe of the best moto videos I’ve seen on youtube in a while. Take a peek at Decker’s collection and hear him talk history.

November 2nd, 2010 by grail21 in Video | Comment (1)

One World Tour DVD



Our friends Zack and Scott of Choppertown / Brittown fame have a new flick coming out. These guys always deliver, check out the trailer above - you can pre-order now and save yourself a couple bucks.

August 15th, 2010 by grail21 in Video | No Comments

Cam Cover Puller for Ironhead Sportsters


Neat little tool to make things easier, seems like it would be pretty easy to make one for yourself.

August 10th, 2010 by grail21 in Video, Tools | Comment (1)

Slugging Custom Handlebars



Special ‘79 dropping knowledge.

July 22nd, 2010 by grail21 in How To, Video | No Comments

Hide Motorcycles Video


June 13th, 2010 by grail21 in Video | No Comments

Sofia Hogs


June 12th, 2010 by grail21 in Video | Comment (1)

Custom XS650 Swing Arm Chopper


I would have maybe stretched it in the back just a little bit more, but overall Lots of really nice details on this XS650 Chop.

May 22nd, 2010 by grail21 in Video | No Comments