Monday, July 9, 2012

Power Plant in!

Recently had some time with the Gouger.  I installed the engine and carbs, as well as the pipes.  I am going to paint the pipes however so they are just in temporarily.  I have not done anything with the engine yet, maybe over the winter I will pull it out and shine it up more or paint it.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Its a roller! started installing some parts last weekend.  Got the paint scheme figured out, new tire on the front rim, seat mounted as well as the handlebars.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Back to it!

I have been working on the bike again and finally have a bit of progress to post.  I did a bunch of work on the frame.  Including welding some bungs on for the rear fender and welding the seat brackets on.  I made the seat brackets out of the old rear frame that was removed, and bought the bungs from Lowbrow Customs.  Also made a sissy bar mount out of some old handlebar mounts.

As you can see in the picture it has also been painted.  To save on cost I decided to go with spray paint!      This has three coats of primer and two coats of gray paint.  The tank as well as the rear fender, triple trees and handle bar mounts will all be black with the classic orange Honda color for trim.

Monday, January 30, 2012


Put more of the Gouger back together recently to see how it will look.  I still have a lot of work left before it is ridable, but I was getting impatient so I threw some parts back on.

I found these handlebars for $15 at a motorcycle savage yard and I really like how they look. Not too high and pretty straight across rather than pulled way back.

Not too many pieces left before I can try to fire it up!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Christmas gift!

My brother gave me this sweet sign for Christmas, and I finally got it put up in the garage.  Looks awesome thanks bro!  I think I will try to use this Honda wing on the tank of the Gouger.

Suzuki Tank?

Found this tank a while back, it is in better shape than the XL tank I was going to use.  It is a little more narrow and shorter and seems to fit the bike a little better.  I just cut off one of the mounting tabs on the rear of the tank and it fits right over the frame perfectly, and is nice and snug.  I do need to figure out a way to attach it.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New, Free workbench!!

Got a free workbench off of Craigslist tonight!!  I did a little modification to the legs and attached the whole thing directly to the wall.  This will come in handy when working in the garage.  It pays to search CL for hours!