STRANGE DAYS is an annual vintage motorcycle show, camp-out, live music festival, swap meet, and all around party in north NJ.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Voodoo Child Progress!

Lots of progress has been made in the RetroFit Garage lately. We've been moving forward pretty quickly since 47 Mike's Unfinished Bike Show.

The exhaust is going to be entirely seamless so the header clamps had to be bored to slip over the turnouts.
 The old turn outs were only clamped to the stock XS headers. Since we're going with the seamless look, we pie cut the turn outs and pinched them closed to match the XS headers.
 Pictures dont do justice but it gives the pipes a subtle, tapered look.
 For the lower exhaust mounts, we welded some recessed some nuts inside the turnouts and bolted them from behind through old frame mounts.

We also made a new set of highway peg mounts to match the rockers on the springer.  

The model A taillight that originally came with the bike got a bit of a face lift too. We decided to go with a red and amber lens because it matches the original paint really well.

Now for some trick stuff! We scratched our heads for weeks how we would ultimately mount the light and cover the wires and then it hit us. Thanks to an old tank hanging on the wall we permanently borrowed the gas cap... Cant get much cleaner than that!

Then this past week I took a trip to my previous shop in Brooklyn to use the sandblaster on some parts.
 I got all the aluminum covers cleaned up for polishing and blasted the new gas tank. The tank is in great shape, no dents and no holes!
 The stock mounts had to be removed. We're making new frisco style mounts on the backbone. The petcock is getting relocated next.


 Our "Columbia Roadster" chain guard is now mounted. The bike never had a chain guard but we decided it would be better to have one.

 Today was the first time the engine was removed probably since the bike was first chopped.
 We'll be diving into the head next and go through a major clean up.


More to come! Just remember, this bike could be yours!!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Harrisburg, PA Swap This Sunday

Harrisburg Super Swap 2013

DATE March 24, 2013
DIRECTIONS 2301 North Cameron Street
Locate Harrisburg Super Swap 2013 Get a Google Map of the Area.
CITY / STATE Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (PA)
DESCRIPTION The 2013 Harrisburg Super Swap will be held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on March 24th, 2013.
Location:-Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
(2301 North Cameron Street Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Admission:-$15 for adults
-Under 16 years old: FREE
Event Hours:-10:00am-4:00pm
Please Contact For More Information:-(315) 472-7931
We hope to see you there!
For all your Motorcycle Event information check out the Motorcycle Monster.
For more information about this event, Please see below.
WEBSITE http://www.syracusesuperswap.com/05indexhar.htm
PHONE 315-472-7931

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Win Me Baby...

"The Voodoo Child" is nowhere near finished, but this is how she sat at the 47 Industries Unfinished Bike Show.  The finished product will be a radical show bike, and with the Retrofit boys in charge of the build, you know it won't disappoint...  Stay toooooned.