Wednesday, June 16, 2010
This is Jo Giavannoni in '78 with her rigid, stroker Sporty. She was one of the owners of Harley Women Magazine. She worked with my Dad at Villa Park HD and ran in the same crowd for many years. As far back as I can remember, I've always looked up to her and the other women that rode with her(That means you Hell Riders!). It was hard for women to be respected as riders that worked on their own bikes and it still is today. For women like us, this isn't a novelty or a photo opportunity to look like a greasy pin-up. This is our life and we deserve our respect too.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
My primary was giving me a little trouble, or should I say I wasn't paying attention when I took it apart. I just couldn't understand why my primary chain adjuster was laying there limp instead of doing what it was supposed to. I had all the parts in front of me, shop guide, but not an open mind. I kept looking at everything and scratching my head. I even called Bacon out in California for help. He kept talking about something that goes underneath the primary. I got off the phone and kept scratching me head. Poof!! I fucking got it! This one bolt with a copper washer didn't fit anywhere so I tried it in this hole in the bottom of the primary. Fuck yeah, it fit! So, moral of the story, pay attention when you're taking shit apart, it will save you time when you're ready for it to go back together.