Monday, September 15, 2014

Final details on Sportster land speed bike

 
Breather for oil tank.

Pingel fuel valve.

Custom pegs machined by Danny, custom foot control, brake cylinder
is from Honda dirt bike.

All axle sliders, plates,end caps and spacers machined by us,
along with the entire rigid rear tube subframe.  (still need to get a good pic of that).
The brake slider was also hand fabbed, the caliper is 1980 Sportster, wheel is
from Fatboy, holes enlarged to 7/16" each side, and rotor and sprocket
were machined to fit.

The exhaust sits where the turbo should have- when we add that Garrett GT15,
the exhaust will move to the other side.

 

Some close-up Sportster shots


Seat made by us- it's super comfy  :-)

The fairing had to be notched for the air cleaner.

The tank "shell" flips up to reveal the tiny fuel cell.

Danny hand fabbed all the fender mounts.

The stingray-esque bat wings on the front windscreen-  It's all one piece,
so it takes some creative movements to get it off without disassembling
the entire frontend!

The bag actually holds about 6 quarts of oil!  We were worried
since we had to make it single sided so the turbo would have room
on the other side.

Time for a Sportster update

"Silver Fox II" version 1 is finished-  no turbo, and using the engine out of the '72/75, but it is complete and ready to race.  STILL undecided on whether we will make the Spet/Oct makeup for the SCTA Speed Week at Bonneville.  Otherwise, it's work on an engine build and turbo install and save our resources for next year! 






 

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Sportster start to finish in one post!

Wow, been a LONG time since we posted up, lots of new projects finished, including this Sportster long bike.  Started as a roller with tweaked frame and terrible geometry- we fixed what we could, and fabbed everything else- tins, controls, bars, seat, paint, etc.  That's it in a nutshell!

 
First night we got it-  we actually had swapped to the pullbacks from a flat bar in the span of about 5 minutes, so it's not EXACTLY how we got it.  Yes, that's a fucking Swastika and SS bolts CARVED in the side cover.  Transmission ran DRY.  Ugh.....

Playing around with a tank and rear section we had.

Same tank, back to the first fender, new bars.

Narrowed and sectioned the fender, now we're on to something!

Had to make a new tank to match the digger look, remade the bars, shortened the sissy from it's previous incarnation, made a velvet seat.

The day before we left for Portland to the One Show 2014.  this bike came from nothing to this in a two month span, all labor done in house.


Franz von Stuck's "Sinnlichkeit" (painted by us on velvet), attached to the tank using magnets, the velvet is mounted on a pan shaped exactly like the top of the tank.  And yes, the cigarette lighter works!
 
 

 



Danny made the custom pegs on the CNC, we fabbed the whole control setup and it is BEEFY.


The 8-track, mounted in a one-off leather solo bag is probably the biggest contributing factor to winning the "Disco and Satin" award at the One Show!  And yes, it WORKS (after some repair)


And here is a shot of the ONE time I rode it.  Won't lie, it's a DEATH TRAP  with 55 degrees rake and 12 degrees trail, it is extremely hard to steer, from starting off all the way up to speed.  Wanders and flops like crazy.
 
So that's what December- January looked like for us on almost a daily basis.  lots of hard work put in, and we were still assembling the leather pieces on the way to the show LOL

Friday, November 8, 2013

October Leatherwork

REMEMBER- We do custom work!  Our current stock can be seen at http://www.buschandbusch.bigcartel.com or you can email us for custom work:  http://www.buschandbusch.com/contact.html 

 
 
Boot key sleeves-  the classic Stohlman cowboy boot, but also a Busch Bros original work boot!

 
Cowhide fur flasks


 
"Walk the Plank" woodgrain Leatherman / multi-tool belt pouch

 
Danny trejo "Machete" machete sheath

 
Molded Ruger Security Six .357 snubnose shoulder and belt holsters

 
Colt 1911 magazine pouches

12 ga. shotgun shell box case

 
"Spare Tire" tool pouch

 
Railroad spike bottle opner, mini branding iron

STICKERS!

We have our stickers in hand finally, if you would like a couple FREE stickers, just send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Busch and Busch Hand Crafted, PO Box 12673, Reno, NV 89510

 

Latest pics of the Ironhead racer project

Though, this configuration has already changed and the entire rear section has been remade longer,  with a bigger tail to hold more oil (pics to come later...)

 
Solid rear wheel and Dunlop K591 on rear.  Undecided on front wheel still.

Windscreen wing filler panels tacked in.

 
Windscreen upper has been moved forward two inches for more clearance when tucked, though the seat still needed to be moved back several inches from the configuration shown here.



 
The heart of the build, a Garrett GT1544 Turbo!


 
Ashley "Filthmode" Mitchell hooked us up with a bundle of Wizard's Wire- get your own here- farkles.bigcartel.com


And we are happy to announce we have picked up two sponsors!  So happy to have Element Engineering on board, as we have known Andrew Hammond since high school and he is a great guy and true supporter of Busch and Busch!

 

We have also been blessed with the help of Thor Drake from See See Motorcycles.  We clicked immediately when we met Thor at the One Motorcycle Show last February, and his support of this project means a lot!

Thanks guys!