I meet Joe about a year ago here at my shop he was in town visiting some of his relatives in the neighborhood . He happened to see the bikes and stopped by for a quick chat. almost a year later he contacted me about a this xs that he was having built by a shop in Houston but was not happy about the work so he asked if he could bring it to me to finish it up. I said sure and the next weekend he brought me a bunch of parts and a really screwed up attempt at welding a TC bros hartail on. the welds were porous and well, all around bad and since the back bone was welded down without an inner jig or the motor in place the motor wouldn't even fit in the frame anymore. So i ended up having to cut the hardtail off again and put in my jig and weld it back up.In doing so, I realized that the slugs they used were only in the front rails about 1/4". so again I had to cut those out and make new ones.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Meet Rick awhile back and just seemed to click the fact that he shares the same last name as me was pretty cool since he's the only other Hurtado I've ever meet. Anyways His RED head (WOMAN)wanted to surprise him with this tank bib but when it came down to it he had it figured out within a day and was designing it himself the next day LOL... The fact that he lives here also gave me a rare opurtunity to actually install it on the bike. VERY COOL ,Thanks again for the support Red and Rick
Friday, January 4, 2013
So this bike was `fun to build , Burney dropped a running stock bike off and this is what he took away. Custom bars, oil tank , pipes, seat pan, headlights, sissy bar, relocated petcock on tank, re wired, chain conversion kit, new old 21" rim and tire , new old 16" rim and tire in the rear and a trip to Bud's to get some carb tweeking done . enjoy