• Featured Image Friday

    Its Thursday, 8:00am. But, due to my full time jobs schedule, its my Friday night… This week has been busy as hell. Now off to the shop to get some of these bikes built and fixed after I update this interweb thing.

    Peace, grease and a life of ease…

    ~Juggernaut



  • Featured Image Merch

    I keep getting asked about how supporters can get some of the merchandise that i have to sell. Here are some of the things I currently have in stock or can guarantee I can get them out within a few days. I’m no longer offering custom leather like I used to. As soon as the shovel gets completed, I will start offering custom motorcycle seats in leather. Of course I will announce it here when the seats are available.

    I currently accept checks or Pay Pal. My e-mail and paypal account is juggernautsgarage@gmail.com. If you want something, make sure you hit me up on facebook or email to check sizing/specifics and/or put the info in the comments on Pay Pal.

    These T-shirts are in stock but I do have some limited sizes. Check with me for the size availability. I have plenty medium and large. Just a few small and a few XL. I believe I only have XXL in the grey and blue. $20 plus shipping.

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    I put the hats together my self so you can pick the hat and your choice of white or blue patch and placement of patch. I can get other styles, just ask me if what you want is available and we’ll figure it out.

     

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    Patches, one for $3 or Two for $5 plus shipping if required.

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    And, I throw in some free buttons with every purchase.

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  • Featured Image GA clay Intruder

    A loyal customer always brings me his bikes but, they are always in a crazy state of disrepair! Guess he doesnt bring me the bikes often enough… The current culprit is an ’01 Suzuki Intruder. This project needed some pics.

    I’ll start off by showing a weird phenomenon with this clients bikes. Same owner, two different bikes. The first pic with the green algae looking stuff is on a V Max. The next pic, with the Georgia clay looking stuff is the current bike, the intruder.

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    Now that we have set the base line. Here is the rest of the bike.

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    It’s worn down and missing a few parts and bolts but, it runs right?

    The part that I am doing is fixing the hydraulic clutch master cylinder. Some of the rubber parts have degraded over time and the whole unit needs to be replaced. Then, maybe we wont have any more dirt in the unit!

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    behind this ugly thing is leaking like a sieve.

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    Out with the old and in with the new. Now to convince him that he cant ride home on that rear tire…

    Peace, grease and a life of ease…

    ~Juggernaut



  • Featured Image Building the Empire

    So far, my quick and easy t-shirt campaign is most likely set to fail. I guess I have to remember that this shop means more to me than anyone else. I have to figure out a way to get my stuff out beyond my “friends list” who, are probably tired of me pushing my stuff on them. Not that those friends dont show me support, just, only so much one person can like about one thing. And I’m sure they dont all love motorcycles as much as I do. I believe I will shift my focus, keep building the bikes that I’m working on and start showing off some craftsmanship. Maybe that will gain me some support from beyond the “friends list” and from the actual community that I’m working in. In order to do that though, I’m to have to steal some time…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e54xn2oA_G0

    Peace, grease and a life of ease…

    Juggernaut



  • Featured Image SHINY SHOVEL

    Going to throw out some info real quick to give a quick update on my shovel project and show you how you can really bring some old aluminum back to life.

    Im polishing up the rocker boxes by hand. It takes time and elbow grease but its damn worth it and saves the roughly $200 to get them professionally polished.

    Go to your local auto parts store and get some wet to dry sandpaper. The grades I used were 600, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500 and 5000. Next, get some real good aluminum billet polish such as Mothers brand.

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    as you can see, the rocker boxes are 34 years old. This crap wont come off with just a simple polish wheel, its in the metal.

    Start with the 600 grit, get it wet and start sanding.

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    This first sanding might get you scared a bit. Dont worry, just make sure you get a good even sanding. Keep going, stepping up the grades as you go.

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    The pic above is at roughly 2000 grit stage. As you can see, its getting better. Keep stepping up the grit until you get to at least 2500. Then I finish it off with 5000 for the real fine finish.

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    Finally finish with the Mothers polish to bring out the shine. I was loosing light by the time I took this pic but as you can still see, its a whole lot better than the original.

    I only did the front part of this one rocker box. To really get the job done best, you should probably take the rocker box off the bike and get every nook. That will come next for me.

    What methods have you used to get a showcase shine on your old parts?

    ~Juggernaut

     



  • 1949-2004

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    Today marks the ten year anniversary of Indian Larry’s passing. Larry is a legend and appeared to be (I never met him) a genuine and laid back guy. He hired and mentored guys like Paul Cox and was an influence on custom builders everywhere. I recall he was once on a small show you might remember, called Biker Build Off, and he stated that a real motorcycle should have at least one spoke wheel. He also noted that he preferred motorcycles to look mechanical instead of hiding stuff, such as every wire and cable. I like that, I want my bikes to look like they are a machine.

    R.I.P. Lawrence “Indian Larry” DeSmedt

    ~Juggernaut



  • UP AND RUNNING

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    Well, it appears that I am not a web developer… Going through the growing pains of my small business and learning how to do everything myself takes time and money. Both of which I do not have. But, I do have supportive family, friends and customers that make Juggernaut Cycles better every day. I hope this blog format can help to add some personal connection to my projects. I’ll update with new projects, items and hell, might even do a tutorial or two to show you how to make your scooter better. Any advice or tips to make the shop better are always welcome. What would you like to see in the future from my small shop? Leave comments below.

    Thanks for the support!

    Juggernaut