Monday, December 14, 2015

Tahiti Island - My Softail Custom

Model : 1990 Harley-Davidson FXSTC (HD International)
Owner : Me (since 1998)
Builder : Me
Paint job : Red lace on black, satin finish
Front end : Unknown make, customised
Engine : H-D Evolution 80" - hand polished
Cam shaft : Andrews EV3
Pushrods : Crane cams
Pushrods covers : Arlen Ness (since 1999, chrome removed and polished)
Rocker arms : Revtech (with rollers)
Carb : S&S E (since 1999)
Ignition : Dyna S DS6-2 (1999-2016) - Dyna S DS6-1 (2016-on)
Point cover : Moon Eyes
Starter : Chrome Spyke Stealth 1.4 kW
Air Filter : Moon Eyes
Exhaust : Suppertrapp (since 1999)
Outer primary cover : Jaybrake
Oil tank : Indian (stainless steel)
Hand controls : Zero Engineering
Seat : Corbin Hollywood solo
Handlebar : Speedster (V-Twin)
Oil Filter : FLO PSC4 (reusable)
Wheels, brakes & front fender : Zero Engineering (calipers : Wilwood rear, H-D front)
Tires : Firestone
Gear box : 5 speed original with Baker N1 shift drum (have a 0-down all-up shifting pattern)
Note : Hand shift system is temporary removed

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Tahiti Island - My Old Grand Dad Bike

I'm the proud builder and owner of this 1973 FX. Okay, it remains to complete the paint job, some electrical works and some details, but it come to life in one kick or two, so at this stage, this bike is f*cking cool.....

New Caledonia, December 5th, 2015

My daughter Tagimaitoga, 19 years old, begin in tattooing and made this tat on her grandpa

Wallis Island, 1999

Left to right : Mémé Lusia, Tagimaitoga, Lovaina, Grandma, Sandrine

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tahiti Island - Metal Engraving

I engraved a plumeria flower on a Shovelhead compensator bolt, just for training..

Tahiti Island - February 16th, 2013 - An amazing sunset over Mo'orea Island



Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Wallis Island - 2001

Tagimaitoa and her cousins at Loma, Fatai

 With grandma..

.. at our family home of Logolua

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Satellites and Astronauts - In Flames

Tahiti Island, Papeete

My Mom Tagimaitoga in the late 50's
Tahiti Island, Papeete - Street Art

Made by Kobra (Brazil)
Tahiti Island, Papeete - Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg Dieselmotoren

Engine No5 - 1970 MAN V6V40/54 - Electrical Power Plant of Papeete

Monday, September 14, 2015

South Gate, CA - My Panhead bobber project

Almost, almost..

Pops Garage My Life Psychos
(323) 560-5538
3137 Century Blvd, South Gate, CA 90280
Tahiti Island - Grand Dad Bike Magneto Madness

I kick-started Old Grand Dad Bike for the very first time on February 8th, 2013.. Since, it started on one kick maybe three times only.. The rest of the time it needs an average of ten kicks.. I always checked everything to find the f**king problem. The only information I didn't had was the specific settings of spark plugs gap when you have a magneto !

I found the solution on the Easyriders TECH TIPS & TRICKS book at page 55.

I replaced the HD 5R6A spark plugs with a pair of Champion N12YC (without Resistance) and setting the gap to .015. Start Old Grand Dad is now a breeze... It takes now two kicks when cold and only one when hot !

 Trust me a kick only magneto Shovelhead can be tuned to be started in one kick !

Saturday, August 15, 2015

South Gate, CA - My Panhead bobber project

Received those pics from Pops today.. My Pan project is almost done..

Pops Garage My Life Psychos
3137 Century Blvd.
South Gate, CA 90280
P: (323)560-5538
F: (323)560-8584

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wallis Island - July 13th, 2014 - Very low tide

 Uvea on back

 No waves lagoon

Tahiti Island - June 28th, 2015 - My lovely Aunty

Heitiare, Manave, Tahialikiitonafenua, Tagimaitoga

Monday, July 13, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Tahiti Island - June 2015 - Evo Vs Shovel

The Evo with it's original Softail seat