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by Alain Panneton
From Samourai to Samahain
Now that all the colours are well defined and the style in which I will draw the leaves is established, I can finish the project. From now on, it’s a bit like painting with numbers: I fill in the blanks and I balance the colours as I go along.

Photos 1 and 2 : Here I start drawing with the airbrush the spirits escaping from the depths of the earth with transparent red and a bit of black. Those same spirits will be climbing on the side of the frame.

Photo 3: I continue filling the space for the leaves on the rear fender. The drawings, skulls and pagan symbols are masked so as to keep the white pearl untouched

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Technical

Technical

by André Bobinas
Yee haw! Spring is here. This is when I get an uncontrollable urge to fire up my V-twin monster, let it warm up, hold the front brake and drop the hammer unleashing all its power upon the garage floor. Satanic smoke would engulf the rear fender and totally fill the shop! Oops, I’d better not. Someone will call the fire fighters again!

Yes, this month’s technical article revolves around tires. These mysterious round black donuts made of polymer, black carbon, silica, resin, sulfur, aramid, nylon and of course rubber. Tires are constructed as radial or bias belted, (check out drawing 1, 2, 3). The older technology bias belted tires are good for heavier bikes. They can take more of a weight load but can grow by centrifugal force as much as 17 %. Bias tires are reasonably priced, are usually installed on lightweight bikes but mainly on front wheels with a low weight load. Radials were designed for comfort, have a wider tire to road contact area, are stickier ...



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Swamp Rat Special

First of all, I would like to thank my “Bros” for helping me with this project; Dirty Bill my right hand man, the electrical whiz Art “Sparky” Snow (he rides a 1968 triumph), Andre (Bonhomme) did the motor work, Birk and Bruce applied the paint. This bike was started in 2004. We were all sitting in the garage checking out bike magazines, drinking beer and talking about what people were now calling choppers. Back in the day, choppers were minimalist bikes. If you didn’t need it, it was not on there. We decided we were going to build a classic chopper. I had an old 1948 wishbone frame and a 1959 FLH Panhead motor lying around which was a good start. Digging around the garage we came up with a 5-inch chrome flat fender, a Jammer 4 over Springer front end and a 21-inch Hallcraft front wheel equipped with a 3 ½ inch drum brake on which we put a H-D / Dunlop D402F tire. Still more routing around turned up a 16-inch rear spoked wheel with a ...

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Old School

Old School

« SPARKY »

I still remember those words being blasted into my ears way back in 1980. My buddy George was getting a little “irate” with me for not following basic procedure. You see, George was moving on from his job as a mechanic at the local marina to join the Canadian National Railway. As conditions would have it, I found myself in line to replace him. The problem was that at 17 years old, my toolbox was a lot smaller than his! Needless to say, the few weeks I had to try and grasp all the knowledge and experience I could from him – before he headed out the door – was no small undertaking. George was and without a doubt still is the best engine trouble-shooter I’ve ever met and those few words I have never forgotten! ...


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Interview

Interview

HARLEY-DAVIDSON SHERBROOKE
Sometimes there are places we visit where we immediately feel right at home. This was truly the case at Harley-Davidson of Sherbrooke. As soon as I set foot in the store, I felt a friendly, inviting atmosphere on the part of all employees. Without delay I was welcomed by Martin, the owner of this “genuine” company, who invited me to visit the establishment from A to Z. Martin told me that this was not his first business venture. Despite his young age, he has owned several regional service stations in the past few years. His passion for all things motorized is evident and this is reflected in his choice of business!

Harley Davidson of Sherbrooke is the newest dealership in Quebec. This two-floor 24,000 square foot company opened in October 2006. Upon entering you notice that nothing has been overlooked. The decor is ...

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