Sunday, December 9, 2012

Waiting for summer!!

Ahh great to kick back and think about this summers Roskilde festival. Here's some pics.



It was just announced that Queens of the stone age, Sigur Ros and Slipknot, are on the poster. Great!! Great names to start off with, can't wait for the rest of the program!

Anyway this week coming up I've got three exams, Maths, Mechanics and Materials Science. Been studying like a mad man, so I hope I'll do good.

Hope everyone's enjoying the Christmas season!  Here's some good music for all of you people out there needing a good groove.

Alright, take care, updates and part two of making the seat will come next sunday, 16/12!

The professor says: STAY SAFE!!!!!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Part 1: Lets get this started…



Part 1: Lets get this started…

Ok, I’ve been slumbering all autumn at the foot of the aluminium hills of wisdom… Wizardry in metallurgical preposterous behavior of precipitate-hardening alloys for secret societies, intercrystallic bonds of incoherent faces and the entropy of vacancies in time space continuum often leads to a broken liver and an aching head…
Therefore I’ll now start showing what I promised you so long ago.. How to make yourself a neat leather saddle, when you can’t afford to let “Heathers” make it for you…
First of all this is what I use:

Plus this: Peter Cook Heavy duty adhesive.

Now there are many different approaches on this subject, but the way I like to start off is to:
1. Strip everything off the seat pan and if necessary give it a good sand­blasting. Now you’ll know what shape your pan is in and where to begin.
2. Decide in which degree you want to restore your seat. You probably want to go all in on fixing little cracks and weld stuff that needs weldning since you are not going to want to do this when your seat is upholstered and nice… So, make sure all holes for the rivets on the perimeter are even spaced, since they’re gonna be visible when done. Make sure the front bracket is not broken. Make sure the egde of the pan is not too badly bent and wavy. And that’s about it.
3. Paint the pan, inside and outside. Inside? Why? Its not going to be visible? Well, at some point (unless you live in always sunny SoCal) it’s going to get wet and rusty if you don’t do it. It doesn’t have to the thickest layer inside, You still want the glue to be able to stick, so just a thin layer will do fine. Also If your seat is not fitted with “vent” holes in the bottom drill some, for conden­sation moist not to build up under the foam.
  

4. Cut long strips of thick leather (3mm – 1/8 in)  to go on either side of the edge. Depending on the distance from your rivet holes to the edge, cut strips of about 50 mm - 2 inches in width and make them as long as possible. Soak the strips in water for about 20 min, that’ll make them tractable when you’re going to force them around the curves. Mark up the center (lengthwise) of the strips and punch/cut a hole about 2/3’s from the bottom edge. Start by riveting the middle of the rear ridge on the seat, working your way towards the nose of the seat, from both sides, making sure at all times that the leather is symmetric around the middle. Of course this only applies if your strips aren’t long enough to reach all around the perimeter, but still keep in mind that somewhere there’s going to be a joint, so you might as well do it in the middle of the nose.

Riveting done, and stitching the four pieces together on either side, symmetric around the center axis. As you’ll notice, I’ve cut notches in the leather on the inside top of the nose, to relief stress and make it easier to bend. The reason why I apply thick strips of leather on both sides is that this will prevent the metal edge from working its way through the thinner top leather and it’ll make the finished edge much nicer.
5. Time for foam. I use cheap sleeping pad for foam. It’s got three advantages over regular foam: One, it’s easy to apply. Two, it’s easy to shape. Three, it doesn’t act like a sponge when soaked after a long days ride in the rain.
Cut thin strips to glue in the little reinforcement voids. And trim excess off. Just use Locktite super glue, it dries up quick (10 sec) and is sh…t easy to use.

Now lay the foam on top of your seat press it down with one hand and with the other mark with a speedmarker the very rough outline. You want to have the foam reaching the outer edge of the leather.
Rough the surface slightly, with some sandpaper p120-180, to give the glue a surface easy to bind to. Wipe down with thinner or alcohol.
Apply glue on both seat and foam and basically just follow the instructions on the can, as regarding to drying time and so on. I’ve tested this specific glue “Peter Cook”’s ability to glue soaking wet leather on foam, and found it excellent. This will prove to be very useful later on.


Massage the foam from the middle of the seat and outwards towards the perimeter, to get rid of airpockets, this is especially important in the area marked. If you’re having trouble with the foam not wanting to set into the curved area, cut stress relief grooves:

6. Trim and repeat: Trim roughly and mark the outline of the second glue area => Second layer of foam. Depending on how thick you want your padding, chose how many layers you put on. I usually aim for around 15-20mm = 5/8 – ¾ in. Glue on the next layer the same way as before.

Massage it down and make sure it’s staying down! Cut grooves if necessary.
Questions are always welcome.
We’ll finish it up in the next episode: Part 2.

The professor says: Stay safe!!!!
 ...until next time..
-the Professor.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Killer Bobbers : The Bacon Run

Alright, so over the years it's more or less become a tradition for us at Killer Bobbers to end every season with the so called "Bacon Run". A ride down to beautiful Møn, a small island in the south-eastern part of Denmark, where Red, builder of the blue Pan -coverbike of last months dicemagazine


, has a family summerhouse. A real nice time to chillax, barbecue, drink beer and practice one's shooting skills. We were blessed with a minimum amount of rain on the ride and an enormous amount of cold beer when we arrived at the scene.. The good Patrick from Krenkerup Brewery, who is now the happy owner of the before mentioned Pan, delivered his brewerys finest nectar, the gooooolden beer!!




It's the most relaxing run of the year for sure and the best way to finish off an awesome season. Of course the boys from glorious Motorious Lau and Kasper was there as well, even though Lau had som belt issues on the road down there. After having tried to cut down the belt by 1/2 inch, moving the gearbox around and all kinds of other stuff, the issue got fixed by a too long extra belt which Anders Donde luckily had in his saddlebag.








Saturday morning, checking out bikes:









Thanks for a great weekend guys, hope you've had a great weekend in Mannheim!! Hope you're bringing home some gold!!!
Here's some gold from the day:





Alright next time I'll start showing you how to go from:



To


Stay tuned !!!


LOVE!!

-the Professor

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Summer's gone.. Here comes darkness!!

For those of you who didn't get the memo... Summer's gone! Time to crawl back down to your dark caves or cellars or what have you. Time to pull those cylinders off, check those brake liners, grease up those bushings, tighten those rattling nuts, re-gasket that leaking ol' gearbox and well just have a good time.
While down there drinking your coffee and beer enjoying yourself, tune in to these sweet notes from "Pentagram" and let your ever hungry eyes feast upon the awesome transworld skatevideo wonder Richie Jackson, if you dare....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViJzUYNesZg&feature=related



When you're done there's always time to listen to good old danish punkband "De Skrigende Halse" with "Riders of Depression":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0r6wsOCvkk












Last but not least you need some blues.. No matter what you HAVE to listen to some blues, so here he is, the late R.L.  Burnside..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CEWyHC-iAk&feature=related

Enjoy!!

-the Profezzzzor

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Black Keys and leather

I'm a huge fan of the US based band the Black Keys and last night I got the chance to see them live in concert here in Copenhagen!!!



 It was  mindblowing!! They played some stuff from almost all of their records, even from the very first albums, dirty heavy blues, I LOVE IT!!!!! I ran in to a good friend of mine at the concert, Patrick from The Castlerun, and after having discussed the matter for a while, we both agreed to the fact that the combination of heavy heavy bluesmusic, played at a certain volume combined with the consumption of a sigificant amount of beer, rips the very space-time continuum, thereby creating a timevault in which all impressions seems to blur into a big maze of pure awesomeness!!!!







PLUS




EQUALS













AWESOME!!!!!!!!


So, today life seemed to just continue and do its normal tuesdaything being mellow and tuesdayish, so I decided to do a little work to one of the wallets im doing here at Very Motorcycles. When they're finished and i'm satisfied with the design, they will be sold here as well for an extremely decent price. I'm also working on some belts and other cool stuff of leather for all you hidelovers out there! 





Thats it for now, off for the US in two days !!!! WUHUU!! Cheers!!

May the winds of fortune always fill your sails!

-The Professor

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hangover...

So, last night my good friend Lars had his 30th birthday party, with all the free booze you can imagine. After having drunk a lot of tequila I went to get some icecubes in the freezer, and unfortunately came across a bottle of royal danish "Rød AAlborg", the danish schnaps, crisp and with frost on it.. Sweet! Now, a lot of you guys probably know that schnaps is like poison to the mind, it grabs you by your genitals and F*¤%&#"KS you up!! Of course being vikings and everything we had to finish the bottle.....







Hence, yours truly have been very "under the weather" today.. Still, around five the weather was still beautiful and I was feeling very restless, so I thought lets go fishing! Packed up trusty old Thomsen ad off we went towards Helsingør, where the garfish are now migrating back into the Atlantic.




When I arrived the place was packed with tourists and the usual spot was to crowded, so i decided to go for a nice ride in stead. I found some beautiful backroads and came by Louisiana museum of modern art as well, always a cool place to visit!





...Ahhhhh lovely.. Total relaxing four-stroke meditation.. Since there obviously wasn't any catch I decided to go and grab some food at the local indian (dot, not feather) currystore B'India, where they make a mean curry!! Chicken Korma and a Mango lassi, and off to home. When I took off my helmet at B'india, I found a still alive wasp just by my right earpadding... Glad it hadn't been caught inside!!




Ok, thats all for tonight folks, tomorrow I'm going to a Black Keys koncert, here in Copenhagen, and on Thursday I'll be leaving for San Fransisco!! AWESOME!! Stay tuned for more stuff from the abyss and beyond!!

May the winds of fortune always fill your sails!


-the Professor

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Birthdaypost and awesome!!






What What WHAAAT???? BOOKS?!?! What have the world come to!?!
Hmm I'll tell you what.. This monday I was accepted at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) where I'm gonna study to become a Machine-/Mechanical Engineer. AWESOME!!!
 So today is my birthday (29) and I took good old Thomsen out for a spin out of town up to Lyngby, north of CPH,  where DTU campus lies, to purchase books for the 1st semester. Oh my god what a huge facility!!! I was absolutely amazed, went for a good long ride and then back into town where I had a good birthday lunch at one of my favorite cafes Granola, which Cay Broendum from caybroendumsparetime.blogspot.com have decorated. Awesome books with loads of challenging stuff, which will lead me down the path of becoming total awesome in engine-wizardry, mechanical-alchemy and other related stuff of matter and interest.



Here's a picture of Thomsen shot today. The bike will be featured in the October issue of GKM and not september as I first thought. Remember to get this months cool copy  @

www.greasykulture.blogspot.com

...Also, a sweet feature this month is Dice Magazine's four-fold-issues, where "Red" from the Killer Bobbers bike is "covergirl" on #1 of the issues. Get em all @


www.dicemagazine.bigcartel.com

Ok, thats it for now catch you soon with some more to "the timeline" and soon a "How the f*^k do I make this rusty beaten-up seatpan from the swap look awesome?"!!! Easy? We'll see about that so stay tuned!!


May the winds of fortune always fill your sails!

-the Professor