Friday, December 22, 2006

C is for Cookies and that's good enough for me!

Cookies OK so there flaming skull Christmas Cookies! Sissy you say! Lets see your cookies! My cookies can beat up your cookies! I made my own Cookie cutter do you know how tuff it is to weld A coffee can? And I used food coloring in the airbrush to paint them and hey they even taste good.
I found A do it yourself bender kit so maybe those tuned exhaust pipes may become a reality soon I'll put in a link. And hopefully I'll get my lift table done this weekend so we can get to the bike in the new year. Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good night!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

shmoke and a Pancake!

Okay its not for the Ogre but its my blog and I'll post what I want. This is a model of 1 of the reverse cone megaphones Going on my Katasaki 650V2 I learned how to do this 16 years ago and have finally gotten enough skills to pull of building them It took a while to dust off the note books and relearn cotangents but I think it will be worth it I'm going to make them out of stainless and I have an idea for a silencer that I think will work ( I may test the silencers on the Ogre for some back pressure.) I have not taken pics of the lift but will be gettin high with the Ogre soon (on the lift table dumb ass) I've got the 3" channel iron scisors built and the material for the table all I need is the back pivot and some channels for the front table wheels. Well 4 days till Xmas Hope Santa knows I've been trying to be good

Monday, December 04, 2006

New and improved now with video!

I have been working on the blog a little dubbing with the HTML and I added a Video Thanks to my Boss for telling me how. I widened up the text a little and some other nuances. The Video is the first ride the video was taken last spring and many things have changed but I just figured out I could put one on here. I started building a lift table cuz I sprained my back working off the floor so I sacrificed my work bench and some other odds and ends to build it. I think I've got it figured out I'll post some pic's when its done. I think I'm going to try to make a stainless steel exhaust for my atv if I can pull it off I may sell some I'll see how that goes.

This a quote I like a lot kind of a mantra I guess

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW--What a Ride!!!"

Monday, November 27, 2006

I'm so Frickin Excited

Progress finally! The frickin thing idles and the clutch couldn't work better. OK so I need a carb kit Santa if your reading its a Holley 2110 and I found one on VINTAGE SPEED CATALOG . I got the carb adjusted decent and the throttle cable rigged up and took her out in the yard and I'm jumping up and down because the clutch works so good!!! I even did a burn out in the drive way effortlessly! OK if you look at the photo you can see the carb I polished it kinda half ass. it has that vintage look. I made the center piece of the Intake and had it powder coated. Lastly I took stock VW intake manifolds and polished them and mounted them backwards to get that big gomey Holley Carb to fit under the tank. I almost used one of the dell's but I thought this would be a little simpler to tune. OK so you look at the manifold and say that doesn't look like a very efficient design for performance but I made it so both sides could draw equally off of the carb and I bull headed it for two reasons one clearance and two for turbulence. I'm not an engineer but bull head Tee's are supposed to be very turbulent and turbulence is supposed to help the fuel air mixture be more completely mixed. I don't know if it really works but in my dumb dutch head it looks like it works. So it rode around the yard like a dream (well almost) now I need to start working on the shifter I have a design planned out I just need to collect some pieces and start debuging it. I need a couple of three way solenoid valves like micro miniature ones that will handle vacum. hey Santa! LOL! now I need to find some pavement to test ride this Bitch!!! "yipiee kiyea MF'er"Bruce Willis

Holley and home made intakes

This plus this should = a smother test surface now the clutch is ready Hopefully we can sneak a test ride in before the snow fly's the carb needs a rebuild kit but I spent the money on sparkplug wires so we wait till after X-mas before I can get that. I'll give her the old college try and see how it goes without it

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Ogre enslaved

no time for talking the sun is only up for a few minutes she's in time to test zoom the pic for details

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Updated user profile Also slaves and Masters

I finally updated my user profile I saw there was 115 hits on it so I thought I'd give a little info.
I have been doing a little research lately and I scored a used saab 9000 slave cylinder and some V-rod controls Hydraulick clutch master with an 11/16 bore.
the saab 93 03-06 slave looks to be a lower profile I'll try and score one of those before investing to much in the 9000 slave. says to run the bearing on the pressure plate spring so I may not have to modify it much to get it to work. I saw a Howe concentric slave in the summit Cattalouge but cant find any info on it. so I'll test this set up and the vw dunebuggy slave with the new master and go from there.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Ogre To Da Dyno She Go

I took the big ugly to moto milano to see what was going on after my second gear adventure. Jerry was like you want to put what on my dyno? so we did a base line run the carbs are way out of tune I just wanted to see where I was at with the gearing the bike is so stable in first and so mean in second.we ran it alitle in first to warm her up then went to second I was alittle scared the way it was pushing the frontwheel holder i thought it was going to break once we got it rolling it was doing 20mph at idle and topped out at 6000rpm 60mph in second. I shouldnt even post this because its embarasing the hp was way lower than I thought but that wasnt my intent hp can be made easy enough right now its about gearin and controll. in third gear at 2500 rpm the bike was doing around thirty, at 6000 rpm it was runing 82mph. the hp maxed at like 47 and the tourqe was at 54.8 her peak power was developed at 4500rpm Jerry suggested running a bigger sprocket in the rear to slow the wheel speed down and just use 3rd 4th 5th. but I'm going to get the clutch and shifter squared away and do some more pavement testing I'm at a 1:1 ratio now if I went to a 2:1 or is that 1:2 ratio that should theoreticaly cut my wheel speed
in half if I went 1.50:1 that would slow the wheel by 25% right that would be 60 mph in third and I still have enough tourqe to take off. my sprockets are both 24 teeth so I would have to make the rear a 30 tooth. I think?

I always appreciate input I'm just winging it after all.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Latest and greatest

This was before brakes suicide shift and foot clutch
and yes thats my ugly puss riding on it! I dont often get a chance to thank the people who help the most my lovely wife like person Rhonda who has put up with countless hours of my crap millions of my lousy half ass excuses the 50 dollars of money I spent on parts and said was 50 cents (but she new) the cuts bruises and oh yes the burn with out her I would be a worthless piece of Dog Doo! I love Her and Hope she will marry my dumb ass someday. and Joe of quick to order parts and providing a winter time habitat for work to be performed a true friend my other friends whom give me supprt I thank you also. and the vwm/c club in yahoo groups for info and support

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

burns and burn outs

Well here is the burn on my leg and the burnout in the drive way well time to buy some boots I guess! yes that is the love tat my ol lady put on me fore I went up the river! I know the pic dont show it to good but the dark patch in the middle was white I dont think there is any skin there any more. No I'm not going to show th skid marks in my shorts either. I got a new pic of the bike at work I gotta put on this silly blog thing.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Jockey shifters, foot clutches and Bad Ideas!

Well I wanted to be able to ride around at owls head so I've been in the garage every night till 10 trying to get a foot clutch and jockey shifter to work I got it all worked out by Saturday morning with the new axle and bearings and every thing so I wanted to test it out in the driveway. The dude from hybrid engineering said that first gear in a 914 is delicate so I should try to start off in second. So I pushed her out front and tried to ease the clutch out in second I heard a klunk! I blew up the love joy coupler in the rear hub snapped all three teeth clean off tore up the buna bushing. I decide to tig weld the remaining piece of the love joy coupler back in to the hub so I could try it out. Attempt no 2 I let the clutch out nice and easy well the thing took off so quick I was a little surprised the rear sprocket made some noise under load so I took a quick glance and touched the throttle a little just to see where the noise was coming from.( okay mistake) well that stood up on the rear wheel and my clutch foot slipped off the peg so as soon as the front tire hit the ground I tried to grab the clutch on the handle bar (but its not there! Mistake no2) so I jammed on the front brake but I grabbed it so hard I could let go of the throughtle.(clutch foot was still dangling I guess) well that didn't stop the bike it just pushed the front tire along until I hit the garage. Okay the bike should stall right nope still spinning that 230 she started doing a mad max swinging the ass end around heading for the 68 T-bird( which would have caused death by .357 because its the wife's) so finally swatted the kill switch in time to feel this burning in my leg well we were supposed to have a bar BQ that night I just didn't think leg was on the menu. So the bike seems okay and the garage don't look to bad but every time I look at my leg two thing come to mind mmmm BBQ and foot clutches and jockey shifters really are dangerous.
so remember power corrupts and absolute power well that corrupts absolutely
note to self buy calf high motorcycle boots

Monday, April 17, 2006

Front mount update

I was looking through empi's catalogue when I discovered a front mount solution
this would greatly improve and simplify the front mount.

Friday, April 07, 2006

The tranny is 23 inches long give or take
The stub axle protrudes to 5" a 230 tire is about as wide as you can go before running into offset issues
The whole engine tranny assy is 3' from rear tranny mount to front motor mount
the front motor mount is a u shaped bracket that bolts to the case bolt below the oil pump and to the flat bar inbetween the down tubes.
Last night I finished the slave cylinder and the clutch next I'll plumb the slave cylinder and test that out. Shifting is coming up quick any idea's?

Friday, March 24, 2006


Here is a pic of the motor and tranny mounts the top one is a tranny mount the two tabs are not necessary they were for mounting something else.
the bottom pic is the major mount this holds the front of the trany and the whole motor. This plate bolts where the bottom transmission bolts to the engine. Two tabs are welded to the bike frame, the plate bolts to those tabs it locks everything together I haven't noticed any twisting or flexing it also stiffens the frame up
I have a front motor mount but it is more of a stabilizer bracket than a mount.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Thursday, March 09, 2006


sprokets: In this picture you can see the sprockets are the same size unlike most motorcycles the reason is the rear tire is the same size as the associated porsche tire. therefore the final gear ratio in the tranny is what the tire diameter is designed for. upon riding I will determine weather to up the front sprocket diameter because this pig will have so much tourqe that you can probably start off in any gear. The bug that the motor came from would spin the tires in all 4 gears. the rear rim is a vw sand rail rim and a customized ghia disk brake hub.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

why 914 for me

Some Facts about the 914 Trans. it is basicly the same as a 911 transmission that was modified from rear engine to mid- engine for the 914. The main difference is a notch cut in the reverse shift linkage and the nose cone! I chose this transmission over a bug tranny for a couple of reasons, the biggest is it has the shift linkage out of the side, five speeds and it is its twice as rugged as a bug tranny!The diff is bigger and the bearings are almost twice the size. I had some issues when I got the tranny, it was in a bucket. It was a learning curve to put it together and then figure out how to flip the diff, which I had put in wrong from the start. In order to flip the diff you must pull the whole gear cluster out to get the input shaft and pinion out of youre way.
why do I need a more rugged transmisssion? the current motor used to push a 1200 pound bug 9 seconds in an eigth mile and spin the tires in all four gears and snap nose cones. After the BUG's are worked out I want to put in a 2180cc motor. pluss I like the way Bud Burkey's supercharger sounds.

Friday, February 17, 2006


OK what is an Ogre Cycle? is what your probably asking yourself. Well I started building a motorcycle a few years ago and when it got this ugly it had to be an Ogre!
here is the nut shell! It is a VW bug motor a Porsche 914 5 speed a 230/60/15 avon and a harley dynaglide frontend.

Yes it runs! and now it even goes forward! if the clutch holds out! more to come first post!