Saturday, July 31, 2010


Since I've been banned from posting art here, I'll stick to motorcycles, skateboarding, beer, dogs and music. This video has most of those things. And maybe a little art too.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Tom, your sign is right! At least it is if you're traveling between Italy and China, and a cloud happens to pass over just as you're passing this solar robot driven car... I can't believe they'd let this on a public road.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The job of ultimate manliness.

Go to this link and check out a video of the new coolest job on the planet. Oh, you're a cosmonaut? Oh you're Steve McQueen? That's nice. I'm a motorcycle firefighter, and I'll be leaving with your women now.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

holy sh!t...

I changed my mind. This is what its all about. I want one.

Happy Birthday, Alphonse...

...and Jen, and Joel...

Art Nouveau rules. Leos rule too.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


So the GS's battery goes dead now whenever the bike sits. This started happening on the last day of the BBC rally after a rainstorm the night before. What could possibly be draining power when the ignition is off? I tested the ignition key switch and it's fine. The battery is good - sealed and brand new 3 months ago. Unless of course it got toasted by a bad R/R, which I am checking as soon as I get some time...but how would the R/R drain power with the ignition off?

Anyone have any ideas?

On the upside, I spoke with a guy from Leakproof today and he's sending a set of replacement fork seals for free...

In the meantime, all these gremlins with the old GS have got me thinking about how nice it would be to have a dependable modern bike to take on the longer rides. I think something like this would do:

Minus the huge mirrors, rear fender and stock exhaust, of course...

it was a fun ride...

Wisconsin has some fucking killer roads. Not enough dirt roads tho....


I like the guzzi's lately.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Just for Dave

Some documentation of drunkenness just for Dave - me taking a beer piss in the world's scariest home-made galvanized steel urinal, about 4am Sunday morning at the BBC rally.

BBC 2010

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nice trump chopper.

you would think that this place served delicious breakfast, instead it was just an ok lunch...

Trav's nice 74 xs650. He has it tuned and it's tight.

Friday, July 16, 2010


I saw one of these in traffic on the way to work today:

So boss. I wonder if it has the latch system for baby seats? Because I'll be a grandpa by the time I can afford one (if ever) and I'll need something to haul grandchildren around in style...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

roller derby cow spots, 2010 round II

Thanks to the Dairyland Dolls for the opportunity to spot a bunch more helmets this year. This is the second round so far this summer, and it's always a fun gig.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Yeah, this write up is pretty much right on, except for the part about not wanting low 1/4 mile times--what? Way to lose the plot, but yeah, this bike is stupid.

buy me!


More Uihlein Special.

Miller racer. Looks unrestored. It seemed to be out there lapping more often and longer than most of the others, and I don't recall ever seeing it in the pit row with any issues.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Mercer engine.

Ford DOHC V8


These engines have the head and engine block as a single piece to handle high compression ratios and methanol. The valves have to be installed through the bottom of the engine through the piston holes, followed by pistons, rods and crank.

The Uihlein Special, seen below and in the background of the above photo. Uihlein was the owner of the Schlitz brewery. This racer has a single taillight and a license plate on the back, and just enough room to give cute girls rides in Dad's historic race car.


Duesenberg and a 60's Indy car.

A Crosley just inside the gate. Notice the front wheel drive setup.

Indy in Milwaukee


I still like 'em, even if the engineers didn't think of the mechanics.

Reposted from Visual Gratification blog.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Purple Rain, Purple Rain

Tom went a little nuts when we were hanging out at Aaron's shop tonight and welded a big old padded sissy bar to his Yamaha:

Maybe he is working toward a re-creation of the Purple Rain bike, trying to do it real slow so no one notices...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

screw bottled water...

just drink it out of a can. found this in the shop today. So rad.

My baby girl...

Is going to be ok!!! 10 stiches in between the pads on her foot, she'll be out of commission for about a month with it all wrapped up but the tumor was BENIGN!!!!
Phew, I can breath again. We had to wait four days for the results btw...puke...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


from a pretty neat blog about old punk rock, skating, and m/c's...
get yer kicks at MotorPunk

the gonz showing where steeze was invented.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

time flies

A few shots of my pop and his motorcycles circa 1969-1970.

Yamaha YA-6 125cc roadside repair - he used to carry a spare piston and necessary tools after melting a hole in a piston, which apparently was a common problem with these.

Check out the sweet metalflake helmet laying in the grass. How much are the trendy fuckers paying for those these days?

Lookin' tough on a Yamaha YM-1 305cc twin with home made fairing.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Friday

Who wants one?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

super puker