Monday, April 30, 2012

"needs handlebars"

Pfft.  Who needs handlebars, just hang onto those huge turn signals.


Now I wish I had held onto that K100.


Wait, no I don't. Not at all.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Camping season is approaching...

we all just need to be careful out there...

Tackin n slackin

Friday, April 27, 2012


for me at least.
Afraid I don't have any info on who built it or when (though I suspect it's newer despite the tricky iphone old photo aps and all) but I dig the stance and think you could really pull in the birds with a classy whip such as this. found on chop cult (does this make me gay?)

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Ran across this gem on Main St in Dekalb, IL

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spent the day in the mountains

Clouds were fucking me up. Out by Prizeren. Low threat and the people don't hate us out this way, so we stop for coffee at the cigarette restaurant and can enjoy it a little more.


It's nice to be handed a blueprint for something friendly and familiar.  A piston!  The aluminum stock shown here will be lathe cut into a huge piston for some kind of diesel prototype. Here, I'm milling the fixture to hold them in the lathe.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Any interest?

Vintage races at Road America, June 8-10. More info here.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

And in the sea of Harley factory custom clones... man dared to be different

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Ladies and germs we have a runner. A little of that Seafoam stuff and some fresh gas, and she runs as good as ever. Lots of little details to work out but my mood is improving.

Got these sweet NOS badges for a 59-63 Benly Touring (the one I had in the back of the garage for a while a couple years ago) for the tank when it gets repainted.

This little guy is the shop supervisor.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dinner with Aaron and Lisa

was wonderful. Hand rolled sushi (with Spam), classic blues and R & B on vinyl, a little cheap saki and mangos. Lisa had asked about the DPR font and I explained the best that I knew, it was from the latino culture in souther California from the mid to late 70's. Came across this image as a good example.

image is from my favorite blog/website/inspiration place
The much copied, but never imitated Le Container

The motherfucker bit me

The VFR lives, sort of. Idles, roughy and rumble, but just falls asleep when the throttle turns. The internet tells me these VFRs don't like corn in their booze and they don't like to sit either, and I need to clean up the carbs.


Monday, April 16, 2012

I haz your shirts

and how much you owe Dan. They are @ my shop.

Dave, yours will be mailed to you promptly. (want your hoodie as well?)
*edited to add the word 'owe'

Fugazi - Instrument.

Two hours long.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Very nice H3

Functional? Hell no.
From Biltwell @ Hippy Killer Hoedown

Really missing this...

...right now. Good skating and I dig the editing.

Friday, April 13, 2012

holy balls

this is one hot piece of magnesium.

do you get the tire as well?

DPR sweat shop...

edited to straighten out picture...

 *edited again....

Thursday, April 12, 2012

the preppers

you see on tv are going to be FUCKED when it really happens.

In the post-apocalyptic world there will be no fancy reserve switches on home-built motorcycles. There will be black death. The strong will not survive, but the smart, light, fast, and clever will.

hopefully bungee cords, mentos, and ditch weed will survive.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A peek

Some progress...lots more to go.

Chosen Few M/C

found this on the blog free turd.
bad mother scratchers...

Mantiseseses like riding too

When they aren't busy eating the heads off each other while getting it on.

Stolen from Randy's facebook, he shared it from Centaur Cycles and Scooters.

Cheesy Illustrator Mock Up

pop the cork

now I'm late for work...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Water Cooled, Drake, Knuckle

Bitchin ass bike sporting a watercooled Drake motor using the HD knuck powerplant. Apparantly the motors were used in midget car racing in the 30's and 40's. This may be old hat to some of you but I'm not to quick on the draw. Bike was built by the guy everyone loves to hate...Jesse James. Cant find any current info on its status but last I knew it fired up but ran like dog shit...awfully pretty bike. Hand forged front end from scratch along with the, from scratch, stainless frame.

once again I missed

the Portland Alley Sweeper urban enduro.

fudge. Next year.

nobody ever called

pablo picasso an asshole.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Hey Ewan, Hey Charley

Tiffany Coates rode all the rides you did, and many more, on a 30 year old bike named Thelma. Making me feel like a lazy ass, and maybe I have a little crush on her too.

Read more here:

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dave and Amy

I need both of your emails. I have something to send you.


seems like it's going to be a fun bike.

Still have a bunch of shaking down to do.
*Complete re-wire needed.
*Front brake caliper needs to be re-built.
*exhaust pipes need to be secured.
*shocks need to be spaced, re-mounted, and the lowering block needs some hardware (Danno, you were right with that bolt that goes all the way through...).
Spent the day with the carbs, have them pretty good, not perfect, but workable.
the high tech brake light is from auto-zone, used Bens suggestion of grounding it to it's own mount. Works ok (for now..).

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Went for a ride on a chopper today...

Blown up building...
Who wants to play some basket-dirt ball?
Making brown rain!