Monday, December 15, 2014

Aluminum tank I'm making for the SR project.


                 







I tacked up the pipe as well.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Gordo's Trumpet Longbike





1969 Bonneville purchased new in 69 was turned into a chopper in the early 70's. 
a short while later the original owner had it in his driveway where someone backed into and mash fucked it up a bit.  From there he rolled it into the garage where it sat for 40 plus years until Gordo spotted it and eventually worked out a deal and rolled out with it for a song.   It was a super well done  for the times ,  nothing outrageous and for the most part clean and well . 
I straightened out the collision damage, upgraded and rewired the electrical system, replaced the ignition with a modern electronic setup and rebuilt the carbs.   Was a blast to ride.   

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The BooBoo!

Great shot of Francesco on his parade float.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Some progress

A little progress on the SR.    The ole lady tossed the front drive shaft of her land rover and some of the shrapnel blew a gaping hole in her trans.  This has consumed most of my time and shop floor for the past week.    I have patched up the tranny and the new shaft should be in later today.  I hope to put this to rest , catch up on customer stuff and get back to the SR project by Friday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Started the SR projet


Not a chopper chopping,  I'm building this as a mini adventure / street tracker. 


Friday, November 7, 2014

Motorcycle House Gear


So, over the coarse of a few months I had this dude from Motorcycle House , Dewayne Jasper, which is the parent company of Viking bags   send me email after email about trying out some of their gear.  I had my mind in other places building bikes and putting them in shows.   Things are starting to wind down a bit here and there was Dewayne asking for a honest review on their stuff .  After surfing the site for a while I picked out a new coat and fired over the address .     Seems like they have a ton of cool luggage and stuff for decent pricing.  I will let you know about the value as soon as I've had a chance to beat up my new coat a bit.




Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Horse BC

A while back , Long bike Matt had his first long bike in The Horse with this young thing above.
All though I knew Matt at this time, this beast was his own.

Mini-b had his Iron head in there with this well equipped vixen. 

And next month the Papaglide will be in the horse with Heather, a Detroit local riding lady legend.
Look for it December 2nd.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The way Harley should have done it


Built by Bob Netherton, Pictures stolen from the kneeslider. 
I was talking to papabear the other day about how Harley just missed the mark with their attempt at the XR1200.  This dude nailed it,  I would lower the bars a bit and shrink the seat pan just a hair but over all he did a nice job and I would ride the fuck outta this thing.  


Wednesday, October 15, 2014