Thursday, October 30, 2014

flames and frames

one of these days I need to do a good post on my bike but saw these picture the other day on my computer and thought I'd put them up together

And here's the leader at work...thought a lot about this picture during the job

Friday, October 24, 2014

Here are some favorites of mine from Daves old website.  Top two are from Sweden and the bottom is the infamous Triumph built by Rudy-RIP.   I hope to see you all tomorrow at Alex's!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WR gas tanks for sale

I have a nice set of 1941-46 Harley WR factory race gas tanks for sale. I would say they are in above average condition and are quite straight. The left side has an old fix around the petcock bung but that's about the worst of it. Email 

Shovelin' it on

We moved from the West Coast (Seattle) to the East Coast (New York) recently and I didn't bring any old motorcycle stuff along with me. It bummed me out to look in my garage and not see an old bike in there, and then this showed up for sale locally. Sometimes they just find you.

The bike is a '69 and it is the first running Shovel I've owned. It has a fresh top end, runs, rides, shifts and stops well, and is just kind of happy. It's crazy how much quieter Shovels are than Pans - those thick aluminum rocker box covers make a pretty big difference. 

I'm paring the bike down some and lightening it up, but nothing too crazy...we'll see how things come together.  I am optimistic. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Kicks just got even harder to find

RIP Paul Revere.
Mr. Revere passed away Monday at the age of 76.  You've probably already heard the news but I wanted to make a post anyway, this type of garage rock used to be all I listened to.

Hits like "Kicks" and "Hungry" drove this gimmicked band to the top of the charts on occasion.  I've always dug the Raiders Coach that George Barris built for them.  What a crazy concept!  Man, you had a cart with a GTO grille and a Pontiac motor pulling a real 1800's coach body.  Whatever happened to this!!!!!!

 Here is Paul a few years later on his chopper!  This is from an old Street Chopper article.  Story goes that Paul Revere rode the bike across country to promote the Raiders latest record.


Friday, October 3, 2014

they're gonna put me in the movies

Last Summer a bunch of us got the call to bring our choppers down to the set of "Inherent Vice"
They told Grant that his hair was too long and his bike was too nice...
If you blink, you'll miss us.  Looks like a really good movie though, and it was a lot of fun to work on.