Friday, May 28, 2010

Last Weekend in Japan

last weekend there were two motorcycle swapmeets, one in Long Beach, one in Japan. Our friend Hajime sent these in. I dont know about you, but I wouldnt mind picking through vintage tin under the misty mountains and BBQ with the VISE crew!

2 days before swapmeet
New Shades. Gak doesnt want to be distracted by the shine of chrome.

BBQ is universal


long weekend

Starting the long Memorial Day weekend, have fun, get out and ride!

Few things, tomorrow is lunch at the Sante Fe Importes in Long Beach, noon.

Second, there are a bunch of you waiting for your orders, they are finally going out today! So sorry for the lag, we do appriciate your patience.

Also, don't forget that Born-Free is swiftly approaching! IT'll be here in about two weeks, so make travel plans, get your bikes going, and if you want a poster with free panhead raffle ticket get them NOW! We will stop selling them through the mail June 5th and when they are gone they are gone. Click the link to the right to order yours.

Thanks Grandpa for bombing the crap outta some stuff in WWII in your B-24!

Choose your own adventure this weekend:

Thursday, May 27, 2010


This was the last new Genuine Harley Davidson big twin kicker gear in The state of Califonia...lasted almost a week. What can you count on anymore?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

rock and roll

After Vagrant Vinny fizzeled out i had been talking with Jason Hampton about getting together and playing some loud and heavy stuff since his last band Revolution Mother went their separate ways. We would talk about it at the swapmeet and jammed with some other people then finally came together along with Jason's long time friend and drummer Barry Fader. Jason is singing and playing the guit axe and i'm on bass, just a three piece.
So was born the Beautiful Buzzards. We have been playing together since the first of the year and are about ready for some shows one of which will be the after party for Born-Free at Alex's Bar in Long Beach on June 12th. We also recorded a few songs the other week that you can download for free HERE on the Beautiful Buzzards blog

Thursday, May 20, 2010


it was good to walk out the front door to go for a ride and see this. i know it's shameless, but i like my bike. still shakin it down, but have only lost a screw for the shift handle on the ratchet lid.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

for sale

Ok folks, here is your chance to own a real sweet Digger. I've come to realize that I am just too big for this little guy, as rad as it is I must let it go. This is how we found it. there are a few chips in the paint but thats it. Everything is new and cherry. New Tires, New Tank, New Santee Oil Tank, New Battery, New Chain, New Pipes, New Brake, New Spool Hub, New Carb New...well you get the idea. There are Zero Miles on it.
If you do not see it in the photos, I have it all in a box. And if you dont like that fender there is a NOS Ness one that goes with it. No bluetag either.
this may be the nicest thing i own
email to buy
interesting trades considered

true story

So i was over at my good friend Jimmy White's shop Circle City Hot Rods and a guys gotta eat, so we began the lunch ritual and landed at Angelo's on State College in Anahiem. Great little place that's been ther efor a thousand years and the waitresses are on rollerskates. as we pull up well after 12 noon we find this. no joke, no photoshop.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


There are 25 days left until Born-Free 2! Get your act together and your bike and don't forget to enter to win the Born-Free Panhead! It's an OG bike with a lot of great parts that come with a California title, AKA the real deal. Must be present to win dudes and dudettes!
The bike is basically back together thanks to Josh busting his butt and it's looking GOOD! Poon hammered out the new paint on the tank as well.
We'll have it at the Long Beach swap this weekend so you can touch, feel, drool over, and sit on. Space E13 in the back.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The dishes are done, man.

Even though i kinda finished my shovel in late january, it sat in the garage under a sheet until i could get back to it and really finish it like get it running and ridable again since it was all show and no for the GNRS due to running out of time. Now the time has come, rode it for the first time again on friday. Look for it in the next issue of Street Chopper in July.
Mike D, get ready for the chicken run!

for sale

Ok, so here is an extended and flipped out Early BSA girder. All the parts are there though to make it back to stock length. Or leave it as is to make a sweet early British chopper of Crazyiness. I think the neck is smaller than 7/8ths
email to buy

Thursday, May 13, 2010

parts update

We are finally moving forward with getting the NOISE velocity stacks made. We'll have them for S&S Super E AND we are making them for S&S L and B Series carbs too! Give us about another week and we should have at least some unpolished/unchromed pieces.
Also, i have been super lagging on getting the gas caps and bungs and enrichener knobs in the store for easy ordering, but have been selling them if you email me at Hoping to have them in the store in a few days.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Farewell to a King

Thank you Mr. Frazetta for your contribution to our world, and to the artist within. You have inspired me from the moment I got a concussion after seeing your work for the first time. I'm sure you will be missed by those who knew you, but I know your legacy will be enjoyed for many moons to come. I wish you eternal health, wealth, magic, and all the goddesses you so desire during your rest in the valley of Asgard.

Friday, May 7, 2010


this one is so good, i had to wait til the end of the week. Our friend Anthony Robinson built this bad machine some years ago. This is version 2. I only got to see it all too briefly on a fateful day in Seattle.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mr Records Pan

I shot Clayton's Pan a while back and have had to sit on it for a bit, but it'll be int he next issue of Street CHopper that comes out early July. Clayton, i think you still owe me a Banquet Beer.

Joe Dynamite and Jedwards

Joe Dynamite's knuckle i shot for the current issue of Street Chopper. In Joe's home town of Santa Ana. Paint by the illustrious and handsome John "how do you like me know?" Edwards.

Meeting of the minds

Wondering "why is it taking Grant so long to get his shovel done?"

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Some people......

have all the talent! Chris from MC Art drew this to show his support for what we are doing with Born-Free--too cool. For more art long steeped in chopper history check out the MC ART BLOG.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


maybe i need a vacation

Sweet Nagel poster in the Cavalier Inn bathroom

The QP and here lifetime membership card to the Liars Club

Funny running into neighbors while thousands of miles from home, it's even better when they put you on the guest list