Friday, April 29, 2011


check out the vid for the kids shoes they just put it together. watch it. share it. vote. spread it.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

my Nino's VANS competition

hi! in case you didnt know, i teach a high school graphic arts printing class. My kids have made it to the semi-finals in this shoe design competition that VANS is putting on to support the art programs. Check it out and please VOTE.
We need all the support we can get for
click the link below

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


new stuff at the appointment only cuz we're never there...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

no turning back...but it's gotta get done fast!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

completely CHOPPED

maybe you've seen this, maybe not-its all over that hamb. I've seen it a bunch in old mags like car craft and cycle world/cycle guide, choppers. but here it is in color. Larry Gormans Knucklehead with a Larry Watson Paintjob and a more than likely Bill DeCarr molding. Ripple Pipe. VL forks. Raked. Insanity. Can you imagine walking into Watson shop with your knucklehead "Hey Larry, i got this idea..."

one step forward...

Two steps back...
Got my new FMA #3W Apes on the shovelhead just in time for one of my exhaust valves to finally say "no more"...d'oh! These bars are the first set of FMA bars that are another inch taller, little more pullback than the regular FMA #2 bars...but these are also a little wider in the clamp area to fit my 1949 Panhead triple trees...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

kustom paint

Lime Gold Metalflake Busonic By Larry Watson. Its restored to its first rootbeer version now, but was found a lot like this. The Roulette whell center consol was my favorite part.

Laced 60 Eldorado with 66 Impala hollywood top by Bill Carter

dig the big Carter poster hanging in the background. Bill told me that at shows like these, Watson would have his area with his cars and then he would have the other side.


check out the poster for the Nash show. going to be a nice party. lots of people singing happy party. june 4th. a splendid display of motorcycles art music and perhaps some pretty girls.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

1969 XLH Sportster Chopper for sale

Gotta pay bills. This is OG boys and girls. The Sporty was built back in the day with a gooseneck front and rigid rear, extended early 33.4 frontend, 18 and 16" wheels, mini drum used as a spool, comfy ol' two-up seat, frisco mount sporty tank, all the great old goods. This picture is from the early 1980's when it was still in it's prime. It's not too far off this, but shows a little age, but that's what's kinda cool about it. It has a current CA title, runs, but it is electric start only and the starter is bunk, needs some attention. I have a new V-twin kick start kit available if you so desire. email to buy. Will ship world wide.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Saturday May 7 @ the Garage Company



made in the USA


FMA and US2000, Tokyo, miss you friend.  If you want an AEE/FMA work jacket let me know, we have a few left...


At work...was behind a 426 hemi...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Parts for sale

Got some parts on the chopping to buy.

Crazy Frank fender. Yep, one of those. just sand blasted and given a coat of high build primer. (sale pending) 

Panhead Adjustable sidecar 41mm wideglide triple trees. Old chrome.

Ok, this narrow wideglide setup came off a panhead that used to run around in SoCal (no kidding). Old narrow aftermarket 41mm triple trees from the '70s that also has an axle and 21" spool wheel complete with ribbed hub. It is all dirty, as found, but you can see it might clean up alright. I am selling just the trees, wheel, and axle. All or separate. This is shown with my tubes and lowers, add your own.

PSSSSSSSSST! Saturday May night at the Garage CO in LA!

We love working with Yoshi and crew at the Garage Company in LA! It has been a fruitful relationship thus far bringing the Born-Free crowd into Yoshi's world and visa-versa.
Well, we have another shindig planned at the Garage Company Saturday May 7 from 3-9pm. Ride out. We'll be giving away a Bear Parts CO seat and P-Pad combo to one lucky Born-Free poster/ticket buyer of two or more...
Garage Co. 956 W Hyde Park BLVD, Inglewood, CA 90302

Sorry & Thanks...

Man, been quite a log jam here for the past little while with everything that's been going on...Sorry to those of you that have been waiting for your FMA orders, they are pretty much all on the way now! THanks for hangin in there........................

Friday, April 8, 2011


This Bitchin 48 pan with the choice flanders setup was part of a cargofleet of bikes with Arizona plates that I saw near my school on a lunch break. Must've been headed for export, no sign of them at the swap.
Jose's Knucklehead is pretty sweet. This beauty was outshining the sun at the long beach street chopper party. Alonzo built the motor right and slipped the first ever set of FMA cork rocker-tin gaskets in there.

handleBAR-bie's playhouse

Well, I really like to go apehangin around and was happy to pick up these 16"s and Grant was ecqually stoked to swap on some oem glide risers so he could install our latest product, the narrow handlebars everyone has come to know and love but now for wide-glides! There is a rack of countless handlebars up in the garage that I have run and I love my new bars but the apes sure aint good for splitting lanes. . .

Friday, April 1, 2011

Bars Back in STOCK!!!!

At LOOOOONG last we have the old NOISE Narrow Apes back in stock! They have a new name, FMA #2 Bars, but are still made in the USA and are available in raw mild steel or polished stainless steel. They have a nice comfortable 8-inch rise and are super narrow in the base, for risers with 3.5-inch center to center measurement only!
CLICK HERE to buy. 

Our friend Wil has had these on his Panhead for some time now(which also features a Harpoon Paint job and an FMA Velocity Stack).

tonight in Long Beach

Go to Tubb's new joint!