Thursday, March 29, 2012

Shovelhead seat for sale. FXS FXB

Nice factory late '70s Harley Shovelhead seat for sale. I believe it is off an FXS FXB Superglide or Sturgis model. Would be cool on any later '70s/80s big twin swing arm frame!
looks to be in very excellent shape, dated 1978 on the bottom.
$170 shipped in the USA, $200 shipped worldwide. Email to buy

Shovelhead mids for sale

Sale Pending

Stock harley shovel mid controls for sale. Nice chrome too! Includes almost everything. Pedal and mount, brake light switch, push rod, hard tigons master cylinder mount complete with factory spacers, linkage from Trans to primary. Could use on just about any big twin. $125 shipped anywhere in the world. Email to buy

Going down sucks

Saturday Night at Evil Spirit Engineering, ride out to the DicE party after the Street chopper party at the juke joint for the CHUN benefit for our pal Ryan Grossman. Pick up one of these posters I just screened an help get the candy man back up on one wheel!!!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tank Tops are in!

 It is crazy warm in some parts of the country already and spring/summer is upon us so strut your stuff in style in an FMA tank top! I heard through the chopper grapevine that it is officially going to be "Tank Top Summer" this year...AND we are starting off with a sale on them CLICK HERE to get 20% off all the tank tops through the end of this Saturday!!!

New Greasy Kulture

In a possible lapse of judgement, Guy at Greasy Kulture decided to put me and my shovel on the cover of his new issue. I am flattered, but i hope sales don't suffer!
It is cool though because a lot of little details have changed on my bike since i first got it on the road a few years ago like the bars/risers, made a new seat, the tin primary, fully rebuilt motor, etc...pretty proud of my old shovel and what it is now. It was all i had to work with for a few years. Photos by Mark Kawakami of Joyrides and Speed Merchant 

Anyway, thanks Guy! I can't wait to see it. CLICK HERE for the Greasy Kulture site.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Real chopper frontend for sale

This is a nice early wideglide frontend with '49-57 trees that have been shaved just right, shaved lowers, and 12" over tubes. The stuff choppers were made of in the good ol days!
Measures about 40" from the axle to the top of the top tree.
Get your knees in the breeze baby! Email to buy. Would prefer local southern California pickup.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Our #1 customer

Since the very start Jeremy Bievenour has been buying one of everything FMA. He is our number one customer with a giant red white and blue HD #1. Here is his sweet FMA equipped Knucklehead. Thanks man, we salute you.

Tomorrow! Party at the Garage Company!

In case you haven't heard we are having a party at the Garage Company tomorrow for the debut of both the '69 Harley Shovelheads that will be given away June 30th at Born-Free 4!
One is a stocker and one is a chopper baby, see them both tomorrow. The party goes from 2-8pm at the Garage Company 956 West Hyde Park, Inglewood, CA (right off the 405 and La Cienega). Free food and drinks thanks to Loser Machine AND some lucky SOB will take this Lowbrow Customs peanut tank with a fresh Far Out paint job by the illustrious Harpoon! All you had to do to win is buy a poster/ticket combo for the bikes in the last month and it could be yours. Of course you can still enter at the party.
See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

One is everywhere, one is not

In a city surrounded by water and ever-increasing in size, it's not a real big surprise to find these. I don't like them.

These on the other hand, are few and far between. I know it's all about flatheads right now, but damn it, I'm way behind and still want a Knuckle!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Strike a pose

Caught the born loser and his scarlet lady pre-unit in this giant piece of broken glass behind the cycle steel.

Gen Shovelhead primary for sale

Got a 1966, 1967, 1968, or 1969 (could be a '65 pan too I guess) inner and outter primary setup for sale. Not too bad, little things like the floorboard tab is shaved, little road rash on the bottom back corner of the inner like they all have, and chain wear under the starter mounting area like they all have.

You could also put this on most any generator motors to run electric start bi had a '55 pan/shovel set up this way that was cool.
Email to buy. $325 shipped in the USA, $400 shipped worldwide.


You gotta watch this, click it on full i wanna get back to the track! Too bad they closed Irwindale AND Fontana!!!! Street racing in SoCal is gonna surge...over 4 million people have no dragstrip to go to...

Mark Drews big twin flathead

Is in the new issue of street chopper!
Get one. There are subscriptions now.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Born Free tank

Here is a layout teaser of my current labor of love. Some lucky duck will be calling this theirs on Saturday next. Check the BornFree blog for the details true believers


Mike sent in another shot from Fresno circa '77. The more I look at it the more I like it. So glad I got this tank. May have to build something like it one day.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Don't usually post old mag scans but always liked this one...

For Bobby Boat tail

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New Born-Free 4 Shirts!

Check out this killer new Born-Free 4 shirt with art by Richard Minino from VNM. He was the art contest winner and we couldn't be more pleased! CLICK HERE to buy one and help support Born-Free! Shirts are printed by Icon Screening on 100% cotton blanks that fit right, wash and wear for years. Remember to check the Born-Free blog daily too as we are getting close to June and have lots of announcements.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Cast Morris mag cover for sale

Sold, waiting on a money order...

I was gonna put this on my orange Shovelhead but it has been two years and runs like a top so I am selling this early Morris cast cone shovel magneto base. It's got an auto advance base and even the illusive cam gear is there! I had it polished in preparation to put on my bike but you can look good with it on yours!
Email to buy

I've always liked this one

This has always been one of my favorite Triumphs. I snagged the pic. a while back at the second Born Free. Wonder how long this bike has been up-and-running in this form now?

WR style tanks for sale

Well, as much as i hate to say it, these WR style tanks are up for grabs. I'm not going to use them on the UL after all and can't afford to keep em. They are old 45 tanks made to look like WR tanks, but these actually came off an old race bike from McGuire's HD in the bay area from way back. They were even painted harley orange at some point. They are done well for being old and most likely gas welded. Super neat and narrow and cost way less than real WR tanks or even the Polish repops. email to buy


Sunday, March 11, 2012

For sale

This late panhead/early Shovelhead swing arm is for sale. It is an easy and good looking swap for later shovelheads. I believe it lowers the bike 2-3" from the square swing arm. I had this on my orange shovel before I hard tailed it. It comes with the axle, spacers, and late model harley caliper which I modified to run with this setup. I also welded mounts to it for a fender and sissy bar so they would hug the tire on a swing arm bike.