Thursday, August 30, 2012

Late sturgis photo report part1

In and around town these old bikes were sticking out of the sea of baggers.

Some things you might need...

While cleaning out the garage I ran across a few things I won't be using anytime soon.  Maybe one of you could use this stuff?  Shoot me an email for prices.  arobinson0217 at  With the exception of the seat, stuff won't be too expensive.  The seats seem to go for $350-375 on the 'Bay, so we'll work something out in that ballpark, including shipping.

-Bates TT seat.  No holes on tops or sides.  Just two tiny wear-through spots on base of the pan, where it wraps underneath.  Excellent patuna.  I have more pictures if you need them.
-'Nanner tank in bare metal and without dents. SOLD
-Nutso original J-slot aircleaner that could also be used to steer your ship in a bind.
-Bezeled glass hansome marker light that'll make a nice little headlight SOLD
-Friendly lion light that'd be a fun tail light
-VL riser that slides into the rear legs of the forks, allowing you to run Flanders risers.  Really nicely made piece

Here's another picture of the seat.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Sure sounds like a fun adventure to be a rider on the Motorcycle Cannonball Run. This year there are a few friends/acquaintances riding on it and i have to admit i am jealous. Good luck Matt Olsen, Jeff Decker, Sean Dugan, and Mike Vils!
Maybe i just need a riding vacation...

Monday, August 27, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Some time ago...Midway City. 
In Garden Grove in front of J. Edwards house

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012


The last two days I spent helping Smokey swap the motor and Trans in his 48 gmc panel truck. He has about 800,000 miles on this and has owned it for 40 years. He told me I am the only one besides him to ever work on it since he owned it.
He had a tired old 327 and a power glide in it and we put in a '92 TBI sbc and 4l80 Trans. He's going efi as well.
Smokey is one of te sharpest old guys I know. He raced Indians for many years and still builds crazy Indian race motors. People abuse the word hero these days, but this guy is one. Thanks for all you've taught me smokey.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


In sturgis.

Almost home, full report soon.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hot Bike Japan

Born-Free and Buck Owens are Big in Japan. Can't wait to flip through it.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

York, PA

Our best customer Jeremy in York is having the second annual No Dice show. Hit the east coast and check it out.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Road trip

Day 1 my kid brother and I are taking a slow drive to sturgis. Both of my bikes didn't want to go so we are eastbound and down loaded up and trucking. First stop at the world famous Love Cycles. Then dinner at the original pinnacle peaks in Scottsdale. One of the best steaks I ever had. Big Marv has been flipping steaks here for the past 51years. That's about 12 million steaks!