Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ghetto Blastin' Old Town Pomona

There's a lot of cool old architecture in and around down town Pomona. Although, I only live about 30 minutes away, I really haven't been down there since I quit playing in bands...about 7 years give or take. I need to go back and snap off a bunch more.                 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Rise Above Tattoo Car-B-Q Show 2015

Just a few pix I took at the local show yesterday that Rise Above Tattoo in Montclair Ca puts on annually

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Short Bus Supermoto Hauler

X-school bus bike hauler we saw at the Supermoto races a couple weeks ago. Rad!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Yeah, another helmet....

...I have an addiction. HJC CL-MAX Modular with blue iridium shield. Said I'd never own one, but it's really comfortable, only wear it when I ride Fat Elvis. Still wear the Gringo when I ride the Sporty. Hope to have this one silver leafed, and pinstriped....we'll see.
BTW does anyone even read this blog anymore? Feel like I'm deserting a old friend, but word around the camp fire says no one really looks at blogs anymore? If you're reading this let me know what you think. If people are still lookin' I'll start posting my nonsense again. Lots of stuff coming up this summer.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Biltwell Gringo Fly Focus Goggles

I really dig my Gringo, but not enough to buy another (Gringo S) just for a built-in shield. So, today I threw a set of Fly Focus goggles with silver iridium lenses on it. Ready for summer now.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pre Grand National Roadster Show Party FREE!!

My Homie Paul (Spitfire Motorcycles) along with Lucky 13, and Red Bull are throwing a pre GNRS party at the Chino Airport, inside a hanger! Custom bikes, cars, airplanes, music (Rumble King) and open bar! Come out and have some fun, feel free to repost!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Biltwell Carb Top

Yeah, I know. I've been posting mostly bagger related material as of late, however I still have my Sporty. I just added a Biltwell carb top, but I polished it out a bit more. Really ties in with all the other cast finned parts.

Here's what they look like prior to me massaging the unpolished ares.

Friday, January 2, 2015

1st Socre of 2015...

....via Craig and his List.
Check the price in the ad below. SCORE! They're for a Softtail, so I had to drill out the mounting holes larger and trim the existing mounting brackets on the bike to get everything to line up.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Fat Elvis, Then and Now

I still dig my Sporty, but I needed to get Fat Elvis back on the road. I need to finish up the air ride, at least it's rideable now. Took it out a couple times the past few days. See if you can spot all the changes.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

More Progress Pix On the LA Choppers Twin Peaks Bar Swap

I swapped out the grips, cables and levers and started running the lines for the air-ride. I also plumbed the PSI gauge that I installed previously in the fairing, works like a champ.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

LA Choppers 12" Twin Peaks

FINALLY, some progress. Berto came over to give me another 2 hands, as I needed 4 to do this. It's almost finished.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Blue Bitch

Built by Caleb at Cro Customs several years ago. Always liked this bike and the color combo. Can never go wrong with red white and blue, too.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Inspect Your Harley Davidson Sportster Brakes

Sunday am Public Service Announcement. Last weekend while on a ride up to Big Bear I lost my rear brake. Not really a big deal under normal braking conditions, as I rarely use it. However, if I'm riding hard, and or need to stop quick I use both. For the past couple years I've been finding a dime sized spot under my '95 Sportster after a ride. Seeing how the bike is nearly 20yrs old, I just assumed it was a minor leak via an oil line, or gasket, and if it ever got worse I'd tear into it. After the brake fail I assumed the master cylinder cartridge probably needed to be replaced (see 20yrs old above). The first thing I did was remove the brake master cover only to discover it was empty.

Immediately my mind went to the spot I always see under the bike, it was DOT5 not 20/50. After a quick inspection I found that the brake switch had failed. The top was dry, but the bottom was wet. A Google search turned up an Auto Zone Duralast car brake switch p/n RB401 that people are using on Harleys and supposed to be better than the factory replacement.

That, some Dot5, flushing, de-greasing, test ride and 60 min later I was done. A quick frequent inspection would have exposed the problem before I ventured out and lost braking. I know better...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Another Stolen Motorcycle

FUCK Thieves! PLEASE re-post this on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. Social Media has really aided in recovering these as of late.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

What do you do with your stickers....

...besides the obvious beer fridge, tool box, or your bike? I did this fun little project late last night. Originally it was a Sea World travel mug. However, after several years of washing it came apart. My wife asked if I could fix it, and fix it I did. I removed the Sea World wrap, added the stickers, siliconed it back together, and handed it to her this ya' go. She actually thought it looked pretty cool, as did my kids. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

So, You Think You're a Builder... this and see if you still call yourself that. Two of the builders (Brat Style & Hide Moto) I've been following since about '08 and influenced a few details on my Sporty. These builds are done with surgeons precision. Look at the fit and finish, it's like looking under a magnifying glass at the inner workings of a Rolex, or Breitling chrono.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sportster Purse

I gave in and put the tool bag back on the Sporty. When it's a 100 degrees outside and you're only wearing a tee shirt, there's not a lot of room to stow yer shit. I wear RX glasses only for reading, so if I want to ride to work, or somewhere I may need to read something I have to have them. Nice for bringing along a cap, and phone too. I've just never been thrilled with how it looks, and there's really nowhere else to put it. I'll probably remove it again when winter comes it's only a matter of time until my OCD overpowers it's functionality.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

You can almost smell the patchouli and incense

I really need to quit messin' with the computer and get out and ride. Definitely in need of knees in the breeze therapy.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Craigslist WTF?

I always try to keep this joint on the positive vibe, but this is a real head scratcher. I guess the extreme heat in Palm Springs gets to people? Do you see it?

Here's the actual ad: