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:

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Are You My Daddy

Whenever I see John's (of the Taildraggers So-Cal) '54 I think of my bike. I'm fairly certain it's the bastard father.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Airplanes, Jets, Smoke & Motorcycles, What's Not To Like

Airshows have come a long way since I used to go as a kid. Controlled Chaos is the only thing I can come up with while watching this. On a side note, my friend "Flyin' Mike Brown" came to me in 1988 with the idea of jumping over a plane in flight (a guy does it in this vid). He knew my dad was a private pilot. Soon after he was severely injured in a horrific jump that left him with one leg, so he never got to perform the stunt. Anyway, check out this vid you won't be disapointed.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Takin' it Back to the late 80's Tandem Axle Nissan Hard Body

Here's a couple pix of the Nissan Hard Body I mentioned in the previous post. Takes me back to the 80's during the Mini Truck/Cal Bug days. Good Timez.

Went Out For a Burger....

...came home with a plaque, and white knuckles.

Stopped in at Galaxy for a burger and shake to beat the late afternoon heat yesterday. Turns out they were having a cruze night. Checked out some of the rides including a cool late 80's tandem axle Nissan Hard Body (more on that later) and a sea of riced out Pep Boys Special imports, SUV's with oversized wheels, boomin' stereos and a few Donks (Google it). I guess my definition of a cruze night and the new thought of a cruze night are two entirely different things? I'm getting old and the world is a changin'.

So after we peeped the rides, me and the holmz "Tom" went in for some grub. After they screwed my order up 3 times, yes, three times for a cheese burger dry, no onions and fries we went back outside to check out some more rides....only to discover that it had been raining for quite some time. Yes, I'm a so-cal native. No, I'm not afraid to ride in the rain. However, bias plys no front fender no face shield or goggles (only RX glasses) makes for an exhilarating adventure....not to mention Ca drivers loose their fucking mind driving in the rain.

As I was making my getaway, the three event coordinators stopped me and said, "We want you to have this plaque, sorry it doesn't say motorcycle class." That was pretty cool and totally unexpected, thanks Seductive Inland Empire.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014