Saturday, June 16, 2012

Pillon Pad

So you give your girlfriend some lexan, foam, suction cups, and some glue and tell her to make herself a seat. You don't give any direction on covering it. This is what you get.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Swampy Pete Fender Redo

So due to pressure from the girfriend, the shop vehicle need to be reconfigured to carry a passenger. So I ordered a new fender and came up with a plan....but....the fender didn't get made in the time it was supposed to. Soooo plan B went into effect. I had a bagger fender for a 21" wheel that I received in a pile of parts that came with the original frame for the bike. It was flourescent yellow, flamed and signed by a man calling himself "Swampy Pete". So as dumb and as time consuming as it was, I decided to make this fender work. Machined up some pegs and modified the swingarm to accept them too. See the following pictures for the results. Got the bike back together just in time to take the girlfriend for a ride to a local cruise night, so she is now happy. Paint and bodywork fun to come next week. Deepest apologies to Swampy Pete...wherever he may be.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Change is Good

Saying goodbye to the old fender and sissybar today. The back end of the bike is undergoing changes to accomodate a passenger.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Safety First

Modified a sportbike mirror and machined a matching bar end for Sally this mothers day.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Time to Cut Again

So for some reason local law enforcement isn't too fond of my license plate location. Today's project is to move the tag to the rear.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Tank Repaired

Gas tank repaired right back to early two thousands style and specification.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Tank Repair

Repairing some damage done to a tank I painted around ten years ago this week.  I think my style was a little different back in the day.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tattoo Complete

So I broke out the color pencils for the first time in years and got some color onto my drawing. In comparison to what Jason at Living Canvas Tattoo was able to do with it, my sketch now looks like a kindergartener's drawing. I'm very happy with the way this turned out, and I can't wait to show my daughter Ayden.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Favorite Bikes - Evilact/Cherry's Company

What's my favorite bike of all time? I don't know. What I do know is I'm more partial to whats going on in Japan than whats going on over here in the USA. Here's one of my favorite bikes, built by Cherry's Company, for the clothing company Evilact . You can see more of this bike on another Japanese clothing company's blog called NAIL. Its a great mix of one off parts, parts from the past, and innovative ideas. Check it out.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Inspiration - Warren Lane

So while writing an article recently, I was reminded of who I was inspired by in the past in terms of building bikes. I would have to say that Warren Lane has had probably the biggest impact on my perspective of things. His ability to detail things no one would normally care about, and his use of parts he made instead of bolting on someone elses crap has always inspired me. Warren was quoted in the article as saying  ‘If you know what you are doing, you are not learning!’ . I tend to consider myself as someone who is constantly learning also. Whenever  I'm building I'm always trying to do something for the first time, and its through trying and making mistakes that I have learned the most. Recently, did a two part article on him. You can check it out part one here , and part two here .

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tattoo Tuesday

Wouldn't it be great if every Tuesday you could get a tattoo? Well I wish I had the time and money to. Ayways, it's been an embarrasingly long time since I've been tattooed, so its time to get back to doing it. I had drawn this up a year ago, never did anything with them and honestly can't remember my thinking on placement. We will see what I can think of in the next few days to get my daughter's name finally put on me.

We are working on it......

Websites are coming.....

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thanks Motorama!

Thanks to the great team that put on the Buffalo Motorama, and for selecting us as the winner of "Best in Show Motorcycle" award. They really put on a quality well run show. We will be back next year for sure.