Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Tank...again

Shawn went to town and turned the new tank around in what seems like two days. Again this guy has crazy skills.

Nice hour glass.

Once I get that seat pinned down the line will be just right.

Hendrix.

'10 Thruxton!




Looks dang good to me! A little trimming here and there...

From MCN.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Marshall's Bike!


It's got a style of its own, and I dig it! Go look at his blog, it's "very extra great"!

And some British r&b for Friday:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

One Off Custom Built Track Master Tank for a Sportster

Here it is. Not hooked up, but I couldn't wait to see it in place.



Many thanks to Shawn at Lucky Bikes for the metal work.


Shawn is an artist.


Relocation of the ignition, coil and plug wires will be necessary to get the tank bolted in. So close to the rockers, so cool.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Best BMW Ever!




Stole these from a post on the xlforum. No idea where they came from, so if these are your pics let me know.

This thing is beautiful.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Whoa again!


Kenny, don't just show me this, buy it! Photo set here.

Whoa...


2010 Guzzi Clubman? This pic and more at Hell for Leather.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Rocket Garage



Great Cafes and more over at Rocket Garage. Anybody speak Italian?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Barber Vintage Bike Fest

My pal Jason got to go to Barber. I'm dang jealous. Here's a nice Ducati, plus a very cool BMW that he saw:

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ok, Ok...



I know I've been heavily posting Dirt Trackers and neglecting the cafes lately, but dang! I've been seeing some cool ones!

Check out this BITCHIN' BSA for sale on vft.org, and the build pics here.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Rear Sets / Brake Cable / Shocks / Stance

Rear Sets / Brake Cable - Before (Left) Notice the coupling nut which extends the peg out to align with the shifter.

Rear Sets / Brake Cable-After (Left)

Rear Sets / Brake Cable-Before (Right) Notice the coupling nut (inside of the brake lever) which extends the peg out from under the master cylinder and match the shifter-side width.

Rear Sets / Brake Cable-After (Right)

New Shocks / Stance (Left)

New Shocks / Stance (Right)

Wolf in Color

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tail-Seat Frame Building

Bent some 3/16" x 1 1/4" stock into a hoop to support the tail/seat. Plan to drill and bolt it to the tire side of the upper shock mounts. Why not, they are already tapped?


The South end of a North bound chicken...and some free advert for Steve Storz.


Stop side line: Tank end looks a little low. Sledge hammer is keeping this pricey piece of glass from bouncing on the concrete.


Go side: yep, tank end is too low.


Focus you idiot. Might be time for a higher megapixel camera. Looks like it could stand to move towards the tank a couple of inches too.

The debut.



Well... tomorrow night caps 2 years of hard work (ok, maybe 10 practices in 2 years, 4 of 'em in the last 2 weeks). The Geniuses are unleashing the rock tomorrow night at the 3 Kings in Denver. 3 of the 59s, Kurt, Barry, and me, Gb, plus Rich from Boss 302 are gonna butcher some power pop classics. Wish us luck...

-Gb

Oh man.



I've always been a fan of 2-strokes, moreso if they're got 2 or more cylinders.

This one at vft.org is a fine example.

Someday...
-Gb

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ooh!!! Ducati "Scramblers"




I think if I could ever buy a *new* bike, it'd be a Ducati. I love 'em, and I LOVE what these guys do with 'em!

JvB-Moto

-Gb

Monday, September 14, 2009

Finally...Sato Rear Sets

Go side before.


Stop side in progress.
Had to pull the pipes and re-bend the hard brake line.
Braided line and pressure switch replacement coming soon.


Go Side After


Stop Side After

Makin' Brackets

The linkage on my rearsets always bugged me, and what with Barry getting those fancy Sato units, I finally did something about mine.

Got a great deal on a Buell XB shifter and linkage, threw in some scrap aluminum, and voila!




Friday, September 11, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Is Kenny Alive???



Cool Beem stolen from Church of Choppers.

Yellow tank makes the rounds.


The yellow tank is taking a turn on my bike. The sale of fenders (and tank) on eBay left me needing a temporary fuel cell. Thanks to Garrett for the pit stop fast swap out last night.