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Friday, December 30, 2011

Junk Magazine Worth The Read

Ran across a great magazine while at the news stand today. Junk Motorcycle Magazine they ship all over and have great photos and bits on the guys who build them. So basically order, pick up or get this mag you wont regret it!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

6 Over - Teaser

Great Videos from Wild Honey Productions. I have to say I love and can relate to the dragging the bike to a car wash.

6 Over - Teaser from Wild Honey Productions on Vimeo.

A little teaser of a full feature film we are working on.
Featuring Caleb Owens, Jason Webber, Kim Boyle, Jeremiah Armenta, Max Schaaf and Eddie Cleveland...

6 Over - Kick Start from Wild Honey Productions on Vimeo.

Our second little teaser of a full feature film we are working on.
Featuring Caleb Owens, Jason Webber, Kim Boyle, Jeremiah Armenta, Max Schaaf and Eddie Cleveland...

Monday, December 26, 2011

Huge Motorcycle Wrecker in Arizona

It was one of the biggest I have ever been to. Not much they don't have and they ship too. Prices were good if not better than a lot of places I have shopped at. They have new and used parts available. I spent quite a few hours looking around, even bought a bunch of stuff. This place was simply massive. They are not on line but click here for their contact info.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Bringing the 85 XL600 back to life

I picked up a 1985 XL 600 for a hell of a deal. The story on the bike was the shifter stripped the splines from the shift shaft and a make do weld the shifter on jobby. Eventually the weld broke and the shift shaft needed to be replaced. All of the appropriate gaskets and parts were bought for the job when a head bolt called an end to the project by deciding to stay put in the motor. At this point I stepped in cash in hand and took on the broken motor. With some help and a drill the motor was split and found to be in need of a set of rockers and a cam but otherwise the motor was found to be in great shape. Off to ebay I went with no real success. I sent of the cam to be resurfaced only to have it returned with an explanation saying "buy a new one". A good friend on a trip state side at a swap meet stumbled upon a vender who possibility had a suitable cam. Phone number and an email was handed over, calls and emails went back and forth and a cam was sent in the post. As for the rockers a half case of lite beer answered that need five top ends and three bottom ends came with the rockers. The motor was pulled apart and gaskets were cleaned up. Now it goes back together with some help from friends.
Drilled out bolt

Friday, December 23, 2011

Fuel Injected 1962 Honda CB77 Superhawk

This guy has done a fantastic job on this set up. Its thinking like this that will keep old bikes on the road and up with the times while still keeping with the looks of the past.
The full post can be seen here. Via Do the Ton

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Motorcycle Crash Collection

A Work in Progress / No 1 Evolution Custom Ind.

A Work in Progress / No 1 Evolution Custom Ind. from A Work in Progress on Vimeo.

In our first film we meet Paul McKinnon from Evolution Custom Ind in Sydney, Australia. He talks to us about his passion for fabrication and desire to continue to perfect his craft every time he puts his hands to metal.

Directed by Sam Coutts
Filmed & Edited by Sam Coutts & Mike Tyson
1st Track composed by Nik Karlin @ Fire Ant Studios
2nd Track "Forceful Entry" by The Driftwood Drones

Special Thanks
Paul McKinnon, Nik Karlin, The Driftwood Drones & Andrew Cameron.

Subscribe for new episodes coming shortly.

To many of you, the bike you see here is something of a unicorn. A street-legal, single-cylinder sportsbike that weighs just 275lbs and makes 70bhp. That KTM LC4 motor is well-proven, has reasonable service intervals and won’t rattle your fillings out. Looks sexy in RC8-esque fairings too. The problem? KTM doesn’t actually make it, instead, the RC4 is only available in kit form from a German supplier.


Soda Blasting it Clean

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Oh the jokes

A tough looking group of bikers were riding when they saw a girl about to jump off a bridge so they stopped. The leader, a big burly guy, gets off his bike and says, "Hey, honey, what are you doing?"
"I'm going to commit suicide," she says. While he did not want to appear insensitive, he also didn't want to miss an opportunity so he asked... "Well, before you jump, why don't you give me a kiss?" So she does... And it was a long, passionate, deep-tongued, lingering, thrilling kiss. After she's finished, the biker says, "Wow! That was the best kiss I have ever had. That's a real talent you are going to waste. You could be famous. Why are you committing suicide?" "My parents don't like me dressing up like a girl......"

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Brooklyn Invitational

Brooklyn Invitational from Richard Grabbe on Vimeo.

On sept. 17 2011 a group of guys From a Blog deemed the White Knights In the House of Kolor, from Brooklyn, New York put on a great motorcycle show called the Brooklyn invitational. My bike No. 9 was one of the 20 or so bikes that was invited to this extremely masterful production. Other big names such as Paul cox, Keino, Tom Fugle, Lock Baker, And many many more,were there to be a part of the show. While I was there I decided to take as much footage as I could to put this short video together. I don't think this show will ever be topped as far as the variety of the builders that they invite and the different minds and cultures that come together in one spot to share in a common interest of custom motorcycles. It is a great honor on my part to be amongst these people that have inspired me so much. This video is a sort of token of gratitude for the experience of getting to be a part of it. Thank you Wes, Jeffrey, John, and Keino for having me again

You have your Santa I have Mine!


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