Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ahhh Fun On Christmas Day

What better way to celebrate the birthday of little baby Jesus than to frolic in the dirt on the only motorcycle mentioned in the Bible. Triumph that is. Yep, we watched Bruce Brown's --Hare and Hound-- and got dirty on our old Sleds, man style that is. All I kept thinking was "like Steve McQueen, all I needs a fast machine. . ." although I was probably only going five miles an hour!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bryan Burke at Freak Chic in Hollywood KNOWS tattoos

Good stuff Bryan, thanks a ton. If you want world class tattoos, go see Bryan. Contact him here.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Two of My Favorites Thompson.. HST that is. AND DOUG. POO that IS!

Some people will tell you that slow is good - and it may be, on some days - but I am here to tell you that fast is better. I've always believed this, in spite of the trouble it's caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Don't Forget we do machine work, Valve Jobs, Crank Grinds, Cylinder boring.

All the stuff you need for your do it yourself motor rebuild. If you can't find it local, ship it out. It needs to be done RIGHT.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

We do hereby accept this . . . SPAM!!?

Yes, here is my good buddy Jedd accepting the Trophy for the nicest Triumph at Day in the Dirt, a motocross event recently from Cindy Rutherford, Century Cycles, San Pedro. Fun stuff. . .

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Finned TIMING COVER!!!?!?!?!?

Yep, Chinese Brian is the only other guy I know with an original Award Cycle Finned Timing Cover. I am lucky enough to be putting on the motor I am building for him. We are gonna polish it, but I just could not resist mocking it up with the Cliff Coleman spigot job on the 1958 casting mark Bonneville head. That is also a Wellworth Alloy barrell for the pre-unit Triumph motor. Cool Webco breather on the exhaust rocker box too! BTW (as you young-uns would say) Brian is not Chinese.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Feeling Hunter Thompson more and more lately.

"Some may never live, but the crazy never die”

"Fear is just another word for ignorance”

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”

Monday, November 16, 2009

So you wanna buy my next bike, huh?

Well this is what it is gonna be like. I won't change a thing except paint, sorry, and you can choose that. That tank and fender are gonna be a different color, but the rest is set in stone unless you wanna pay dramatically more. Everything is gonna be brand new or reconditioned (motor, trans, primary, forks, hardware, fabrication, electrical, etc). If you are looking for a badass 1953 Triumph with cool bars and a radical 60's sissy bar, let me know by giving me a call. It is not gonna be cheap, so punters beware. It will be done in time for tax time so if you wanna get in now with a healthy deposit, it is here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hunter S. Thompson, One of my Heros

"The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."--HST

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Let me be Frank. . . Please!!

Seriously though, folks. Alot of chopper and custom stuff would not be here without Frank Kaisler. Kepp on writing about it Frank!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My 11 Year Old Girlfriend

Bought this 1998 Triumph T-Bird in 1999. Put about 30 grand on it in a little over 2 years. Then 800 for the last 8 years. It is back and I love it. Watch for me on it on occassion with my full face helmet!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Good to be Free!

Four Aces got best Competition Bike for the Lakester that get 30 miles a year (all of them full tilt boogie!!) and BEST Shovelhead. . . Wait did you say best SHOVELHEAD??!! Yep, we put one together for Ryan and it won at Grant, Harpoon and Mike's Born Free Show a few weeks back. Who is your daddy?!

Old Race Bikes ROCK!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Check out my New Graphics!!

Sign Kit laid this seriously cool graphic on my van lately. THANKS KIT, you rock!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Did I mention. . .

that Danny and I did 105 and change at Bonneille this year? Danny crewed for me, what can a guy do. . .without his crew. Thanks Danny. We have walked up to the door of the 110 and change record, not knocking yet, but at least we are at the door. 2010 baby, two zero one zero. MINE!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

John Turner is an old friend and gearhead. . .

Here are two of his many wheeled vehicles. I have known John for 23 years, we roomed together once in the early days and he put up with me starting up my Sportster in the house and riding up the staircase into the house instead of parking in the garage. . .good times.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Back from Bonneville!! Buy the DVD!!!

No not the Bonneville DVD, wouldn't that be nice, but the ENGLISH 101 DVD Lowbrow Tyler and I (along with a poducer and editor)have been slaving away at for what seems like forever. This is a pre-order and DVD's will be shipped this coming week. Make sure you get one, it is essential for all Triumph and BSA Owners who wanna save some dough on their maintenance.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Bonneville is ALMOST HERE!!!!

Yes the weeks are ticking away. Danny here has gone from organizing the back of the shop to building a Lakester in a couple days. Here is the new oiltank for the bike. A few more welds and we will have it hooked up. Big thanks to Mitch at Mitch's Custom Fabrication and Dennis at Calichoppers for making the oil tank. Danny is busy mounting it on the bike.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Von Dutch is Alive in 09 !!

Friend of the shop and editor extra-ordinaire, David Edwards just did those of us who love period bikes a BIG favor. He bought this Von Dutch built Triumph and has set about to "recreate/restore" it. I just love it when he does this thing. You may remember his "behind the 8 ball" Indian and the resto-racer I built him. I hate to sound like a suck up, but it really tickles me when a guy spends the time and money to restore something like this instead of yet another soul-less, stocker that is over restored and just like the other fourteen in the line at Oley, PA or El Camino, CA. How many restored 1968 Bonnevilles do we need??!?!?! Get some David!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

baby got (HAIRY!) Back!!!

And Jedd calls himslef a harley man!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Seeing Double

yes sir, that is TWO Ariel Square Four Motors.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Where is this bike??

It was owned by Joe in Pomona, he sold it to Nor-Cal. I wanna talk to the new owners.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It was a BASH!!

Here are a few spy pics from eveeryone's favorite Belgian photog.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Harpoon's Panhead ROCKS!!

Fabulous old bike. Thanks for coming out on the Wingnut Ride, John.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


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Tuesday, February 24, 2009


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