Monday, March 28, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Super Stockers, Hats off to the Doughboy

Haha. I know Keith hates that but Bryan Burke, tattoo artist extraordinaire knew him when he was...well... Doughboy. Keith is now the Captain of the Ship at Big D Cycles. Bryan worked at Big D in Dallas, TX years ago when Jack Wilson was the boss. Ahhh the stories Bryan and Keith have to tell about Mr Wilson. Anyway, Bryan has his Grandfather's 1970 Bonneville that was lovingly and correctly restored by Big D when Keith was just a whippersnapper, well maybe second in command at Big D. I had a shot at getting it back on the road after a few years of slumber and it was a great pleasure to work on it. The bike was set up just right, I kept saying as I worked on it, "damn, why did they do that?" Then I would say "ahhh because they are freakin good at this stuff THATS WHY!!" So look for Bryan cruising Hollywood soon and visit his new tattoo shop DARKHORSE TATTOO at 4630 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90027 - (323) 665-7345. And hey, if you talk to Keith, tell him Wes said "go to hell."

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Genny Shovel for Sale

Know anybody looking for a good Genny Shovel? Here is one all fresh and rebuild with polished stuff and plated hardware. Includes SS E Carb and manifold as well as oil pump. CALIFORNIA TITLE INCLUDED. Mismatched cases but both are 67-69 cases. Email me for the price.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dave Frost and Tyler Malinky...HOT!!

Frosty was our magnanimous at Bonneville this past year. Truckdriver, motorcycle nerd and all around super guy. Frosty has been with us at the Salt for three years now, or just two...I forget.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Four Aces and Punk Rock

OK I never was much of a Punk Rocker, always dug a bunch of random Punk stuff, but was always more of a Merl Haggard, Classic Rock kinda guy. But hey, the stuff ROCKS and Yuppicide is one of your crazier punk bands. Apparently there are a whole giant ton of Punk rockers into vintage bikes, though (imagine that!!) Steve Karp, formerly of Yuppicide now of Speed Twin plays guitar and has a bad-ass Triumph. Note the best in the west sticker on his Guit-Box on Tour in Europe. Get some man!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tony and the Indian Crew in England

Usually when you talk about Indians in England, you gotta talk dots on foreheads, curryed rice and tandoori chikin, none of which I have any problems with at all. But we ain't talking about that sort of Indian. Tony Carabine of the Indian Trading Company in the UK has had me ship I cannot even remember how many old and newer Indians to England. Tony buys a pile of parts here and turns them into really nice machines over there. He has a cool collection of all sorts of neet stuff including a three wheel car powered by a V-Twin JAP motor featured in an earlier blog. Go Tony, check him out here

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cycle Nerd #4 Sign Kit

I first met Kit at the old Long Beach Swap Meet, not sure how long ago. Where deals and friends are made. Kit was putting together a Triumph from a pile of greasy parts. We horse traded, we kicked tires. Kit built the motor BY HIMSELF, yes it can be done. Fast forward a few months and Kit has this far out, super clean, understated Triumph custom. Talk about garage built. He nailed it. And yes, he rides it too. Slab City Riot a couple of times, Beerbooters in San Diego from Redondo Beach. Lots and lots of miles. Now he is building another one. Sign painter by trade, Kit knocked out the badass artwork on my van. Kit showed up at a local watering hole when it ws 30 degrees in a tee shirt too, props! Kit is doing it and he is a super nice guy to boot.