March 31, 2011

Fail 4 Life.

I thought it was a really awesome joke at first... Boy, was I wrong!

Rock and Roll.

I went and checked out Volbeat and The Damned Things last Saturday night. Pretty good show! The whole Anthrax/Fall Out Boy/Every Time I Die combo that makes up TDT was better than I had anticipated.

March 29, 2011

Help Japan.

There's a lot of people in our "scene" doing their part to help out our brothers and sisters across the Pacific. The first one I'd like to highlight is this...

My homie Walter over at Kickstart Cycle is always doing his part to make the world a better place. This time around he's printing these shirts with 100% of the proceeds going to the American Red Cross to help out the relief efforts in Japan. So why not donate AND get something to make you look like a million bucks in the process. Click the link above to make it happen.

And yes, that is Shinya Kimura's 1946 knuck known as Barracuda on the front of the shirt.

Customer Bike.

Moving blows.

High Life-ish.

Snapped these at Autorama.

March 28, 2011

12 Honkeys.

One of my all time favorite wakeboard videos. I wanted to watch it last night, but the VCR it was stuck in wouldn't cooperate. Problem solved.

March 27, 2011

Dyna Cafe.

Neat looking bike. Joe provided a great link with more info on it.

March 25, 2011

With and without.

The rad cover thingy on this bike looks like poo, so I wanted to see what it looked like without it. Much better I think.

The photo quality on this new phone I picked up is wack...

March 24, 2011

Gettin' there.

And another #1.

I literally HATED this bike when I first saw photos of it... Now I love it. I might have to make it mine. Come see it on Saturday.


Trying out this android app...

March 22, 2011

Numero Uno.

Lookie what showed up today! This, as well as the other "New for '11" America, Speedmaster, Speed Triple, and a few Storms will be available for looking and touching starting Saturday. This Tiger, a Storm, and the Speed Triple (i think) will all be part of the demo fleet as well.

Damage, uhh!

Found these this morning while going thru my box 'o shit. Pretty gnarly. I forget what bike I pulled them out of.

March 21, 2011

Time flies.

Just found this button in the garage. I can't believe it's been like 7 years since we made them.

Dirt Moto.

1980 Yamaha YZ 465. Dig the font on the #'s.

March 20, 2011

Day 2 of moving...

has come to a close. We went balls out today and got the entire showroom, office, and parts room over to the new place. We've got all week to get it in order before the big grand opening party on Saturday. Then it's time for the service area. Yay.


March 19, 2011

False alarm.

For a second there I thought Jake had stuck the bolts stickers right over mine... Sidewalk Surfer, Scottsdale, AZ.

Circa '93.

One of my customers has the entire inside of his trailer covered with this goodness.


I spent like 4 hours reorganizing my spot last night. It still looks like a shit hole, but at least it's cleaner. It's been a beautiful week here in the mitten, but there's snow in the forecast again next week.

March 18, 2011

Triple Fury.

Trent of bikerMetric infamy did a nice write up on Al's cafe jobber that I posted the other day. Click here to check it out.

March 17, 2011

Windy City.

Last year was cold, wet, and sort of miserable. I hope mother nature is a little nicer this year. Donavon, I expect to see the blue shades again, so don't let me down.

If you drink and drive today, I hope you all get DUI's.

March 16, 2011


Just found this on my work computer. Stolen from someone at some point I'm sure. Hell, I probably already posted it.

Spread the word!

March 14, 2011


"It's almost done" has been the running joke with this bike for the last couple of years... Well, that's all about to change. Tonight Rich and I tossed the motor in, mocked up some other bits, and got a good feel for what needs to be done in order for him to ride this thing to R4yL 3.0 in August. It's gonna happen. We've got 144 days to do it.

FIAT 500.

Was making some rounds today when I noticed the new Fiat dealer pulling out it's first batch of cars. I think they look like fun! What we've got here is an Italian badged car, sold in America as part of the Chrysler Group, that's made in Mexico. I'm gonna need a car eventually. Mine is an embarrassing pile of shit. Would I be "buying american" if I were to purchase one of these micro machines? I can barely afford to wipe my ass let alone buy a car right now, but I was just pondering that. I could always spend $10k more on HD trike and look like even more of an asshole.

March 13, 2011


From the year 1973.

The new place.

I took a ride up to the new shop today. It's coming along quite nicely. Only a couple more weeks in the old spot...