February 24, 2012

February 22, 2012

February 21, 2012

February 14, 2012


Local homie Hal needs to off his XS to fund his hot rod project.

Here's the info.

stock bottom end (1980)
new seals/gaskets/stainless hardware
new rings on a fresh hone
starter delete
new stator

rebuilt cylinder head (1981)
new seals/gaskets/stainless hardware
3 angle valve job
machined valve seats
relieved combustion chamber
port & polish

new cam chain, tensioner, and keeper
new clutch discs
new oil filters
using NGK plugs w/ stock TCI ignition
530 O-ring chain
stainless steel high pipes

High gloss black powder coated frame, engine mounts, headlight bucket, and triple trees
jockey shifter uses stock brake pedal assembly from another frame for the clutch with a '69 VW Beetle rod & knob selector
slightly modified Lowbrow rigid kit (about 3" stretch and 4" drop)
Sportster tank w/ stock XS petcock mounted off the side
stock wheels/hubs w/ rear drum only
Firestone Deluxe Champs w/ new tubes

Bike comes with extra parts. This bike is very fast for a 650, plenty of folks will testify. Front wheel will come a good foot off the ground. These pics are from Autorama last year. The bike is a little dirtier now after riding last summer and currently has riser bars on it. Like I said though, it comes with a bunch of stuff including the bars that are pictured.


Interested parties can reach him via email: halprice [at] gmail [dot] com 

February 9, 2012

This weekend!

I'll be in the Windy City working the IMS show all weekend, and I'm hoping to hit this party up instead work the usual work, eat, sleep routine... 

There's also this going on for all of you east coasters. I've talked to a bunch of that'll be there, so it's bound to be a good time!

And I almost forgot about this one for you Pacific Northwester's...

February 6, 2012

1CON 1000.

There was a time where I wouldn't have worn anything made by Icon in a casket, let alone out in public. It was the whole squid relationship that turned me off. Go to any bike night in any city and you'll see what I mean. 90% of the people are wearing the same jacket and riding the same bike.

My my, how the times have changed. 

You may remember the review I did on my Icon Variant helmet back in the spring. (I know I still owe ya's a long term update, but long story short, I still love it!) I've been wearing a lot of their gear over the last two seasons and I have to admit I'm pretty happy with it. The Patrol jacket is probably the single greatest piece of motorcycle apparel I've ever owned (aside from my Powerlet heated jacket liner). It looks great, is incredibly versatile, and fits perfect! All that at about half the price of most "adventure" gear on the market today. 

That being said, Icon unleashed a fancy new sub-collection called 1CON 1000 this weekend. Definitely some tasty vittles that will surely make a lot of you give the brand a second look if you've written them off from past experience. 

Keep an eye out for the entire Spring 2012 collection to be released on the 17th.

February 5, 2012

Sunday Funday.

Brand new sidewalk. Empty block. WTF?

It was a beautiful day to do some urban exploration today, so I did just that.