Be a standup guy. Be recognized. Prospect strong. Do time smart. Leave civilians alone. Don't talk to cops. Ride with the right crew. Earn respect. Remember who helped you. Remember who didn't.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Build-off bike

The chopperunderground website is having their own Biker Build-off going on from 1 Jan to 31 March 2012. There is a wide spectrum of bikes entered, from single cylinder two-strokes to water cooled big bores. I am building a 97 Honda 750 UJM rigid chop out of spare parts I've got laying around. The original bike cost me an XS650 chopper frame and $100.00. The bike had 4400 miles on it then. I made up a rigid frame, shortened and chimneyed an old Paughco tank, rolled and welded a rear fender, made up a seat pan and had it covered, made up some pipes from scrap, molded and painted the frame and made some handlebars. Have to finish the bodywork and spray can the tins and wire it up. I want to ride it to Daytona next month.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Showin off at my age...

Really doesn't pay. Out ran some geriatric bagger riders Sunday and burnt the clutch up. Yeah, it was worth it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

VLX project

Customer wants a custom VLX 600 but not a rigid. I got some ideas from a Jap bike mag. Before you comment, I know it has turn signals and mirrors. Some people will always trade safety for cool. Don't ask me why.

Simon's shovel

An old riding mate from London built this Shovel over the course of a couple of years. He's kind of a numpty, but he and Lee did a fine job on this one. I believe the pic is in Cornwall, at a place called St. Michael's Mount.

Like Father, like son...

Built this cheap chopper for my son should he want it. He won't have to worry about scratching the paint or dropping it. Spray can paint job, everything else is swap meet or homemade.

70s Flashback

Building a Honda 750 chop in the 70s style. Gotta do it before I forget the 70s altogether.