Another Sam Simons Find. A motorcycle built with a 2-stroke car engine!

Maybe this is what Gave Boss Hoss their idea! LOL. Interesting how one is transverse and one is inline.

Sam Writes:

Hello Steve,
I'm also a fan of the early SAAB model 93 & 96 cars,having owned several some 30 years back. I'm
presently looking to buy another one.
So,in my Internet travels,I happened across these SAAB powered two wheeled hybrids. One is powering
either a Ural or Dneper ;the other a BSA chassis.
These little cars are loads of fun to drive.There are several great videos on YouTube about them.....

Thanks as always! Sam. Much appreciated!

Daytona in 2 days... and trips from the past!

Yours truly from days gone by. Couple of skinny boys we were. That's a Kawasaki S2 350 I'm riding and my buddies RD350. We rode down 90 miles from Jacksonville in perfect weather. I had a leaky left side seal so I basically ran on 2 cylinders for most of the trip and I think the RD had 2 soft seizures but it was one hell of a fun weekend.

One more chapter coming this Monday!

A shoutout to the Blogroll!

I've been thinking about all the great blogs I've discovered since I started this little hobby. I really enjoy checking into them regularly and I hope my readers are heading over there too. I realize that a few of them are not in English and a few are more motorcycle culture than motorcycles in particular. But please don't let that stop you. A picture is worth a thousand words after all and there is a TON of interesting pictures and stories and info.

While I'm at it, I just added a link today to a fellow who seems to be on to something. He's literally brand new but I think he's got a good idea. His webpage has a first rate layout and he's got a great philosophy. Go give him (and everyone else) a look and maybe a friendly suggestion or two.

I think a good site for digging into the technical side of these old bikes is a great idea. Check him out at Vintage Motorcycle Tech

His first post is sure a beauty.

Video! Daytona! The Early Years !

This is really cool. Back when they raced on the beach!


I don't preferably like eating crow but the older I get, the easier it is. I feel that when you are a real man you are O.K. with admitting when you are wrong. I've done it publicly on my blog before, and why not here again.

My wife and I for what ever reason, for likely the last 6 months have argued about weather or not the 123456789101112 thing was from Sesame Street of Electric Co. I said Electric Co, she said Sesame Street. She was right again. I searched it out and found a YouTube video of it, and it is clearly Sesame Street.

Click on the image to watch and enjoy the nostalgia of it all.

Beautiful BSA single.

Honda CBR 250R. A rare sight in the US.

What a cool ride. I'd have loved one of these in high school and at that displacement I might have even been able to afford the insurance.

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Triumph High Pipe! Reader Ride!

Eric from BC Canada sends in a some kind words (much appreciated) along with his beautiful Classic Triumph.

Eric writes:
Just to let you know....I've been a fan of your blog for a while now and check it daily to see what fantastic new photos you have posted. I can't understand why anyone interested in bikes, vintage or otherwise, could or would be at all critical. You seem to capture what these machines are.....rolling art museums and objects of mechanical passion. From one vintage biker to another...please keep up the good work.....and thanks!
Attached is my 1971 Tiger TR6R. There's a group of a dozen or so of us that meet up on Wednesday nights and go for a burn and a pint. All vintage! No electric start allowed!

Cheers, Eric
Victoria BC Canada

Very much appreciated! Sounds like a hell of a nice group there Eric "No electric start allowed" I love that!


Kanji is a Japanese pictogram. It is what we usually think of when we see Asian writing of any kind. I can not tell the difference between Korean, Chinese, Japanese, or any other. They all look the same to me.

I amongst others in the motoblogosphere have been getting the shit spammed out of me big time. I've been deleting the comments left by this "ed" mutherfucker. Ed is using Kanji, or some other similar Asian pictogram writing to get his message across. I think he's got some nifty software working for him, or a company doing it because he is either manually wasting his time, or somehow bypassing word verification. This shit takes time! I deleted 14 comments left from him today alone!

I'd hate to have to do comment moderation. Hopefully he'll get tired of us soon. Your best weapon is to delete his comments folks! If you leave them, he wins. If you put your cursor over them, you'll see they are hyper links. I would not click on them to see where they go. They may link into VIRUSville, or he may get money for clicks, which could be his motivation.

Ed, I have one thing to say to you....

Oh, yeah, ed, In case you can't read Engrish, turn your head ed sideways, to read Go Fuck Yourself!

Daytona "Vintage" Bike Week Starts Next Monday!

Can't wait to get back among all my like minded maniacs!

Lot of nice and unusual rides for my camera!

Triumph Bonneville TT Special.

From a local Bike Night a while back. There's a LOT of love in this bike.

Cancel your credit card before you die


I tried to Snopes this to check it's validity, and they found nothing, so if not true, still funny as a joke.

Now some people are really stupid!!!!
Be sure and cancel your credit cards before you die.

This is so priceless, and so, so easy to see happening, customer service being what it is today.

A lady died this past January, and Citibank billed her for February and March for their annual service charges on her credit card, and added late fees and interest on the monthly charge. The balance had been $0.00 when she died, but now somewhere around $60.00. A family member placed a call to Citibank.

Here is the exchange

Family Member:
'I am calling to tell you she died back in January.'

: 'The account was never closed and the late fees and charges still apply.'

Family Member
: 'Maybe, you should turn it over to collections.'

: 'Since it is two months past due, it already has been.'

Family Member
: So, what will they do when they find out she is dead?'

: 'Either report her account to frauds division or report her to the credit bureau, maybe both!'

Family Member
: 'Do you think God will be mad at her?'

'Excuse me?'

Family Member
: 'Did you j ust get what I was telling you - the part about her being dead?'

: 'Sir, you'll have to speak to my supervisor.'

Supervisor gets on the phone

Family Member
: 'I'm calling to tell you, she died back in January with a $0 balance.'

: 'The account was never closed and late fees and charges still apply.'

Family Member
: 'You mean you want to collect from her estate?'

: (Stammer) 'Are you her lawyer?'

Family Member
: 'No, I'm her great nephew.' (Law yer info was given)

'Could you fax us a certificate of death?'

Family Member
: 'Sure.' (Fax number was given )

After they get the fax

: 'Our system just isn't setup for death. I don't know what more I can do to help.'

Family Member: 'Well, if you figure it out, great! If not, you could just keep billing her. She won't care.'

'Well, the late fees and charges will still apply.'

(What is wrong with these people?!?)

Family Member
: 'Would you like her new billing address?'

: 'That might help...'

Family Member: ' Odessa Memorial Cemetery , Highway 129, Plot Number 69.'

: 'Sir, that's a cemetery!'

Family Member
: 'And what do you do with dead people on your planet???'


You wondered why Citi is going broke and need the feds to bail them out!!

CB750 Cafe with an 836 Kit!

Nicely done Custom Cafe.

Crack in the windshield

Driving down the road, out of the blue a very large crack appears in the windshield. I try to look left, I try to look right, either way, that damned crack was still in my vision.


Can you even put words into an explanation for this???

Modern Bonneville Street Tracker.

What a great build. Hit's all the right notes. This bike has fun written all over it. It's the kind of "Special" that you wish the factories could build (legally)..

Maico 490!

I haven't been "scared" of a motorcycle since I was a child but I honestly think that I would pause for a moment and "clear my wits" before throwing a leg over one of these beasts. Which of course makes me want one all the more!


This is the cyber bobber I built. I named it Bob. Go figure.
Go ahead and try it. It's really cool and really easy. Besides, while you are at it, you can enter to win a Perewitz chopper! Just click on the picture to go directly to the site.

Brough Superior

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Ariel Square 4

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Gnats Ass

As quoted by Lady Ridesalot A.K.A. Glider Rider on Thursday Feb. 19th, in her Too close for comfort post..."He just missed hitting the front of my car by a gnat's ass!"

This reminded me of all of the different things we say for terms of measurement.

Just how big of a distance is a gnats ass anyway?

Maybe it's only about 6".

Maybe It's about 1 foot.

Maybe even a foot and a half

Or two feet even!

Nah, I think it's closer measured in.....

Crazier than riding twisties on a motorcycle...

SWISSPASS 2 : GRIMSELL jean yves blondeau buggy rollin

Due to copy right, this cannot be embedded, so when you click on the picture, It'll take you to YouTube.

This guy actually passes this motorcycle.
(Enjoy the adrenaline rush!)

CBX and an H2 parked in front of the "Tree of Shame" at Deals Gap Resort.

The fellow who restored these bikes did an amazing job. That H2 was VERY nicely polished. Here's some closeups from my other site.

Chris Carr. Sky high in Peoria.

Damm. What balls! From an Adventure Rider Flat Tracker thread.

A hopped up Kawasaki ELR on a twisty road!

Pictures like this give me expensive ideas... Oh this is the homepage picture of the very cool It's all in french but there's some great pictures there if you don't happen to speak the language. Check them out.

Hats off to Sideblog for this one.

One of the most incredible racing photo's I've ever seen. It's a perfectly captured moment.

And it comes from a really great blog. Go check out Sideblog. Home of Sideburn magazine. Well worth a look. These gents definately get it! I'll be down in Daytona in a few weeks and this has definatetly put the flattrack races on my schedule!

Triton. Cafe Racer porn..

drool... Just you average flawless Norton featherbed framed Triumph powered "Triton" leaning up against a barrier. ho hum...

Update: Dick Mann and his BSA A70 Flattracker.

A pair of real classics!

Update: for more info on this legendary racer click HERE

Reader Ride! Putting the"Cafe" Sport in Sportster!

Joseph Chaney sends in his beauty of a ride! Now that's my kind of Harley. I've always thought that Sportsters were underrepresented in the Cafe world. Looks like hell of a fun ride! A lot of nice personal touches on this one. That seat ans swingarm are sweet! Ans I really like the rising sun decals on the engine. Must keep those purists scratching their heads!

He Writes:

"I really enjoy your blog, and thought I'd submit some pictures of my bike for your consideration. It is a 2003 Sportster XL1200C that I bought brand new and have done all of the work myself. I even laced the wheels and mounted the tires. It is a blast to ride!
Here are a few specs on it:
-engine- stock 1200cc
-exhaust- Vance & Hines SS2R
-wheels- stock HD hubs, Excel rims (19x2.15 front and 18x4.25 rear), Buchanan stainless spokes, Avon tyres
-gas tank- stock 3.3 gallon with Honda F2 fuel filler
-drive- Renthal sprockets with RK 520 chian
-rearsets- Crossroads performance
-tail section- custom built by owner
-clipons- Rockwall
-swingarm- stock with bracing
Thanks! Joe

Thanks Much for the pics!

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Reader Submission. RZ350/500 Brochure scan.

Reader Bill Thomas sends in the fantastic scans.