Very tasty CB500 Cafe Racer.

Really nicely done. It maintains a "real world" riding position. And I love the blacked out rims.




Art Deco???

Just messin around with some computer art.....



A pair of Royal Enfield 250cc GP5 racers.

Thanks again Dave.


I love me a NICE RACK! Warning this ain't about deer!


A perfect rack is always nice to look at!


Adding Biker shit to the mix just makes it sweeter.


Harley Davidson has got Balls!

BSA 350cc Fury. Unusual "last gasp" bike..

I didn't know about this bike. Interesting attempt at a double overhead cam engine. More info HERE

Thanks again Dave!

UPDATE: Reader ride. KZ1000 shaft drive streetfighter.

Reader John Cripe sends in some pics of his KZ1000 shaft drive streetfighter. I'm labeling it a streetfighter but it really more than that. I love bikes like this. It's the kind of build that you might think about but only one in a billion might try. And what a great result. That rear end is inspired.

Thanks Much for the pics!


John Writes:
Steve,
Thanks for the thumbs up comments.
I'll give you some history on the BIMON. The acronym stands for "built in memory of Nigel" My son we lost in 2004. I needed something to get my head into and we rode motocross together so a tribute bike seemed appropriate. The 65 is his AMA number.
The build; I purchased the KZ,my second 1000 shaft, at a yard sale for $125.00. I had no intention of doing the build then but the bike was in sad shape and I thought it would be a parts bike if needed. I stripped it down and put it in boxes. It sat for months.. I honestly didn't have a clue on the direction it would go but I new it had to be special. I originally thought a mono-shock would be cool. So I got out the sawsall and cut the sub frame off. At that point I was committed so I purchased a used R1 shock off ebay and began the drawings to design the shock mount to the swingarm. I was never good in geometry so I guessed at a good trajectory for the shock and gusseted the frame and swingarm to handle the weight. After the shock was mounted I designed a new shorter and lower sub frame, put the engine back in the frame and checked the sag. The sub frame almost touched the rear tire so I knew I had to do something different. I got another R1 shock and cut away and redesigned the mounts for 2 shocks and it worked great. I cut the original seat pan for the seat and used the orig tail but cut it in more of a Z1 shape. Ebay was my best friend and I purchased the following for the build; a set of Vortex clip-ons, a used set of orig gauges, a set of rearsets with rear master from a Ninja (I think) a front brake perch and master from a GSXR,some carbon fiber mini signals, an R1 tail light and a set of coils and wires. I painted the frame silver to cover up my less than perfect welds. The frame is gusseted in several places to eliminate that flex we took for granted in the 70's. The seat cover was a replacement cover that I had for my son's race bike and I hand cut the foam for the seat. The paint job was donated ( cost me a steak dinner) by a very good friend and fellow KZ lover. I wanted to pay him but he would only accept a steak dinner. The paint is symbolic as well. The 99 Ford blue and silver is the color of the truck my son had his accident in, the yellow is Suzuki yellow, his race bike. The upper triple clamp was machined by another very close friend from billet aluminum.
I have put over 3000 trouble free miles on it and it rides better than my 1980 shaftie, which has all new suspension. I had it at Mid Ohio for "Vintage Motorcycle Days" and got a lot of smiles out of it.
I have a photo collection of the build and still can't believe I managed to make it what it is.
I hope I wasn't too long winded on my story. I know it was theraputic to do the project and I get to ride with Nigel every time I ride it so it continues to get excellent smiles per gallon. Even those who have ridden KZ's all their lives scratch there heads in amazement when they see it.
Thanks for letting me share my story Steve. Thanks for putting it on your site as well.
John


My Pleaure John. Beautiful Bike and a Beautiful Tribute.


The 2010 Nortons... VERY droolworthy.

Thanks a always to Dave Innola for the pics!


Happy Thanksgiving!

It's Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. but I hope fortune is smiling on you wherever you are in the world!


How to make pumpkin pie


Happy Thanksgiving Yall!

An Egli Vincent Wednesday Extravaganza!!

Damm that's nice..




Shiny ass paint


Photo by Pegasus Photo.

sons Of Anarchy Season 2 episode 11 review



Last weeks episode was absolutely kick ass! I can't say enough about how much action they packed in and what was revealed. I was out of town and am far behind on posting so I'm not going to go into every little last detail about this one like I have in the past. Besides, only got two comments on the last review, so I'm guessing the posts reviews are getting too long to read.

Can you believe that Opie now knows? Wholly shit.
Can't believe he stayed in the club. Poor Tigger. He took his beating like a man, full knowing he deserved it. He's lucky Ope didn't kill him. I can't believe the club is accepting of all the shit going down.

Wow. is all I have to say.

Can't wait till the next one. Till then.....

Outstanding Norvin Cafe Racer.

Vincent Engine + Norton Featherbed frame = Norvin


Ice Bikes! Tis the season...

This sort of thin aaaalmost makes me miss living in Canada. Cool stuff.



MV Augusta perfection.

Fire and Ice! Adventure Norton!

This is one hell of a sweet "adventure" bike!

Garry McCoy's Honda NSR500V form Mike "Stu" Stuhler.

We're going for a double on this beauty! Another 2-stroke from the other board that's to good to let slip.

Mike "Stu" Stuhler of the always excellent StuShots just dropped these awesome pics of Garry McCoy's Honda NSR500V on me.

Mike Writes:

Hey Steve!

Here are some shots I took again over at Mid Ohio in '07 of
Garry McCoy's Honda NSR500V Big Twin as it was on display,
and on sale, in the paddock area.
As the links attached show, this was as it was in the trim
as he raced it in the Australian GP in late '98 and 8 other
rounds that year per the 3rd link on his bio. From the
sign on the bike you can see they did spell his name wrong,
but I still would suspect that this is the real deal.
I have been wrong before, though! HA! I did find
a shot of the orig on Google search and it sure looks the
real deal! Nonetheless it is a sweet looking ride and I hope
you enjoy it!
This guy was such a pleasure to watch, and he always did
the best rolling spins in the corner and in the 500 era he
would just hammer them. It probably isn't too hard to
find vids of him on YouTube with a little work!
Enjoy!

Mike



KTM RC8... Sex on wheels.

Yeah yeah... I know it's not for everybody but this thing gives me wood. If I had a 25 year old spine (and gonads) I'd buy one. Writeup and more pics HERE


Last days at Buell...

Saw this over on the always excellent Blood Falcons... Sad really.


more stupid shit seen on the road.



Driving behind this, I felt kind of insulted.

"Hey, Who you calling a bimbo?"

My kind of parking lot... Kawasaki Z Heaven!

Found this over on the excellent Streetfighters Magazine Blog. Check em out!

Sons Of Anarchy Season 2 episode 10 (90 minute special) review


Looks like Jax is really going to go through with going Nomad. Clay said he didn't strike a match.
Jax is going to go through with it anyway. Jax finds Piney, and tells him of his plans. Jax said if he stays in the club around Clay one of them is going to wind up dead. Piney says, "and we both know who that should be."

Chibs is freed from the hospital, and finds out about what has been going on in the MC world while he's been on his hospital hiatus. He's in the van talking to Half Sack when he finds out about Cara Cara being burned, and about Jax going Nomad. He makes Half Sack take him to see the IRA. He makes threats, and runs into Jimmy O. Jax comes in, and they get out. Too bad the place is bugged, and FBI agent Stahl is listening in on the conversation. She now has proof that they are tied in to the IRA.

Stahl is waiting for Jax sitting in his house to pay a suprise visit. She confronts him and his reasoning for leaving S.A.M.C.R.O. Tara catches wind of this and is a bit pissed, but more hurt that Jax was making this decision without talking to her about it. Regardless, Jax isn't changing his mind. Stahl makes threats to Jax that if he doesn't give her some information on the Irish that she will come after him. For now S.A.M.C.R.O. and Jax are living in grace.

The Sons stumble across an amo making Indian Tribe as a result of a Repo they did. The vehicle is loaded with cases of home made ammo. Looks like SAMCRO will be adding to the list of what they will be dealing.

Jemma talks to Tara about how bad of an idea it is for Jax to go Nomad.

Chibs is confronted by the Feds to make some deals. Being He is a true line to Jimmy O'fallon, He is a prime candidate for the deal making needed by Stahl.

We learn about Chibs history with Jimmy O. He excommunicated him from the IRA and took his wife and daughter. Left him with his face scar as a reminder. Chibs has had to swallow a lot of pride to deal guns as a member of SOA whom is using the IRA as a pipeline to get the guns.

Jax tells Gemma about going Nomad. They talk. Gemma tells him how bad of an idea it is. Tells Jax that she doesn't think his father's death was an accident. She said that she thinks He hated his life, and let the road take it. She told him to read page 449. (Which is revealed later to talk about John Teller's struggle in his own mind if he should go Nomad).

Chibs has a meeting with Jimmy O. Jimmy O has a lot of balls and is truly a wicked fucker. Chibs said he doesn't need to help him. Jimmy say to Chibs, "Yeah you do, I banished you, I took what's yours. These are the facts. You'll do as I say." Chibs replies, "Go to Hell Jimmy." Through conversation we find out just how much of a scum bag Jimmy is. He makes sexual comments about Chib's daughter. Ultimately, to keep his daughter Cari-Ann and his wife Fiona safe, Chibs is forced to help restore the relationship of the IRA and the Sons.

Bobby tells Jax he doesn't think Clay had anything to do with Cara Cara burning.

Tara gets suspended. She got busted for keeping Chibs in the hospital with fake symptoms.

Bobby and Jax visit Juice in the hospital. Talk about Jax wanting to transfer. Informing about needing Juice to proxy his vote.

The Sons do end up making a deal with the Indian tribe. They are going to make ammo for the Sons. As part of the deal, They end up dealing some psychedelic mushrooms. To make sure they are any good. Clay has Half Sack and Tig try them out. They get truly fucked up. This is some hilarious shit. While Clay is trying to show the One Niners how good the shrooms are because they will be dealing them, they see Half Sack sitting with his legs in a mud pit. He says, "It's cool and warm at the same time. It's cwoorm." He has this stupid shit eating grin on his face and he starts singing cwoorm. Then we see Tig looking at the Indian souvenirs totally vegging the fuck out. I literally laughed my ass off. Seriously. I have no ass anymore. LOL!

Opie and Lila get it on. Did you know Opie actually has hair under that stupid hat of his?

Unser convinces Jax that it had to be a crew that torched Cara Cara. Couldn't have been just one guy. Not Clay. Jax talks to Clay and apologizes about accusing him for it. He asks Clay if he still wants him gone. He says, "Yes."

Gemma sees the conversation between Clay and Jax, but did not hear it. She walks out and talks to Unser who is walking by. She asks him to help protect the club.

The Club reluctantly votes a unanimous Yay to release Jax from the Redwood Charter, and allows him to go to the Nomad Charter. Jax takes off his cut and puts it on the table, and cuts off his charter patches right there and tosses them on the table right at Clay. Jax looks really pissed off and really hurt all at the same time, like he might cry.

Based on a tip that Chibs gave the Feds, they go on in and do some serious harassing of the IRA
Young one. Make some threats, a little black male, and get him to be a rat.

Gemma gets Jax, Tara, and Clay together with her. To help keep them together, She tells Clay and Jax what happened to her, that there was no car accident, that she was gang raped by Zobel's crew. While she is telling the story, we see all kinds of screen shots of all the different SOA crew and cops doing different things. They show Halfsack still sitting in the mud pit now naked pleasuring himself, and they show Tig still there, crying and saying, "I'm sorry, I'm so sorry." After Gemma is done telling the whole story, Clay embraces her and Jax and Tara get up to leave. Jax picks up his charter patches on the way out.

After watching this one, I thought this episode was the best one yet. But as you know, I was already an episode behind. I've already seen, as I'm sure many of you have episode 11 of season two. I think that even tops this one. If you haven't caught it yet, Hang on to your seat. It's a Hell of a ride!

Next Post of the last show Season 2 episode 11 coming soon.


Up close to an Aermacchi Harley.

Really well engineered ride for the era. Robust yet stylish... like a good wine LOL.

Nice Ducati Monster!

I haven't posted many Monsters. They never really grabbed me but this one has a nice line to it.

Triumph custom porn EVERYWHERE!!

Go to RocketGarage and scroll.... Fantastic stuff!

Long rides can make you think of some pretty CORNY things.

Cruising down the road the other day, (It was a long ride), my mind started to drift. Looking at corn fields didn't help me keep my mind where it needed to be either. (On the road.)


You know in the corn fields how they always have those herbicide and seed signs like , Pioneer, Dekalb, Asgrow, Etc. Well, I saw some of them thar signs just like it.

Well, you know what they say; "All corn's good fer is fattenin up the pigs."

So as I'm cruising it dawns on me; If you eat too much corn on "DEKALB"........


it'll only make your "ASGROW" bigger?


Just a twisted thought I had.