Tuesday, May 25, 2010

For Sale

Al Raposo wants to sell his Brown Bomber.
120 inches of pure terror, at your finger tips!
Call the shop for more info 714-903-8042

Rod Lemonds '90 FXR

I'll have more picks of this one soon, she's a clean one for sure.

New Street Chopper Ad by Mark Kawakami at Joyrides Art Company

Thanks again, Mark, I love the ad. Even with very short notice, you never let us down.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Finding the tipping point

I was once told, the trick to riding a wheelie is finding the balancing point. This was my first go-round on a 500+ pound Harley though . I've seen a lot of other people do it so, how hard could it be? Well, turns out it's actually pretty tricky, compared to the dirt bike anyway. The thing's real heavy and the power-to-weight ratio is so outa wack. You have to ring it's neck right before you let the clutch go just to get the wheel off the ground. And you really have to kill it in order to really get it to stand up to the tipping point. Well, I found it, after about an hour and who know how many attempts. It was gnarly though!