Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mad Scientist

At a quick glance, this bike may look like your typical mid 90s custom.
Most people these days, including myself, would probably walk right by it
and never think of it again. But, since we had to work on it, we forced to
take a closer look. And what we found was a very special motorcycle built by a guy
who built what he thought needed to be built, the way he wanted to build it. He was Randy Smith of Custom Cycle Engineering. You don't want to judge this book by its cover.
The first thing we noticed about this bike was the rubber mounted motor and the bagger trans. Then, the Carls Speed Shop carb. Looked a little closer and noticed it had fully adjustable suspension, front and rear. But the biggest shock was, how easy it was to move around the shop. And, that's because this bike is lite, really lite. This sucker was built around a hand made, all aluminum frame and swingarm. Both fenders and the faring are also aluminum. It also sports a set of Sun aluminum rims laced up to a very rare set of Performance Machine wire spoke hubs. The gas tank for some reason is not aluminum though, it's carbon fiber, unreal!
It came to us to have the top end and the carb rebuilt. The motor was piece work too. Harley Davidson Evo case with Sputhe Engineering 95" jugs, CP pistons and ported cylinder heads.
I don't know the specs on the frame as far as rake or stretch go but, I can tell you that it's a very easy bike to ride that turns well and goes straight and, the motor flat gets it! They say Randy built this bike for his wife. However, a close friend of his told us whenever Randy built a bike, he told his wife it was for her, it was the best way to get her to agree on any project. Crafty in more ways than one. If anyone has more info on this bike, please let us know.
As a side note, the art work on the air cleaner was another piece done by the late Bob Iverson.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

49mm Dyna Fork Boots

Still have a couple set of these 49mm fork boots in stock. These are the really nice ones, and they fit perfect.

Get them here 714-903-8042

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

AMA Motocross

AMA motocross was back in Unadilla. Lots of talk over the past few weeks about James Stewart returning to the series in Unadilla and sure enough, there he was on his number 7 Yamaha. James hasn't raced an AMA outdoor moto since he won every moto of every round of the 2008 AMA outdoor motocross series. Unfortunately, you can't come off the couch after an 18 month lay-off and win an outdoor national, I don't care how fast you were. To win outdoors, you gotta be in shape, you gotta be sharp and you gotta be fast for 30 minutes plus two laps, twicw in one day. He he looked good early in the first moto and ran up front with the leaders but, his lack of fitness began to show as the race wore on. He ended his day 11th over all after pulling out of the second moto at the half way mark. He's got the speed but thats not enough these days.
Ryan Dungey, Clemente Desalle, Andrew Short and Kevin Windham however are in great race shape and put on one of the best races of the 2010 season. At the end it was Ryan Dungey who won both motos though and is closing in on his first 450cc class AMA outdoor title.

Dungey #5, Desalle #463, Windham #14, Short #29, Stewart #7

You Know It's American Made

Took a ride up to Monterey last week for car week.
While there were all kinds of car all over the place, I
still love Amereica cars the most.
Grab that stailess steel handle and take a step inside.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Basket Case Roller Kit

Organ doner for the latest Basket Case Roller kit.
This '99 1200 sportster gave it's heart and soul to give life to
another chopper.

Want to turn you sportster into a
Basket Case?

Mid Controls for your chopper

Mid controls back in stock for BLD or Primo open primary
Available polished or black anodized.

Get them here 714-903-8042

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bob Iverson, off to stripe for man above.

Just as I was getting into my truck to drive home this evening I got the bad news of the passing of my friend, Bob Iverson. I liked Bob, he was genuine, honest, profesional and the most talented pinstriper/ letterer I ever met. What liked most about him was, he was extremely modest about his work and his talent. If you ever had the chance to meet him and see his work, you know what I'm talking about. Rest in peace, Bob, you will be missed.