Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Guns N Roses

Yesterdays Motocross Machines

In 1972 if you were into the up-and-coming sport of motocross, you probably spent a lot of time drooling over the machines being imported into the states from Europe. It was also the last year the the European machines would really dominate the sport. By 1973, all of the Japanese manufactures recognized the popularity of the sport and decided to to jump in. First came the Honda Elsinore, then the Yamaha YZs, Suzuki TMs and Kawasaki KX. Here are a couple really nice examples of a '72 Penton 125 and CZ 250 freshly restored by Vintage Iron. We've come a long way since then for sure.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Stone Temple Pilots

James Geirmans VW Project

Stopped to see James yesterday to drop off some pieces I made for his new aluminum front beam. He's in the process of setting up the front end. I guess the front beam thats in the car now is too wide and the shock tower location isn't going to work. His new beam is a combination of modified original shock towers mated to narrower aluminum tubes. And instead of using the red nylon bushing for the torsion bars, we machined the new set-up to use the original press fit German bearings for cleaner movement. This set is a pound and a half heavier than that aftermarket beam but still about eighteen pounds liter than stock.

Ryan Villopoto back in action!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cypress Hill

Custom Cycle Engineering Oil Tank Project

We originally did this bike with tin panhead boxes because we didn't have the money to do it like this. Here are a couple of pic of the first step of the project.

Feed, return and vent line bungs.

Mounting bungs on top side of tank.

Now if we get it back from the polisher, Ken will be back on the road.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gang Green

Bug In Car Shows

I haven't been to a VW event for quite a while. My daughter talked me into taking her to this one a few months ago though.

I think if had to get a VW, it would be one of these for sure, great style.

These glass house buses seem to be the "Ivory Toad" of the VW world right now anyway.

I never knew Nelson was a VW type but this has to be
the pakajunk rig, right?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Loser Machine Deathgrip Gloves

BlacK Deathgrip Gloves Are Back In Stock On All Sizes!

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Friday, November 19, 2010