Monday, February 28, 2011

2001 Sportster 1200C For Sale

A customer of ours, Don, has this 2001 Sportster 1200c for sale. Don's in his seventies and his doctor told him it's time to quit riding. Super clean and stock with just 3800 miles. And, it's currently registered and ready to ride. If you're looking for a well cared for Sportster, come by and check it out. or call 714-903-8042

Fortunate Son - Live 1969

The Week That Was...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Like A Well Executed Tribute Car...

I can appreciate a well executed cover song. Duran Duran covering The Doors Crystal Ship.


Here You Go, Dan

Saw this thing sitting in the parking lot at the Harley Dealer yesterday, 23" wheels front and rear. Frame looks familiar too.

Another Non Chopper Post

Went to drop off the Ecosse ant the Confrederate and the guy had these two bike in his garage as well. Both were built by Confederate, way over the top with machine work and unreal attention to detail in both biked for sure. Check it out.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Back At It...

Spent the last few weeks getting ready for the V Twin Expo and haven't had time to update the blog for a while. It was a lot of work but we got it done and everything worked out. Though, I did read, what I thought was a really inaccurate review of the show on Chop Cult, "Snow Blind". I don't really know much about the guy who wrote it, other than his chop cult profile says he burst onto the scene in 2006, but he seems to have some sort of agenda. For anyone who's not familiar with the show, it's an industry trade show. Designed and intended for people who run motorcycle shops, not the general public. And, it isn't at all comparable to an Easy Riders Custom Bike show. I can't imagine not learning a ton of stuff that would help your business, at that show. So, if you want to speek with real people and get real information from companies like Custom Chrome, Drag Speciaties, S&S, Jims, Baker, Performance Machine, Works Performance, Puaghco, Progressive Suspension, Dyna-Tech, Andrews and many, many others, this show is for you. They were all there and they all make parts that are nearly required to keep your motorcycle service and repair shop running and profitable. The show was smaller than in the past for sure but, there was a lot more than trikes and over-styled t-shit to be seen, if you knew what you were looking at.

Anyway, I want to thank everyone who helped us get there. Mike Thomas of Kiwi Indian was kind enough to drag our displays out there, thanks, Mike. Mark Kawakami put together all of our ads and business cards and our new parts catalog so we had something to give to the dealers. He always does great work, thanks Mark. And last but not least, the Big Man, Al Raposo for keeping the ball rolling at the shop while I was away. Thank, Al.

Brents New Bike Project

We finally got the forks back from the powder coater so, this week we're getting started on this new project for Brent. Paughco frame, shaved 39mm narrow glide forks, black wire spokes (21" front 18" rear), polished Ultima 100" motor and a six speed trans with a 2'BDL primary are the basics. Stay tuned, it going to be pretty cool.

Top Shelf Customs New Parts

First is the new Easy-Fab "Elsinore" gas cap and bung. Styled after the '73-'78 Honda Elsinore aluminum gas cap only a bit larger. Available with the original moto style vent or chopper style vent without hose. Polished, raw or black anodised.

Next up is the new low profile Smasher Series mirror. Just enough mirrior the keep the cops from jamming you up but not enough to spoil the lines of your motorcycle. polished or black anodised.

And finally, the new Smasher Series "Motomo" handlebars. Low and flat with a very mild pull-back. The perfect bend on tall or short risers for aggresive riding and better bike control.

For more info or to order, Call 714-903-8042

The Non Choppers Post

When having the same old thing just wont cut it for you... These things were in the shop for some service and repairs. We see a lot of different bikes roll through the shop but, not many as nicely done as these. I'm pretty sure they didn't come cheep though. One is a Confederate HellCat and the other was done by Ecosse Motor Works. Check it out.