Monday, December 5, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

new shifter

started off with a 1/2" piece of round stock,
a 5/16" bung & a pre made plate from teach.
i drilled the bung out to fit the 1/2" rod
then plug welded the rod inside the bung.
then i bent the rod so it will miss the coil.
& plug welded the rod/bung to the plate.
then i threaded the 1/2" rod end to 1/2-20.
added the shift knob & locking nut.
i will chrome it & add a hippy killer grip.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Two Wheels Brazil

if your south of the equator...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Help Ride in Temecula, CA

i will be hosting this & doing the ride.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

fatboy choppin'

so i was gonna change my fender
& seat for Sturgis.
but i'm not going this year (that's another story)
so i had to add some strut tabs on the axle plates,
drill a couple holes in the swing arm
to mount the fender.
the swing arm moves separately with the fender now.
then add a seat mount at the front
& make a plate for the rear seat mount,
that will also hold some of the electrical.
that was teh hard part,
there's lot's of electrical on this bike.
i'll send it out for paint & chrome soon...

Sunday, July 3, 2011

chopping the Vulcan...

my buddy Rozz had a stock Suzuki Vulcan that he wanted to chop.
so he brought it over & we lost the struts & cleaned up the wiring under the seat.
then i made some seat mounts front & back.
i gave him one of my old fenders & i made struts to mount to the swing arm.
Rozz gave it a coat of satin black to match the tank he painted a couple years ago.
& there u go, Vulcan chopped !

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Born Free

debuting gilby's garage
@ the born free show this weekend.
we'll have t shirts
& displaying a couple bikes i built.
c'mon down, it's free...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

live in Seattle !

6/17 - Backstage Bar & Grill
Tacoma, WA
6/18 - Hayley's
Everett, WA

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Joe King Helmets

i've been wearing these for awhile now
& they're great.
i just got the gold one yesterday
& the red is for my brother.
i was wearing the blue one
when i got in my accident.
my head hit the truck a couple times
& i'm still here.
Paulo is from Brasil
& he has a big show coming up.
check out his shit:

Friday, May 13, 2011

El Diablo Run

san felipe @ night

ensenada parking lot

crossing the border in calexico

me & my new mexican blanket

taime, riki & i with our mexican blankets
in san felipe

our scientist half way thru a uturn

having lunch on the way to ensenada

leaving ensenada...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Live in Italy !

5/17 - Udine, ITALY @ the Black Stuff
5/18 - Dona Di Piave, ITALY @ Revolver Club
5/19 - Rome, ITALY @ Locanda Blues
5/20 - Cinisello Balsamo, ITALY @ Eon Club
5/21 - Pisa, ITALY @ Borderline Club
5/22 - Fiesse, ITALY @ Hippy Days

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Cycle Source

i can't tell ya how many times people have
approached me & promised a feature with my bikes.
i get so happy, that i clean the bike & fix broken stuff.
then most of the time, it's just talk...
don't get me wrong, i love talkin' shit about my pan, knuckle, etc...
but i'd love to have some bad ass pics to show off also.
i subscribe to most of the vintage bike rags out today,
so it's not like i don't support the scene.
now Lisa Ballard stuck to her word & followed up !
she came over with hubby Duane & Sean Peterson to do the pics.
the feature is killer & my pan looks like a rock star.
thanks guyz

look for the blue knuckle coming soon...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

that metal show

i will be on "That Metal Show"
on VH1 Classic (3/26) & (4/9)
the show's hosts are Eddie Trunk,
Jim Florentine & Don Jamieson.
I was the guest guitarist for both shows.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

dean gets a solo spring seat !

Dean has been wanting to put this seat
on his bike for awhile now.
since he has a swing arm frame,
it was a lil' tricky.
my knuckle has the front mount in the seat post,
so i thought i'd use it again.
i like the way it keeps the seat in a lower position.
the tricky part was where to put the rear mounts.
i chose to use the inside of the top shock bolt.
he'll decide later to chrome or powder coat.

Monday, February 28, 2011

blue knuckle

i made & bought some new parts for the blue knuckle recently, so i thought an update was due. since this bike was photographed for the horse last week, i won't post a lot of pics. i showed the mid controls & light mount, but i also added hippy killer grips, pegs & shifter, mullin's trees & i think i have the first ripple pipes from Freedom Machinary/ACC.