Friday, September 26, 2008

Points Cover

I want one!

Trent's Knuckle Revisited

I've heard that Trent rides the Knucklehead I posted previously pretty hard. Based on this picture I guess so. I suspect his welding is pretty well vetted.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Triumph sans Pants?

Okay, so I'm slow at finding celebs on Triumphs. A very young Ann Margret is looking pretty hot in her matching green leather jacket, but personally, I get quite embarrassed (em-bare-assed) when I head out for a ride and then realize I forgot to put on pants. Perhaps she can pull it off better than me though.

Reluctantly I must post my favorite Ann Margret photo...

Fender Mounts

I've been spending a little time researching different approaches to mounting fenders. This one is not particularly elegant but I really liked the bushing idea. It's a truck bushing from a skateboard. It ought to provide some flexibility for adjusting the fender tilt and also make it somewhat less susceptible to vibration/cracking.


You know what would be really practical for stints to the grocery store? A blown quad-carb Vincent...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Da Na Na Na Na Na Na BATMAN

The challenge is on, who can find the funniest picture of a star on a Triumph/Motorcycle?


This is the second time I've seen someone do this. Pretty funky and maybe trying too hard...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mic Taillight

Here's another one, mines still better...

Free WLA Contest

This is quite an opportunity for the right kid.

Fonzie Revisited

I don't want to come across as some kind of Happy Days fanatic but I thought this story from JJ was really entertaining:

Someone asked what bike the Fonz rode in Happy Days. I was the wrangler for Fonzie's bike on the first season of Happy Days. The bike he rode was a 1947 Knucklehead Bobber. I spent time trying to teach Henry Winkler how to ride it but he was scared to death of it. In the scenes when Henry pulled into frame with it running I was the guy who started it and got it pointed in the right direction.
If you will recall the first season of Happy Days was an outside, on location show. We had the cars and car hops outside of Arnold's Drive In. The boys went street racing, ETC., ETC., ETC. The second season the show was changed to a three camera show that seldom left the stage. You never saw the outside of the drive in again. Things got cut back, including my job. Nobody on the crew could start the Knuck and it was really just too big for Henry to handle with two grips pushing him into the shot. So they called on Bud Ekins to put together a '50's period Triumph to replace the Harley. There were several Triumph's used in the show, but only one Harley.
The bike that was Fonzies Knuck belonged to George Dockstader. George had a fleet of Harley's that were used strictly for movies and TV. The bikes changed wardrobe often. I had used that same bike as a Police bike, Army sidecar rig, Chopper, Stock bagger, ETC. That bike had been so many different things in its lifetime you wouldn't believe it. It was in Wild Angel's, Both of the Clint Eastwood Any Which Way movies, And about half of the other biker explotation movies of the '60's and '70's. It was a piece of Hollywood history.
The '47 Knuck that was Fonzies bike has been restored to semi original condition and is in a motorcycle museum in Colorado

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New T120R

Know anyone in the market for a brand new 1968 Triumph T120R?
I'm curious what it will sell for if in fact the sellers reserve is not completely insane. If I were Jesse James I'd buy it just to build a hideous '70's style chopper out of it...

Monday, September 8, 2008

Ground Zero Throwdown

I went to the Ground Zero Throwdown in downtown ABQ over the weekend. Unfortunately I forgot to take a camera. Luckily BigDeze posted some pictures on Jockey Journal. Trent's Knucklehead (pictured above) is considerably more stunning in person.

Where Have I Seen This Before?

I found this while digging through some other pictures online. I'm not all that crazy about the sideways orientation but the black body sure looks nice.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Got something new in the mail yesterday. Ever notice Tyler holds everything like a football?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Bad News

As many of you know I'm really fond of Joe Zito's Black & Gold Leaf Triumph bobber.

I'm sorry to report he was involved in a pretty serious crash at the Gypsy Run last Thursday. From what I understand he was fairly seriously injured and not released from the hospital until Sunday. He is expected to fully recover but will likely be out of commission for nearly a month.

Several JJ members are already donating the parts required to rebuild his bike.