Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Good god this thing is sick. I think once upon a time it was a 610 Supermoto.


This comes from my good buddy "K├╝belwagen Rennfahrer."

Suppose it's kick only? If this was a Triumph the lifter noise would knock a house over.

  • Maximum power: 108,920 hp at 102 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 5,608,312 lb/ft at 102rpm
  • Each cylinder displaces 111,143 cubic inches (1820 liters)
  • Total displacement comes out to 1,556,002 cubic inches (25,480 liters) for the fourteen cylinder version


I like this one...


Sometimes it's hard to remember just what a '50s Merc looks like with a stock roof line. This "ad" shouldn't help much.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Scout Showroom "Superbike"

Japanese W650

CAD Report

Not too much in the way of vintage exotics at CAD today. "Bottomless Projects" Tommy swapped his Triton for the '73 Commando today, of course it too is super tasty and completely bad ass. My apologizes for the shitty cellphone pic, it's remarkable reminiscent of a Vincent in person. Like all of Tommy's stuff it's got a million cool details, check the primary cover for example. Witness Knucklehead Steve's continued brainwashing into a Brit bike guy below. I see a Speed Twin somewhere in his future.

Some of the CAD "elders" were posing for pictures with our bikes today, probable proof it was a slow day... I broke a throttle cable about halfway home and limped back by reaching over and pulling the broken cable with my left hand. Beats walking or calling your wife in the middle of a World Cup game.

V and I later dropped by the Greaser Roundup but got the time wrong. There were only about a dozen cars left. He's still pretty good car show company.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Smokeout West

I found the following pictures from the Smokeout West on a friends Facebook page. The included captions are his.

"Homebuilt Cool"


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Carb Woes

My bike ran pretty much like a top coming back from Santa Rosa last weekend. When I first got back into town I did notice it seemed to be hesitating under heavy throttle, I initially wondered if it might be bad gas or something.

Over the next few days the problem continued. I checked wiring, changed plugs, check battery voltage, check spark, etc. Check fuel flow, float bowel filters, etc. The more I thought about it the more it seemed like incorrect Main Jet symptoms. It sorta defied logic but last night I decided F-it, I'd try stepping up the main jets one size. When I pulled the float bowel I discovered one of the main jet seats had unthreaded about 3/8". The shit that can rattle off an old bike never ceases to amaze me...

Hollister Project

Hollister is really starting to come along. Stop by if you haven't been by for a while.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Smokeout West

Coolest Smokeout photo I've found so far.

Honda XR75

BikeEXIF is featuring a beautifully restored Honda XR 75 today. I vividly remember going to M&M Honda with my Dad so he could look at a Honda lawnmower and finding a bike identical to this one. My first thought was "Holy crap! They make motorcycles for kids??" All down hill from there I'm afraid.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

'39 U

1939 U on eBay. Hollister will be cooler. The guy running that blog is a real slacker though. Damn them Harley's are $$$.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Smokeout West

Joey, V & I went the Smokeout West this weekend. Took a bunch of picture but I'm tired and sun baked to post many of them.

I was HOT. Thanks Joey & V for being good sports about hanging out in the sun all day.

Here's the 1938 HD Big Twin flathead I elected not to trade V for.

I got a call from Leonard while I was out there and ended up talking him into coming out. Leonard is Grey Beard royalty. He also has some amazing rock & roll stories! Brought this insane Austrian 750+cc single he and a buddy restored. Never did get to hear that thing run...

Perhaps the coolest OIF I've ever seen. Ended up a "10 Best" winner.

Justin & Tommy rode out. Justin - Thanks for hanging around so I could ride back with you, it was the funnest part of the trip. Crazy to think his big was completely in pieces yesterday. Justin's bike getting some love in the show:

Ran into John Stromberg while we were out there. His new Indian powered custom was pretty sick. Paint was amazing! John said he just finished the bike yesterday. Of course it ended up being a "10 Best" winner.

Olivia had a good day too. Another Smokeout West "10 Best" winner...

Englishman from The Horse Backstreet Choppers shooting my 'Liv. Kinda wild.

Fillcoolator Decal

I've been thinking about picking up a reproduction Fillcoolator decal for my oil tank for a while. Finally picked one up on eBay for a price I couldn't refuse.

Drag Links Decals
, the company that makes the reproductions, has some pretty fun stuff on their site. Well worth a look around.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

C@D Report

A somewhat remarkable day at Coffee At Dawn today. Justin burned the midnight oil to finish significant fab work on his bike to make the ride this morning. Here is version 2.0. I didn't hear a single shreaded testicle comment today.

Then Justin, his Buddy Tommy & I then ran Triumph fleet up the mountain. Tommy is still ironing out a few bugs out of his Triton (it has less than 100 miles on the clock) but the thing is simply really nice. These pictures don't do it justice. It's just built from the coolest collection of parts. The detail is pretty impressive.

As we arrived... Somethings you only see at C@D. Breeding and Co, general buffoonery on priceless motorcycles. I'd never seen a Vincent ridden of a curb before today.

Pretty healthy turnout too. You can't tell from this picture but they were parked 3 deep pretty much the length of the parking lot.

Ducati row. Ran into Norton Mike up there too.

Interesting car day too.

Austin Healey 100M. This car has made several appearances here. "Too Many Projects" Tommy is busy building a stroker 351W powered 100-6, a VL springered Triumph bobber & who knows what else. I couldn't get him to fess up to how many bikes he actually owns...

Triumph Trio.

Finally, my choice for coolest bike of the day. 250cc Parillia Racer. The guy that campaigns this (seated below) was super cool to talk to. I'm not too sure what this was running on but from the exhaust fumes I'm pretty confident it wasn't pump gas from Allsups.