Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lowbrow Salt Flats Bonneville

Lowbrow Customs is getting ready to take a bike to Speed Week for the first time. I really want to make it there someday.

Triumph? Motorcycle of choice for French Resistance...



I stumbled across this photo last night; it tells a whole story to somebody with an imagination. Might it be a WWII Triumph?

"Dateline Normandy: French Resistance fighter comes to aid of wounded dispatch rider... After making quick field repairs to the Tommie's iron steed, the enterprising but exhausted Frenchman manages to escape the pursuing stormtroopers, and safely slips through enemy lines to get the warning to General Eisenhower just in time. When asked if he wants a hot meal or some coffee, he replies, "Non, just a croissant and half a liter of 80-wt sil vous plais... I must get back to the war..."

C@D Report

Liv failed the Seattle test this morning. Made it up there but she stalled out in a downpour near Tijeras on the way home (about 20 feet from an overpass, it nice to ride a bike with some life experience). Lesson learned, rain and velocity stacks are not a good mix. No damage done but I need to throw the stock air cleaners back on the next time it looks stormy. Thanks to my understanding spouse for the rescue.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Decker Customs T-Shirt

Just in case anyone had forgotten how cool Jeff Decker is.

Porsche 550 Spyder

I ran down to the Rock n Rod Riot car show today. Pretty sizable event just getting setup when I got their. They had blocked off Central the length of the Nob Hill district with carnival stuff, a couple of stages for bands, etc. The weather turned seriously south right as I got there so I didn't stick around long.

The toddler seat in this Porsche 550 Spyder made me smile. Pretty car.




There were some cool cars there. Wish I had a little more time to look around.

Training Wheels...

I took the Sprite to the All British Field Meet today. There was only one motorcycle, a pre-unit BSA with a plunger rear suspension, but I missed the opportunity to photograph it.

I did see these really cool "Mogs". This first one is a 1934 Morgan "Super Sport" (I wonder if Chevy paid royalties on that name in the sixties...)


I have no idea how one would get into this vehicle with the top up... The engine is liquid cooled, and appears to have atmospheric intake valves and "hemi" heads. JAP made motorcycle engines also.

And this one is a 1937 with a flathead engine... This one was apparently recently featured at Pebble Beach.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Hauler

This rig combo SO belongs in Flathead45's driveway!

Fisheye

Sydney bought a fisheye lens and we were screwing around with it a little today. Kinda cool.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Triumph Bonneville TT

This quote cracked me up, a warning to prospective buyers there are lots of clones out there. " Of the 3,500 TT models built, approximately 5,000 still remain"

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Flat Tracker

Ever notice there are very few ways to build an old Triumph that don't kick ass?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Very Rare Phrase

"Cool Nash."




The rarest of all phrases? "Is that the banjo player's Porsche?"

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Triumph T100/RR

Ridiculously rare late 50's Triumph T100/RR race bike (or a very close approximation). Who owns it? Mr Decker...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Boy & His Dog

No contest, the absolute best boy & his dog photos of all time. Who is that beautiful boy?


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Legend of The Motorcycle

A few pictures from a recent Legend of The Motorcycle event.

Ho Hum... Broughs & Crockers


Cleveland Racer
. I can't tell you how much my neighbors want me to own that bike with those open pipes.




Monday, July 5, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Parts hauler for triumph?

Since Bitmonkey started the big engine theme, thought I would share this one...


I thought it would be good for hauling Triumph parts. Since my normal shop assistant is out of the country, I had to draft an import from NM to help work on an original HD taillight that Cap'n Sam donated... Two of AA's finest ('80 and '12) joined forces to safely disassemble it with original glass lens intact. Pix on 38HDU tomorrow.

Flathead Jedd Triumph

I spotted Flathead Jedd's '48 pre-unit on eBay today. Cool bike.


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