Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ran When Parked

1954 Vincent Series "C" Black Shadow - Please promise me that if you happen to win the $600,000,000+ Powerball lottery the first thing you'll do is buy this bike and get it dirty.

1928 Harley Davidison JDC

Check out this killer 1928 JDC cutdown at the Garage Company. Apparently it's a survivor built in 1938. Awesome.

Gaggle of XR750s

The first XR750 I saw as a kid made a huge impression on me. I think it was the first real race bike I ever saw in the flesh. As a result I still just love them. Apparently I'm not the only one.

Race Parts

The latest haul at Big D Cycles. How the hell do people find this sort of stuff?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Yokohama Triumphs

All three of these Triumphs are at Yokohama. Mike Davis' red "Gila Monster" and Small City Cycles silver bike have both been posted in loads of other places. I hadn't seen the black bike before. It was built by Factory Metal Works. Pretty cool bike.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Speed Week

Thanks to Bubble Visor I saw these pictures from Digital Milk. Killer. Jeff Brock's Bonneville Bomber Buick gets a little wilder every time I see it. I HAVE to make to Speed Week one of these years. It's 100 miles farther coming from Seattle...

Ran When Parked

1964 Jawa Rickman Metisse 500
I can't say what prompted it but there are ton of interesting old race bikes on the Bay this week. Well worth a look around if you are into that sort of thing.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


I saw this bike over at the Southsiders MC. Cool bike. It encourages me to run with the plate idea on my current project. The early Lucas style taillight is really cool too.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Ran When Parked

1957 Triumph t100/RS Factory Roadracer 

You don't see these popup too often. If I happen to hit lottery I'd be fairly willing to make space for it in the garage.

Ran When Parked - Intervention Edition

A reader friend forwarded this bike. The first year OIF bikes are esthetically challenged enough... How could this be allowed?

Webco Sump Plate

A good friend of mine is looking for one of these puppies. Have one? Let me know.

Monday, November 19, 2012


Something about the prospect of transitioning soon from 300+ days of sunshine per year to about 60 has me thinking a front fender might just be unavoidable. So how do I add a front fender to my lovely 'Liv without it looking like orthopedic shoes on a bikini model? This is the best approach I've seen.

Next I guess I'll have to address all the hardware that will flash rust...

Friday, November 16, 2012


Let's see. That looks like John's table. John has a '61 Triumph T110. That's NOT a New Mexico plate... WTF?!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Rudge TT

Cannonball 2012

Michael Lichter released his 2012 photos. Super cool as you'd expect. They slightly numb my regret of not getting to see them in the flesh this go around.


I met my favorite daughter for lunch the other day and she dropped this super cool pin of Johnny, his '50 T-Bird and the trophy on me. Pretty rad. I love that kid!

Monday, November 12, 2012

At The Track

How cool is the checkered tank on the Triumph in the background?

The Enthusiast

A very generous friend of mine offered to let me borrow his collection of "The Enthusiast" magazines yesterday. I was very excited to have a chance to look through them all. I've always been a huge fan of motorcycle magazines. Unfortunately I don't have the disposal income required to buy vintage motorcycle magazines very often. It might be a blessing in a way. I'm sure old magazines could easily become a compulsion for me.

When the offer was made to borrow the magazines there was one particular issue I was really hoping to find. Incredibly, I did in fact find it.


I'm sure there are Seattle Cossack members that already have the September 1949 issue but I thought it was a pretty cool find nonetheless.