Friday, March 25, 2011

Winchester Va Motorcycle show Expo this weekend, March 27-28

Hey all, We'll be setting up a Saint Motor Company spot along with Lowside Magazine & Pinstripe Chris at the Winchester Motorcycle Expo V this weekend.

Anybody in Md Va DC, etc looking to see a more down to earth show, it should be worth while, tattoo contest, live southern rock, bike show, vendors & hillbillies.

It 9-6 sat, & 9-4 sunday.

Come say hi if youre there, I may bring Tesla bike 2/3's of the way done in Metal.

It is indoors, with some stuff outdoors, so if it rains its still on Inside.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

XS paint done. Carbs, a swing and a miss.

The paint is done & looks excellent, thank you Pinstripe Chris.
The new carbs arrived, they were supposed to have round flange & came with amal style flange, not helping, another few days for new correct carbs to come. Im thankful LA has been patient thus far, this bike dragging a bit now.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

NFK Fund, send money where it will all be used immediately. The Underground.

PLEASE look at this, & the links below if you have a heart.

After Looking at Chabotts blog and following the links to No Future Tokyo & Support the Underground, you can get a lot better feel of what is going on, which is a bit more then we see here on the news. The biggest problem of course is getting relief to people in the heart of the area that need it most, which the goverment has not been able to yet.

Motoyan & Vibe Magazine & others have been buying food , supplies, Gas & filling up 5 or more vans & driving thru some not so good stuff to deliver buy hand supplies to people that need them. Then they come back, collect money from people & the paypal acct he has setup
 Motoyan's paypal: ) 

Then get more supplies & turn around & do it again.

There are relief pictures from them on the Support the Underground Blog & then in action.

There are a lot more pictures at the No Future Tokyo blog of general look of the land.

These are the same guys that a few days ago, may have been frowned upon by a lot of normal society for riding a bit to fast, being a bit to loud, & dressing a bit different. These are also the kind of people that will give unconditionally their money, time & life to help when it is really needed.

These guys are true life Heroes.

Thanks you, Jeff


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Friday, March 18, 2011

The Ural's new Home

Well, it was time to say goodbye to the Ural Racer. I took it to Alabama to a good group of guys that are into Land Rovers & have the best office space ever.
It was nice meeting you fellows, & hopefully We'll see you again.

Cafe Mystery

Im waiting on parts for the XS, so I started on a frame for another bike Ill be doing, we'll call it Cafe Mystery for now.
Here is the frame Ill start with after a paint stripper session, & then sand blasting to make sure we have a good frame. Much of it will be altered to make it into something a bit different that will house a V-twin. No, not a Harley.

Sandblasting, no matter how you do it, you have sand in hair, nose, ears, & other places..

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Road Trip :-)

Its that time again, time to drive really really far down south, take care of business annnnnnd get back in the truck & head home. Not sure if Ill post much in the next 2 days, unless we find something super entertaining along the couple thousand miles we'll cover.......

So I guess I will be posting since Im so easily entertained. Stay turned for the fun.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Please pray a bit more for these people. There is a very dense population in a very small area, & they have been hit with a lot, & it sounds like with the conditions & nuclear plant issues they are still in the downwards spiral that could go deep.
Please dont just skim by a news story like its a blimp on the screen next to Mike Tyson talking about Charlie Sheen. Think about what youre looking at.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Battle for LA (not the movie)

Ok, long time, no updatie on the LA xs650.
The bodywork has been done, the urethane black single stage paint is on & cured. Next the tank & tail will go back to Pinstripe Chris for the white race stripes & some pearls & clear.
I had to retweek the left side exhaust a bit, need to find a lever for the clutch that looks more at home & have new carbs, cables & side covers coming so it can be nailed together. I cant wait to ride this one :-)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I see me

Ever catch your reflection somewhere & stop & look? Then assess what you see thinking, who is that guy? Today it happened to me, it was kinda surreal. I realized Im not who I was a year ago & Im glad.

Friday, March 4, 2011

XS, clean clean clean

Cleaned the trees, the hubs, the sprocket, bolt heads & nut & start to assemble.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Back to businessssss

The Ural was a cool bike to do, I got very attached to it, & it opened many doors due to its look & uniqueness.

Now it XS 650 time 24/7. & entertaining posts Ive been wanting to put up.

Check back later in a bit.................


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ural ends on ebay this evening, Video

For those that asked for a video, here you go. Took a few tries, dead batteries, got some more, made a mount for camara, it shook to much & cut out, then mount broke.......Ultimately I rigged a mount that I could just hold in my mouth & get it done with. It was a bit to late in auction today & ebay will not allow addition posting the last day towards end of aution, so Here it is, enjoi.
I am normally a lot more Handsome :-)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ural Racer. Thank you fellows.

Nice piece on on the Ural.

Nice set of pics on Bubble Visor.

Nice bit on Tesla on Return of the Cafe Racers.

I am blessed to have some new friends thru my bike stuff. Good bunch of people from all over our planet.

By the way, the cool weber down drafts will not behave no matter what I do. The Ural will get a new set of 30mm Keihins today & I will make filter tubes that go up & with the velocity stacks atop so it retains the look & appeal. It must run flawlessly to let it go, & I couldn't accomplish that with the Webers the last few days riding around & tuning.