Saturday, September 20, 2014

Purple fun

as seen on the Swedish craigslist

It's almost not even funny anymore!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Northville Cemetery Massacre

Pretty cool biker movie from 1974.

Featuring the Scorpions MC from Detroit

Wild early sporty with long gooseneck!

Check out the jacked up sportster on the right!

Double duding on a cool chopped Boattail!!!
The whole movie can be checked on youtube, go check it, son

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dutch boys dream!

 Back in the early 80s that is.

And this is her now!!! her face is melting from all that botox!

And the Sportster from her 1st husband that was on the albumcover 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday Tankday

From this

To this

pics by the show n go cycle shop, great story about em here
To this!

And its clean little brother!

this tank (and bike) blew me away when I first saw it at the Paso Robles show, it still is super cool

pics by Marc Kawakami

Job Stevens bike, huge inspiration when it surfaced on the interwebs in the early 2000's and in one of the first Dice magazines.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Chopper by DocJ

Found this cool pic on an older website "custom choppers guide" and this was a sent in pic by a reader Doc J from Rickman, Tennessee. Added was this:

After returning home from my second and last tour of Vietnam, I purchased a brand new 1973 Honda CB500 off the show room floor. I had several crashes, chopping it as I went along;
-Specs: CB 500 Motor bored out to 550cc - Amen Hardtail Frame with 30 Degree Neck Rake

- Amen 16" over twisted springer front end - Amen chromed battery/tool box - four-into-one Hooker headers - Hallcraft front pad brakes hub with custom twisted spokes front and rear - Twisted apehanger handle bars - Amen finned clutch chromed cover - Amen points and alternator chromed cover - Amen sissy pegs - Amen Wheels front and back - Amen taillight and license plate holder - Amen chromed chain guard - Amen 6" rear fender.
I rode this bike until 1983, when I got married and started having children, thought it was too risky The last of my five children just turned 21...

I have been hauling this bike around for all these years and now I think its okay for me to enjoy it I have tore it apart, painted it, chromed everything and am now putting it together. I think it is gonna be a Vietnam theme These pictures are circa 1974-1975. The bike is exactly the same today except for the paint job and more chromed.

You sir, just rule!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Larry Watson files

Fellow countryman Rik Hoving has been managing a fabulous website on kustom cars and hotrods and a very extensive picture archive for many years now and he also has a lot of custom paint pioneer Larry Watson pics up for everyone  to see, here is a selection of bikes mr Watson painted back in the 60s. (he was more famous for his paint on cars, but there sure were a lot of bikes too)
If you have several weeks to spend, go check out Rik's site!:

Supercool show Triumph and matching upholstery with the Econoline below!?

the man at work

Triumphs galore!

The tricked out truck that trucked the "Golden Sahara" custom Cadillac around

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Dresser help!

apparently this badboy has been on Ebay, but the only thing i could find was this thumbnail damn it! I would love to have a better look see, did anyone save some bigger pics!??? please send em here

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The golden 73

Remember I got a horrible 73 FLHF a couple of years ago? Well I've made some progress and turned it into gold!

ok ok I admt, I've bumped up the colors a bit in photoshop!

Some specs: 3.5 gallon tanks with stockish paintjob, 19 inch front wheel/ 15 rear, chrome trees, 70s pullback bars and 70s CalCustom seat.
To be honest I like it, but I don't have the wow factor yet! I don't know, but maybe it's too normal!?? I might experiment with a different front wheel, K+Q seat or maybe longer forks? a friend suggested to bob it some more, with a rusty black front end... hmmmm... to be continued!
The horrible beginnings!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday Tankday

 as is often the case... less is best!

lovin it! nicely understated