Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday Tankday

the original!

3 wheeler

Michael from Denmark sends some pics of his work in progress 3 wheeler that he bought from the USA about 8 years ago. According to the seller back then: it was built in Xenia, and the man was dead now but his son still lives. The guy told me that it had a pan in it and he bought it only for that many years ago, and then put in his barn. Michael sourced the wheels that he likes on it and also the girder. If anyone has some more info / history about this very special trike, let us know please!

Looks like Michael has a lot of projects going on ;-) put the trike as a number 1 priority please!

The coolest part of the whole trike is the weird molded rear end! It could use a talented painter to add some psychedelics. Interesting looking steamroller thing behind it too...

Wild metalflake upholstery too

Check out the floorboard! it is made of an old 3.5 gallon tank!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Heavy machining

Came across this bike on bikernet.com. Here's what the pic said:
'72 FLH built by Ed Gillies. It's got a shock under the seat, 19" front wheel, 15" rear, high pegs, Del'orto's and a zillion lightning holes in a trillion pieces of aluminum

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012


at Daytona Beach I reckon, good use for a VW type 3!

Monday, January 23, 2012

to 70s or not to 70s

maybe you got the impression that I like all bikes built in the 70s, but that's not the case. Take this here bike, it has all the cool stuff that you'd  imagine, but the flow just isn't there. Take a look at the handlebar area, I have never seen something so crowded! The color combo doesn't work for me either. Ofcourse it is all just a matter of taste and I would definatly have a look if it was on a bike show somewhere, but I'd prefer to strip it and take all parts! especially the gold stuff ;-)

Gotta love the mirror!

a covermodel in 1983,

And FFWD to July 2016, stripped and discarded in a thriftstore in Holland

Buggy time

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Style study part dos

For the first time fatbobs on a sportster doesn't piss me off!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Trying out...

... some new stuff on the blog, any comments are welcomed! Maybe the new background is too hard on the eyes?

I'm going to update the buttons on the right, delete some pics on the right and make a new header soon.
And still annoyed that I can't react on the comments below the posts!

Moe's machine

I doubt her name is Moe, she looks more like a Tina ;-)

Friday, January 13, 2012

K Model chopper

saw a cool article about a K model chopper, built back in the day by Curt Hults from Napa, CA

"I built this 1954 Harley Davidson K scooter back in 1969, one of the first "choppers" I'd ever done, and on a really limited budget (I was a teenager then). Picked it up as a "basket case" we found laying around in the back of the late Stan Dishong's Harley shop in Vallejo CA, and thanks to some help and moral support from Jerry Collins (then - Collins Cycles in Napa CA) I got her all put together and on the road. I sold it not long after this pic was taken and went on to build others, but this was one of my all time favorites. People talk about "Old School" these days, well, here's one of the originals. The tank is a fiberglass "coffin" style, and we strutted the rear and stretched the forks 10" to get the low, stretched look that was common back in The Day."

Sunday, January 8, 2012