Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Winter is here in Indiana, so it's time to take shit apart!!
Nick Brown, and Scott Jones came over and helped
me dismantle my DR350. We at some chili, got it down
to just the frame and motor, then headed to Atlas for a
drink. I ended up going back to the garage after and
pulling the motor. Now to the power coaters!!
Nice knowing purple...
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
This is my 99' Sporty, Bought this bike with a little animosity towards HD having never owned one and had nothing but Triumphs before. This bike was a flat black roached out piece of shit when I got. I put some z bars on it and rolled it like that for about a year because I didnt wanna work on it, I felt bad like I was cheating on my Triumph. After awhile I started to like this bike better I could ride it furhter and faster than the Triumph. I made a few changes to make mine and started to see some potential in it. Far from a chopper but its gettin' there. FTF
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The Gravel Draggers East Coast Nomads made a run to the Hot Rod Fallout VI in Glastonbury last Saturday. There were hundreds of cars at the pre-'63 show, and most of them were incredible, if not stunning.
Sorry for the terrible pic. Blogger for Android is sort of letting me down.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Yep, Thats a nazi golf club. Where else would I find such a thing but at Curt's house. After research on some golf forums where the subject is a heated one, These where made in the 1920's and means double goodluck. It would have been cooler to find out about some nazi golfer subculture where they take over golf courses play out of bounds, dont replace there divits drink all the booze and roll out on VW trikes.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Some of the Gravel Draggers attended the Martinville swapmmeet this weekend put on by Walneck's Antique cycle trader. If you you dont know who Buzz Walneck is then you need to study up on your midwest motorcycle legends, He tracked down and owned the "RoadDog" a massive motorcycle made of car parts engineered by genius mechanic named "Wild Bill" Gelbke.
Anyway the swapmeet was a washout rained all weekend, But we seen some friends from Indy we havent seen since ourshow also got to see a bike painted and striped by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. This bike was to cool luckily one of the Indy guys bought it up, Hope to see it at the World of Wheels finished this winter. Sorry about fuzzy cell pics but the one says Roth and I had to touch it. There was also a hardback 1st edition Hells Angels book I wanted bad but the guy had $150 on it, fuck that it will show up at Goodwill.
Friday, September 23, 2011
I am pretty sure Dave is in love with his engine and rightly so it has a perty mouth. Also here is a numba 1 I made, I antiqued this one to see how it looks but have new ones too. What do you think? Gonna make some more for Walnecks Swapmeet in Martinville this sunday if anyone is interested give Bucko a holler.
Monday, September 12, 2011
This is a set done for another old friend Greazy, He lives on the edge of a town that has been ran down since Interstate 70 was built in the sixties and people quit traveling thru these little towns. The first time I went to get parts from him I stopped at the gas station in Coal City a two pump station with no signs or priced listed, with only cash to buy parts. They of course didnt take debit cards and after that question I didnt even ask about a check. Here are some randoms from my shop. Thinkin about paint'n the outside but dont want white, maybe a stripe around the place or some crazy panels. Thats my shop truck out front, golf carts to rednecks are like scooters to Italians. Bucko
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
I met Curt when he was fresh out of the joint and I was fresh out of high school, I had a crotch rocket with electrical problems and someone told he was a bike mechanic. Well not only did he fix my bike he taught me how to make homemade tattoo machines (a whole nother story). Sometime later I bought a big twin wannabe triumph off my brother inlaw and Curt has been my go to guy for anything Triumph since. Two triumphs and a sporty later I still visit Curt frequently for parts or stories. He never knows where the parts I need are so I have to remind him, He asked my how I remebered everything? I said I have it cataloged so when you die I can tell your old lady what you left me and where its at. Bucko