Thursday, March 12, 2009

Norton baby

Most bikes go to bed at night dreaming that they sound like the new Norton does out of the box.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Pin-Up Angels

These chicks deserve all your time money and attention.
It also doesn't hurt that one of them is married to my awesome new tattoo artist.
Go forth and give.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Isle of Mann National Anthem

Bet you didn't know a little Island in the Irsh sea had it's own National Anthem
that is how bad ass the Isle of Mann.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Updates you want stinking updates?
Well Fatman to my little boy needs to send me some vectors to start making shirts.
Fatman is slightly misleading these days he has dropped a lot we may have to call it Littleboy and Littleboy.
Once I get the vectors we are making a real short run of shirts, Triumph, Norton etc on front and the Motorworks logo on back, like old shop shirts.
Here is the deal first 5 guys that respond via email or comments will get one free I'll even post it for you unless you live in upper gakassistan or something.
Make sure let me know what size and Marquee right now we have Trumps, Norton, Beezer, and we could throw a Triton in the mix as well.
For those of you out in Washington, tomorrow night meet up at Harveys on 99, before we head to Cycle Barn Lynnwood to watch Daytona and have some BBQ.
Those of you close to Detroit don't forget Autorama this week and don't forget Lowbrow Customs will be down in the basement with the good shit.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

It takes brains

to wear a helmet. If you don’t ride in the rain you don’t really ride. A $99 leather jacket is worthless. Ditto a $500 racesuit. Loud pipes just annoy people. Fingerless gloves are for those already missing fingers. Choppers are today's leisure suits. Advertiser product reviews are just advertising. No one ever wishes they had on less gear just before hitting the pavement. Motorcycling is a skill not a lifestyle. The most expensive protection is cheaper than reconstructive surgery.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Metisse please

I have never made it a secret that I have a total man crush on McQueen I've studied "the Sand Pebbles" the way first year film students study "the God Father".
All that being said even if you didn't like the man, or if you take umbrage to the fact that he is riding that Norton around the set of "LeMans".
Once you put your eyes on this it will all go away, Chad McQueen gets #000 so does that mean there are really 301 of these? Doesn't matter anyway my wife loved how it looked so I thought I had a green light then I told her 13,000 pounds was about 17K.
I feel a special bond with this bike a Metisse Rickman 250 was my first stead and the first stead I wrecked.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Only Us Bloody Irish

Only an Irishman would make a vintage Motorcycle video
score it with an Oasis tune, and start it with a pipe bomb explosion.
Got to check Joey Dunlop shaving his tires though.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

TriBSA part deux

It is shaping up that this sucker is gonna be a lot cheaper to build than I thouhght.
Found a great BSA source but I'm keeping it secret until I have all the Beezer parts I need.
Let's just put it this way B50 frame for $350.00
excuse me while I whip this out

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


This what is top on the list a TriBSA.
You slam a Triumph 500, or 650
into a BSA B50 frame
most use BSA 4 speed gearboxes
which maybe a little on the small side for a 650
then you polish it off with Norton Roadholder forks.
The tanks Ive seen look like run of the mill Triton tanks, and will probably be the easiest major part to find.
This bike really speaks to me, mostly because you don't see them on this side of the pond.
Now I've got to figure out how to rebuild the engine in the living room without the landlord freaking.
That and I think my wife needs that catsuit from the first picture, rowr...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Guzzi Buzzi

Yes do to popular demand and a cool ass bike, Guzzi is going to sell this fucker in the States.
45bhp @ 2800
It's not a superbike but it will apparently hit 90 before the upright position makes it uncomfortable.
It's going to go for a little under 8k which ain't bad.
If it was mine those fenders would be gone right quick and some lower bars, and maybe lower it a bit but that's the crazy dumbass in me.
Read more here.