Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving

Don't forget to remove all the feathers with your woodchipper!



You think this bird has anything to be thankful for? If my jerkoff neigbors keep waking me up at 5:30 in the morning on holidays and my days off, I'm gonna feed THEM to a woodchipper.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

LIFE

By now, you may have seen on other blogs and messege boards that Life Magazine has gotten 95% of their pictures available online, many of them never seen by the public before. Here are a few that I thought ruled. You can also click the link to do your own file search.





Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Slipjoints

New toy on it's way. Out of all the diffent knives I have, both fixed blade and folders, I have a special spot for slipjoints. Something just cool and old-timey about them. I really should collect more of them. This one is a Northfield Barlow made by the Great Eastern Cutlery co, out of Titusville, PA. 100% handmade and finished. True craftsmanship. This version is a special one, because of the wharncliff main blade. These were special made for a certain dealer, and limited in numbers. The handle is "Frontier Bone". The wharncliff is also available in 3 other versions, Banana Peel Bone, Red Hangmans Bone, and Stag. Radsticles.....

Mitch Cotie

Mitch rules. After lost shipments and quite a bit of time, my Chopped Freak posters finally arrived! Mitch is an exceptional artist, and a great guy to talk to. He recently did alot (if not all) of the artwork for the film Hellride. Check him out.





Sunday, November 23, 2008

Max Rules

One of the best movies ever.

Trailer:



Awesome Mad Max video with Ace of Spades from Motorhead:

Later Gator

Man I have a fat ass. I need to stop eating fast food.
Pic somewhere in New York during the Gypsy. Photo courtesy of Paul (AKA: Dr. Choctopuss Von Benway) Thanks Holmes!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Get Flogged!

Dropkick Who? If you don't know who Flogging Molly is, you should be beaten. One of the best shows I've been to. Dave King is the most energetic 4 foot tall, redheaded leprechaun ever!



Flogging Molly

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New .45 Grips

Just got these from Busse Combat today. These are not a regular offering, and I don't think they'll make them custom even if you ask. They did one run a couple years ago and I've seen a set from that run on Ebay recently for $275! Once in a great while when someone needs cash, you'll see them pop up for sale.

Just recently Busse did another small batch for big event (Knob Creek). Whatever didn't sell went up on a first come, first serve basis. I got in early enough, and scored my first color choice (Olive Drab) There were probably less than a dozen sets left over. Me likey.



Oh Yeah!

Work Pics

Couple more random work pics. These were at the Myles Standish Monument in Duxbury. (Yeah, who knew?) This place is in the middle of the woods, in the middle of no where. The local Police dept. has some radio equipment there in an underground bunker that needed to be looked at, so while I was there I snapped these.



Yeah, the town of Duxbury (or Deluxe-Bury as it's known by some) has so much money to spend, that they put random fire hydrants in the woods. One of the weirdest things I've seen for a while...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tanks By Tigman

Check him out. Tigman rules, and his fab skills are worthy of Caesar. I recently spoke with him, and it looks like he's going to be doing the frame and some other work on my ironhead over the winter. I couldn't be more psyched about it. Great guy, and great work.





He did the rear section on this choice snacky-cake.

Fractions-Decimals-Millimeters, Oh My!



Courtesy of the J.J. I have a couple of these I printed out and laminated for my shed, and yes Capt., your "workshop".

Monday, November 17, 2008

One Stop Fixxit Shop

Best roadside frame repair in the business!

Awesome XR

#1 Ranked, Kenny Coolbeth's XR.




Sunday, November 16, 2008

Picture Apology

Just a quick apology to the readers about the size of the pictures when opening. I know they open up to a huge picture, so if anyone knows how to make them open up smaller, please let me know.

I iz n0t 2 comp00t3r lit3rat3. Fanks.

My Mistress

Busse Battle Mistress that is. Technically, it's a CGFBM. Combat Grade Fusion Battle Mistress with Busse's Corrugated Bevel technology. This version was nicknamed the Mudsnake by those that got them. Not many in this incarnation. Muddy coating with Snakeskin micarta slabs. One of my personal favorites, along with one of my favorite rums, Sailor Jerry.

Work Pics

Some random pics of things I see while working:




More Flathead Goodness

Gotta love'em


Friday, November 14, 2008

Seriously?!



Are you kidding me? Have we gotten so P.C. that we don't want to offend anyone with the smell of gasoline from our "baggahs" anymore, that we now make our gas scented? I'm sorry, but I like the smell of gas and oil, solevents, motors, and anything that has to with them. If I want to smell cherries or vanilla, I'll go to a strip club. God forbid, one of these people splash a little gas on them while they're fueling up. I guess that's why they carry a Shout stain remover stick with them while riding, to keep their "colors" clean and fresh.

Scented gas additives for weenies

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cool FXR




Nabbed off the Jockey Journal I do believe. I'd like to do something very similar with my FXR. The seat freakin rules!

Gypsy Pals

Buncha handsome devils......

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

X-Wedge



The S&S X-Wedge is a 56-degree, closed-loop fuel-injected, three-cam, overhead valve v-twin designed to deliver the performance expected of an S&S engine, while complying with EPA laws. Not a conventional 45-degree engine, the 56-degree v-twin X-Wedge utilizes three belt-driven, large base-circle cams; two exhaust cams and a common intake cam achieve almost straight pushrod angles that combine with automotive-style rockers and roller tappets to create an incredibly quiet, EPA noise conscious valve train. The X-Wedge is actually 5db quieter than a 41/8” S&S 117ci engine from 2000rpm through 5000rpm!

Induction on the X-Wedge is done with the new S&S single-bore throttle body pumping fuel and air into a wedge shaped combustion chamber contained in a head with a five stud bolt pattern and increased fin area for maximum cooling abilities. By design the X-Wedge got its name from its cross-wedge combustion chamber—designed so that the intake and exhaust ports are in alignment with the valve stem plane to maximize performance. The head has the fuel injector mounted directly in it to improve injector aim for even more efficient combustion.

The cylinders use the five-bolt pattern, have no oil return holes and are common design for front or rear placement. Their round shape reduces bore distortion and computer designed progressive fin spacing increase the cylinders cooling capabilities. The cylinders are die-cast over the most aggressive liner seen in the industry to ensure heat transfer and permanent adhesion between the cast iron liners and the aluminum that surrounds them.

(From S&S Publications)

My Other Passion

Sharp things. Custom, production, different types of steels and heat treats, anything that has to do with edged tools and weapons. This one is one of my Grail pieces. Busse Combat Custom Shop one off Mojo, made with their proprietary INFI steel and heat treat. It doesn't follow the lines of the original production Mojos. It looks more like Busse's early Silent Knight, with the clip point. It also has custom G-Rex handles. It's very light, very fast, and very rad.


Transplants

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rant - The Bro Wave

The Bro Wave...ugggghh. Why do people feel it necessary to do the Bro Wave to every person they see riding a motorcycle? I mean really, when I'm in my car I don't wave to every other person in a car. I don't get it. Are you so excited about being on a bike that you feel the need to wave at everyone else on a bike and feel some sort of brotherhood? It reminds me of a dog that's so excited to see someone when they come home, that it jumps up and down and pisses all over the floor.

Since we waved at each other, are we now "Bros"? Are you gonna lend me a $100 and I'll get it back to you whenever? My own real brother wouldn't even do that. Are you now gonna come over and help me replace crank pins and rebalance flywheels, when you have enough trouble trying to find the oil filter on your own bike? Maybe I'll wave back if I know you, but chances are that if you're my friend, I'm probably already riding with you. (Or you're at the Wizard's Duel, HA!)

I'll tell you what, when there's a foot of snow on the ground and it's 15 degrees out, I'll wave back at someone else has the sack to ride in weather like that. That's out of respect though. We're still not "Bros".

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Metal Priestess

The Original Metal Priestess, Wendy O. Williams.



Always doing it her way. R.I.P. Wendy

Friends....

Friends...Best invention ever.



L to R- The Knucklebusters, The Benways, Capt. America, Bridget and Richie, Tigman

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Man in Black



J.R. Cash - The world should be filled with more people like him.

Working Models

I want these... I NEED these...




Monday, November 3, 2008

Tank Badge



Arguably one of the better tank badges HD has used. The script logo badges were used on Panheads from 51'-54'. I have this set (sans the bottom strip) that I'm thinking of using on an upcoming paint job.

Mikuni

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Got Milk?

Grody....

Thumpers




Two of my favorite Triumphs, which coincidently belong to two of my friends. The first is Richie's from Goodish , and the second is The Good Captain Pickle's bike.