Month: June 2009

Maybe the perfect XS650 bobber. update..

These are getting extremely popular and I think it’s the best I’ve seen yet. I can’t see a single thing on this bike that I would change. Right down to the flatslides and disappearing pipes.

Almost forgot. If you like the Japanese Customs go check out JF Sebastians blog “Japanese Bobbers” Some really great stuff there.

Hey There little red riding …trike?

Custom trikes usually aren’t my thing but this picture from reader Christi Kapp has something about it. The builder had a sense of humor along with some serious fab skills. Thanks for the pics!

Christi writes:

This is a trike built by Art In Motion, LLC called “Flyin’ Trike” – it was inspired by the Little Red Rider Tricycle that many of us had as kids… the “bells” are actually Arlen Ness hand controls, the fringe is chrome leather… and we chromed the front fender too to match the little trike. We took this photo in the Badlands of South Dakota just after Sturgis last year.


June 6th 2009…. WOW!!!!

June 6th 2009…. Go here and just keep scrolling. A BIG thank you to regular contributor Mr David Martin for the link to these fantastic photographs.

Dave Writes:
June 6th was a big day it was in all of the papers here’s what the old motorcycle boys done to remember it scroll half way down the pictures before you understand how many people took part , great effort dave

The 59 Club History…. or why I gave up on words and decided to stick to pictures.

Oh don’t get me wrong I do enjoy writing and I can to spin a good yarn over a cold beer with the best of them. And if I have the extra few minutes to spare I might actually include a little anecdote or two to the pictures I post.

But before I commit to a half dozen paragraphs relating to “all things motorcycle”I like to go out and see what the other like minded souls are going on about. I figure that maybe there’s a general “topic du jour” and I might have something useful to contribute.

And then after seeing what the “real” talent can do I decide to just leave it to those folks who truly have the skills.

Ahem…For example…

I’ve been doing a bit of research on the recent death of Reverand Bill Shergold who was the founder of the legendary 59 Club. There are some good sources of information out there and I thought I could spin together a short biography on the life of very interesting man who is a little known icon of Cafe Racer/Sportbike history. He’s the kind of person that all bikers (but especially the “No Fear” sportbike crowd) should know about. It’s like being a football fan and not knowing the first thing about Vince Lombardi. S0 off to google for some poking around…

…. and I come across THIS ARTICLE over on the Vintagent blog (head over and read it I’ll wait)…..

…..and I am once again reminded why I lean towards pictures instead of words. While I don’t think I’d bore anyone to death I wouldn’t be able to match this article on my best most clearheaded and most inspired day. So if you haven’t already, do yourself a favor and head over to The Vintagent and get a REAL education on motorcycle History (along with some of the best writing this side of real rubber tires and exposed valve trains). Not the televised and magazine based history but the foggy history of the sport with scans of tattered old pictures of grimy faces boys and stories of long dead and long forgotten heroes from the days when motorcycles were..

OK OK… I’ll shut up now.

Just go read it already. You wont be sorry.