Posts Tagged ‘build’

Pandora’s Box in Sportbikes Inc Mag

The June issue of Sportbikes Inc. Magazine has arrived, and within you can find some exclusive photos of my Monster, “Pandora’s Box” for your viewing pleasure.  I am flattered and honored to have been included in the publication featuring the lovely Red Spade on the cover.  It includes a short article I wrote about the completion of the bike, which you can read online for free at SportbikesIncMag.com. ▲ [ more MotoLady in the press ]

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Sofi Tsingos putting the motor in the frame of her cafe racer build for charity! If you haven’t checked out Sofi’s GT Cafe for Cause, you’re missing out. Photo by Brandon LaJoie. [ more of Sofi on motolady ]

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Doug Werner of MuchoMoto does it again with a kick ass doodle, this time with a good message… GO BUILD SOMETHING! [ more motorcycle art ]

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Feast your eyes on the Harley Davidson scrambler build by Burly Brand- can’t help but be a fan of the chunky dual sport tires, top rack, low profile seat and dirt bike bars. Oh, the ideas I’m getting…  Now, yes, a Sportster isn’t a light motorcycle, and I wouldn’t say generally makes the best base line for a scrambler bike. If you want to really be able to go braapin’ off road, you’ll need something that won’t snap your leg in half if you awkwardly drop it in some loose dirt/sand/mud. That… Continue Reading »

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Feast your eyes on the Harley Davidson scrambler build by Burly Brand- can’t help but be a fan of the chunky dual sport tires, top rack, low profile seat and dirt bike bars. Oh, the ideas I’m getting…  Now, yes, a Sportster isn’t a light motorcycle, and I wouldn’t say generally makes the best base line for a scrambler bike. If you want to really be able to go braapin’ off road, you’ll need something that won’t snap your leg in half if you awkwardly drop it in some loose dirt/sand/mud. That… Continue Reading »

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Monster Project: Build Complete

Major Monster Project update… the build is complete.

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The majorest of major Monster Project updates… the build’s finished. I suppose to say the bike named Pandora’s Box is complete seems pretty oxymoronic, and let’s be real… it really is. No build is ever finished, and I’ll be tweaking and changing things on this girl for months to come I’m sure. Already on the list… moving rear set positioning, angles of the clip on bars, and likely rejetting the carbs. Pandora and I took our first ride today in over two years- somewhat short for testing purposes. From the City Heights… Continue Reading »

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Mitch Sander’s 1966 Triumph Bonneville

A while back (seriously, a while ago) I met Mitch Sander up in Yakima, WA (he now lives in Seattle) through our mutual friend Dave Buchanan (redandblackattack.tumblr.com) and laid eyes on his beautiful Triumph. It’s a garage built 1966 Bonneville hard tail with a modern front end.  We all sat down and ate burritos and talked about bikes, I picked his brain about his build because dammit… I would so love to ride that thing. It’s classy, functional, sounds awesome, and has history. Read on for my interview with Mitch. ML: Let’s… Continue Reading »

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DP Customs Box Exhaust

Christmas take two! A box (complete with custom artwork!) arrived from DP Customs today. Box exhaust for the Sportster Build! After seeing this in person at Chopperfest on the Burly Brand bike… I was sold.

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Monster Project: Phase 20

So, last we left off… the Monster Project was mostly put back together, and at Heath’s shop for ease of some last major-ish tasks.  The main thing left was refinishing the scraped up engine covers.  They look alright from far away, but up close… kind of bad.  A friend of mine gave me this home made (and totally awesome) cover removal tool… it worked like a charm.  I took notes of where all the bolts went, took reference photos for later reassembly and carried on.  The inner workings sure are pretty to… Continue Reading »

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