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Lindsey Marie Hanson on her beautiful customized vintage Harley, captured hitting “The Snake” near Los Angeles, CA. 
You’ve probably seen photos from “The Snake” without even realizing- it’s a 21-turn portion of Mulholland Highway just above the Rock Store. “Edwards’ Corner” is the last turn heading uphill through the snake and is rather internet famous for capturing motorcyclists outriding their bike, talent, and/or conditions. 

Lindsey Marie Hanson on her beautiful customized vintage Harley, captured hitting “The Snake” near Los Angeles, CA. 

You’ve probably seen photos from “The Snake” without even realizing- it’s a 21-turn portion of Mulholland Highway just above the Rock Store. “Edwards’ Corner” is the last turn heading uphill through the snake and is rather internet famous for capturing motorcyclists outriding their bike, talent, and/or conditions. 

Misty Whitten with her custom painted Perfume & Gasoline helmet. Such a classy lookin’ motolady!
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Misty Whitten with her custom painted Perfume & Gasoline helmet. Such a classy lookin’ motolady!

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This might be the best tank paint job ever… JURASSIC PARK! 
Photo by Rachel Teller at Deus in Venice Beach.

This might be the best tank paint job ever… JURASSIC PARK! 

Photo by Rachel Teller at Deus in Venice Beach.

Installing the Chainsikle low sets on Caroline’s sporty last Friday, just before the bike and I fell off the stand.

I realized that now both my builds have my blood, sweat, and tears in them. I really don’t want this to be a pattern.

The Dual Sporty Project saga continues…

Installing the Chainsikle low sets on Caroline’s sporty last Friday, just before the bike and I fell off the stand.

I realized that now both my builds have my blood, sweat, and tears in them. I really don’t want this to be a pattern.

The Dual Sporty Project saga continues…

GT Cafe for Cause Site Launch

Sofi Tsingos has launched the website for her awesome project, GT Cafe for Cause! After her father George was diagnosed with Cancer she started this project to help keep his mind off the battle. I invited her to write a guest article.

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"…I decided to build a bike, raffle it off and donate the money to those who work tirelessly to help cancer patients continue to stand strong, to continue to smile."

Friday night therapy- I’m up in Ventura visiting friends and working on Caroline’s Dual Sporty Project with the talented Jeff Wolf. Last night we spent some time grinding, cutting, and welding.

He and I had one welding lesson before, almost a year ago… I put my skills to the test again last night modifying the tank luggage rack I found at a swap meet so it’ll sit on the 360 tank. The practice welds above were much better than the one I did on the rack- so it goes. Time and practice, time and practice. (Note: the wider weld was actually practice bridging a gap.)

More photos from the process and final product later.

The tale of the Bonerville sticker(s). 
My friend Joe, marketing director at Icon Motosports, returned from a vacation to find his Bonneville stealthily stickered beyond reason. He stopped counting at 18, then proceeded to find one inside the gascap. Aw, ya gotta love co-workers. The best sticker of them all was the very accurately designed “Bonerville” sticker on his side cover. 
Well the totally rad Jada, having lovingly referred to her bike as Bonerville for quite a while now, followed suit and spruced up her Bonne as well. 
I’m a fan.
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The tale of the Bonerville sticker(s). 

My friend Joe, marketing director at Icon Motosports, returned from a vacation to find his Bonneville stealthily stickered beyond reason. He stopped counting at 18, then proceeded to find one inside the gascap. Aw, ya gotta love co-workers. The best sticker of them all was the very accurately designed “Bonerville” sticker on his side cover. 

Well the totally rad Jada, having lovingly referred to her bike as Bonerville for quite a while now, followed suit and spruced up her Bonne as well. 

I’m a fan.

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Oh goodness, I guess I didn’t know that Ruby Helmets has a custom/build your own helmet section. So naturally I spent a few minutes mocking up what would look oh so lovely with the Monster

Such fancy, fancy helmets. 

Warning- redhead wrenching! May cause distractions in the workplace. Annalee Cleveland working on her project bike… follow her on instagram!

Warning- redhead wrenching! May cause distractions in the workplace. Annalee Cleveland working on her project bike… follow her on instagram!

It’s official, the Dual Sporty project has begun… I’d previously announced the base bike for the build but plans have changed for the better. This is my friend Caroline Patterson's 2001 883, and she's given me the go ahead to do with it what I wish. Above are the 'before' photos to use for comparison later… MotoLady motorcycle makeover commencing!

I’ve already removed 20+ lbs of parts, replaced the shocks with Burly Brand stilettos, swapped out to scrambler style bars etc. I’m currently working out the new tank and how it will work with the cafe racer Burly seat/tail section and locating the other parts I want to use. 

Since the Monster Project updates are still needing to be finished, don’t expect a ton of in depth posts on this build until I’m caught up on Pandora’s… but in the mean time I’ll be posting ‘live’ tidbits on the MotoLady instagram, facebook, and twitter as per usual. 

Make sure to check out my mini-shoot with Caroline and her bike

Ducati Elite II by MotoPuro Official Photos

Last week’s post about the Ducati 1199 café racer custom featured photographs snapped outside the Netherlands residing MotoPuro shop. This weekend I received a link to their official photos and press release, which gave me some more insight and background into this build. 

After giving Pandora a makeover I have newfound understand for all motorcycle builds, even the ratty ones with duct tape and zip ties in place of metal bracketry and hose clamps. Perhaps some leave me with a deeper sense of respect for the person who spent hours staring at the machine, but I can appreciate them all none the less. 

The lack of exposed wires and cables, the cafe racer style tail section that slopes into the existing lines of the Panigale bodywork… these are things to notice. 

The Ducati Elite II by MotoPuro

Maybe I’m just arriving late to the party, but holy guacamole this Ducati 1199 Panigale S retro-moderned build by MotoPuro is pretty rad… 

Sofi Tsingos working on her GT cafe racer build. 
Be sure to check out the GT Cafe for Cause facebook page. Sofi is now raffling off tickets (only $25!) to win the bike, and the proceeds go to cancer research.
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Sofi Tsingos working on her GT cafe racer build. 

Be sure to check out the GT Cafe for Cause facebook page. Sofi is now raffling off tickets (only $25!) to win the bike, and the proceeds go to cancer research.

[ more photos of Sofi | women wrenching

Surprised miss Montserrat Mendoza while she was working on her project at the Cerberus co-op garage. 
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Surprised miss Montserrat Mendoza while she was working on her project at the Cerberus co-op garage. 

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J Shia co-owner and mechanic at Madhouse Motors Cambridge, MA- cutting a Harley pedal for hard tail.
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J Shia co-owner and mechanic at Madhouse Motors Cambridge, MA- cutting a Harley pedal for hard tail.

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