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The super babely and equally talented Lanakila MacNaughton with her nearly finished custom chopper from Trevor Kelly Co in Portland, OR. The classiest of colors for the most fabulous lady!
Lana is the photographer behind the Women’s Moto Exhibit photography, all done on medium format film. Amazing. (womensmotoexhibit.com)
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The super babely and equally talented Lanakila MacNaughton with her nearly finished custom chopper from Trevor Kelly Co in Portland, OR. The classiest of colors for the most fabulous lady!

Lana is the photographer behind the Women’s Moto Exhibit photography, all done on medium format film. Amazing. (womensmotoexhibit.com)

[ more of Lanakila MacNaughton | more chopper stuff ]

Why yes, I did see this guy on a raked out Harley blast by me to get on the freeway, and yes I did haul ass to catch up and grab a shot of him. He looked over right as I snapped the pic, gave me a smile and we exchanged hand signals. 
Nice meetin’ ya on the road, dude!
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Why yes, I did see this guy on a raked out Harley blast by me to get on the freeway, and yes I did haul ass to catch up and grab a shot of him. He looked over right as I snapped the pic, gave me a smile and we exchanged hand signals. 

Nice meetin’ ya on the road, dude!

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One of these things is not like the other one… Sofi Tsingos (gt-moto.com) and her Honda CB550 cafe racer amidst a bunch of big 30” front wheel havin’ Harley baggers made by Misfit Industries (misfitmade.com). 
This is a behind the scenes shot from their shoot out in Palm Springs last weekend at the windmills. End of the road, end of the day. 
related post: Meeting Sofi & Riding Her CB550 Cafe Racer

One of these things is not like the other one… Sofi Tsingos (gt-moto.com) and her Honda CB550 cafe racer amidst a bunch of big 30” front wheel havin’ Harley baggers made by Misfit Industries (misfitmade.com)

This is a behind the scenes shot from their shoot out in Palm Springs last weekend at the windmills. End of the road, end of the day. 

related post: Meeting Sofi & Riding Her CB550 Cafe Racer

Made some progress on the Dual Sporty project. If you follow my Instagram and Facebook you know some of the smaller behind the scenes details that got us here.

New 18” rear wheel with TKC80 on/off road tire… front wheel will be removed soon for tire swap to match.

Coming soon: belt-to-chain conversion, rear frame hoop, fender chop.

Currently featuring: Burly Brand stiletto rear shocks, Burly Brand cafe seat, Burly Brand scrambler bars, Boyle Custom Moto ‘spot’ air cleaner, Chainsikle low sets

I challenge you to take a more American photo than this fantastic shot of Sanna Maria and Jessica McLean from San Diego. Two of my favorite ladies, and it’s pretty obvious why. We got a ’50s Ford shoebox with a megachop, big guns, old school Harley chopper, cowboy hat, camo, American flag tank top, daisy dukes, my god people how much more can one photo scream, “USA”? 
If you somehow manage an even more Patriotic image featuring ladies and motorcycles, go ahead and send it my way on the submit page.

I challenge you to take a more American photo than this fantastic shot of Sanna Maria and Jessica McLean from San Diego. Two of my favorite ladies, and it’s pretty obvious why. We got a ’50s Ford shoebox with a megachop, big guns, old school Harley chopper, cowboy hat, camo, American flag tank top, daisy dukes, my god people how much more can one photo scream, “USA”? 

If you somehow manage an even more Patriotic image featuring ladies and motorcycles, go ahead and send it my way on the submit page.

Morgan Gilman Garritson riding a Harley Nightster sporting a Biltwell Gringo full face in Washington a few months back- photo by Lanakila MacNaughton for the Women’s Moto Exhibit.
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Morgan Gilman Garritson riding a Harley Nightster sporting a Biltwell Gringo full face in Washington a few months back- photo by Lanakila MacNaughton for the Women’s Moto Exhibit.

[ more Women’s Moto Exhibit | website ]

Arto Saari: Pro Skateboarder & Photographer

One of my favorite things to do is give background stories to images most of us have seen floating around the internet. This old school style black and white photograph is a good example of that. 

After some sleuthing I found that this is Arto Saari’s capture of a motorcyclist friend Kynan Tait cruising on his Harley, stuff (and skateboard) packed on bike, snapping a photo right back at the lens.

Arto was raised in Finland, now resides in the USA, and is a professional photographer and skateboarder. For some more shots and behind the scenes stuff, keep reading.

Burly Brand Slammer Kit Install Video!

Thanks to Burly Brand for inviting me to help them out with their Slammer Kit install video at their headquarters in Los Angeles! The Slammer Kit lowers your Harley (Sportster, Dyna, and more…) up to two inches, and yeah, it’s super easy to install. 

Even if you don’t have a Harley, or don’t want to lower it… it’ll still be fun for you to watch me be an uberdork on camera. 

Sydney local Lucia Braham on her 1965 Triumph Bonneville chopper.
Submitted through the MotoLady facebook page.
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Sydney local Lucia Braham on her 1965 Triumph Bonneville chopper.

Submitted through the MotoLady facebook page.

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Tyra Fuller cruising the Ortega Highway, photo by Kate Jones.
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Tyra Fuller cruising the Ortega Highway, photo by Kate Jones.

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Yuriko rides a sparkly pink and purple 1976 Shovelhead chopper… she’s a petite little lady… probably 5’ even. She’s perfected kicking it over with the whole weight of her body. Size isn’t everything.
I frequently hear ladies saying, “I’m too short for that bike” and Yuri proves that it’s a matter of determination. Her bike is very custom, making it fit her much better than a lot of stock bikes would. However these bikes are still quite heavy… it’s all about bike control. Practice makes perfect!
Photograph by Ben Zales (bentheboog), copyright 2014.
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Yuriko rides a sparkly pink and purple 1976 Shovelhead chopper… she’s a petite little lady… probably 5’ even. She’s perfected kicking it over with the whole weight of her body. Size isn’t everything.

I frequently hear ladies saying, “I’m too short for that bike” and Yuri proves that it’s a matter of determination. Her bike is very custom, making it fit her much better than a lot of stock bikes would. However these bikes are still quite heavy… it’s all about bike control. Practice makes perfect!

Photograph by Ben Zales (bentheboog), copyright 2014.

[ more of Yuriko Takeda | more petite motoladies ]

Annie Collins-Castillo parking her cherry blossom bike at the MotoLady three year anniversary party in January at Deus in Los Angeles. Photograph by Sean Delshadi.
She built the custom Sportster about four years ago with her brother Chris Collins of 70moto (IG @70moto), and topped it off with a paintjob from Sonny Boy (IG @sonnyboy_paint). 
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Annie Collins-Castillo parking her cherry blossom bike at the MotoLady three year anniversary party in January at Deus in Los Angeles. Photograph by Sean Delshadi.

She built the custom Sportster about four years ago with her brother Chris Collins of 70moto (IG @70moto), and topped it off with a paintjob from Sonny Boy (IG @sonnyboy_paint)

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Riding position has been finalized on the DualSporty project for Caroline. Burly Brand stiletto shocks raised the back end a considerable amount (it was lowered to begin with, after all), Burly Brand scrambler handlebars… combined with the Chainsikle low sets makes for a nice upright riding position. The MX pegs (also from Burly) are turned ever so slightly forward and give you good footing and control of the bike.
The 16” rear wheel will be replaced with a 18” and the white walls will be replaced with dual sport semi-knobby tires. The luggage rack on the tank will be a semi-permanent addition, and the rear one that sits above the seat will be complete optional and mount to the rear frame hoop.
The Honda 360 tank doesn’t look so bad now that’s it’s not bright orange with a chrome badge, eh? As for the paint scheme, you’ll have to wait for that reveal. It’s going to be very bright, I’ll say that much.
Make sure to visit the Burly Brand website and Chainsikle website as well.
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Riding position has been finalized on the DualSporty project for Caroline. Burly Brand stiletto shocks raised the back end a considerable amount (it was lowered to begin with, after all), Burly Brand scrambler handlebars… combined with the Chainsikle low sets makes for a nice upright riding position. The MX pegs (also from Burly) are turned ever so slightly forward and give you good footing and control of the bike.

The 16” rear wheel will be replaced with a 18” and the white walls will be replaced with dual sport semi-knobby tires. The luggage rack on the tank will be a semi-permanent addition, and the rear one that sits above the seat will be complete optional and mount to the rear frame hoop.

The Honda 360 tank doesn’t look so bad now that’s it’s not bright orange with a chrome badge, eh? As for the paint scheme, you’ll have to wait for that reveal. It’s going to be very bright, I’ll say that much.

Make sure to visit the Burly Brand website and Chainsikle website as well.

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So in case you missed the other announcements, I’m leaving San Diego for greener pastures- in other words I’m moving up to Ventura (about an hour north of LA) into a bad ass shop / apartment combo and I couldn’t be more excited about it. 

Yesterday Jeff Wolf and I did some spring cleaning in preparation for my arrival and influx of more stuff. I brought the Harley Dual Sporty project and my tools up a couple weeks ago, and at the end of this week I’ll be moving in all my personal stuff. We’ll be building another work bench with Enrique (the other fella who inhabits the shop and does a lot of wood working stuff) and then it’ll all pretty much be on lock.

It’s nice to have more space for my stuff and have use of a nice clean shop with good quality tools… there’s really nothing like it. Being able to walk 20 feet away and chop, weld, and grind whatever you want… heaven.

I’m finally going to feel home. 

The bikes you see are a pretty fun collection, and we’re not even done moving the Monster in! My Honda CB125s project, Enrique’s 1982 KZ1000, his KZ1000 police bike chopper, Wolf’s XS650 chopper, and his CB350 cafe racer project. 

Natália Lima, from Sao Paolo, Brazil, on the lucky 8ball Suzuki. Note the retro Harley Davidson t-shirt, as well.