Posts tagged ivory

The lovely Pandora and I went for an evening ride on this overcast and warm Ventura day. Soft clouds make for great photos, it’s a giant softbox in the sky dampening and washing all the sun around. (For those that don’t know, a soft box is used in professional lighting for video and photo shoots to make light more even and spread out.)

These shots were taken at Serra Cross Park above Downtown Ventura, CA. To the right of the images there’s a giant cross overlooking the ocean. I can see this spot from my house, which is pretty cool. 

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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. 

Took the Monster out in my new home base town of Ventura for the first time today to run some errands, made a pit stop at Surfer’s Point to check out the ocean. Why? Because I can!
Wolf helped me out and grabbed a quick 15 second video of me taking off from the compound on Pandora, if you want to check it out click here and pop over to the motolady instagram.
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Took the Monster out in my new home base town of Ventura for the first time today to run some errands, made a pit stop at Surfer’s Point to check out the ocean. Why? Because I can!

Wolf helped me out and grabbed a quick 15 second video of me taking off from the compound on Pandora, if you want to check it out click here and pop over to the motolady instagram.

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Giving my Monster, aka ‘Pandora’s Box’, a sponge bath on this lovely 80°F sunny San Diego day.
Yeah, sometimes she gets washed before and after a ride. So what? Gotta treat the ladies right if you want them to do the same. 

Giving my Monster, aka ‘Pandora’s Box’, a sponge bath on this lovely 80°F sunny San Diego day.

Yeah, sometimes she gets washed before and after a ride. So what? Gotta treat the ladies right if you want them to do the same. 

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. 

Simone’s Ivory Monster

It’s really cool seeing other retro-ish Monster builds out there. Simone de Ranieri from Pisa, Italy sent me these photos of his Ducati Monster build. 

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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 neighborhood of San Diego where I was working, over to Trophy Motorcycles on El Cajon for some new spark plugs, then out to Mission Beach for a mini photoshoot. Yes, she feels great. The 748 front end on there definitely made it ride more like a sportbike (gee I wonder why) and it turns in with just the thought of an approaching corner. Quick as a bunny, with a throaty purr that sounds like it’s coming from the depths of my heart. 
Indiegogo folks- don’t worry, I’ll be starting on the rewards portion of the campaign and will deliver them asap. You have not been forgotten by any means. Thank you again for your support and helping make this dream come true… I was jumping up and down like a little kid in the crux of a sugar high after I took her out on the road.
Last note- the build phases of the Monster Project will be updated on this here website, very soon. I had forgone the blogging portion of the project in order to get the thing done [finally]. 

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 neighborhood of San Diego where I was working, over to Trophy Motorcycles on El Cajon for some new spark plugs, then out to Mission Beach for a mini photoshoot. Yes, she feels great. The 748 front end on there definitely made it ride more like a sportbike (gee I wonder why) and it turns in with just the thought of an approaching corner. Quick as a bunny, with a throaty purr that sounds like it’s coming from the depths of my heart. 

Indiegogo folks- don’t worry, I’ll be starting on the rewards portion of the campaign and will deliver them asap. You have not been forgotten by any means. Thank you again for your support and helping make this dream come true… I was jumping up and down like a little kid in the crux of a sugar high after I took her out on the road.

Last note- the build phases of the Monster Project will be updated on this here website, very soon. I had forgone the blogging portion of the project in order to get the thing done [finally]. 

Retro beauty. The babe and the bike, of course. :) I love the vintage ivory BMWs. So good.

Retro beauty. The babe and the bike, of course. :) I love the vintage ivory BMWs. So good.

She’s gonna be a beauty.
More photos from putting the first bit of her back together soon. The little scissor marks and arrows are where the frame is chopped and the seat is getting chopped to match.
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She’s gonna be a beauty.

More photos from putting the first bit of her back together soon. The little scissor marks and arrows are where the frame is chopped and the seat is getting chopped to match.

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I couldn’t find anywhere else this photo exists on the internet besides tumblr. If anyone has an idea where this ivory/gold/black custom came from… TELL ME. Those’re the same colors of the Monster…
Sometimes I hate google reverse image search- Roland Sands Design for Mickey Rourke. Duh.

I couldn’t find anywhere else this photo exists on the internet besides tumblr. If anyone has an idea where this ivory/gold/black custom came from… TELL ME. Those’re the same colors of the Monster…

Sometimes I hate google reverse image search- Roland Sands Design for Mickey Rourke. Duh.

Monster Project preview time… Pinstriping on the tank stripe by Jeff Wolf!
Original/base paint job by Jeff Yarrington of the Saint Motor Company.

Monster Project preview time… Pinstriping on the tank stripe by Jeff Wolf!

Original/base paint job by Jeff Yarrington of the Saint Motor Company.

Vintage harley, ivory. Brown leather seat.

Vintage harley, ivory. Brown leather seat.

Well said.

She’s Heartless For Now…
thanaruth:

projects in the studio.


More decor photos here. :)

Well said.

She’s Heartless For Now…

thanaruth:

projects in the studio.

More decor photos here. :)

Follow the attack!

Follow the attack!