Posts tagged retro

Kyirsty Unger sitting on her lil two stoke Suzuki GT185 braaper in Portland, Oregon.
[ more photos tagged Suzuki | Retro ]

Kyirsty Unger sitting on her lil two stoke Suzuki GT185 braaper in Portland, Oregon.

[ more photos tagged Suzuki | Retro ]

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. 

Stacie B. London in stark contrasting white on her black 1969 BMW R60US at the East Side Moto Babes’ event, Babes on Motos 4.
Photography by Jack Alice (fb) at Charlie’s Place.
[ more photos of Stacie B. London | from BOM ]

Stacie B. London in stark contrasting white on her black 1969 BMW R60US at the East Side Moto Babes’ event, Babes on Motos 4.

Photography by Jack Alice (fb) at Charlie’s Place.

[ more photos of Stacie B. London | from BOM ]

Japanese lady on an old school Brat Style Harley from the EvoSpo blog.

[ more tagged Japan | more women who ride ]

Stephanie Kniebler gets a ride on the back of her buddy Kim Kenney’s CB360 while she’s finishing her project. Taking up the back is Chantal Smith on her sportbike. They ride in a sort of riding club, a bunch of awesome motoladies called ‘the Miss-Fires’ (fb). 
I love this photo so much. We’ve got a classic smaller bike, retro full face helmet (the Gringo from Biltwell), a 3/4 helmet (probably the Biltwell Bonanza) AND a modern full face with sport bike. This is what it’s all about, people. Riding whatever you want, however you want, whenever you want!
Love motorcycles, and pay it forward! The meaning of life. 
[ Photo by Corinna Mantlo | more tagged MotorGrrl Garage ]

Stephanie Kniebler gets a ride on the back of her buddy Kim Kenney’s CB360 while she’s finishing her project. Taking up the back is Chantal Smith on her sportbike. They ride in a sort of riding club, a bunch of awesome motoladies called ‘the Miss-Fires’ (fb)

I love this photo so much. We’ve got a classic smaller bike, retro full face helmet (the Gringo from Biltwell), a 3/4 helmet (probably the Biltwell Bonanza) AND a modern full face with sport bike. This is what it’s all about, people. Riding whatever you want, however you want, whenever you want!

Love motorcycles, and pay it forward! The meaning of life. 

[ Photo by Corinna Mantlo | more tagged MotorGrrl Garage ]

Visited Iron & Resin in Ventura, CA today. While I stopped by once before, my exploration of the store was limited by my bladder’s demands so I wanted to go back and take a closer look. 

Mainly a retail apparel shop, they also carry wonderful accessories including classy bags, camping equipage, and entertaining baubles. Handy flasks and tool rolls through vintage boots and leather jackets. Bathing suits and surfing stuff, cocktail guides and shot glasses… the list goes on. Seemingly helter skelter but so very well put together, and all fitting a nice beachy mood. Makes sense, being in Ventura and all (which I learned today had a population of just over 100,000). It goes along well with their tagline, “Freedom Riders Supply Co.”

I especially liked the Hunter S. Thompson, “Faster, Faster” art near the entrance.

[ Iron & Resin website | more SoCal

Was really cool to see a brand spankin’ new 2014 2013 Honda CB1100 (and get to sit on it and rev the engine a lil) today at Cerberus. It’s pretty cool as is, too. The 535lbs felt somewhat low centered making it not overly heavy, and had good height. Again, I’m stoked to see manufacturers bringing retro/classic motorcycles back into the mix. 
They’re chopping it up for a customer who’s going to send it overseas where they have more strict on what bikes you can bring in. The benefit of using this as a base is that it passes all their all their regulations right off the bat, and will be easier to register etc. 

Was really cool to see a brand spankin’ new 2014 2013 Honda CB1100 (and get to sit on it and rev the engine a lil) today at Cerberus. It’s pretty cool as is, too. The 535lbs felt somewhat low centered making it not overly heavy, and had good height. Again, I’m stoked to see manufacturers bringing retro/classic motorcycles back into the mix. 

They’re chopping it up for a customer who’s going to send it overseas where they have more strict on what bikes you can bring in. The benefit of using this as a base is that it passes all their all their regulations right off the bat, and will be easier to register etc. 

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. 

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

Zack Clarke and his lady taking off from Cerberus in San Diego a little over a week ago. Every now and again I remember to take out my ‘real’ camera and capture some candid moments… those are my favorite to photograph.
Copyright themotolady.com 2014. 

Zack Clarke and his lady taking off from Cerberus in San Diego a little over a week ago. Every now and again I remember to take out my ‘real’ camera and capture some candid moments… those are my favorite to photograph.

Copyright themotolady.com 2014. 

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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Michelle Clabby from Portland, Oregon by Lanakila MacNaughton for the Women’s Moto Exhibit.
[ more photos of Michelle | IG @imaclabby | womensmotoexhibit.com ]

Michelle Clabby from Portland, Oregon by Lanakila MacNaughton for the Women’s Moto Exhibit.

[ more photos of Michelle | IG @imaclabbywomensmotoexhibit.com ]

Ever heard of the Vintage Monkey? Here’s a look at the back side of a late 70’s Shasta Smith and an early 70’s Triumph 250. Shasta is a mechanic specializing in vintage bikes who works out of her shop in Sacramento, CA. 
[ Vintage Monkey website | more of Shasta Smith ]

Ever heard of the Vintage Monkey? Here’s a look at the back side of a late 70’s Shasta Smith and an early 70’s Triumph 250. Shasta is a mechanic specializing in vintage bikes who works out of her shop in Sacramento, CA. 

[ Vintage Monkey website | more of Shasta Smith ]

Watching the Why We Ride documentary again tonight in the background while workin’ away at the computer… one of my favorite quotes from the whole movie, "I say in five to ten years there’ll be more women riding than men. ‘Cause they’re tougher you know."

Gloria Tramonin Struck, 87 years young and still riding, was one of the original members of Motor Maids. The “club” was one of the first organizations that highlighted women riders and gave them a a place to meet, communicate, and ride.

[ Why We Ride website | MotorMaids website | more photos of Gloria Tramontin Struck ]

Wall of death, huh? Try this German silodrome… it’s suspended high above the ground and hoisted using pullies. Absolutely amazing. 
[ source: Silodrome | more tagged Wall of Death | history ]

Wall of death, huh? Try this German silodrome… it’s suspended high above the ground and hoisted using pullies. Absolutely amazing. 

[ source: Silodrome | more tagged Wall of Death | history ]