Posts tagged shop

Montgomery Motorcycles, San Clemente

Today I went up to San Onofre and San Clemente to visit my friend Justin who runs the Peanut Butter Coast blog. He’s down from Seattle with his friend Chris on a surfing adventure road trip dubbed 'The Peelgrimage'. After food, he showed me a cool motorcycle shop he had stumbled upon, Montomery Motorcycles. 

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San Clemente, with a small population of some 60k people, caught me off guard with the super cool vintage motorcycle shop. It’s only about an hour from San Diego, but I didn’t know of much going on there besides nice surf.

A very cool “3D” style gif of someone TIG welding.
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A very cool “3D” style gif of someone TIG welding.

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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.

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

Shipping is free today only in the MotoLady redbubble store! Tons of new photos, some never before seen have been added to the cache.

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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!

Photographer Anthony Blasko visited Walt Siegl’s shop in New Hamshire and took some beautiful photos that seem to evoke the same emotions that looking at Walt’s builds do (for me).

Kudos, kudos. Capturing a craftsman at work is a rewarding challenge. 

[ Walt Siegl website | see more shop spaces ]

The third annual Biltwell Parking lot Sale happened today at their new spot in Temecula, CA! I scored a tank and fender for a whopping $5, met the beautiful Ashmore of Babes Ride Out, saw the infamous Dump Truck again, drank free beer that flowed from a vintage Fire Truck, and laid eyes on some beautiful machines. 

The Biltwell shop is lovely, all their goodies on display and lookin’ classy as expected. Nice bikes inside, a wall of helmets and a plethora of fun bits for your builds. 

Thanks for a great time, guys!

[ links: Biltwell Website | BabesRideOut.com ]

The folks over at Flying Tiger Motorcycles might be geniuses. These scented candles may not be the best present for Grandma (unless you’ve got a really rad Granny) but they’re pretty bitchin’. Most motorcycle fantatics, myself included, love the smell of two stroke smoke- and we all love the smell of the open road.

[ link: Flying Tiger Website

Ladies wrench nights are always a lot of fun- here’s a shot of Corinna Mantlo (left), Kristen Johnson (middle), and Valerie Figarella who owns Motor Grrl Garage in NYC (right).
Engine rebuild has begun on their 1971 Yamaha AT1125.
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Ladies wrench nights are always a lot of fun- here’s a shot of Corinna Mantlo (left), Kristen Johnson (middle), and Valerie Figarella who owns Motor Grrl Garage in NYC (right).

Engine rebuild has begun on their 1971 Yamaha AT1125.

[ links: Motor Grrl Garage website | more tagged MotorGrrl ]

My friend sent me this today, “I made a few changes to the blue prints, do you think the wife will notice?”
Haha, amazing.

My friend sent me this today, “I made a few changes to the blue prints, do you think the wife will notice?”

Haha, amazing.

WIN THIS STUFF! I’m asking a favor / bribing y’all with a little giveaway; The shop I’m at here in San Diego, Cerberus Motorcycles, is a very unique place of business. It’s a restoration shop, a place where you can come get maintenance done, and most beneficial for everyone else… a co-op where you can come work on your own bike! 
Simply put, we’ve applied for a small business grant from Chase Mission Main Street Grants. We need 250 votes by the 15th of November, that’s only three days away!
TO WIN the sweet MotoLady Gas Mask Bandana and Cerberus pint glass:
1) Help us get the rest of the votes, it takes two seconds! Click here and hit vote!
2) Share this pic from the ML facebook page by clicking here and following the directions (if you don’t vote too, you won’t be entered to win the goods).
You’re entered, that’s it!

WIN THIS STUFF! I’m asking a favor / bribing y’all with a little giveaway; The shop I’m at here in San Diego, Cerberus Motorcycles, is a very unique place of business. It’s a restoration shop, a place where you can come get maintenance done, and most beneficial for everyone else… a co-op where you can come work on your own bike! 

Simply put, we’ve applied for a small business grant from Chase Mission Main Street Grants. We need 250 votes by the 15th of November, that’s only three days away!

TO WIN the sweet MotoLady Gas Mask Bandana and Cerberus pint glass:

1) Help us get the rest of the votes, it takes two seconds! Click here and hit vote!

2) Share this pic from the ML facebook page by clicking here and following the directions (if you don’t vote too, you won’t be entered to win the goods).

You’re entered, that’s it!

The world’s favorite motorcycle calendar (and my personal favorite, too) for 2014 is here from BikeEXIF! As if last year’s wasn’t awesome enough, they’ve made it even better by bumping up paper quality and size to 17x12 inches!

Details on each build, a heavy duty cover, shrinkwrapped and sent to your door wherever in the world you may live for $15.99 plus shipping. 

Check out the BikeEXIF post for links and info on how to order!

Monster Project mini update- got the bike unloaded and on the bench at Cerberus, attached chain tonight. 

Monster Project mini update- got the bike unloaded and on the bench at Cerberus, attached chain tonight. 

For those of you who don’t have loads of mechanical experience and are still learning like me- here’s a quick trick for tapping threads. 
In the case of my Monster- some clear coat got all up into the threads of the tank strap mount holes making replacing the screws a bit sketchy. The last thing I want to do is mangle the threads and have to helicoil something in such a delicate area.
Apply a little bit of drill/tap lube (just a little bit) to your tap before screwing it in so that it picks up all the dust/metal shavings/dirt and also makes it easier to cut through whatever is blocking up your threads (such as rust). Very effective. 

For those of you who don’t have loads of mechanical experience and are still learning like me- here’s a quick trick for tapping threads. 

In the case of my Monster- some clear coat got all up into the threads of the tank strap mount holes making replacing the screws a bit sketchy. The last thing I want to do is mangle the threads and have to helicoil something in such a delicate area.

Apply a little bit of drill/tap lube (just a little bit) to your tap before screwing it in so that it picks up all the dust/metal shavings/dirt and also makes it easier to cut through whatever is blocking up your threads (such as rust). Very effective.