Posts tagged shop

My Ducati Monster, Pandora, in our shop- photograph by Scott G. Toepfer (sgtoepfer.com). 

My Ducati Monster, Pandora, in our shop- photograph by Scott G. Toepfer (sgtoepfer.com)

Silver Piston jewelry designer Steve West’s daughter Emma with her new RC-51 salt flats print! Tons of garage art available in the MotoLady redbubble shop.
[ more photos from the falt slats ]

Silver Piston jewelry designer Steve West’s daughter Emma with her new RC-51 salt flats print! Tons of garage art available in the MotoLady redbubble shop.

[ more photos from the falt slats ]

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. 

MotoLady Siver Piston Exclusive Rings

A closer look at the finished MotoLady + Silver Piston exclusive rings!

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I’m really excited about this collaboration… the rings are made to order, by hand, in the USA. Steve West (the main man of Silver Piston jewelry) has worked in Atlanta, GA making rings for years now… perfecting his process to produce these sleek and sturdy unique rings. The coins are tediously carved by Shane Hunter in Oklahoma. 

Best part? They fit under your motorcycle gloves because of the low profile design.

MotoLady Braap! T-Shirts

Designed by yours truly and Jeff Wolf in kind, the BRAAP tshirts are a little bit retro and a little bit modern. Featuring ‘The Universal Language’ and ‘themotolady.com est 2011’ they were produced to celebrate three years of the MotoLady website and beyond.

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Second version of the MotoLady footpeg Coat / Helmet hooks, this time old Triumph pegs!

There’s two of these up for grabs. Email me if you want ‘em! alicia (at) themotolady.com <- I do this because of evil spambots!

[ more stuff I’ve made ]

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 &#8220;3D&#8221; style gif of someone TIG welding.
[ source: tumblr | more motorcycle gifs ]

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

[ source: tumblr | more motorcycle gifs ]

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.

Score yourself a motolady tshirt, sticker, print or phone case! Photographs by Alicia Mariah Elfving, copyright themotolady.com 2014.

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Warning- redhead wrenching! May cause distractions in the workplace. Annalee Cleveland working on her project bike&#8230; 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