Posts tagged yamaha

Aileen of the Moto Quest with a huge smile after riding her friend Boedy’s 1972 Yamaha XS650 cafe racer in Bali. 
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Aileen of the Moto Quest with a huge smile after riding her friend Boedy’s 1972 Yamaha XS650 cafe racer in Bali. 

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This is my babely lady friend Jessica McLean riding out of Born Free 6 at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA. I’m really happy to have been able to see her this weekend, albeit briefly, and want to wish her a biggol’ HAPPY BIRTHDAY on this here interwebs. 
She was a pillar of kick ass friendship while I was living in San Diego, and without her I probably would have been sad and lonely a lot of the time I lived there. Y’all probably don’t know, but I’m sort of a hermit. Jess’ infectious happiness and lust for fun can’t be contained in her own body and therefore if you’re lucky enough to be around her, you can’t help but feel stoked on life. 
Love you lady. 
Photograph by Alicia Mariah Elfving, copyright themotolady.com 2014.

This is my babely lady friend Jessica McLean riding out of Born Free 6 at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA. I’m really happy to have been able to see her this weekend, albeit briefly, and want to wish her a biggol’ HAPPY BIRTHDAY on this here interwebs. 

She was a pillar of kick ass friendship while I was living in San Diego, and without her I probably would have been sad and lonely a lot of the time I lived there. Y’all probably don’t know, but I’m sort of a hermit. Jess’ infectious happiness and lust for fun can’t be contained in her own body and therefore if you’re lucky enough to be around her, you can’t help but feel stoked on life. 

Love you lady. 

Photograph by Alicia Mariah Elfving, copyright themotolady.com 2014.

My dude Wolf got workin’ on his XS650 chopper project again last night. Plans were made to have it done by Born Free this weekend, but as happens with building motorcycles, it had to be put on hiatus for a little while. 
Don’t have a lift? Use a cinderblock. Ghetto fabulousness.
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My dude Wolf got workin’ on his XS650 chopper project again last night. Plans were made to have it done by Born Free this weekend, but as happens with building motorcycles, it had to be put on hiatus for a little while. 

Don’t have a lift? Use a cinderblock. Ghetto fabulousness.

[ more from Wolf Designs | more XS650 ]

Takashi Urashima’s drawing of Tamara Raye on her Yamaha XS650 cafe racer.
[ more of Tamara | source IG @ein883 ]

Takashi Urashima’s drawing of Tamara Raye on her Yamaha XS650 cafe racer.

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Now that’s a tote bag we can all appreciate… Keep calm and twist the throttle! 
Pick one up in the MotoLady redbubble store for just over $24! Or alternatively, you can get the "City Curves" tote.

Now that’s a tote bag we can all appreciate… Keep calm and twist the throttle! 

Pick one up in the MotoLady redbubble store for just over $24! Or alternatively, you can get the "City Curves" tote.

Francesca Gem’s burnout on her Yamaha R6 ‘Cherrybomb’!
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Francesca Gem’s burnout on her Yamaha R6 ‘Cherrybomb’!

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Friday’s trip to Progressive Suspension’s HQ was a delight. Their operation is so clean.. and quite large.

My favorite part was finally getting to see the Sprinter Van wrap that I designed! It’s not often is web and graphic designers get to see our work in life! RIDE MORE backwards across the front for rear view mirror action.

They also had an awesome print from Lanakila MacNaughton’s Women’s Moto Exhibit (website) in the marketing department! I also couldn’t help making vroom vroom noises while sitting on the tiny little 1974 2stroke Yamaha GT80 in their conference room.

Thanks for the tour, guys!

That’s right, throw pillows / pillow covers with some awesome motorcycle action.
Available in the MotoLady redbubble shoppe for a limited time, click here to see available prints… prices start at $23. You can get a cover by itself, or throw in the pillow as well (pun intended).
Pillow options: Ducati Salt Racer, Lady Dirtbiker on Bridge, Lanakila on the XS, and MotoLady on the MotoGuzzi V7 Racer. More options will be added. 

That’s right, throw pillows / pillow covers with some awesome motorcycle action.

Available in the MotoLady redbubble shoppe for a limited time, click here to see available prints… prices start at $23. You can get a cover by itself, or throw in the pillow as well (pun intended).

Pillow options: Ducati Salt RacerLady Dirtbiker on BridgeLanakila on the XS, and MotoLady on the MotoGuzzi V7 Racer. More options will be added. 

The bad ass and equally lovely Tamara Raye gettin’ some sweet air on her vintage ‘72 Yamaha MX250 in Japan at the Kawagoe MX Village outside of Tokyo.
Photograph by Ryo Tsuchiyama (IG @MTXF8).
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The bad ass and equally lovely Tamara Raye gettin’ some sweet air on her vintage ‘72 Yamaha MX250 in Japan at the Kawagoe MX Village outside of Tokyo.

Photograph by Ryo Tsuchiyama (IG @MTXF8).

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Jeannette Mekdara at the Hell on Wheels MC (site) takes Japan rally- she and Dimitri Coste won first place in their classes. Participants in the rally shipped their bikes over to Japan, like Jeannette’s DT Yamaha scrambler. 

[ more posts featuring Jeannette Mekdara | Hell on Wheels MC ]

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. 

Some shots of Jeff Wolf (of Wolf Designs) working on his XS650 chopper at the shop in Ventura, CA. The amount of effort put into all the little details like frame gussets makes this a very unique bike… can’t wait to see it done!

Photographs by Alicia Mariah Elfving, copyright themotolady.com 2014.

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Stormie takes her XS650 off roading in the Pacific Northwest mud. 
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Stormie takes her XS650 off roading in the Pacific Northwest mud. 

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Francesca Gem stars in ‘Cherry Red Mayhem’ on her Yamaha R6. 

Francesca Gem stars in ‘Cherry Red Mayhem’ on her Yamaha R6. 

Ana Llorente from East Side Moto Babes on a lil Yamaha MX minibike.
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Ana Llorente from East Side Moto Babes on a lil Yamaha MX minibike.

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