What you can do with some elbow grease and effort is truly amazing. Seeing high dollar builds with every detail planned and perfectly executed is definitely inspiring, each piece a work of art. But I think what I like more are garage built bikes, customized by the owner to their liking instead of a shop or designer. They both have their positives, but this is a great example of what I mean. Isaiah’s cafe racer build began with a bike you don’t often find in the USA, a 1979 Suzuki GS425e. Q…. Continue Reading »
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It seems like Portland’s weather was on it’s best behavior for the weekend of the One Motorcycle Show (Feb 8/9/10)- giving everyone (even fair weather riders) a chance to pull their bikes off the tenders, give ‘em a wash and ride them in to the show. Four years in a row now the One Show has attracted a variety of attendees. As it’s progressed the reach has stretched beyond motorcyclists to include designers, artists, and those who appreciate looking at pretty things. Which is basically everyone, right? Thor Drake has developed an inviting… Continue Reading »
Did a front fender mock up for the Monster Project. Because I put a 748 front end on a 750 Monster, the compatible fender is the superbike marshmallow looking thing… way too bulky for my lean mean machine. Which one do you guys like best? Keeping in mind that I will be reinforcing narrow plastic for durability and strength.
A motolady riding a 1975 Yamaha XS650 cafe tail style custom. Could not for the life of me find the source of this. Awesome shot though. Tamara Raye- photo from Dice Magazine, shot by Michael Schmidt.
Motorcycle heaven! My friend Taylor’s garage and back yard… there are moto bits in every corner, hiding under blankets and tarps. Parts and engines, half and fully dismantled everywhere. Shelby and I met at his house after work to continue shooting a motovideo I am working on… But then my camera had magically run out of batteries. 🙁
Submission from Luke in TN- My girlfriend Katelyn started building a 1980 CB650 in her laundry room over the winter. A month ago, she brought it to my shop to finish. After she did the rings, jugs and valves we heaved the engine back into her beautifully finished frame. She’ll be riding this third bike of hers by August. On nights like this, I’m the one barefoot in the kitchen. Thanks for the awesome shot and story, Luke! It’s August now… send me some pics of your girl and her sweet new… Continue Reading »
Yet another teaser photo of Mitch Sander‘s beeeautiful 1966 Triumph Bonneville custom. He built this thing from the engine out himself…. it still amazes me. Now that is Garage Built. I’ll later be doing an article on his bike… pointing out small details like the speedo placed next to the seat. Photograph by yours truly.