Friday, May 6, 2016

Move Around #5

Niko sent over Move Around's 5th issue, with French celebrity Matthieu Pichu as the cover boy. Move Around is a bitchin small print mag from France, with Bikes, tattoos, punk rock, and more bikes in it. Also has English translation to all us who can only speak another language when we're drinking!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Truck Shopping on the Bike

Found a truck on Craigslist, and after I installed a small gate in the morning, figured I would load the bike up, go to the bank, and head down to Santa Cruz to look at this thing in person. 

Perfect day. Tshirt weather all the way. 

Gas stop

Altamont Pass up ahead. 

Thanks to our SHITTY freeway system here in California, I made it to the top of the Altamont and had to pull over to tighten some bolts on the rear fender. Besides that though, ol Purple Drink ran great. 

Made it to Scott's Valley and Josh's shop

Lots of projects including a newer Landcruiser motor swap and an old LeMans, and this old CB750

Josh and I rode the rest of the way to the truck. 

In all reality I was just looking for an excuse to go for a ride! Oh, truck ran fine too. Didn't need to tighten any bolts on the way home...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Chopper Freaks Party!

Fredrikstad, Norway. Vikings! 30 years, congratulations!
Thanks for the poster Mac! 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hells Race, Belgium

Our good friend Angelo is putting this on. Be there! 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Good Seeing you Bill!

Ran into a pretty big pack of bikes yesterday in downtown Sonora. Turned out it was the Nor Cal Cycle Swap crew headed back south. Got to talk with Bill from Biltwell for a bit before they headed south along the Goldenchain. I love how small the chopper world remains! 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Purple Drink

As usual, took a completely good running bike, and tore it apart! Well only the ass end. 
A bike without a sissy bar makes it hard to travel the long distances with. Anyway, this was priority number two, after the "mid boards".

Mock up

First cut

New holes for fender support. Old ones will be welded up prior to paint. 

Double iced espresso break

Parts run

Final mock up

Test run!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wrench, Wrench, Wrench

Since my motor is not quite back from being rebuilt at Pats Machine Shop, I somehow got suckered into working on a couple of the other bikes that are close to getting on the road. 

First bent up a fender brace for Todd's shovel. 

His bike is getting close...

Then started on the reassembly of Wol's motor.  

Barrels slid right on after I covered myself in assembly lube. 

Enough for today. Get back into it in another day or so. Hey Jason, what are you doing Friday??!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Checking out the Swap Meet Site

Last friday we went up to check out the swap site by D&D Rods and Rewire. As you can see, there is a fucking lake behind us. We had another heavy spring storm friday, and basically once again filled the field with water.
But don't worry. Weather for the next couple of weeks is going to be in the 80's. Down right hot a couple of those days! Either way, we didn't get much done, besides drinking a couple freezing cold beers.

Yes, it started to hail on us for awhile too...

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Some progress

Top end...... And some. 
Picked my shit up from Pats finally 

Lookin better already. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

One of Paul in Arizona. Check out more on the DTMC instagram. Social networking, really?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I hope to get this guy back on the road this week. Fucking work, life, and now the ol landcruiser has preventing me from dedicating any time to this project.

Oh yeah, and maybe the weather isn't helping either!

We still have hats for sale!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Hey Wolf, Come Get Your Parts!!!

Get your shit! Need to make room for my stuff! 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Fun in the Sun!

Well its sunny here in California... hopefully we can pass some of it along to our Bavarian Brothers!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

From Bretagne

Fanch sent us some pictures of him and done of the other guys ripping around a dirt course out in the French countryside. Pretty fucking cool! 

Shoulder to shoulder through the straight away! Style points for Fanch on his sporty.