Friday, April 27, 2012


I hadn't taken a camera to the swap meet for awhile. Here's a few from February.

These are the kinds of bikes I enjoy seeing in the parking lot. Especially the 45 solo.

A very nicely preserved Sturgis. I believe it's a '82. I like this one with the gold trim much more than the ones with the red/orange accents. More proof that even late model Shovels are aging gracefully.

The swap meet has a fairly large bicycle segment. There's usually a few interesting custom and or motorized bikes cruising the aisles. This is definitely one of the better ones.

The engine is a modified chinese knock off Honda industrial motor .

A kick to look at but, I can't get behind bikes like this. First it was fat beach ball rear tires, now it's tall fronts. What's the next silly trend going to be?

More bling in the lot.

Three amigos... or stooges.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Different 45 Magnum

Normally I don't like posting photos from other blogs but you got to see this 45 that's on

When was the last time you saw American 12 spokes on a 45?... or at least what started out as a 45.

There's no info on the build so I'm going to guess at a few things. The frame is a WR or has been modified to look like one. Same for the WRTT oil tank. The top end sure looks like it's from a factory overhead hill climber but is likely Sportster with fabed up exposed rockers. I also noticed a small thing. The guy who built it, used chain links for the clips on the exhaust springs. My buddy Ironhead Ron likes to use them in such ways.

Use the link at the top of the post to see more neat details of the bike. Stuff like a Linkert mounted on the left side and a belt drive.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Tintin & Motorcycles

I watched the Adventures of Tintin the other night. For all the work involved, it was just OK.

At least he rides a Motorcycle.

This might have been better... is this for real?
Via: Go Away Garage

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nasty Nesbit Choppers

Here's some old photos of Nasty Nez's bikes. The first three images are courtesy of Joe Hurst.

Nez's Knucklehead. Probably taken at Dick Allen's shop around '68-69. That's Dick's chrome frame chopper and Joe's wheelie pulling buddy Steve Drale's panhead in the background. Note, both bikes have their primaries removed.

Nez's Shovelhead. I'm guessing it's the same bike below. The twisted sissy features the "South Bay Swoop".

"Confusion". The tanks are not chromed in this version from a magazine. What confuses me is, why run almost the same angle photo twice, and the comment about '69 heads (whatever they are?).

Ladies Like'em Long Phase III style. Nez is the guy responsible for Phase III Belt Drives. This image is from one of their ads. It's probably safe to say Nez liked girders. At this point his bike is taking on a more of a White Bear/Southbay look.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

This Month's Header, Everybody Plays The Fool

This Month's late, late, late header is dedicated to the fool in all of us. No one is immune. One time or another we all act or do foolish things.

The April Fool. It's spring time and love is in the air. If a girl just gives him a glance, he thinks she's interested. The Fool's too dumb to realize, he doesn't have a chance.