So a few months ago a friend gave me this old peanut tank that had some original 60's paint. It had been sitting in the bed of an old truck behind there barn he thinks for close to twenty years. He was going to scrap it, but thought I may like to have it. So i had it hanging on my wall awhile then decided to see what I could get for it on e-bay. I sold it to someone in the states for about $175. I thought I had seen the last of it, but last night I was looking at one of a few blogs that I keep up with from Japan and low and behold there hung the old Dragon tank on their shop wall! I couldn't believe it! Something that had sat un seen for so long, now hangs prized on a shop wall in Japan! Funny how things work sometimes. Here's a pic of it in it's new home. The Blog is www.daikoube.blogspot.com and the shops name is Duas Caras Cycles.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
A couple years ago my dad wanted me to build him a bike. He found a really great deal on a custom bike his friend had, but it had been sitting and was rough and dated. He bought the bike and wanted me to completely redo it. My dad is like most of the general public when it comes to custom bikes, he likes billet and bling! Not really my cup of tea or style, but I wanted to make him happy. So that's what I was building for him but then he got a little burned out on the project and wanted to sell it. He knew it was ether stick more money into it to finish it, or sell it as is. Loose loose situation there. We came to an agreement that since I had all the labor in it that he would sell it to me for a good price and it would become my next bike. So that's what we did, but now I had to sell all the bling and billet to fund the rest of the project and change it to my style. The only thing I'm keeping from the project is frame, all the drive line, and rear fender. Everything else will be changed. Here is the bike as it was for my dad.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Super clean and classy Trumpet. Love the chrome hard tail and painted frame combo. Pic was taken by Josh Kurpius. I met him in Sturgis a few years back, super cool dude, check his stuff out at joshkurpius.com or at kemosabeandthelodge.blogspot.com.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I found these pics online awhile back. This is one of the coolest looking motors I've ever seen. The dual mechanical throttle body's the way they are positioned and mechanical fuel pump are bad ass! It's also 120 in. Shovel! I wish a motor like this could be run on a street bike and be dependable. You were the man John!