Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mikey Ratt pinstripes the Norton






I worked on Mikey Ratt's bike while he pinstripes mine.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Norton Commando almost finished!





The Norton is up and running! Just a few more minor things here and there that I want to do before it's "done".

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

El Centro pool



My friends Zach and Sarah came to San Diego from Portland a few months back. Skated a really good pool in El Centro with them.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Norton cafe racer progress




Finally got the gearbox rebuilt last night and back home in the frame today! I hopefully will have her back on the road in a few weeks, just waiting for a few small parts.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

More vinyl



Just a few of the soundtracks in the collection.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

old drawings



Found some drawings of mine from a few years back. (Still finding stuff buried from the move.)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Rat Phink and Boo Boo!



One of the best and worst movies ever.

Norton Commando progress




Worked on the Norton for a while today. Polished up the timing cover and "z" plates. It's hard work, but the end result is always satisfying. Next, I'll start cleaning up the top end.

The art of Juan Angel Chavez



My good friend from Chicago, Juan Chavez, recently went to Thailand to participate in an art exhibit.

The Wild One

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Yamaha XS 650



One of our good customers came in to the shop today on his very nice XS 650.(my friend Jub would've loved this one)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Lots of work to do



Keeping busy at the shop

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bikes in for service at Trophy Motorcycles




A couple of bikes in for service at Trophy. A Triumph Bonneville TT Special and a Ducati 750 Sport.

Uprise skateshop Chicago

Uprise Davenport, Iowa from Uprise on Vimeo.



I do miss my pals back in Chicago. A little video of us on a late nite trip to Davenport, IA.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ducati 350 Mark 3 desmo




I've been working on a customer's very nice Ducati Mark 3.

Norton Commando gearbox rebuild



Spent a little time this evening and polished the gearbox cover.



Started putting the gearbox back together..........

Rudy Ray Moore album




Dolemite and the Human Tornado!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010



My niece Amber knows who the coolest motorcycle shop is!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Norton Commando cafe racer

I put this 1971 Norton Commando together more than 10 years ago? Daily driver and only source of transportation for years. Many years and many bikes later, I figured it was time for me to do some well overdue repairs as well as some of the upgrades I've been meaning to do forever. Progress updates to come!

The project currently:
New alloy flanged rims with stainless spokes and a disc brake conversion. (still sorting out the brake caliper)
New tank from Clubman Racing due to the old tank splitting beyond repair. (At least the tank lasted me a good 10 years or so!)
And in progress of completely rebuilding the gearbox.



Skated a super fun ditch right around the corner from the event in Lake Elsinore.
video

Hell on Wheels 2010

Just got back from the Hell on Wheels event in Lake Elsinore. Met Tim and Isaac there to help represent Trophy Motorcycles.
Motorcycles, camping, beers, bands and a little skateboarding.









Saturday, June 5, 2010

BSA Goldstar

video

Chicago 2002. Brought my friend Dave's BSA Goldstar back to life after he found it in some barn in Wisconsin I believe. It had been sitting for at least 25 years.

Old Chicago pictures






A few pictures from my old loft in Chicago. (nice paint on the Goldstar huh?)