Peter Fonda and the Captain America Chopper
Peter Fonda talks about the process of building the Captain America Bike.
The Easy Rider chopper inspired a lot of us baby boomers to go out & start building a bike.. Many couldn’t afford to buy a harley back in the days, so they chopped BSA & Triumphs.. when the 750 Honda came out in ’69, those became popular bikes to chop also… I would say Easy Rider changed a lot of people in our generation. Read more
Indian Motorcycle – Jay Leno’s Garage
In 1901, bicycle racer and builder George Hendee teamed up with engineer Carl Oscar Hedstrom to build a 1.75 hp single cylinder motorcycle prototype with a revolutionary chain drive.
This motorized bicycle met with immediate success, and the 1933 Indian Motorcycle. Indian Motocycle Company was soon formed in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Below is additional information about the original Indian motorcycle from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The “Indian Motocycle Co.” was founded as the Hendee Manufacturing Company by George M. Hendee in 1897 to manufacture bicycles. These were initially badged as “Silver King” and “Silver Queen” brands but the name “American Indian”, quickly shortened to just “Indian”, was adopted by Hendee from 1898 onwards because it gave better product recognition in export markets. Oscar Hedstrom joined in 1900. Both Hendee and Hedstrom were former bicycle racers and manufacturers, and after building three prototypes in Middletown, Connecticut they teamed up to produce a motorcycle with a 1.75 bhp, single-cylinder engine in Hendee’s home town of Springfield. The motorcycle was successful and sales increased dramatically during the next decade. Read more
A demonstration of how to pick up a dropped motorcycle the easy way!
A Haley-Davidson representative doing this demonstration. How to tip your Harley back up when you drop it! Keep in mind that if you been riding a long time they say it’s not if you ever drop your bike but when you drop your bike!
On big dress bikes,. what really helps is the crash bars and bags not letting the bike actually get laid all the way over. When a bike is laying all the way on its side with no crash bar or bags to keep it at about a 45 degree angle it is definitely a lot harder to get back up. Read more
Kickstarting a Motorcycle – I certainly remember those days!
Since I started riding in the 1960s I remember well kickstarting Harleys! You really had to have your bike all tuned up and be careful not to flood the engine. Even then, sometimes you had to jump on the pedal 10 or 12 times to get the engine running. This video is shows a gal kickstarting a Harley Ironhead. this bike or gal definitely has perseverance and a great never give up mentality!
It would be easier if she straddled the bike and stood on the left peg instead of kicking it sidesaddle.
You gotta kick an Ironhead way harder than a Shovel. She just ain’t heavy enough! Read more
Your Last Motorcycle Ride
This is a very powerful video, never know when that next turn could be your last, but as said in the video, when it’s in your blood you can’t do anything but throw your leg over that bike! Very sorry for your loss.
Video notes: Patrick Bracelin has been my best friend since college. We did an initial interview with Patrick which quickly turned into, what I would consider, one of my favorite things I’ve captured on video. We made the haul to Phoenixville, PA from the DC area for the additional shots we wanted to lay over the video that we had already edited featuring Patrick’s interview. Read more
Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Problems
This video delivers a lot of good facts and detailed information about Harley-Davidson motorcycle sales.
Harleys have a NASTY reputation for being UNRELIABLE! Every single person I know that has a Harley, spends more time taking it to the shop than they do riding.The parts for them are extremely expensive too. While I am on the subject of price, Harleys are INSANELY over priced! Your average younger person now wants something that just works. Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Yamaha know that. That’s why they sell tons and tons of bikes. They are constantly cramming the latest tech into their bikes, and again, at a fraction of the price of a Harley. Read more
Happy New Year 2018
Happy New Year 2018
Happy Motorcycle New Year
This is a short video retrospective on motorcycle riding last year here in Southern California.
Yesterday, December 30, here in La Mesa California the high temperature was 81°! I believe in most of the country is a severe cold wave, so, motorcycle enthusiast living here in Southern California are really blessed with perfect riding weather and terrific scenery. Read more
Motorcycle Christmas | California Bike Night
Southern California December bike night. This was the last San Diego Harley bike night in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego.
Harley Davison stunt riders, food, refreshments and great looking motorcycles all combined to make this one great San Diego motorcycle event.
Yes, there were two Santas at this event, which one was the real Santa? Read more
Interview with Custom Chopper Builder Jesse James
When your real craftsman, and famous, you have the luxury of working on projects and for people that you are in tune with. Jesse James has made bikes for many athletes, and most wrestlers, but has no problem turning down customers. Here I was thinking he turned Stallone down because of his views on guns and gun control. Seeing as how Jesse James has been into guns for a while and now is a gun manufacturer, and the hypocrisy of Stallone making his living off of movies featuring a lot of gun violence and then being extremely anti-gun, and a supporter of the Brady Bill, etc. But nope, he didn’t sell him a bike cause Stallone wanted yellow…smh Jesse James is a fabricator in his own world, not a people person at all, old school as hell! Read more