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19
Oct

San Diego motorcycle videos YouTube

San Diego motorcycle videos YouTube

As all our readers and subscribers know, not only do I produce my own motorcycle videos but I also put up other people’s videos that I think are interesting here on this San Diego motorcycle site. Well, it sure seems that there are a lot of motorcycle riders out there who appreciate my own (almost exclusively about choppers) videos.

On YouTube, our channel is under the name of:  Pilotjoe7 and is located at: https://www.youtube.com/user/Pilotjoe7/

 

San Diego motorcycle videos YouTube

San Diego motorcycle videos YouTube

The graphic above is directly from YouTube and shows that for recent 28 day period,  our  motorcycle  channel had over 525 hours of people viewing just my own produced chopper videos!  To tell you the truth, I was amazed by these numbers! Read more »

17
Oct

Southern California Custom Motorcycle

Southern California Custom Motorcycle

This is an interview with Jim the proud owner of this California custom motorcycle. This video was made at the West Coast Thunder motorcycle ride set up area in Riverside California.

Well, we all know that the most popular motorcycle style is the bagger type motorcycle. Yes, the custom motorcycle fabrication TV shows are just a fond memory now. But, one should keep in mind that a classic style can go out of favor as the chopper has, but, the style itself will never die! Read more »

26
Sep

San Diego Ca Motorcycles

San Diego Ca Motorcycles

Last month  this site had over 21,900 unique visitors! actually, for the last six months this site averaged over 23,000 unique visitors per month!

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So, once again I like to say thanks to all my loyal visitors and for all you new people coming here for the first time be sure to mark this site is one of your favorites if you’re into custom motorcycles.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

According to IFABC Global Web Standards, a unique user (UU) is “An IP address plus a further identifier. The term “unique visitor” may be used instead of “unique user” but both terms have essentially the same meaning (see below). Sites may use User Agent, Cookie and/or Registration ID.” Note that where users are allocated IP addresses dynamically (for example by dial-up Internet service providers), this definition may overstate or understate the real number of individual users concerned. Read more »

22
Sep

How to adjust suspension on a motorcycle

How to adjust suspension on a motorcycle

This video is about adjusting progressive 422 motorcycle shocks on my 2006  American Ironhorse Texas Chopper. many of the same principles for adjusting these motorcycle shocks will apply to other models of motorcycles. But, it’s very important to first check with your motorcycle manufacturer as to the types of shocks recommended as well as the recommended adjustment to these motorcycle shocks.

A number of models of the American Ironhorse motorcycles used the same shocks, mounted horizontally under the frame. besides the Texas Chopper  I also know (because I owned one) these Progressive shocks were used on the Legend model (of the American Ironhorse model line) as well. Also, these same shocks were use on the Big Dog K-9. Again, I know this because I’ve owned  a couple of those Big Dog k9 models.

The advantage of having these horizontally mounted under the frame shocks  is that they help provide a lower rigid frame look to choppers, without having to put up with the harsh ride of a rigid frame. Plus,  in my mind, they provide a much cleaner look to any motorcycle. Who wants to look at too big bulky shocks mounted on the sides of your rear tire? Read more »

16
Sep

Hubless motorcycle wheels

Future Custom Motorcycles

Are hubless motorcycle wheels the next big look for true custom choppers?

Hubless or centreless wheels technically speaking are not without hub.
Instead of this, the hub is as large as the wheel itself and the axle is hollow.


Since there are pieces that bolt to hold the inner race,THAT is the hub,albeit a large one.A wheel cannot be hubless or it would roll away on its own.it APPEARS hubless.I’m not saying it doesn’t look cool as hell,I’m just saying the inner race,and the system that clamps it is in effect,a hub,it is just so large you don’t notice it..You don’t need sopkes to make it an axle hub.One piece spun aluminum wheels have no spokes,but still have a central hub.In this case the inner race is used as a hub. Read more »

13
Sep

Motorcycle suspension bolt – Motorcycle shock bolts – Progressive shock bolt failure

Motorcycle suspension bolt

This is video two of two about my progressive shock bolt failure. to fully understand the situation, I would advise taking a look at the first video that I did about this, the hyperlink is below:  http://www.sandiegocustommotorcycles.info/motorcycle-shock-bolt-snapping/

In this video about the motorcycle suspension bolt failure, I focus on what the cause may have been and a simple way to add a couple second procedure to your annual motorcycle maintenance check, that may prevent this situation from happening to your motorcycle. Read more »

11
Sep

Motorcycle shock bolt snapping

Motorcycle shock bolt snapping – progressive shocks

Okay, here comes my motorcycle riding story in the category of ‘there I was – thought I was going to die!’. this video is about shearing off the rear bolt that holds one of my two progressive shocks on my American Ironhorse Texas Chopper motorcycle.

I have a lot to say in this video and so it got a little long, now this video should be considered number one of two videos ( working on the second one right now) about this motorcycle riding incident. This first video talks about exactly what happened leading up to and during the bolt that secures my progressive 442 shocks to the frame of my motorcycle snapping off on the freeway.

My two favorite factory built custom choppers, the American Ironhorse and the Big Dog motorcycles both use the  Progressive 422 shocks mounted horizontally under  a number of their softail models. currently I’m riding the Texas Chopper that shown in this video, but, I have owned, and hopefully will only again,  a Big Dog K-9. Both of these great bikesuse the horizontally mounted progressive 422 shocks

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7
Sep

Radical Choppers

Radical Choppers – taking it too far!

For me the first thing that comes to mind when watching this video is that these bikers have taken it way too far as far as extended front ends go. Having a super long extended front end like this really changes the whole geometry of the motorcycle. I just have to believe that riding a motorcycle with such a long front end is really an accident waiting to happen. Plus, what about cornering and maneuverability?

Sure, I can appreciate bikers modifying their rights to suit their own individuality, but if they intend to ride these custom creations, I think safety has to factor into any modifications.

These motorcycles are just impractical and stupid. Make a bike uncomfortable and plan unsafe for the rider & anyone else around when they loses control. Read more »

4
Sep

Custom Motorcycle Trike

Custom Motorcycle Trike

Rocket II Trike is on the road, powered by a blown Hemi V8, which generates over 1000 hp!

Motorcycle Trike –

A sculptor by trade, Frogman Tim Cotterill brought his trike design to Blastolene, the same folks who built Jay’s Tank Car.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Many three-wheelers which exist in the form of motorcycle-based machines are often called trikes and often have the front single wheel and mechanics similar to that of a motorcycle and the rear axle similar to that of a car. Often such vehicles are owner-constructed using a portion of a rear-engine, rear-drive Volkswagen Beetle in combination with a motorcycle front end. Other trikes include ATVs that are specially constructed for off road use. Read more »

1
Sep

Double Motorcycle Crash

Double Motorcycle Crash

One motorcycle crash leads to another crash. Both riders were alright.

In 2013, two-wheeled motorcycles accounted for 93 percent of all motorcycles in fatal crashes. In 2013, motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities, 4 percent of all people injured, 18 percent of all occupants (driver and passenger) fatalities, and 4 percent of all occupants injured. Read more »