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
Harley Davidson Shovelhead Chopper 1979 swingarm build
All the heavy fab, machining and welding were done by a friend at his shop. I did all the easy stuff like tighten bolts, build wheels, built motor and painting. Built mostly by me with a lot of guidance and help from friends. Build time was about 8-9 months.
Harley Davison shovelhead engine:
Always ride with the proper protective Motorcycle Accident Gear!
This video shows not a very fast speed motorcycle accident, but the motorcycle rider doesn’t have any shirt nor pants. This is what happens when you don’t wear proper motorcycle gear. Please be aware that video contains footage of blood and wounds.
1) This is why you wear all the gear, all the time.
2) This is why you ride within your limits and skill level. Read more
Captain America Chopper
Original Captain America chopper from the Easy Rider movie sold at auction
The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in “Easy Rider” has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s.
The sizzle for the feature film about Edward Winterhalder’s life and the rise and fall of Harley-Davidson in North America.
This motorcycle documentary will be produced by Atlas Industries and feature members of the War Dogs MC. Edward Winterhalder is the world’s leading authority on motorcycle clubs and the outlaw biker lifestyle; his eleven books about the culture are sold all over the world and published in multiple languages.
He was associated with motorcycle clubs and outlaw bikers for almost thirty years, and has been seen on Fox News (the O’Reilly Factor with Bill O’Reilly & America’s Newsroom), CNN, Bravo, Al Jazeera, BBC, ABC Nightline, MSNBC News Nation, Good Morning America, History Channel, Global, National Geographic, History Television, AB Groupe, and CBC. In addition to his literary endeavors, he is a consultant to the entertainment industry, and has produced episodes of TV series such as Outlaw Bikers, One Percenters, Gang World, Iron Horses, Marked, Biker Chicz, Living On The Edge, and Gangland. Read more
Euro Custom Bike Show 2017
The Custom Bike Show exhibited motorcycle craftsmanship of the very highest level this year, with Europe’s best custom bike professionals rubbing shoulders with artisan builders competing for the beautiful hand-crafted bespoke trophies created by French jewellery brand 2-Saints. The village of Grimaud formed the backdrop for an incredible display, and the panel of expert judges drawn from the custom bike world and the motorcycle media had a tough task in selecting the winners from the amazing array of design and construction talent on offer.
The village of Grimaud formed the backdrop for an incredible display, and the panel of expert judges drawn from the custom bike world and the motorcycle media had a tough task in selecting the winners from the amazing array of design and construction talent on offer.
Custom Bike Show 2017
Motorcycle Rider Thanksgiving
I have to give thanks for living in this great city & motorcycle riding environment.
Thank you for enabling us to do what we love everyday. We hope that your motorcycle passion continues to grow, that more people get to experience the passion of motorcycle riding, & that you enjoy a stellar year of doing what makes you happiest. For all things big and small, Thanksgiving is a time to remember and be thankful.
We are thankful to all military members & there families for what they do to protect our freedom everyday. Blessings & Best Wishes Always from our family to yours. Warm Regards
Motorcycle Rider Thanksgiving
Harley-Davidson New Softail for 2018 – Harley Davidson Sport Glide
Harley-Davidson New Softail – 2018 Harley Davidson Sport Glide
This bike doesn’t do justice to the original, which had a fixed functional engineered fairing(albeit a little ugly), a ton of suspension travel and mid-pegs. It was also lighter. Had lower fairings too. It was a sporty touring comfortable corner ripper(for a Harley..). It’ll appease the wannabes. Not the FXR die-hards. Millennials in skinny jeans and shorty boots will flock to it. That’s the idea I guess….
I think Harley is killing it. If they could bring their prices down to at least within 15% of their competitors they’d probably do really well. Their older customer base wasn’t real good at math, but back then, even the mentally challenged could find good paying jobs. Younger riders making that kinda dosh with the all the info in the world at their fingertips are likely far better educated and less susceptible to Harley sales BS. Read more