Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tight group

German Harleys

Norbert in Germany sent us a pic of him and a buddy on a little trip to Sweden. Very cool Norbert!

Italian Harleys!

These pics come from Uncle J, a Boozefighter in Italy. These are his bikes. He needs help locating a Thoro or B&H set up for his Knuckle. Any help would be appreciated.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Fonz..ayyyyy!

Ok. Too much thinking by yours truly Flathead Jedd. I'll admit it. I loved Happy Days! It got very cheesey. Some would even say it "jumped the shark." Let's talk about The Fonz. No let's talk about the Fonz' bike. Here's what I remember. The first season he rode a purple Knucklehead. Yes he did! Well maybe not rode but was sitting on or standing next to. Do you remember the first season. No leather jacket! That's right the producers felt that even in 1974 the symbolic leather jacket was to evil. So what did the Fonz wear. Do you remember the light blue windbreaker? Also do you remember the Cunningham's oldest boy Chuck? He went off to college and we never heard from him again. Why did they drop the Knuckle after the first season? Who knows? Maybe Chuck stole it and rode off to California. In comes the Triumph Trophy. Very cool in it's own right and more associated with the Fonz. The inspiration for my Triumph, by the way. And what about the leather jacket? It was agreed that as long as the Fonz was near his bike and it could be perceived as a piece of safety equipment he could wear it. Obviously as time went on he never took it off, even to jump a shark. Well this post is jumping the shark and I'm embarrassed that I know so much about Happy Days. If you are ever in Washington DC and visit the Smithsonian, visit Fonzie's jacket. It's there and it brought a tear to my eye.


Ride Reminder!

April 4th we ride!


Anybody notice anything strange? Hint, check out the engine. Perhaps the front cylinder. No cheatin' bastards!

H-D Dealership

I'm sure it still happens. Riders meeting at the local dealership and going on a ride. Much like meeting at Four Aces for a ride. If you got more dealership pictures send them our way. I like these. Especially when you can see through the front window at the display and drool over what you wish you could buy.

56 Pan with a pair of Buicks

More from the custom Pan series

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Indian Racer

Kelley's bike

Classic image

Wing Nut ride

In case you don't check the "news" to the right, we will be doing another ride on Saturday April 4th. we will be meeting at Four Aces Cycle Supply in Pacoima at 8:30 am and take off when everyone gets there. Not too far this time, just enough to get the oil circulating. Please join us. If you have gone with us before don't worry we don't bite. If you are thinking of going send us an email so we don't leave without you.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Molded Blue Bagger

Again later than usually posted but I found a link to some very cool 60's customs. I like them because the style is very Watson/Barris late 50's car styling applied to FLHs. Again, almost an offspring of custom bikes, but away from the chopper craze. If nothing else they are cool old pictures. I'll post a few now and then.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

East VS West

I know this is not so much going on today, but Dr Sprocket it adds validity to what I have stated in the past. Thanks Wes!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Snowmobile.....Triumph Style!

Don't let winter get you down. From what I hear it's almost over.

Four Five Racer

Looper Cam

Eric Mathieu sent us some cool pics of the cams that were in the Looper Crocker that was posted a few days ago. They were apparently hand made for his personal mount. Thanks for the pictures and the info Eric.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Another transition bike

Straight 1950's So Cal custom Triumph. Watson style flames, chrome, two tone seat. Very nice.....if you are into that type of thing. (I am)

1939 California Motorcycle Rally

Happy St Paddy's Day!!!!

WNMC wish you a fine St Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 13, 2009

I believe this is an 80" Flathead

Police Pan, Pretty Pinup and Puppies.."P"'s are good.

U Thoro Shifter

Here's another aftermarket contraption. I kinda like this one.


Looks like the foot shifts have it! To recap, based on our polls, people would like to build a Harley Davidson Knucklehead with a foot shift. Stay tuned for more polls.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

36, 37 and 42 in 46

There's some numbers for you Doc. I dig the bike on the left. very racey with it's low bars and short windscreen. Looks built for speed to me. Real speed. Like lakes speed.