Sunday, January 20, 2013

New throttle

Almost finished the throttle assembly for the Triumph.  It turned out pretty nice.  The tube is 7/8", like the bars.  Fabricated and machined from steel, so I tried to keep the weight down.  The bars are old Schwinn style.  Later

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Shop progress

Finding it hard to get in the shop lately. Sometimes things just don't feel right and sometimes you have to take time away to gain a better perspective. That something this time was the upper chain stay mounts for the Factory Metal Works hard tail section.  I really like the lug construction of the triumph frame and figured I could fab something similar to replace the old mounts.  I think they turned out nice, they just need a little more finishing.  Later

Saturday, October 20, 2012


I respect anyone that is truly passionate about something.   Whether it be art, cars or motorcycles.  Magnus Walker most definitely qualifies as someone with passion.  He loves Porsche 911's and his passion truly shows.  Check out the link to his short film. Definitely not your typical Porsche owner.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


I love hammers! I only wish I had this many.  Stolen from

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Indy Goodguys

I haven't been to the Goodguys show for a couple of years.  Had a good time and got to see some great cars at the Brickyard. Check out my faves.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The older I get, the more my mind wanders

I have never been a fan of sports cars, but for some reason I can't stop thinking about the Porsche 356 coupe.  Sweet lines, simple and elegant design. It sucks when you have plenty of work to do on your current projects and suddenly you find yourself thinking about the next one.  Next project? Maybe.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Travis' Pan in V-Twin Magazine

Travis and I took his Pan to the Louisville Easyrider show like two years ago. We weren't there but an hour when someone approached the bike.  That someone was Michael Lichter.  He liked the bike and took more than a few pictures. We were stoked to the say the least. To add to the excitement, Michael asked the Reverend Billy Gibbons to pose with the bike.  We got to meet Billy and he loved the bike. To cap it off, the bike won the Limpnickie Lot Pick of the Show.  I have always been a big fan of Jeff Cochran/ SpeedKing and Paul Wideman/ Bare Knuckle Choppers, so it was cool that they were digging the Pan.
Growing up reading Easyrider, Biker, V-Twin and In The Wind, the featured bikes and culture that laid out in those pages was a huge inspiration. We were hopeful that it would make the magazine, but after so much time, we had given up.  Finally a phone call from Easyrider and they told Travis it would be in the September issue.  The September issue of Easyrider comes out and no Pan.  Travis finds out that they decided to run it in the September issue of V-Twin. Still cool.   Check it out.