Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Max Schaaf's super neat flat framed shovelhead

I was cruising around in my iPhoto library and found these pictures I took a while back at a Sinners' 4th of July festival of debauchery up in the LBC .

It was the first time I got to see this bike in person up close , and it's trippy all the way to the bone . First of all , it's a mag fired generator shovel in a flathead frame , and if that's not enough to sizzle your sausage , there are tons of little tweaks and touches all over this thing that will give you hours & hours of enjoyment .

Lots of rad little tricks and neat details that make this bike stand out from the regular bike night crowd . . . it actually stands out from a lot of the bikes you see by people who build bikes for a living all day long .

This guy pulls off some pretty cool shit and I think this is a good example of his fucked up vision .

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Santa is back.......

And this time it's personal..........

Friday, December 17, 2010

Neat old timey points covers for sale

I had these made by my dear friend Dave Freston , also known internationally as Chopper Dave . He does sand casting and is a real craftsman . I found this old pendant at a swapmeet a long time ago and had him cast it in thick ass aluminum . Never before seen till right now !

They're made to fit a cone motor shovelhead , & they're hand made and hand polished right here in the good old US of A ( Long Beach to be exact ) .

I only have 10 of these so if you want one , email me and I'll let you know if they are still available . If I run out before I get to you , you'll go on a list and I'll have a second run made asap . As soon as I get them made I'll get back to you and we can make the transaction .

They're $55 shipped to your door .

Screws not included , but I figure if you have an old ass Hoggly Fergalson like I do , you already have a cruddy old stock points cover & you can just use the screws you have . If not , let me know and I'll scrounge a few up for you .

I can't promise they'll get to you by Christmas , but I'll mail them off as fast as I get your email .

Please don't post on here to get one , email me at and that way I can give you my paypal info .

The Caliente Tropics

This is an actual mid century motor lodge in Palm Springs and it sort of became our new , inexpensive " Vegas " for a while . Amy & I used to go to Las Vegas and throw away weekends like they were old newspapers . We went to Vegas together for the first time with my mom and Amy fell in love with it . So much so that we eventually got married there . . . that's another story .

So we discovered Palm Springs and the Caliente Tropics through the Tiki Oasis , which is an annual tiki party / seminar that celebrates tikis and the strange kitschy drunken culture that grew up around them . I never went to the Oasis while they were in Palm Springs but after seeing pictures from the event , that hotel was suddenly on our radar . We had to go check it out , and once we did we were hooked .

It's a survivor that made it through the 60's and 70's and the near death of Palm Springs as a living city due to it's out of the way location and old hermity population . It made it through the 80's when palm springs was a shit hole spring break dive bar and college kids ran rough shot over it's aging mid century facade and tired old bars , leaving piles of garbage and STD's in their wake . It survived the 90's due in no small part to the efforts of Sony Bono , who after a 4 year stint as mayor , actually resurrected the town and build the architecture of it's new success as a thriving community and in important resort destination that is now a thriving economic hot spot in the desert .

This place is a survivor and it's changed hands a few times , but we love it and we love the tikis that watch over it . . . if you are thinking about a little vacation or a quick weekend out of town that won't break your bank , try Palm Springs and try the Caliente Tropics . See if you can find all the different tikis hiding on the grounds .

I'll give you a hint , it's more fun after a few Mai Tais .

Caliente Tropics

Sunday, December 12, 2010

7 PM , about 2 weeks before Christmas and it's a balmy 77 degrees out side

Why not take a picture of my own bike , just for fun .

Got his motor running

This is my friend Mikey and I ( everyone ) gives him a lot of ( good natured ) shit because he's Mikey and he thrives on it ( sometimes ) . . . but he built this bike by himself ( with the help of a few friends ) and it pretty much rules .

He rides it all over the place and somehow has managed to stay out of jail and stay a live on it , for twice as long ( more by some peoples accounts ) than anyone figured .

I'll be the first one to call someone out if I think they're blowing it but I'll also be the first one to give credit where it's due , and he deserves a high 5 for this one .

Great job MIkey .

Now get out on the highway !

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I'm not going to be using these things anytime soon , so I want someone I know to have them

The guy I got them from said they were more than likely older Sportster bags .

I was told they're smaller than FL / big twin bags and they look original , from what I can tell . I'm no expert but these are real nice whatever they are and will bolt right on , just in time for christmas shopping !

I think $300 would be a fair price . Let me know who you are and when you want to come get them !