Wednesday, March 30, 2011

So I'm sure everyone's tired of me talking about how awesome my wife is . . .

Tough shit .

I had been talking about getting a new helmet for riding to work . Just a local around town helmet that was legal ( DOT compliant ) and wasn't some stupid grafix ridden abortion . I've been wearing my beanie style job since the helmet law was enacted for short rides around town , but it's pretty rediculous overall and I wanted to upgrade a little . I have a nice old full face that I wear if I'm going for more than a short ride or if I'm spending any amount of time on the freeway just because I'm pretty and I want to stay that way . I know how much it sucks to come off on the freeway at high speeds & it's not fun . I've been lucky in the past , but now days I'm not much of a risk taker with shit like that .

I'm always scouring the swap meets & eBay for that perfect Bell helmet from the 70's , gloss white , no flash or fancy , one that would actually fit me maybe . . . and then Biltwell starts making these novelty helmets that are pretty close to the old Bell helmets . Not a bad price either . Maybe this is what I need ?

Well Amy does her homework and figures out that Bell is remaking the famous 3/4 open face helmet in a limited quantity . Why own a copy when I could have the real thing she decides . A modern version and compliant in my DOT mandatory state I live in .

Long story short , I got one of these for my birthday last week . Real Bell 3/4 helmet , the colour I wanted , no old ass dead foam in it , wont have to fuck with it to make it fit my mellon . . . perfect right ?

No way . It was almost a full size too small . Enter the simple ball peen hammer . It has dozens of uses , but hitting things is among the top 10 , and I've had to do this dance before . I've worn and collected vintage / old / busted helmets since I was a kid on a vespa and NONE of them have ever fit me correctly . I have a huge head , ( size 8 ) and every helmet / hat manufacturer has a different idea of what a size 8 should fit like .

After about 1/2 hour of light taps inside on the styrofoam interior , I gained about a 1/4 inch all the way around my head and guess what , it fits like a glove . You want it to stay slightly snug because it will form to your noggan eventually , but as you can see , it fits and I'm safe & sound as well as stylish this morning .

Horray me .

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

This is coming up soon . . . a free knucklehead chopper ?!?!?

Well it isn't actually free , but you can buy a raffle ticket for $25 and win it . . . Shut the front door !

Friday, March 4, 2011

My new iPhone rules

It makes movies ! Awesome . . .

You know how a band will say " you know you made it when Weird Al does a parody of your song "

Well there are lots of ways you can measure how far you've come in life and whether or not you've made it .

This is the " Mike's Mister Potato Head " breakfast special at the Antique Row Cafe here in my hood . It's right down the street from the tattoo shop and I eat there almost every day .

I guess I've reached status when they name a breakfast special after you , and especially when it's something this good .

A 1 lb. baked potato , covered in melted american cheese , chopped up seasoned chicken , chives and last but not least , bacon . Top it off with a big blob of butter . It comes with soup or salad on the side with a serving of garlic bread , but you want to lose the soup / salad idea because it will fill you up and you wont be able to enjoy the nap inducing feast of the potato . . . I get an extra side of garlic bread and you're in caloric / cholesterol / heart attack heaven !

I might not be rich or famous , but I have this !

So you might remember that Davey's nocal po~po cruiser was down with some trouble in it's guts a few weeks ago . . .

Well after a few phone calls and a couple hectic weekends in the garage , a nice new Rev Tech 100 incher is calling the space between Davey's legs , home . It's a 4X4 motor ( 4 inch stroke and 4 inch bore ) and is supposed to be just about bullet proof . I guess there's new management or some shit going on up there with the Rev Tech crew , and the new motors coming out of the shop are solid and very nice .

That and the factory is 20 minutes away form Davey , makes this motor a good choice for him . strange noise ? Need a service call ? I'll be there in 10 minutes . . .

At a price better than having the broken motor rebuilt , he has a brand new / big inch / highway monster , ready to rock .

Good job Davey , nice work ! Can't wait to see you at Kutty's party .

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

$4000 , 2008 Buell Ulysses

I think it's about time to send the Buell down the road . It's a 2008 Ulysses with a Lightning instrument cluster / fairing , Renthal bars , relocated plate . . . mostly stock otherwise , super fast and a good running machine . It has a simple exhaust issue that could be fixed with some of the money you save at this price . I just ride it too fast and don't need that hassle in my scene currently . Take it too a good home . . . email me if anyone has any questions

Artsy fartsy - self indulgence