Sunday, April 29, 2012

What a weekend!

I don't even know where to begin.  I'm going to need a few days to process all that was The Dixie Roundup 2!  I'll start at the end of the weekend and work backwards.  Here's a picture of Dean from DicE Magazine taking pictures of my motorcycle.  Yeah, I can't believe it either.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Last one...just be there!

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday!  Or join us Friday and make a weekend out of it!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Jesse's Evo Sporty

Jesse is making progress on his Sportster chop.  He and Spenser whipped up a very cool short sissy bar/grab rail.  They were working on fabricating a new oil tank Saturday at the shop, but ran out of plate or more progress would have been made.  I'll have more pics of this bike when it gets completed.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Chopper Parking

There are many ways to park a chopper...above are a few examples.  I'm partial to the classic "lineup" but we usually just jam 'em anywhere we can!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Recent Leather Work

Below is my "grenade collection"! Bart wanted a grenade on his seat so I whipped up a flask for Spenser to practice the design. These were fun projects. Making stuff for my friends is what makes leatherwork fun!

Hopefully Bart will have his bike buttoned up in time for The Dixie Roundup.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Courtyard Hwy 25

Is the site of The Dixie Roundup 2 on April 28th. We took a ride out yesterday to check it out. This is the PERFECT venue for a chopper show! They have a restaurant, bar, plenty of space for camping and some beautiful roads to ride in the area!

This is a view from the beginning of the camping area looking back at the restaurant/bar area. They are open Thursday-Sunday and do a good business!

Pretty decent stage for live music.

This is the view leading into the campground. Plenty of shade and a little creek runs through the property.

See everyone on the 28th!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Had a great Sunday...

Started the day by burying an ear bud down in my ear canal. Bill hooked me up with nothing more than needle-nose pliers!

After the medical procedure, Bill, Ross, Larry, Ashley, Whitey and I took a ride out to Courtyard Hwy 25. We did a little recon for The Dixie Roundup coming up in two weeks. It's going to be a BLAST!!!

Pic courtesy of @garagecocustoms instagram

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Saturday Shop Time

Got to GarCo around 10:45 this morning. Weather was perfect and the bike is running great. I started work on rebuilding the juice drum for my "Long Haul Shovel" project.

Check out the t-shirt for The Dixie Roundup. Be sure to pick up one on April 28th!

Larry picked up a 1952 Panhead FLH in Georgia last weekend. This thing is amazing!

Perfection! So beautiful!

Spenser made my day by gifting me this wheel cylinder! I pulled the drum off and cleaned it and the backing plate up in the parts washer. Larry ordered a new set of brake shoes so when they show up I should be able to put it all back together. My Firestone's also showed up at the shop. I can't wait to get this thing into a roller!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Two Weeks and Counting

The countdown is on! Dixie Roundup 2 is two weeks away! The venue is Courtyard Hwy 25 (formerly 29 Dreams) and camping is FREE on Friday and Saturday nights!

Saturday morning features a ride to the world famous Barber Vintage Museum, sponsored by Biltwell Inc., with a guided tour and access to the fab/restoration shop.

The Chopper Show (free entry) will be held Saturday afternoon back at the campground. Tons of swag from a bunch of great sponsors will be given out.

Check out for more details!

See you in a few weeks!!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Build Inspiration

ChopCult has a feature this week on their favorite Shovelheads. Captain Bob's Baggah (pictured below) is one of the bikes I'm trying to emulate with my "Long Haul Shovel" build.

Check out the feature here:

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Need a new screen

I'm wanting to do a new run of shirts. I guess I didn't take good enough care of my screen. Oh well, vintage look from here on out!!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

NoSchool Choppers

I have used these taillights from NoSchool Choppers on my past few bikes. Recently the license bracket broke on my Ironhead, I didn't realize it (still have no idea when it happened) and I lost my taillight, license plate and registration. I had a Biltwell stash tube attached to the back.

So I ordered another light from Lowbrow Customs (another AWESOME company) and decided I would drop a line to NoSchool Choppers and see if they had any installation tips that would keep me from ending up at the DMV again.

I wasn't expecting anything in return other than a reply to my question. Jason at NoSchool did more than that. He sent me a replacement set-up at no charge!!!

It's not often that a small company, hell ANY company, goes above and beyond to help a customer. I just wanted to share my experience and let you guys know why you should support the companies that support the custom motorcycle scene.

Thanks again Jason!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chopper Glory!

Bill and I were able to both pick up our motors from Rick's Cycle Parts this past Saturday! We're both hoping that progress on our projects picks up now that the motor builds are done. His 64 XLCH turned out so CLEAN!!! I need to get more pictures of his project. It's going to be a tidy Sporty!

I love the early Ironhead primaries. They look so much better than the later models (like my 73).

Here's how we found our motors. All lined up and ready to head south!

Greg told us that they have pumped out 14 motor rebuilds this past Winter! Don't hesitate to take them your old iron that needs some attention. They like to keep people's knees in the breeze!!!

Thanks again to Rick and Greg for the outstanding work!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bama Swap and Drag - Part 2

Part 2 from the Bama Swap and Drag features a few of the bikes that caught my eye. As with any swap meet, there were a ton of people caging it (like us) to be able to transport their chopper gold home.

There were a fair amount of bikes at the event (mostly stockers/baggers) but the following bikes made me stop and take a picture.

Here's an awesome Panhead that I watched roll in. It really is cool to see old iron being ridden and not just on a trailer!

The owner of this clean shovelhead passed us on the way into the show.

Not sure if I'm late to the party, but I saw a lot of animal skulls attached to bikes. Is this a fad that is catching on?

This 1939 UL stopped us all in our tracks. I think we all mentioned that a big twin flattie would be near the top of our list of desired vintage Harley-Davidsons!

Part 3 from the event will focus on Bill and I picking up our motors from Rick's Cycle Parts (and Roadside Marty's jokes!)