Thursday, August 30, 2012

That's a wrap

I put the finishing touches on the beer toter today.  Shipping out tomorrow to Minnesota.  Hope the owner "Digs" it...pun intended!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ya Dig?

This is the latest leather project I've been working on.  The customer wanted a sissy-bar bag that could handle a sixer of bottles.

I had the perfect piece of leather for the flap.  It has a lot of character and some cool range marks.

Let me know if you have a leather project in mind!  Email me at

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Shifty knob

I found this awesome shift knob from Tommyshock go check out his collection of parts.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Chop Cult Rules!

I've been a member of ChopCult since the fall of 2009.  They have an awesome "loyalty" system in which you earn "miles" for participating on their website.  You can redeem miles for merchandise (shirts, hats, stickers, etc.).  I cruised over to the miles store today and scored this awesome headlight mounting system.  The headlight on my Ironhead is cracking due to vibration and when it breaks I will use this new mount on a standard "Bates Style" round headlight.

Thanks to the guys at ChopCult for rewarding my addiction!!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


I had a grip of patches made to proudly display the Speed Shop logo.  If you're interested, send $6.00 via Paypal to

I'll throw in some stickers and other goodies as well...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Conte Kustoms Shindig

I had a great time Saturday night at the Conte Kustoms 1 year anniversary party.  The rain held off for a few hours.  Then it didn't.  Ross and I waited out the storm with the Conte crew and had fun.  I did a terrible job at taking are a few.

Pretty good crowd despite the weather.

I'm stealing this idea for a tshirt.  Brilliant!

Thanks again to Raph and his brothers for the hospitality!

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Picked up this front end today.  Chopper Gods sent one my way for a change.  Remember kids, don't do Meth!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Two up!

One of the main reasons I went with more of a "stock" look for my shovelhead was so that my wife could ride with me.  I've only owned 1 bike that she could ride two up and I had it during the time she was pregnant with our daughter.

I'm not sure if she will even like riding with me, but it made the "2 Bike" conversation a lot easier!

Here's some pictures of the great work that my buddy Ross did on my sissy bar.  The seat/sissy bar on this bike is my favorite part.  The front end is a close second.

It's at the stage where I can envision taking it down the road!  I can't wait for that day (whenever it comes)!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


A few of us are heading to Raph's shop party on Saturday night.  BBQ + Chopper Show + Live Music = A good time!

See you Saturday!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday Garage Time

Bill, Whitey, Larry and Ashley, and I had a great ride Sunday afternoon.  The weather was finally decent after several weeks of rain.  My bike was having issues again but I ended up riding about 100 miles.

I got in the garage tonight armed with some information on things to watch out for.  After an hour or so of tinkering, I think I've got her back on track.

I stopped by an interesting building near my house...turns out it's an office for a construction company.  Good times...for a Monday!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Are you a "Foamer"?

Check out this hardcore railroad enthusiast.  It's a cool train, but c'mon!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Maker's Mark

Got my new Maker's Mark in the mail today.  Email me at if you have a leather project in mind.  Motorcycle seats, belts, wallets, tool bags, flasks, cuffs...let me know what you've got in mind!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My Timing's Off

I've been struggling to get my bike timed after replacing yet another mechanical advance unit.  Getting back at it tonight.  Hopefully she will be running again soon!

Thursday, August 2, 2012


I get really pumped on progress.  Even the smallest amount, seems to get me motivated to get this beast on the road.  Ross helped me overcome a hurdle today.  You're my boy, Ross!