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Pile of the Week – Yet Another Trike

As near as I can tell, someone destroyed a Karman Gia and a Yamaha XS650 in order to make this. The only cool thing is how the halves of the Gia come together in the middle to form a kind of fighter plane bubble cockpit. Does it look like the steering head from the bike […]

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The “Honorable Mention” Honda CM400 Bosozoku Bike

The bosozoku style of Japanese custom bike is so far out there, the function of the bike as a motorcycle starts to suffer due to the fashion of attaching crazy fairings, exhaust pipes, tall tail seats, lights and horns. In many ways it is like the so called “post card punks”, the kids you used […]

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1976 Kawasaki KZ400 Street Tracker Build

And this bike is done. Sure there are a few more little details that should be taken care of, but you have to leave something for the new owner to personalize, right? Here’s where we started. This 1976 Kawasaki KZ400 had sat behind someones house in Burbank, CA baking in the sun since at least […]

…And It Begins

Thanks to PJ Riley (drag racer, Suzuki expert, all around great guy) and Venture County Motorsports I am now the owner of a low mileage, dusty and crusty, 1980 CM400T. This is really the perfect bike for the Bosozoku build, as I’m assuming due to taxes or licensing, most of the Japanese gang custom bikes […]

I’m Jumping into the Deep End – Deus Bike Build Off

Long story short – I have entered the Deus Ex Machina Boundless Enthusiasm Bike Build Off and started a Go Fund Me page for all of you to help me build the bike. Making donations will get you a drink, design input, and/or first dibs on buying the bike afterwards for the build price of […]

You’re Doing it Wrong

For almost a year now I have been doing various writing for¬†Eastwood. Part of my job is catalog descriptions, which is easy, and the other part is general SEO maintenance, and content creation (what we used to call writing). This is one of mine, based on a video they shot at the SEMA show with […]

Pile of the Week: DKW Tin Banana Basket Case

1964 DKW Hummel 155 So I browse Ebay and Craigslist looking for cool stuff all the time, and sometimes I find stuff like this. Of course the Ebay one does not look quite so cherry. Still, with a little elbow grease, a motor from a slightly less cool donor bike and a few months in […]