Rob raced the Monster Moto 80cc mini bike, and despite our best tuning efforts could not make it to the top of the hill without running the last few feet. Still a great time out there.
I went to the opening of the new Harley vs Indian exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on Thursday March 2nd, 2017. Here’s a sampling of what I saw. Words and such will be on RideApart shortly.
have been reviewing motorcycle related movies over at RideApart for well over a year now. I decided it was time to put them all on one page with links because I can’t keep them all in my head anymore. Did I already review “Warrior of the Lost World”, or should I do that next? Now […]
The annual Hell on Wheels Halloween Hill Climb run what you brung event took place last weekend at Glen Helen. Competitors rode anything and everything around a short section of the vet track, then up the big hill. For those of you used to riding dirt bikes it is not a particularly hard hill to […]
I went to the Deus Ex Machina Venice, CA Boundless Enthusiasm Build Off this year not as a builder, but just as a spectator. If you recall I built the Japanese style bosozoku bike for 2015 and won an honorable mention award. I just was unprepared this year to put something together, but you can […]
Last weekend the Southern California Minibike Championship of the World took place at an undisclosed industrial park near the airport. Here are all the pictures I took, both with my SLR and cell phone. As usual, the entire story will be on RideApart.com
Got the email today that the online voting for the Deus Ex Machina Boundless Enthusiasm Bike Build Off 2015 has started. As you may remember I built a Japanese Bosozoku style 1980 Honda CM400, as a satirical response to the “cafe racer” style that has become popular (especially online). A cafe racer used to be […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]