Motorcycle

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Hell on Wheels Halloween Hill Climb 2016 – Glen Helen Raceway

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 […]

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Boundless Enthusiasm Bike Build Off 2016 – Deus Ex Machina Venice

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 […]

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Bosozoku Bike Update – Vote Early Vote Often!

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 […]

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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 […]