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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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Born Free 8 2016 – Oak Canyon Ranch, O.C., CA

I went to the annual Born Free custom motorcycle show this year, and went full on hipster and shot 35mm film. Because of that, and the shittyness of one of the 2 cameras I was using, some of these pictures really look like they are from 40 years ago. Enjoy this massive photo gallery dump. […]

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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 […]

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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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 […]

Pile Of The Week: CB160 Dutch Oven Courage

Its been many weeks since I posted a Pile of the Week, but I just hadn’t seen anything horrid enough lately, until now. Stock pots are sometimes “Dutch Ovens” and gin is sometimes called “Dutch Courage”, and I could not think of a more fitting name for this bike. It certainly seems as if the […]

The Poser Mobile can be yours for $1000

More gold from Craigslist, via the cars for sale section of the 24 Hours of Lemons forum. Its the Poser Mobile! I’m assuming used by Poserman, who travels the cities of the Pacific Northwest telling saving people from posers and telling bad guys their scene is OVER!!! From the look of this I’m assuming Poserman […]