Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Harlo's Scooter

2002 Honda Shadow 750

Hand painted tank art!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Check out the motor on this bad boy!

New Tat Zappery

Our good buddy Duane "the Gent" Ackley paid us a visit from Toledo, OH this week and I was able to coordinate a time with him to get some work done that we'd been trying to get to for some time. I got home about noon on Sunday after riding up north for an overnight shindig at my buddy Adam's house. Just before getting in the shower, standing in the laundry room in my underpants with a straight line to the open screen door, I about had the shit scared outta me when Duane appeared in the doorway! He had just ridden the 6 or so hours to my house from his. Glad I didn't go commando from the laundry room to the bathroom as I commonly do!We had a chance to catch up and do some grillin' and made plans around his other tattoo appointments to fit me in. So wednesday 5/25 I met him at Altered Egos (Champaign, IL) to get my portrait of the rulin' Gene Vincent. I'm very stoked with how it turned out and look forward to more work from Duane in the future.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Scrap's '78 CB750 Chop

Only a little over a month until the North Carolina meet for the Hondachopper.com forum, known as the World Honda Chopper Meet. I went down do Chuck-town yesterday to nurse my hangover and spend the afternoon with Scrap and Car and the "Scraphous Special"
Tires & tubes = check
Runing wires = check
Carbs & V stacks = check
After I headed out, Car threw the existing stacks from Steel Dragon Performance, that were too long, on the lathe and made those sum bitches fit.
So, now to tighten up/finalize the wiring and a few other odds and ends (such as fork stops, haha) and then it'll be time to make the ole gal chug-a-lug some overpriced hi-test!!!!

the freakin weekend

Lots of rain this past weekend. Spent friday night assembling goodies for a spring kick off cookout saturday night...which also doubled as Kari's birthday party. I rubbed about thirty chicken legs with a dry rub friday night. Half were with a Nah'leans spicy mix of seasonings and the other half were a mix of a more mild Polish poultry rub and then some with the old standby, Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. These were put on the smoker with a pork tenderloin for about 4 hours prior to the party people showing up. We also made up some chicken ka-bobs with onions, peppers, shrooms, clementines and tomatoes. Made a few pans of sliced potatos smothered with garlic salt and butter as well. In addition, our guests brought misc things too. Like Melanie's best homemade cookies ever to grace the earth. Unfortunately no known pics of the feast exist. As mentioned it rained all fuckin' weekend so our "bonfire" was reduced to sippin' suds & passing around the 'shine jar around indoors, splitting the party between the garage and the kitchen. All in all the party went off though and everyone had fun. Now we've gotta have another to burn up all the wood and pallets I aquired last week!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bill's new ride

Dirty picked up this '68 FLH down Virginia way. All or mostly stock and he is now the third owner. Score!
We'll have some better, more extensive pics besides this crummy cellie-tellie pic soon....drool on.

Friday, May 6, 2011

West Coast Cohort's Handy Work

Randy's been trying his hand at some leatherwork and from the looks of it, well peep these pics: