Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sept 17th

 "You'll never get it if you don't ask for it" So how a bout it? Keino

3rd Annual Brooklyn Invitational

Thursday, June 23, 2011

J&P Open House


         Heading out for Anamosa at 6am. It's a fifteen hour drive from Texas. Looking forward to adding a new state to my list of travels. I'm hoping Kody isn't too busy to spend a little time hanging out with me. Bringing the Buell and a new camera. It should be a good time.  I should have some cool pics anyway.

Monday, June 20, 2011

That Motorcycle Show!: Working Man's Custom Art & Bike Show Teaser!

That Motorcycle Show!: Working Man's Custom Art & Bike Show Teaser!: "Here is a teaser of some of the great footage we shot in Austin, TX at We had a great time and met..."

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Triumph Project

 Me and the bike owner James Hill. It's amazing how much work I got done in three days. Having the owner around to approve changes and help with the creative ideas was a big help. It was a fun and gratifying three days. James is a super nice guy and didn't make me feel like I was under the gun. Everything turned out great.

I need a blue tooth phone for the shop bad!

Metal Shapers Meet

   We had a good time on Saturday. Small turn out, but it worked out good everyone had something to do.  We had some new guys show up and they had a good time making the blister project Don had them work on. They all did a great job working the bag and mallet, using the Pexto rotatory tool turning the flange and finishing it off by hand planishing on the post dolly.

I have to thank Don for taking the lead this time.  I had the "Triumph Project" customer at the shop helping me get some of the parts finalized. We also had a few of the regulars show up and get some more of the Sportster tank done. It's not finished but it got a little closer. It was great meeting the new guys and fun to catch up with the regulars. Hope to see you all come back for the next one.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

K-EYE TV Austin


Working Mans Moto and Art Show

Working Mans Moto and Art Show

     Scott from Backstreet Buckets is the lucky winner of the grand prize at the Working Mans Moto and Art Show. The grand prize was a custom hand built one off frame built by yours truly @Texas Bike Works. I'm stoked that Scott was the deserving recipient of this frame. He's a super cool dude and was truly stoked to win. His bike was awesome and defiantly worthy of the win. I can't wait to see what he does with my frame. As it turns out he is also a talented painter who is totally into the 70s vibe. I think this build will turn out to be a ridiculous little scoot.

Check out his blog it's pretty cool too.

S&S Cycle @ The Knuckle Shuffle

Support these guys. They're taking up the slack for our Government buy raising funds for something that should be there. Our children are our future. If we don't invest in them now where will we be in the future. Think about it.

Friday, June 10, 2011

June 18th

TEXAS BIKE WORKS is hosting. Just $20 includes snacks and lunch. Come and meet other guys that are interested in sharing all kinds if info about tools and techniques. Bring your tools and projects to show off. There will be tools and materials available for a beginner project to keep you busy. It's always a good time for all. Contact for more info.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Baker Drive Train Update

The Baker traveling sales team stopped by a day early. That turned out great for me but bad for all my friends and customers that wanted to meet Bert. It was awesome getting one on one time with the mad scientist and transmission genius. The funny thing is we didn't even talk about transmissions. We did spend most of our time talking about the changing land scape of the motorcycle industry. Bert was kind enough to share his knowledge about marketing and  advertizing, something I know vary little about. I'm just a gear-head trying to run a small business. I only recently discovered that this is as important as the mechanical skills that I have spent the past 20 years "trying" to master. All in all Bert and Mark are great guys and I hope to get to know them a little better. I want to thank Mark for seeing something in me that made him want to have Bert stop by and meet me and I want to thank Bert  for spending the time to share his knowledge and give his insight on the industry that WE love so much.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

BMR 2011

Well I've been back for a week and I'm still stoked about the fun time I had at the BMR. The mountains of Tennessee are the prefect setting for a good old fashion bike run. The camp grounds were right on the Hiwasse river witch was nice for catching some trout for dinner, swimming and just hanging out with your feet in the water. The facilities were nice and the staff at the campgrounds were friendly. Thanks to Zinger for inviting me to ride with his group on Friday. I was able to ride with Kevin Baas, Warren Jr., Colleen Swartz and don't want to forget Bondo, Zinger, Willard and Ben. It was a blast riding behind Baas watching him carve up the twisties on the Knuck. Good times. Forgot the battery for the camera that day. Good thing Colleen was there.
Lunch stop.

I had a chance to chill with Chris Callen and Colleen. I thought it was really cool that he came over to thank me for coming out to support his event. I had meet Chris several times before but never had the time to really talk to him. He is a cool down to earth dude. It was interesting to here his vision for the future of the biker scene and motorcycle industry in general. He has a very positive outlook. Anyway I had a great time and would recommend this rally to anyone who is sick of the vendor swap meet atmosphere of the big mainstream rallies.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

AMD Magazine

Check out our new press release in AMD magazine page 47

The online version of the June 2011 issue of AMD
Magazine is now available at this link:

Thanks to 
Mary Beth Crowe

In "Sain" Sportster frame build part 2