Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sturgis 2011 The Horse Back Street Chopper Show

I really dug this bike. Cool Shovelhead 4speed FX 180x18 rear and 130x23 front. Clean and simple.

Cool bike from Mad Jap Customs

 The guys from Twisted Choppers have been laying low but but their still building kick ass stuff.
Steve @ Jonz Customs builds some pretty cool stuff. This guy was really cool. He drove out from Colorado in this cool old Ford Econo van. It wes running hot and has to drive 55mph with the engine cover open.
Locke Baker, Eastern Fabrication need I say more.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sturgis 2011 AMD

Everything except the tires and rear belt was hand made or modified by John Reed in 1981, the bike was cleaned up in 2011. Belt drive in 1981? This bike is awesome by today's standards. It was a different playing field back then. There were no catalogs to order from. No internet. Very few magazines. 1981 come on! So many trick things on this bike I can't even remember. Did they have billet wheels in 81. I'm not sure I was in the 6th grade but I don't think so. The single sided swing arm?  Wow! The hydraulic clutch and brake levers I really couldn't figure out. The masters were totally hidden. The exhaust was like out of formula F1 car or something. Friggen crazy amount of hours went into this bike. Timeless. This bike is ridiculously awesome. I was impressed to see it today and to think it was built 30 years ago.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Ate dinner @ Applebee's in Spearfish and these beauties were parked out front of the hotel next door. Cory sure must have listened to his dad growing up. He sure builds a nice bike. I thing the Hamsters meeting was going on because their were a crap load of killer bikes in the parking lot.

Sturgis AMD 2011

3rd Place Kraus

 10th Place. Philip @ 
This guy ranks higher every time he enters. Watch out Kraus.  
This was the only bike that placed where I had it on my score sheet.
Russ @ Bare Knuckle Choppers was one of the coolest dudes I meet all week. This guy is the builder behind the builder. This is the guy that does all the grunt work. I know what it's like. I did it for years. Keep it up bro it will pay off.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fire Dog @ AMD Sturgis

Baker Smoke Down! Show Down! 3rd place

I want to thank Bert and Mark @ Baker for giving me the opportunity to have so much fun and burn off that old tire.  This was my first time even doing a burn out and I never thought it could be so much fun. I'm already thinking of ways to set up the bike so I can come back and win next year. Really, thanks guys.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sturgis 2011

 Link to the AMD website. Check out all the bikes and their ranking.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Triumph Project

Finished and ready to go to Sturgis.