February’s Chopper Trip to NorCal

In February one of those trips we generally just dream about came true. Uncle Charlie and his brother Eric Senior drove 7 bikes from Minneapolis to San Francisco where Chris, Charlie, John, Eric and myself flew out to meet them. There were breakdowns, crashes, fights and some open-mouth kissing…. overall, the best trip I’ve been…

What is a Chopper, What is a Bobber & How do You Build One?

Brad and I were working in the shop the other day when we got on the subject of how loosely the words “bobber” & “chopper” are thrown around today. I’ve met people that took the front fender off their Sportster and called it a bobber like it was a stripped down Knucklehead. And, I’ve met…

Wrench Magazine: Fresh off the Press

In Yankee territory ’tis the season to burn your old magazines to stay warm and buy new ones to remember why your feet keep moving on each day. Wrench Magazine just hit the shelves and it’s guts looked great when I split it open. Wrench hails from Paisano Publications, who brought us the likes of…

Movie Monday – Werewolves on Wheels, 1971

I saw a picture of a guy’s chopper-haven basement and above the Panhead motor on the coffee table and 45 Springer rolling chassis were three classic biker movie posters. The fact that this dude was adorning his household domain with biker gold led me to believe he was no puss when it came to taste…

Sporty Sunday

Check out this slick sporty chopper with the babe kickin’ it down. That John Harman front end makes the bike, in my opinion. For those of you who don’t know, John’s unique design brought the forks up into the handlebars, and above all else, utilized an internally sprung design. So, there is a front suspension…

70/83 Ironhead: First Build

Herk and I picked up this 1970 Ironhead in the winter of ’07 in original, but very shitty condition and went right after the frame. I hooked up a weld-on hardtail with some other simplicities and had her on the road the following year with the help of my friend, Braduary. 5 miles into my…

Full Tilt Minnesota

Full Tilt is one of Minnesota’s few purist chopper shows. Events like this, the David Mann show in Nordeast this year & Bearded Lady are as good as they come. We can thank Heavy for rounding it up along with support from other crews like Union Speed & HA 81, among others. Columbus&Co hooked me…

LIFE Photos from 60’s Outlaw Scene

I’ve collected a lot of photos that I’ve come across over the years and there’s a folder full of the late 60’s Outlaw scene, specifically the HA’s on the West Coast. From what I understand, a lot of these pics were from the Baraboo chapter. Most of the photos came from an XL Sportster thread…

Pour Another Cup of Coffee & Enjoy This…

I swiped this from The Horse BC’s Balktalk. Women on bikes are foxy and a little home maintenance goes a long way. It’s Micky Lynn’s Harley Davidson Ironhead chop and I think it’s a really cool, dirty little machine. Good functionality though with disc brakes front and back and a riding stance that looks to…

Bikes from Messaround

This is a really well done Triumph unit chop. Simple, but plenty of attention to detail. Copper lines, velocity stacks, chain tensioner and a whole lot of chrome. That tank is fantastic. Tristan Henderson, from Further Performance, owns this awesome little GS400 lane-splitter. He was a pleasure to talk to and is a very knowledgeable…