You learn from what's killing you.

January 29, 2009

Ok, one more but different

Oh yeah, something Heavier and SLower...

Knobby tires are new?

Like I say, it's all been done before!
badass glide with the sheetmetal and a small headlight!
and the knobby too...

Ok all you sportster nutbags...

Im officially building one now....
My starting point.

January 28, 2009

Randy Smith parts...

Alicia Smith, Randy Smith's widow has entrusted me with carrying his name on by remaking some of hs parts from his original patterns.

So, stay tuned, I will be doing very small runs of these parts, the Holy pegs, finned bird deflectors and the finned alt cover, my all time favorite cast piece!

I am completely honored that I will be doing these!

Boy did I get an amazing box in the mail today...

This is just a preview of whats to come, thanx to Jeff Hiatt, wow amazing stuff...

and of course the WEINEE BITE!

January 27, 2009

Parts locating help.

Okay, here goes,
i need an XR750 generator drive magneto. The Fairbanks - Morse one that would work on an ironhead xl, KR, or generator motor.
I need the magneto. gear to cap. All the drive parts.

anyone? or anyone kow who might have one?

and no, dont try and sell me the new morris one, a normal 37 to 69 big twin one, or a BTSV or XLCH one.



January 26, 2009

The Chopperdave Book Review!

I am a total book whore, I love books but recently I haven't really bought any, cept the weird random book here or there... I HAVE to go buy the Cole Foster book tho..
but Recently I got three very different books in the mail from 3 very different people!

1. "Traditional and Modern Tattoo in Japan" by Manami Okazaki AKA Maqi

This book is fuckin killer! Especially when I am at the moment gettin my first traditional japanese tattoo!

This book was done by my friend in Japan, Maqi!

Thank you SO MUCH Maqi for the book, you fuckin RULE!!!

2. "Bikers in Holland" Fotographie Duco De Vries

This book is essentially a book for and by the Rogues MC in Holland.

This book is amazing, the real history of a club in Holland, unbelievable.
thank you so much Limp for the book, I m honored to have it!

3. TMRCKSTR:669 a fragment:2008

This book was done by one of my favorite photographers Steve Prue
His use of lighting fucks me up, amazing, his stuff is really amazing.

This book is neat as its all actual printed pix in a little book, beautiful girls as well!

ok thats all for now...

Since I've been laggin on girls lately...

you can't go wrong with Eva...
or Darby Crash


who could possibly have drawn that on my wall....

American Machine and Foundry

Good ole HD chain breaker...

January 24, 2009

More Bardahl Glory!

More Bardahl Pix!
As you know I collect Bardahl stuff and this photo rules!
This is on the back!
Too Cool, thanx to Andrew Polk for the photo!

January 23, 2009

Preview of the 2009 GNRS

Yes, boys and Girls, the Roth Orbitron!

Killer paneled starliner


Sweet little pan!

all kinds a sparkle

Dave Edwards hot little Triumph

My dirty back wheel...

January 22, 2009


its 1:36 in the morning, i have spent all day strugling with what should have been a simple project. I want to shoot myself in the foot.
sorry I have been lax on posting lately, it will get way better soon, alot of new stuff to shoot and people to shoot, and i have some neat submissions that I havent posted yet...
i figure id throw in some stuff now anyway, i have to be out of here at 7am.. its not like im geting enough sleep anyway...
The obligatory pic of dustin, look at that not a drop spilled!

Two of my favortie bikes on the whole planet
Obligatory hot naked girl pic!

Glory kid on a tricycle

and a kick ass Triumph!

ok ,now im goin to sleep...

January 19, 2009


Killer shit...

Ok, back to some music.
I don't care what you listen to, but today I had to drive up to LA and I grabbed one CD to take with me
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss.
I forget about this album, don't know why, its one of the epic Slayer records.

yeah I know its not the video but none of the videos that you can get on youtube have the intro, this does, listen to it as loud as possible.

thats all, later this week, I will bum out everyone with stuff thats heavier and slower!

Cheap Thrills...

whats its all about...

Whenever im in Burbank...

I miss it...


January 15, 2009


Ok, yes, this is my blog and I can do whatever I want with it, so...

The Secret Weapon is for sale!

Yes, boys and girls, this is your chance to own, still to this day, the only traditional style chopper powered by the new S&S X-Wedge! Woo Hoo!

Some Facts about it.
  • It was built for S&S to introduce the engine to Japan at Cool Breaker 2007.
  • It took 2nd place at the ride in show at Cool Breaker.
  • It was also featured at Mooneyes HRCS 2007 as well.
  • In 2008 it took first place in its class at the Grand National Roadster Show as well as winning the one and only:
  • Outstanding Engineering Motorcycle Award at the GNRS as well
  • Then I was asked to have it be one of the 50 S&S Anniversarry bikes and it was included in the S&S 50th celebration in Lacrosse, Wisconsin.
  • Then it was at AMD in Sturgis where it won the Champions Park Pick award.

The bike is one of the funnest and fastest bikes I have ever riden. I don't want to let it go, but I have other projects I want to start on.

as well as the fun facts...

  • It was featured in The Horse Backstreet Choppers magazine
  • In the Hot Bike AMD special magazine
  • Hardcore Chopper Japan magazine
  • Small Features in most of the coverage of the S&S 50th
  • Its in the newest issue of Cycle world, in my eyes the greatest press achievement possible.

the bike itself, was hand fabbed by me with the help of a few of my good friends.

  • Cast "Powered By S&S" Gas tank
  • Prototype, pegs, air cleaner, wheels
  • One off X-Wedge Oil Tank
  • One off Frame and controls

And since everyone is broke, I have also dropped the price from my original asking price.

so, if you are interested send me an email and we can talk.

also, the bike is on display in the parts dept of Harley Davidson Westminster at the moment as they nefer fail to help me out, and did on this project as well.

Stuff Lookin for!

I need a set of decent Panhead heads! non plumber fittings and non outside oiler, so, 1957-58 style, need em bad for a buddy of mines project...

i still need a round FL swingarm...


January 14, 2009

More blogs holy CRAP

Irish Rich's TWO blogs!
Applied Machete and Homage

and Ricki's

they will be on the list shortly...


This bike is fuckin Epic, right out of the damn history book that SHOULD be out there but never will be, (thats good)
Thanx to Rickithedude I have these teasers and stay tuned for a bunch more, insane epic shit here...

and check his site, rad shit...