Sunday, October 9, 2011

Bud Ekins Exhaust Pipes for Triumph 650's

I am in need of a set of these Bud Ekins style exhaust pipes. I was told that JRC did a batch, but they are now gone. Looks like there are some UK made pipes that may be similar for sale on Anyone have any info on where I can find a set of these in the USA???

Jared of Throwbacks MC is hooking me up with the Ekins pipes. If you need any new Triumph parts at a good price send him a parts order at

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Jon Rispante's 1966 BSA "Gold Digger"

STREET OR STRIP 1966 BSA A65 Lightning

Built from empty cases and bare frame with high attention to detail.

The "before", pictured in front of my garage.

and the pile o parts that went with it that he was nice enough to take off my hands and actually put to use to build this kick ass ride in less than a year.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunsetter UPDATE

"Hi, regarding your blog : "Nothing better than a survivor like "The Sunsetter". Pssst, hey buddy, you know that thing is suppossed to have drag bars, right? Super cool show card with original A.J. Lewis Motorcycle Shop reciepts."

Good news, the bike now has the original drag bars, and cables on it! My uncle owns the bike and wanted me to share this photo with you of the bike with the drag bars on it now. Yes, these are the bars that AJ had installed. The owner before my uncle had put the higher rise ones on there because he had a bad back.

Jason "

Sometimes the right thing does happen. The Sunsetter is a work of perfection again!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

National Vintage Motorcycle Drag Racing Association Meet

From Skinner: " We have a race at Accelaquarter Raceway Park in Harrisburg Illinois on Aug 13 this will be a one day event under lights if needed this track a non profit track with procceds going to needy kids 1/8 mile can camp and race with cars next day if you want, swapmeet bike show all the same.

Track ask that everyone thru gate pays $10 then for racing go fill tech sheet and pay race fees of $25 swapmeet $40 bike show to be collected when announced we can have gamblers race or heads up should be fun."

Too far away for me, but with all the sponsors and the cool theme hopefully it grows. All you easteners need to support this!


Hot Deal in Riverside

Sellers description: "Here we have a pre-unit drag bike up for grabs. I bought this drag bike with the intentions of restoring it to original and make a few exhibition runs with it but it has to go. It has a one of a kind webco square tube frame design, custom alloy tank, drilled brake drum with a shouldered borrani with an old avon slick mounted to it. It is very old but it is still very rare and neat. I have some forks, a drilled rear fender brace, custom rear brake lever, and a basket case pre-unit engine with extra parts, and a complete transmission. I found some other parts like webco finned oil cooler, and finned rocker caps. I don't think you will find another one like it. If you have any questions call (909)996-1964. Thank you and take care. $2000"

Craigs List LINK

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Born Free 3 Triumph Turnout


Thee Classic Formula

Gotta admit I have a weakness for rigid forks on choppers, especially when part of a total package that could easily pass for a bike featured in a late 60's issue of the original Choppers Magazine. Nice one.

Featured build by Todd Asin. Show winner in my book.

Baron's Speed Shop period correct show dragbike. All around done right. Love the primary cover!

This one from Classic Cycles Inc. really does it for me. Dying to see some good profile pics of it. Add any good links to the comments or send me pics!

This beauty from back east speaks for itself.

Another one from Todd Asin. The guy has a knack for building traditional triumph choppers with unique design ideas that turn out really sweet! Check that frame...

Nothing better than a survivor like "The Sunsetter". Pssst, hey buddy, you know that thing is suppossed to have drag bars, right? Super cool show card with original A.J. Lewis Motorcycle Shop reciepts.

Mark Drew's unbeatable "Solitary Confinement".

Don't know if this bitchin' reversed head chop by Scott Craig has a name or not, but it should. Biggest problem with riding this bike is that I think I would want to have the throttles wide open all the time. Another great traditional Triumph chop with a healthy dose of bad attitude.

A perfect all purpose custom fun machine for rough mountain roads, trails, beaches or highway, Jon Rispante's "Grass Hopper"

And lastly, working from that big pile of BSA parts he cleared out of my garage, a sneak peak of his latest creation "The Gold Digger". Not quite finished yet, but sure to shock the bolt on/weld on hardtail crowd to their core...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Update pic

Of Lee Thiessen's low rider.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bloody Nose gone, but will go again...

Some people have asked if I'm gone too. Trying to really focus on making progress with whatever it is that's driving me from day to day. New posts will come but probably not very frequently. I am bikeless right now since my old chopper was loaded on a truck a few weeks ago, so I really need to get something new rolling. Hopefully before the end of summer.

The buyer wanted to make a few changes, to put it mildly. After getting over the initial reluctance to tear apart what was a finished work for me, I really didn't mind doing it. That's because I made a few extra bucks on top of what I sold the bike for, and I got to keep the forks, Z bars, headlight, gas tank, oil tank, rear fender and sissy bar! All those parts have a place in my heart and getting to keep them made the pain of letting go of the bike way easier. Old Joe the Painter passed away last year, making this paint set his last old style chopper job. The sissy and Z's were made in the Club shop with the help of our P-resident metal wizard, Jonathan, and now when I build the next chop I have these pieces with all the personal history and many proven miles to use again. I did the conversion of the bike in my garage and I think it turned out pretty good. Now I continue to hold the Bloody Nose name and if it's in the cards for me, the Bloody Nose will ride again!

The tanks retired to the rafters for now...

The original Z's I narrowed and the headlight with first generation DTMC mount permanently retired to do duty as centerpiece for my little shop that,

has a whole lot going on at the same time.

The sissy bar and Z bar that will be used again!

I had already started building another very similar set of extended glide forks for the next chopper, so I am going to go ahead and sell this set of ready to go 8" over legs. If your interested check them out HERE.