Monday, October 14, 2013

Custom Laser Death BSA

Over at Bike Exif you can see the custom Laser-Death BSA, cobbled together over time by artist Maxwell Paternoster from the CorpsesFromHell blog. I always loved this bike because of its character and patina. And there is something about the photos of the bike on display in the house that is very comforting. 






Walking Dead's Daryl Rides a Triumph...ish

The Walking Dead is back. If you're a fan of the show, you may be interested to know Daryl Dixon rides a vintage Triumph chopper motorcycle. Actually it's a Yamaha XS650 frame with a 1965-1970 Triumph Bonneville engine. The website EatSleepRide reports that prior to the fame and fortune acting has brought him, actor Norman Reedus regularly spun wrenches at a local motorcycle shop which served him as an income and soul food. Bits and pieces of the bike have changed through the 3 seasons, but the British engine and Japanese frame configuration remains the same.


The photos below show a Reedus astride his own Hammarhead Jack Pine Triumph not seen on the show. 
via LifestyleMirror

via FansOfTheWalkingDead


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Insomnia

The motorcycles are Royal Enfields. The short film is "Insomnia" shot in the United Arab Emirates and is directed by Marco Möller, founder at Möto. The lead bike is a custom with a re-positioned swingarm for stretch and a ton of cool detail. The other is a "Desert Storm" military model C5. It takes a full 3 minutes and 15 seconds until the viewer gets to see the riding shot, though, it's worth it. I've included screenshots below because they go by too fast to appreciate in the film. Excellent imagery, a little cheesy at times, but the motorcycles and gear (and the girl) make it a decent escape if you're locked behind a desk today...



Insomnia (Short Film) from möto on Vimeo.
















Thursday, September 26, 2013

Women's Moto Exhibit Film

While we're recovering from our move to the amazing Austin, TX, check out the new behind-the-scenes film of the Women's Moto Exhibit by fem-fotographer and daredevil-designer Lanakila MacNaughton. WomensMotoExhibit.com

Then head over to HerMajestysThunder.com to grab some girlie shirts for your ride.







Monday, July 22, 2013

All Tees $12 Thru July 29

Congrats to Wills and Kate on their baby boy! All tees just $12 at HerMajestysThunder.com till Monday (enter code: THUNDERBABY)


Only at HerMajestysThunder.com

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Photos from the Road

We worked a lot while we were on the road, but we did get some riding in. One highlight was meeting my friend David Blasco of the renowned RoyalEnfields.com blog. I rode out to have lunch with him and his lovely wife, Bonnie. They're such great people and I loved swapping Enfield stories and hearing about their other adventures in the blogosphere.

When we got back, Hudson (my 5 yr old) and I wanted to spend some quality time working on the Enfield. I confess I sort of gerry-rigged a setup to tighten a very sloppy primary chain. I used a rubber caster cup. Don't judge me. Hudson pointed out my hands were getting dirty and I told him that a long time ago, someone taught me never to be afraid to get your hands dirty when you work. Nothing is so pointless as four people standing around staring at an unsolved problem because no one wants to get grease under their nails.  He said he wanted to "put it back together" so I let him do the wrenching. There's no place like home.


David Blasco, owner and writer at RoyalEnfields.com

My best pal, Sanders, stealing a ride



Mr. Castle and I flattened the hills in Florida.
Time stops here. Vintage St., Orlando, FL, USA
Yes, I used a rubber caster cup to tense up the primary chain.

My little guy, Hudson: not afraid of dirt

A job well done. Now, we ride.



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

We're taking a motorcycle holiday. Orders received by May 13th will be shipped by June 13th. We'll post pics from the road and we'll see you when we get back. Thanks for all your amazing support!



Monday, April 15, 2013

"Totally Original" 1949 BSA A7 For Sale

OK, so the paint and striping and window plastics have been updated, but this garage-kept, brazen-sheathed, gently-starting BSA is nevertheless, jaw-dropping.