Friday, March 30, 2012

Arctic monkey's

 Met up with Alex Turner from the Arctic monkeys from  for a ride on his new bike

We took a ride up in the hills overlooking LA. Everywhere we stopped people were taking photos and really loving the bikes, It made me proud of what I have built. We met up with the rest of the band and had some drinks in hollywood. Alex was a bit bummed he had to leave the next day to get back on tour and all he wanted to do was ride his new bike.

LA trip

 Snow and rain the whole way in oregon
 Stopped and got a hotel ,got some beers and cleaned the bikes before I got to LA

 Got in LA in the afternoon and and met the Dice mag crew.
 My bikes got to stay in the shop that night
 The next day Dice had everyone meet at the shop for a ride to the garage co for a bike show.
 Front row
 There shop is sick
 Lot's of helmets
 Getting gas for the ride back home
 Went to my pal Marcus's house and parked my bike in his living room
 And we made some gangsta beat's and drank 40's
 Woke up to this note on my truck, passive aggressive much?
 Rode over to my friends at  ashbury and got hooked up with a new pair of riding shades, thanks guy's
 Ive always wanted to sleep with my bike

 Went down to my brother's house to visit him and the family.
Gavin loves monster trucks and motorcycles. He's a Johnson

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Nick Dirks

Man, here is a video of my friend Nick. I have worked on a few of his bikes in the last couple years. A great guy. Check the video

Joe Carlino!!

I just stumbled upon this video that my friend and shop mate Joe made a few years ago. It blows my mind,  this one small edit made me miss snowboarding so much.  Joe has a knack ? is that how you spell it? a knack for good style behind the lens and on the bikes we build.   Joe's video

Sunday, March 18, 2012

XS 650 Sold.

Thank you everyone for showing interest in the new XS ,  but Alex Turner from arctic monkeys is the new owner. I am so excited about this. Thank you Alex and thank you  Dean at dice magazine helping make the connection while Alex is on tour.  I will be delivering the XS to it's new home in LA and I will get to take a little holiday!

Tune time

 Bought new carbs for the XS
 I had Will from poorbastardcycleworks help me tune the bike , running great now just need to wait for the rain to stop so I can test it on the streets.
 Thanks Will!
She's almost ready for LA.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Veg conversion.

 If my math is correct this tank should hold 60 gal

 Heating element and baffle

Doing a side job vegy conversion. It's going in a 1995 ford 7.3 L short bus. Should be able to finish it up in 3 days.


 My bud Austin went out to buy a new snowmobile one morning and later that day I get a call from him , "Daddy had an accident " So I invited him to the shop for some repairs.
 He was test riding the sled and lightly wrecked it, so he bought it. Just a bent A arm, just so classic.
4 stroke , turbo with 280 HP.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Grey day's

 Travis '' the bike abuser" gardner  lost his exhaust . He took off out the shop turned right, pipe fell off and went under the rear tire, I thought he was a gonner.
 Joe and I took a little ride in between rain storms, It felt good.
Thats a lot of cox's

Monday, March 12, 2012

Dirt bike work weekend

 New print for the shop, thanks spencer.
 Joe's high tech Husaburg. This bike is going places... this spring
 This sick little vintage flat tracker showed up to the shop the other day, it;s nice to look at.
 Made this dirt bike stand yesterday out of some scrap metal laying around the shop.
Now I can wheel it around the shop

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Summer is coming!

Im updating my dirt bike situation. Last summer was a blast riding a 1986 xl 600 but it's time to get serious. Bought this husky the other day and I'm already in love.

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Don.

 BAF's own Donny Stevens came down to the shop to get some pics of the shop.
 Polaroid shots

Donny Is helping out with some branding design and made these awesome job sheets, he has the look I like.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Field trip.

 We all need to get out more so we don't go crazy with life , so we are trying to take field trips every weekend. This weekend we went to the washington side of the columbia gorge for a little fishing.

 A little hike to a hidden lake where they cant check our fishing lic.

 Travis "the astronaut " Gardner crossing the creek.
 Just checking to see if the truck could make it.. it did not.
 It was hard to drive with scenery like this
Now were ready for monday.