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Shovelin’ it on

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:59 No Comments
We moved from the West Coast (Seattle) to the East Coast (New York) recently and I didn't bring any old motorcycle stuff along with me. It bummed me out to look in my garage and not see an old bike in there, and then this showed up for sale locally. Sometimes they just find you.

The bike is a '69 and it is the first running Shovel I've owned. It has a fresh top end, runs, rides, shifts and stops well, and is just kind of happy. It's crazy how much quieter Shovels are than Pans - those thick aluminum rocker box covers make a pretty big difference. 

I'm paring the bike down some and lightening it up, but nothing too crazy...we'll see how things come together.  I am optimistic. 

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Kicks just got even harder to find

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 9:49 No Comments
RIP Paul Revere.
Mr. Revere passed away Monday at the age of 76.  You've probably already heard the news but I wanted to make a post anyway, this type of garage rock used to be all I listened to.



Hits like "Kicks" and "Hungry" drove this gimmicked band to the top of the charts on occasion.  I've always dug the Raiders Coach that George Barris built for them.  What a crazy concept!  Man, you had a cart with a GTO grille and a Pontiac motor pulling a real 1800's coach body.  Whatever happened to this!!!!!!

 
 Here is Paul a few years later on his chopper!  This is from an old Street Chopper article.  Story goes that Paul Revere rode the bike across country to promote the Raiders latest record.

 

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they’re gonna put me in the movies

Friday, October 3, 2014 8:39 No Comments


Last Summer a bunch of us got the call to bring our choppers down to the set of "Inherent Vice"
They told Grant that his hair was too long and his bike was too nice...
If you blink, you'll miss us.  Looks like a really good movie though, and it was a lot of fun to work on.
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Stay Chiefed (Still available)

Saturday, September 27, 2014 19:54 No Comments

 











I went out to the apple country here in NY recently to buy a nice '69 FLH and the gentleman I purchased the bike from had this tucked away in the corner.  He is interested in selling the bike, and although I've always wanted an Indian, it's not in the cards for me right now. 

The owner is not an internet, cell phone, or - um - electricity type of guy, and after a nice conversation and the purchase of the FLH, he asked me if I'd help him sell his Indian.  I told him I would, so here it goes: 
  • '46 Indian Chief - motor, transmission and frame
  • '52 forks and tanks.
  • De-skirted rear fender and old ribbed front fender
  • Random solo seat
  • 16's front and rear
Hit me up with an email at arobinson0217 at gmail.com with questions.



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    Road trip to Detroit for the Oily Souls, warm up post

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:20 No Comments
    Super lacking in the post department here (seems to all go on Instagram these days...) but here a bunch of random shots from the last little while from home and my trip to denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Ohio, Nebraska, and Salt Lake. Drove to Deteoit mainly for the Oily Souls show which was a blast!


    There's tacos under there

    Something for everyone at Kung Fu Tap and Taco. Been about 8 years since I last was here. Hadn't changed a bit. 

    Made it to Greg's house in Plymouth, MI!! Dinner was waiting!


    Greg's garage doesn't suck. 

    Guess this is known as the "headstone of Detroit" 

    Brad, terry, and Ry and the gang are awesome hosts! More on the show later. 

    Drove past Davenport twice on the trip, days before the swap started...doh. 

    Nice "short and curly" on the tub rail at the Holiday Inn Express in Lexington, Nebraska. Skipped the shower that night. 

    5,300 miles like this by yourself in a '96 S-10 isn't recommended if you are 6' 3". Under all that crap behind the seat is a bike I picked up on the way back minus frontend and rear wheel...for the record my truck performed flawlessly. Ice cold AC, cruise control for when there wasn't construction (grrrrr), and got comfy with some audio books to kill time. 






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    tanks alot

    Monday, August 25, 2014 15:54 No Comments
    to everyone who purchased a poster and got a chance to win my paintjob.  Congrats go out to Craig Kenyon of Massachusetts on the win!  Also Neto from Repphoc in Las Vegas for the good try prize.
    Ill be doing these from time to time, also gearing up to flame a bunch of tanks for fun, stay tuned!
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    Oily Souls show in Detroit!!

    Thursday, August 14, 2014 9:06 No Comments
    Next weekend is the 2nd annual Oily Souls show in Detroit! Brad and the gang know how to rally the troups and put together a killer looking bike show. They have an impressive list of invites, not to mention all the ride in bikes that will be there. I'm bringing out the ol orange Shovelhead too, it's gonna be fun!








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    Oh, it’s Wednesday

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:29 No Comments
    Our classic design never looked so good...
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    Wheels Through Time and day dreams…

    Sunday, August 10, 2014 20:33 No Comments

    Sent in for a chance to win one or possible two custom VL's from Matt and Dale this year at Wheels Through Time out in North Carolina. Bought a bunch and they come with tshirts, but Matt tossed in a couple of DVD's too! Thanks Matt!!! Popped the first one in the other night about the insane factory race, possibly 1 of 1 board track bike and fell in love!!! For starters it's possibly my favorite color on a bike...you should watch this if you like old bikes!

    I don't have cable, but those of you that do, tune into What's in the Barn on Tuesday nights. CLICK HERE for all the info on the museum and what the guys are up to. Someday SOON i'm gonna make it to the museum too!!!
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    The Doctor Rides Again!

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 23:49 No Comments
    Domenic, Dylan, and Harpoon have been dotting the I's and crossing the T's on Harpoon's freshly rebuilt and now FULL SHOW panhead! Tonight it is basically done and ready to start breaking it in. Can't wait to ride next to this bike again on my Shovelhead, like old times! 
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