Monday, October 31, 2011

Triumph 750 Chopper - $3800 (Mansfield, CT)

1976 750 Single carb motor - rebuilt 7000 miles ago from sludgetrap up. 20 over pistons, screw-in exhaust conversion, Mikuni carb, 5 speed tranny,joe hunt mag, runs perfect. Sprockets are 21 & 45 - cruises great on the highway at 70mph. Disc breaks front and rear, avon venom tires,1970 frame, raked and hardtailed. Front tubes are 4 over with Norman Hyde fork brace, 1950 Tiger Cub gas tank,had foot clutch, hand shift, changed back to regular style for sale will include other parts This is a strong bike that runs great and stays together. Been on many long trips including being the first pre-1986 Triumph in America to complete the "Saddle Sore 1000" (1000 miles in 24 hours). Won trophies with this bike and it turns heads everywhere. Hate to see it go, but too many projects. $3800 - call860 8837455.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Redhead vs Knucklehead

just another day at the office for Jake at Barnstorm Cycles up in Massachusetts.

Inspirational Quote

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Abbey Clancy

photographer Solve Sundsbo
Esquire Magazine

Useful motorcycle

This single Dad crap means grocery shopping more than once a month for frozen burritos. Triumph top box got dusted off today to haul the goods.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Manhattan Cycles

Took my kid to see the Empire State Building today. Although mid-town is not a hotbed of two wheeled activity, I did catch a few bike pics.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Love in an elevator

KDI Honda in Hilliard Mill

Friday, October 21, 2011

Barry Weinstein

Von Dutch, 1966 photograph by Barry Weinstein, 1931-2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011


Finished moving into the new place on Friday. You never really know how many T shirts you have until you move. I shitcanned a large number of them. It was a difficult process. Each shirt is a postcard from a time or place in your past. I even threw away my first ever Harley shirt. It was given to me by a co-worker back in 92. We were both looking for a bike at the same time. I was researching the lexicon of Milwaukee and had decided I could afford a 70's FLH. He quickly bought a Sportster 1200, messed around with it for a while, got bored and sold it. He gave me a shirt that the dealer gave him. An evo engine on front and back with lightning all over. I kept it in my dresser until that day in March of 1993 when I bought my shovelhead.
Other rags reminded me of past girlfriends, almost forgotten road trips and even dead people. Throwing away memories.

After I lugged the last garbage bag full of my worldly possesions into my new flop, I headed down to the clubhouse for Murdercycles steak night. We had a nice crowd, considering it was raining.

Saturday was set up for the Ty Rods Swap Meet at Stafford Speedway and today was the 6am wakeup call to go sell some junk. Thin crowd, but a warm, sunny day.

Funniest momemt of the day was when we were leaving. Trying to snake the dually through the half empty rows, I ran over a metal beer cooler.
"Fuck, Guy! You ran ovah my coolah!" said the victim in his Rhode Island/Fall River accent. "Gimme twenty dollahs."

I said,"I'll give you twenty, but you gotta give us two dented beers."
"No way, twenty five", said Mr. Fall River.
Chet and I got out of the truck and the terms of our twenty dollar deal were quickly accepted.

I can't wait to ride my bike tomorrow, 3 days away from it and I need it like I need sleep..

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Finished up my tenth 100 mile day by having a good breakfast at Zip's Diner out on Route 101. Good service and highly recommended. Then I rode to my new apartment to sign the lease. I totally broke down when I was inside and saw all of Max's mother's things and the hand painted notes to him from her. It's gonna be a rough transition from motorcycle playboy to full time dad.

Triumph Billy Spotted

on the Greasy Kulture Blog. His touring bike parked up on the curb in scenic Brooklyn, New York for the Invitational. Our Triumph hero.
see more at GKM

Two stroke, two chicks

Riding the Steve McQueen shuttle.

from Nigel Smuckatelli's Flickr photostream

Monday, October 10, 2011

Support your local dealer

I found a 1949 newsletter for the New England Motorcycle Dealers. Had some good news articles from the area and a bunch of cool ads. Burton Ives and Sheldon's are still in business today. Ives sells Honda and my shovelhead was bought new at Sheldon's.
One article said there was a crowd of 3,000 to watch bike racing at Stafford Speedway. That must have been a crazy day. It was still a dirt half mile back then.

The Beer Taps of Knowlegde


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