Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Heres another movie I did about 2 years ago, Pumpkin Full of Blood.
Four teenagers, a pile of pumpkins and one hot Pontiac... Were they just out for some high speed Halloween Mischief?......Or something worse?!

Enjoy Fellas.

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Requiem Ride Animatic

So heres the awaited video. Ive been posting panels for a storyboard Ive been working on and here is the completed animatic. An animatic is a video of the panels edited and synced together with music and sound.
Enjoy fellas. (watch the hi-res on youtube if ya'll want)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Billy's 750 Honda

Billy, one of my true home grown heroes. The man not only gave me my first motorcycle, he also helped me build it. (a mildly chopped XS650)

This is his 750 Honda grafted to a harley wishbone frame, with the german Steib sidecar that is on my dad's 750 honda today. Photo around 1973. More on this bike soon!

My ol'man's 46 Knucklehead

Photo from 1967

Secret Bike Show 4 Photos

Good little show again this year by the local guys in our neck of the woods.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bikes at Night

Greg's 67 slabside

Friday, October 15, 2010

Some Updates

As some of you may have noticed RetroFit got a face lift. It was loooong over due!
Enjoy the new design, I'll be adding even more along the way. (If I can really get my act together I'll have stickers and t shirts available some time in the near future)

New column added with the scooters of RetroFit
Check em out! More links will be added to the thumbnails with build stories and updates.

October is my favorite month

So its time for some related art. These are panels for a storyboard I made to hopefully make into a 3d animation in the future.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Secret Bike Show 4

The secrets out! The 4th annual Secret Bike Show in Milford, PA
Get one last ride in before the real cold weather hits and see some cool work done by the local yokels!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Suzuki Update

I was able to just squeeze the frame in the sand blasting cabinet with about an inch to spare.

4 hours later of awkward turning and blinded by sand, the frame cleaned up quite nice.

After reassembly I noticed a problem. The rear wheel is not centered in the frame. But the chain was definitely in line with the motor when it was together. After doing some research I figured out the problem.
The rear wheel is not meant for the spacing of this this frame. The wheels are from a GR650 which has a wider swing arm.

The GR650 hubs and the GS550 hubs are the same except for the actual width of the hub.

Why am I going through this do you ask? because the GR650 is a 16" rim and I already bought these tires. I dont want to run a stock GS550 18" wheel on the back.

More updates to come.