Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sidecar Sunday

New series until I run out of sidecar photos!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

By Request: Sporty Paint Scheme

Heres a few shots of the sportster's paint scheme. This may have been the 3rd or 4th version of this bike at the time. Hand made sissybar, struts, raked trees, looks like 8" over tubes, and the frame was molded with squared off front legs.

The design on the gas tank came from Rick Griffin's cover for R. Crumb's Zap Comics. See below. He painted it by hand with 1 shot. He changed it up a bit and put the sun running in tennis shoes. Same thing on other side of the tank. On the flat spot of rear fender I believe he had a cartoon hotdog running in sneakers too.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Found Some Footage

Goin through my old tapes I found this video of taking the pan out on a test run around the block about 4 years ago. I totally forgot this was taken. The bike still had the shovel tanks on it from when we picked it up and the fish tails were not yet cut down. I almost kind of like the stance it has with the short front end and long pipes!

This is most likely the first time I rode the pan too. It felt like operating a tractor compared to the xs650 I was zipping around on at the time but, I was hooked.
(click on the image for the video)

Old Foto Friday

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Another Photo

Taken by my friend Samantha.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Old Foto Friday continued

I made a post on the Jockey Journal of the photo I had below and as it turns out the Knuckle Norton is still around! It's still on the east coast and in good hands too. It was storage since the 1980s.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Old Foto Friday: And Now For Something Completely Different

Found this among the stacks of photos. A Norkle? Knuckton? you decided, either way this is pretty cool.

Photo was taken at an AMC meet in Fort Mott, NJ

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Panels

The panels are starting to take shape.

These two panels are junk.... (no bodies perfect!)

After a lot of shrinking and some stretching in spots I wouldn't have expected, my replacement panels are almost there.

Once I'm positive the panels are shaped properly I'll then tip the edge for the spot welded seam and then start cutting out the old material.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Secret Bike Show 5

The Secret Bike Show was a great turn out. This year Ed brought the show back to the alley behind his art gallery, just like the first year. The show has hopped around different locations in Milford and it was cool that he brought it back to his place. Later in the afternoon we went on a quick loop through the Dingmans Ferry area. Great winding roads and perfect weather. I'm really not ready for winter yet...

Who needs a comb when you got the wind and a chopper to slick that greasy hair back for ya!

It was great to see Mike and Nick, and Ed who rode all the way up from Brooklyn. (I mean did too but I drove haha) Can't wait to see you guys on the next one!