Monday, June 30, 2008

Gilby's knuck tank

Ok, I must live under a rock somewhere.  I was contacted by Gilby Clarke to make a tank for his recent knucklehead acquisition a little while back.  After a little cyberspace back and forth, we decided on some dimensions that would fit the function and aesthetic he was looking for.  I don't know who Gilby Clarke is, but I know he likes motorcycles and that's enough for me.  Ok, ok, I know who he is now, but it took a while for it to click.  No offense Gilby, I'm kind of a tool sometimes, just not the sharpest one.  Check out what Gilby's been up to at

Sunday, June 29, 2008

DicE Magazine review

I've got an review in upcoming issue #21 of DicE magazine in, you guessed it, the review section.  The review mainly speaks about the gas tank work I've been up to lately.  I met Matt Davis from DicE at the Greasebag Jamboree a little while back, and I can honestly say he's one of those guys that's actually fun to talk to and really works hard to put out a bad ass collectible magazine every two months.  Thanks to Matt and Dean for digging my work enough to put it in their mag.  If you haven't checked out DicE yet and you like wrenching on your own bike, go to and subscribe you slacker.

Herb's shovel

This is my buddy Herb's shovel.  Two years ago he knew absolutely nothing about motorcycles, especially American ones.  I've never met anyone so determined to do everything he can himself to learn what's what.  Sometimes his fabrication skills scare me, but if his life depends on something he'll usually ask my opinion on the safety of what he's done.  He may not listen, but at least he asks.  Oh, at this point he knows a crapload about American bikes.  I think he has a good eye for putting stuff together.

I dig this bike

I saw this bike right when I was leaving the Greasebag Jamboree a couple weeks back.  This shovel rules, pure and simple.


Many thanks go out to Joel Hauenstein of Image One high performance art for the killer paint work on the tank and fender for my shovelhead.  Some people may be sick of the multiple layered funky flake jobs that are happening right now, but I always wanted a frisco style shovel with a flake job so I sent my tins to Joel and told him to do whatever he wanted as long as it wasn't red. 
Kick ass work Joel, I hope I can get you some more work riding my bike around New England.  See Joel's work at