Thursday, September 30, 2010
"This bike was built at Lossa Engineering in Long Beach. It has been customized and restored from the ground up. Candy blue powder coating, metallic silver Corvette paint, polished, and chrome parts makes this bike stand out from the rest. It took countless hours of custom fabrication. It was filmed for an upcoming TV show about Café Racers. It is registered until July of 2011. If interested, call Dave 562-508-7107. $6800 OBO "
6800 bucks? Sadly I have never seen the case of vintage Japanese bikes being sold that high...No matter how well it was built and looked awesome.
The link to the actual post has been expired. I have no idea if the seller got the close-to-asking money or gave up selling it for the price. It is a nice looking bike, though...
Well, me and Ryan went saw them at Oklahoma, which is a half way. Some of them already looked beat up then. I am glad they finished without any accidents. I did not get to see Shinya Kimura
No.80 since it was ridden by alternate rider Niimie at the time of Oklahoma stop.
Video by Barry Hathaway
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas (about 60 miles North of Wichita) is now offering a college degree in motorcycle restoration. Already offering a degree in automotive restoration, they've just now expanded to include motorcycles.
"Joe Dickhudt, assistant professor of technology, agreed the new major will give McPherson College students skills in a market exploding in popularity. “It turns out there’s a lot of people interested in motorcycle restoration because they’re popular and affordable,” Dickhudt said.
Two motorcycles have been obtained for the first batch of motorcycle restoration majors – a 1965 Honda 305 Dream and a 1970 BSA 250. Dickhudt said they were on the lookout for an Indian, Harley-Davidson or Triumph dating pre-1970 for a class project.
The program, which expands the automotive restoration program, will emphasize historical and technical restoration. In addition to adjusting standard classes on sheet metal, trim and paint to have a motorcycle emphasis, there will also be a class on the history of the American motorcycle and courses on the unique aspects of motorcycle engines, power trains and suspensions."
I don't have money to attend the private college, but I might have to visit there for the Bike on the Lawn event and check out the facility someday... Can't I git a scholarship for beer drinking motorcycle enthusiast?
Pictures are from McPherson College Auto Restoration's facebook page
Director: Jeff Jensen
Format: HD 1080P
Bikers Revenge by Matt Braun and Jared Delorenzo, two students at University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
"These modified handlebar plugs speak to the disgruntled urban cyclist. By retro-fitting stock parts with up-cycled keys, bikers can now find satisfaction with close encounters. This concept puts a new twist on the timeless tradition of car-keying revenge."
It will be cooler if the key actually works on your door or car... I personally would rather chase those cars that near-missed me and scream and yell at them with drool on my chin like a crazy mofo than keying their car with this stupid grip. The Car did not do anything wrong. Its driver did. Just like guns.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The Lockheed P-3C Orion is a long range anti-submarine warfare patrol aircraft. It has advanced submarine detection sensors such as directional frequency and ranging sonobuoys and magnetic anomaly detection equipment.
This video shows a demonstration of its capabilities by using scooters as mock-ups for the P-3C and an enemy submarine. It was put together for kids. You gotta attract kids to military, you know? Happens everywhere.
Monday, September 27, 2010
West York shire police said tycoon Jimi Heselden, 62, one of England's richest men, was found in the River Wharfe near Wetherby and died at the scene. A Segway--an off-road model--was found nearby, the Daily Mail said. Police said there did not appear to be anything suspicious about Heselden's death and that he had been riding around his estate.
Heselden last year bought the U.S.-based Segway company that makes the two-wheeled personal transporter."
Via L.A. Times
Well, feel sorry for the guy and condolences to his family...(I can smell the fugly inheritance fight among the family already..), but if he had invested in Norton motorcycle instead, the story might have been different to me.
Segway is a dorky 2 wheeled vehicle for lazy fat people to me. Kinda like a trike.
Belstaff is a well known outfit manufacturer especially among us motorcyclists, their tourist/trial master jackets were pretty much the official riding jacket for Isle of Mann races back then, and was made famous by Steve McQueen preferring the jacket at off-road races he participated.
The company was founded in Longton, Staffordshire in 1924. The company is now Italian-owned and based in Mogliano, Veneto. Yes, the Belstaff jackets are well-made and tons of celebrities have been spotted wearing them both on and off-set.
Some of them are used as product placements. The problem is that they are expensive as a shady high dollar whore that steal your wallet while you are in bathroom.
I spotted this Iron-man 2 Belstaff jacket. I have no idea if this particular model was used in the movie or not. I have seen the movie, just don't remember... This is simply a great example of bad taste. And its price is bit shy of 2000 US bucks!! Yes, it is more expensive than another bad taste yet, actual leather Iron man 2 riding suit. The charcoal color version is better looking and you don't look like a total douche bag, but still....
I always liked their riding jackets likes of Mojave wax cotton riding jacket, but if they keep making those idiotic stuff with ridiculous price tag, I might have to avoid it. I suspect that they are trying to be like Gucci, Chanel or any other brands that I don't care for. I want Belstaff to remain functionality-focused outfit company...
I want to pay for the quality not for the name, images and status of owning it. What? Harley Davidson?