You might remember a while back we sponsored the Greasy Dozen Contest held by the Old Bike Barn. Randy H. won a bunch of our Cafe parts for his 1992 Sportster. He received a pair of Clubman Handlebars, 15″ Stiletto Shocks, Partially Covered Cafe Racer Tail Section along with pair of MX Style Pegs. Looks like he just got it all sorted out and ready for the road. Here’s an email he sent in over the weekend.
Hey Burly Brand,
Just catching back up. Pretty much got the bike done. Heres some pics for now, should have a lot better quality pics in the next week or so.
Thanks again for everything,
Thank you Randy, the bike looks great, you put in a lot of hard work! Ride safe and keep an eye out for more Cafe inspired products on there way for 2014.
For those of you who are not in the know the Hell on Wheels 2013 (HOW13) MX Race and Rally is less than a month away! It will be held at the Milestone MX Park on June 1st, like usual. It’s a “Run what you Brung” with classes for all bikes and riders. Rules you say? Pretty sure there aren’t any so the good times are a plenty! Live music, racing, pin-up competition and all the thrills, spills and bellyaches you could want.
Download entry forms for the race or pin-up contest here:
We’ll be setup in with a couple bikes to show off and hopefully get our Scrambler out on the track for a little fun! See ya there!
So our buddy Thomas aka @thecalife (IG) just bought his first Harley a couple of weeks ago. After being much inspired by our Cafe Sportster build and parts offering, he knew exactly who to call and what he wanted to do. He chose the Fully Covered Cafe Style Tail Section, our 15″ Stiletto tall shocks and of course Clubman Handlebars in a chrome finish. He says the Stiletto Shocks and our Cafe Style Tail Section were the first things he replaced and really made the most impact. In order to install the Tail Section he gladly chopped his frame rails and never looked back.
Although it may look funny he purposely left some frame rail for a clean blinker mounting position.
Next up were the Clubman handlebars and transferring of controls ect. He ordered some killer all black cables from Barnett and removed the sloppy cables accordingly. Thomas said installing the Clubman Bars was super easy after he pulled the pins out of the wire connectors and fed them right thru the bars with ease.
He decided to use a RSD Speedo Relocate along with Todd’s Cycles Knuckle 1″ Risers making for a tidy cockpit complete with dummy lights.
He then ordered a set of Chansikle rear sets and was off to figure out a pipe. Good thing was the LBC Cycle Swap was right around the corner and was where he would source the main pieces he needed for an exhaust system. He managed to find a cool 2-into1 Supertrapp on the cheap. He then hacked the ends off the pipe and reached out to the guys at Dime City Cycles for a Universal Exhaust Cone to replace the hacked ends. The end result is a great looking, sounding and performing exhaust system that fits with the rear sets.
The next step was to sort out brake/tail/indicator lights. “Ebay was my savior, they have plenty of cool LED lights to choose from” said Thomas.
He then needed to ghetto engineer a bracket to hold the brake light fixture up in the rear fender cowl area. The last thing he did was mount his license plate and go for a ride!
Good job Thomas keep up the good work! Thomas plans on breaking the bike down after season and send some parts to black powder and tidy up his wiring and cables. He even has dreams to retrofit a set of old Morris Industries cast wheels he sourced from Ebay too. Check out the Chop Cult Build thread he started with more pictures as well as a video coming soon!
This last weekend marked the Fifth Annual Hippy Killer Hoedown in Winchester, CA. Hippy Killer Hoedown is a Hot Rod, Bike Show with great food, music and people. Complete with mini Bike races, vendor village and plenty of beer! The weather was great making this years HK event one of the best.
As sponsors this year we donated one of our Slammer Kits and picked out a bike in the crowd that looked deserving of winning one. We found a bike that was more than deserving, it was Kyle’s 2011 Iron with 10.5″ struts. Kyle being a shorter dude really needed something short and cheap as the struts he installed were only 10.5″ and only ran him about $40. Winning 10.5″ rear shocks and 2″ lowering fork internals was right what Kyle needed to dial in his sporty and ride his girl around town. Congrats Kyle, enjoy the ride!
We brought out our Cafe Sporty, a few Cafe tail pieces, a couple sets of shocks and handlebars to show off. We were setup next to Wompy (still kickin’) and backside to the dudes from Born Free so entertainment was on hi-flow as they say. We also met some pretty cool people and snapped some rad shots. Here is a gallery of what we managed to shoot.
Was up in L.A. this weekend and stopped in at Tri Co on Hollywood Blvd. Picked up the latest issue of Dice Mag a new t-shirt (I really didnt’ need another t-shirt) and a couple other items worth mentioning but won’t (that would be bragging). Tri Co, for those that are not familiar is a boutique/store/shop (co-owned by Dice Magazine, Dixie LBC and The Great Frog London) located in Hollywood, CA. The shop contains some pretty rad creative and unique items any collector aficionado would ever want. From custom hand engraved jewelry by The Great Frog to original vintage leatherwear to brand new gear offered by many popular brands within the industry. Grabbed some lunch at a place called Best Fish Taco in Ensenada. It wasn’t the best fish taco (def. not bad!) I’ve ever had but the salsa was to kill for!
Talk Soon- Sean D.
Saturday was the Born Free 5 pre party at Garage Company in Inglewood California. We met up with some old friends and rode in with a couple new ones, all in all it was a nice day to be out on two wheels. TRIco, Dixie and Captains Helm held Meet n’ Rides to the party. Beer and chicken were on hi-flow throughout the day. Oh and cake everyone loves cake!
Saturday March 9th, 2013 at Us Versus Them in San Diego was the 2nd Annual Oil and Water Art Show curated by James Banuelos & Mike Glory. They’ve mixed surf, hot rod and motorcycle cultures into one awesome art show.
“For this show we are bringing together dozens of artists and craftsmen from these respective backgrounds and beyond-from legends to rookies. Each artists will be provided with a particular canvas: a blank board from City Fog Surfboards, helmets from Biltwell, gas tanks from Lowbrow Customs among other items. In addition to UVT Fall product and accessories, exclusive artist prints and tees based around some of the pieces included in the show will be for sale.”
Last Saturday was a busy weekend. We were out at the British Customs: Cafe Racer Reader Ride In Show earlier in the day and capped of the evening in Venice at the Deus Ex Machina store. Free tacos and beer were on deck when we arrived, yum. The Deus people do a good job making everyone feel welcome. There were “single thumpers” a-plenty, from Ducati’s to BSA’s plenty of everything for everyone. We spotted out custom builder Shinya Kimura | @ chabott engineering and old time racer legend Gerry Hickson who raced in the Isle of Man TT on his Morton in back in the late 40′s. We saw some familiar faces and met some new ones while standing around admiring the simple bikes and simple life. All in all it was a great show and a great day![Gallery not found]
Last Saturday in Gardena, CA British Customs and Cafe Racer Magazine held a lil “soire” for their west coast readers. There were lots of cool bikes, people and raffles throughout the day. The good people at BA Moto kept our thirsts quenched throughout the day. We also managed to “mooch” some shade from the dudes at The Speed Merchant and Top Shelf Customs (hope we didn’t overstay our welcome). All in all it was a great show to attend and we are looking forward for more. Check out the gallery below to see the good stuff. [Gallery not found]
Located in sunny Long Beach, CA. BA Moto is certified by Triumph, Suzuki and Kawasaki but primarily specializes in modern and vintage Triumphs, BSAs. Recently they were asked to transform a Harley Sportster into a modern day “Scrambler”. Nate “Old Fashion” reached out to us regarding our Scrambler Bars , Stiletto Shocks and MX Style Pegs. Naturally we thought they would compliment the look and feel they desire and wanted to help! Since they are local we decided to stop by and visit them at the shop. Take a look at a few pictures we snapped on our visit and stay tuned for follow up posts as we plan to follow along the build as the bike progresses. Oh yeah and we met a guy called Giant who rode up on a killer Shovel. He dropped a buck in the BA MOTO Beer Vending Machine and we talked story about his bike for a bit. Cool people, good vibes and great bikes, our kind of shop!
This year Burly Brand will be setup at BORN FREE 5! Yup, it’s in the same ol’ place in Irvine Lake, CA. We’ll be setup in a 10×20 vendor space displaying our new Scrambler Bars, Stiletto Shocks and brand new exciting products to help transform your “Cafe’ Inspired” Sportster. We’ll also have stickers and a some T-Shirts to give away. See ya’ there!
Lifted is the new lowered and the Burly Stiletto shocks are 15″ of coil sprung sexiness! Dreampt up to give Sportys that proper Café, Scrambler or crazy post-apocalyptic look and functionality. We designed a spring to specifically deal with small stuff like road noise and the big things like pot holes ect. At the end of the day after tearing up the streets your body isn’t taxed and is ready for more!
May require modification to exhaust brackets to open up clearance for chain/belt.
Fits: XL 1986-2003
Part #: B28-1250
We’ve got friends in low places! Well really friends in the latest issue of Lowside Magazine. The mail dude delivered Issue No.11 today and we’re liking it. There’s cool features on Continue Reading