Event, LIfestyle

RSD x P16 Open House

0 Comments 16 July 2014

Last Friday was the official RSDPowerplant Grand Opening of their new retail shop on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles, CA. Great shop with plenty of floor space and a cool patio out back. Styles from Yaniv and Roland are evident at every turn, from the great furniture and wide eclectic collection of random parts sprinkled throughout. Check out their new shop in the photos below. rsd-x-p16-open-house-16rsd-x-p16-open-house-1 rsd-x-p16-open-house-2 rsd-x-p16-open-house-3 rsd-x-p16-open-house-4 rsd-x-p16-open-house-7 rsd-x-p16-open-house-8 rsd-x-p16-open-house-9 rsd-x-p16-open-house-10 rsd-x-p16-open-house-11 rsd-x-p16-open-house-12 rsd-x-p16-open-house-13

Bikes, photo

Custom Chrome BOAR Sportster

0 Comments 09 July 2014

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Custom Crawler BOAR Sportster made by Benno’s Custom Road with our early model Cafe Tail Section and whole lot of other great parts.

Event, photo

Showclass Peoples Champ Party

0 Comments 07 July 2014

Show Class Mag holds a People’s Champ Party at Cooks every year to vote on a few bikes they invited to be in the contest. The winner of the People’s Champ goes on to be in the Born Free Show. Always a lot of talent in this one. Too bad only ones goes on to the big show!PC II Flyer with Sponsors

 

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Visit to Animal Boat – Japan

0 Comments 24 June 2014

Daisuke and crew have a great shop in Higashi-Komagata, Tokyo; mostly focusing on the Café Racer style. They are the real deal, hand building most of their custom parts. Primarily working and customizing vintage Hondas they also dabble into vintage Harleys. Check out the shop in the photos below.

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How to, video

Moto Lady installs a Slammer Kit on a Sportster

0 Comments 16 June 2014

Recently we had the Moto Lady visit our facility and spin a few wrenches. She did an installation video with a Slammer Kit on a early model Sportster. The shoot went smooth and really does show how easy and painless the installation is. Here is a link to the video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/upb_oI532e4 Stay tuned for more videos soon!

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Blog

Spice Motorcycle visit in Japan

0 Comments 04 June 2014

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Soh the shop owner speaks excellent english and travels to the US often. Him and his crew specialize in dirty ratty garage style Harley’s. Spice Motorcycles has been in existence for over 10 years in the same location pumping out great bikes day after day. While they are always working on a vintage Harley they tend to customize a lot of Sportsters which we like! Talked to them about some of the new products we have coming and some of our more legacy parts like Slammer Kits and Cable Kits etc. Stopped by during their lunch so not a lot was going on but we snapped some photos and off we went…

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Visit to Hide Motorcycle JAPAN

0 Comments 23 May 2014

Recently I was in Japan for the Hell On Wheels Takes Japan Race and managed to get out to a few shops. The fist one on my list was Hide Motorcycle close to Kawasaki, Japan. Hideya the shop owner has been in the same location for over 10 years and has been a major influencer with his notice to fine details and craftsmanship. Go ahead and vicariously gander thru the photos and get jealous!

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Hell On Wheels Japan 2014

0 Comments 12 May 2014

The Hell On Wheels crew if you don’t already know throw some pretty rad events. The events consist of vintage moto-x style racing with loose rules and zero qualification. There are always some really good riders to look up to but for the most part nobody really knows what they are doing. That truly is the magic that makes their events so much fun!

When Meatball and Hayden announced they were organizing a trip to Japan for a race we were all ears. Needless to say we signed up, sent bikes out via a shipping container and flew out from LAX to Narita with almost 50 H.O.W. riders. It was an epic trip, here are some photos from the race. We even managed to spot out a pair of our 15″ Stiletto Shocks on a Sportster! More from the trip and our visits in the next post.

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Bikes, How to, Parts

BURLY BRAND – Rubber Mount Cafe Sportster Build

0 Comments 12 May 2014

We picked up a 2007 XL 1200 with a ton of miles and a fresh top end for a great price from our buddies at Pomona Valley Harley a couple weeks back. It was a one owner woman owned with over 40,000 miles.

Got it home and put together a parts list for Cafe Sportster parts we currently offer. (Burly Brand). I also reached out to Shane at Chainsikle for a set of his rear sets and have a few undecided parts to chase down.

Here’s the list so far:
Burly Brand Cafe Tail Section for Rubber Mount Sportsters (2004+)
Burly Brand 15″ Stiletto Shocks
Burly Brand 1″ Clubman Bars
Burly Brand Clubman Cable Kit
Burly Brand MX Style Pegs
Chainsikle Rear Sets

Undecided Parts
Exhaust
18″ Rear wheel
Front Fairing




Managed to steal a prototype Cafe Tail Section from the engineering dept. Here are a couple pics!

Burly tail section comes with everything you need to mount up. Also as an option for the ’07 & ’08 models with a special ECM mounting bracket.

So far so good. If only the powers of osmosis would kick in this build would be done by now. Next will be to strip her down, cut her up and mount some parts.

 

Jim and I had some free time last Friday and busted a bunch of the major stuff out of the way.

15″ Stiletto Shocks give the bike perfect Cafe geometry!





Time to cut her up!



Roland Sands Design Fork Brace


Installed and internally wired our 1″ Chrome Clubman Bars with our Clubman Cable Kit.

Roland Sands Design hooked us up with some cool Chrome covers.

Performance Machine Renthal wrapped grips.




Cheapy little fairing from eBay looks great with the dual gauges.


Next will be to install the new Rubber Mount Cafe Tail Section, rear sets and exhaust. Stay tuned!

Event

Skidrow Chopperfest 2014

0 Comments 01 May 2014

Great event with an killer venue. Nestled on the skirts of the Artist District in Downtown Los Angeles right along the train line by the LA river.  Tacos and beer were being served, it was complete with a half pipe on the rooftop and a couple sweet classic cars to boot. Spotted a couple bikes with our Slammer Shocks. The coolest part of the show was the cool period correct bikes for the purist nerds to talk about for years to come.

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Hippy Killer Hoedown 6

0 Comments 16 April 2014

This years Hippy Killer Hoedown was the best of the Hoedowns so far!! Kutty and Lisa did a phenomenal job organizing and the turn out was great. Great custom cars and bikes, killer music with lots of cold beer. They even had a mini bike race, we love events like this!

Every year at the Hoedown we pick a bike that we feel deserves a Slammer Kit. This year it was Freddy’s 2000 XL-883. We picked hi bike because it looked like he rode the crap out of it and might need a little love.

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Parts

BRAIDED STAINLESS Extended Cable/Line Install Kits for Street Glide

0 Comments 01 April 2014

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Do you love the look of a set of apes on a Street Glide? Be you hate sorting out which cables and brake lines to use? Do you prefer the style and performance of braided stainless cables and lines?

We thought so, and have just released a collection of braided stainless kits specific to the 2008-2013 Harley Street Glide. Each kit is tailored to work with our 13” or 15” apehanger and is available for ABS as well as non ABS FLHX and FLHT/C/U models. Kits include extended brake lines (including ABS lines) and extended clutch cable as well as all relevant wiring extensions for switches and throttle by wire, making installation much simpler.

http://www.burlybrand.com/cablekits/cablebaggers.aspx

Event

Born Free Pre-Party at Garage Co. – 2014

0 Comments 28 March 2014

This last weekend was the annual Born Free Pre-Party at Garage Company in Inglewood Calif. Good times to be had and some great bikes to check out. Check out the pics below.

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Event

2014 St Patricks Day Pogue Mahone Desert Ride!

0 Comments 17 March 2014

Desert Sled ride. We met at Slash X at 9am 10am when Meatball got there. Everyone got a Map where bottles of booze were hidden across the desert. We didn’t find any beer but had a lot of fun anyway. Here are some pics from the event.

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New Stuff

The Classic Sissy Bar Reinvented By Burly Brand

4 Comments 05 March 2014

Burlysissybar1Burlysissybar2Burlysissybar3It was also called the “sister bar”, the “stick shift” or the “passenger backrest.” The sissy bar was just waiting for a triumphant return as the “necessary” accessory to offer back support to your traveling lady or as the anchor point for your helmet(s), backpack, sleeping bag, blanket, camping gear, etc… And I must say that the brand new version of the sissy bar offered by Burly Brand is quite cool looking by itself, even when you have nobody to transport and nothing to carry.

Burlysissybar4The Burly sissy bar is a one-piece construction eschewing the ugly square tubes-complex mounts-tacky studded backrests, for a simple and classic look that mounts up in 20 minutes without cheapening up your bike. TIG welded here in the good old USA, Burly is building their Sissy Bar in a short as well as a tall version that includes a compact pad.

One piece sissy bar mounts to outside of fender rails for simple install and removal and includes the hardware to do it right. Black powder coated and available for 2004 – 2014 Sportster applications with more on the way. Check out the Burly Brand Website or contact your local dealer to get yours.

Reblogged via Cyril Huze – See more at: http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/2014/02/18/132403/#sthash.OrHkWq7T.dpuf

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Sean D. a motorcycle riding Sportster enthusiast living in Orange County, California. Likes to take pictures, shoot video and do whatever else a marketing dork likes to do. He also loves his dog, blog and his 77' RD400.

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