Monday, November 17, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

DAILY INSPIRATION: Scott Toepfer - Eyes On The Line

Scott Toepfer's been called "the nicest guy in motorcycling" before and rightfully so. He's one of those people you meet who instantly make an impression on you. You're likely familiar with his photography work even if you didn't know it. It's been in countless forms of print and video, circulated throughout Tumblr feeds and Pinterest boards, and is in Triumph dealerships around the US. But for the last year or so Scott has decided to step out from behind the camera to partake in the two-wheeled action he's so often framing through a viewfinder. Not just any mild form of two-wheeled partaking either... hillclimbing and land speed racing... on a '45 Flathead Harley. 
Check out the full feature below, originally from the pages of Iron&Air Magazine - featured on Whiskey Grade.
God Speed Scott! Ride fast. Take Chances.

You can follow Scott's journey via his blog Eyes On The Line.

DAILY INSPIRATION: ICON1000's Damsels of Distress II

Damsels of Distress II


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

POLAR PREPARATION: Need bike Storage in Chicago?

CHICAGO RIDERS: Need winter bike storage? I've got a few extra spots left. Email for details.

DIY - E28 Wooden Shift Knob Mod

Personally, I love the ergonomics of the E28's "dogbone" shift knob much better then the popular MTech knob. So much so that I wore through the leather wrap on mine. What the wore out leather revealed was that the knob was made of wood. Solid wood. It'd be a shame to just discard such a thing...

Badge is held on my double sided tape.

Clean up and sand to 600 grit.

After 16 coats of semi-gloss lacquer.

Re-apply badge with 3M double sided automotive badge tape.