Monday, June 25, 2012
After Born Free 4 this coming Saturday, June 30th, 2012 the after party and El Diablo Run DVD screening takes place at The District Lounge in historic downtown Orange. Brought to you by Lowbrow, Biltwell, Four Aces Cycle, Street Chopper Magrazine and DiCE Magazine! After BF4 that is where the action will be, so come on by. Check out the Facebook event page for more info.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Our good friend Jon Glover flew in from Salt Lake City a few weeks ago to film our new Bonneville Race Bikes being built, and while he was here he filmed this BF invited builder video for Tyler as well. He did a great job filming and editing it, check it out! -Kyle
Monday, June 18, 2012
I have been working on this bike non-stop the last six weeks, and it has caused me to empathize with people who have chosen the life of the recluse, leaving behind friends and family for a sole pursuit. I am not there myself, but I am looking through the keyhole and I feel as though I have come to some sort of understanding about that sort of thing though I rather wouldn't. But I digress; it has been a couple months since I updated photos of the build, which has since changed names from Milwaukee Murderer to Double Vision.
Special sprockets. This here is what joins the power of the motors by linking the crankshafts.
Oil tank in progress. Made a wood buck out of MDF and hammered annealed 5003 aluminum to make the face and dished back. Thanks to Jay Roche @ Special 79 for some tech posts on his blog which helped me out. This tank consumed at least 3 full days of my life, and I mean full days, but it is the nicest thing I have ever made.
Sometimes simple things are the best, I really like the way these fender mounts turned out.
This primary guard involved a really large MDF buck and plenty of time. I feel as though I welded miles of aluminum building this bike. Turned down a circle of MDF in my lathe, routed the edge over and hammered the dish over the clutch basket area. 1/2" strip welded to that to bring it out a bit more, and the face and sides all welded up while clamped to the wood buck to keep it in shape. Mounts to 9/16" stainless round bar that is welded to the stainless motor plates. Should be up to tech for Bonneville in August.
More aluminum, chain guard and number plates. This was a little while ago and was about the end of the major fab work. I subsequently tore the bike down to the bare frame and finish welded everything. More pics to come soon... ?
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Four Aces Cycle in Pacoima, California had the misfortune to meet a hit-and-run driver while riding his Triumph. Jon Glover of Glover Photography did a limited edition run of 20 black and white 8" x 10" prints of some photos involving Wes, and the proceeds from the sales of these $15 prints goes direct to Wes to help cover emergency room and surgery costs. Check them all out here, and get one while you can as there is only 20 each of the three photos!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Pick up your posters and tickets here. You do not have to be present to win, and everyone world-wide is eligible! These are probably the best odds you will ever have to win a righteous bike.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
eginning of July, each valued at over $300. Like our Lowbrow page on Facebook to be automatically entered; existing interweb friends do not worry, if you already Liked our page you are entered! 3 winners will be randomly drawn Monday, July 2nd, 2012. Help us spread the word!
Friday, June 8, 2012
Street Chopper Party / Wes White Benefit.. Saturday, June 23rd at The Garage Company in Inglewood Ca. 2 pm to 8 pm. Free food & drinks, lots of motorcycles, 100 free Street Chopper mags to give out. Mike & Grant will have both of the Born Free Shovelheads set up as well as a table; this is your last chance to but the posters / tickets before the show! You can purchase online for a while longer at here as well. Alan Steadman did the awesome art for the poster!
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
Our good friend Wes White of Four Aces Cycle was recently in a bike accident due to a hit-and-run driver. He woke up in an ambulance with a busted up ankle and ended up having surgery to make him more machine than man. Well his ankle at least. Wes has a big hospital bill looming and is going to be laid up a bit. We, along with many other fine motorcycle companies, are trying to raise some funds for Wes to make his recovery time a little less stressful, and to help cover the surgery costs. For the month of June we are donating a percentage of sales of any t-shirt, as well as on a couple of our most popular items, P-Nut gas tanks and Biltwell Flat Black DOT Helmets. Of course, you can always buy one of Wes's racing support shirts or DVDs, as that money goes direct to him. Thanks for your help!