Sunday, February 28, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010


..the golden hour..

before the sun sets
in the west it hits the shop
just right.

Friday, February 26, 2010


grant over in Hawaii
made some pomade....
he was kind enough to hook
me up. support the like minded.
check him out GRANTS

" let's add another 2x4 dude."

i spent hours on janky
little ramps like this.
scouring the street for bricks
boards and whatever you could
shove under your ratty ass piece
of plywood. i can still hear the
sound the ramp would make and the sound
of it crumbling down moments after
blast off.

dave back in 88.
thanks for the foto.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

new -hotbike japan- #112

really cool
j.jessee cover
and feature

and a feature on
my new blue knuckle.

thanks so much gonz

mom and dad?

thanks for the photo rj

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

painted in 1976

saw this paint job a
while back at the dirtbag
challenge in S.F.
painted in 76.
the owner had the whole story
of why they were painted with these
my memory will re-tell the story
wrong.. but if the owner is out there
SPEAK UP.. tell us.
thanks max

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

got some more

crew necks....

thanks to those that
have ordered.
past, present, future -max

..friends form canaduh-->

like you.. maybe?
they live their life
and try to enjoy it.
check em... shintysix

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

....le plane... le plane......

spotted at a san francisco
train station...
and the dwarves cocks and skull
on the neck. whoa.

from the pacific n.w.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

if your in JAPAN.......

go see my friends the

Feb 11 2010 8:00P
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“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams”

mark gonzales....
hosoi's ramp?

Bavarian Garage find‏

this is a real story.
and the way this guy Bernhard
wrote it, reads amazing. thanks man, max

Hi Max,

it sounds german, anywhere.
I found your fictive story about your knuckle garage find.
It shows the dreams of everybody who are interessted in old vehicles, me two.
Since i was a child i look in every open house door to find motorcycles, to be a paperboy made it easier.
in the year of 2000. i visit a yamaha dealer who sales the new Bonneville in my work break.
In the selling room it stand a green one, but he says he also had a black one in the garage that i will see.
And that was the place where i found her. She stand in the corner with a thick shape of dust. At the headlamp glued an old paper and on it stands "Kundenfahrzeug" Customer biker, because in the past many came and ask to sell them. I get nearer and saw a real beaty under the dirt shape.
I asked him to sell them, but he promissed no way. It is the bike of an old friend, but he lost the driving license, twice, because of drinking to much, some years ago between his wild Rocker days. Now he has a bar and two childs, but he has the dreaming to get them back to road sometimes, but the childs, the woman..........
I asked him sometimes, at the end with a wine bootle to name me the owner.
Ok, he says, his name is.......... and he had a bar, in a very little town, the name of the bar is..... try your luck.
I took my girlfriend, at this time a russian girl, and drive to them.
His women ask what i will, i sayed i only want to speak with her man. "He issn´t here, ty it tomorrow.
I come tommorrow. He came to our table, sit down, looked in our eyes and was quit. I took out a lettercover with three pics of the bike in it and gave it to him. He took it and put out the pics. For a short moment i could see a man who looks like that he saw a loosen child after many years.
"No i could sell it!"
After three tries of begging, he says, give me a week and then i say finally no or yes.
After two weeks i came and ask him. He name me the price, it was no prive to talk about, it was a prive to accept, and i accept it.
Later he says, my russian girlfriend reminded him a his housewife, a very good woman, the positive feelings af this gave him the decission that i will be the right guy for his old love, the Chopper.

It ist an original old, maybe 30 years old build, and it has a registration, what is nearly inpossible to this time in Germany, i don´t know how, the builder made it but he made it.

Z750 B Twin engine.
All parts are molded
Chromed and
It runs since 30 years and it function very well
A perfect build i would say.

The first pictures are at the barn where i found it.

Now i have it restored and drive many miles on it.
In this winter i pulled out the engine, twice time, to make the things that are needed.

Hope you are like the true story.
I like your bikes and your way of livin.

Greeting from Germany

Bernhard Elflein, Berlin

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

..tim o'keefe photo..

tim takes nice pictures
appropriately he sent me this one.
thanks tim : check him here

- i-5 head gasket repair -

replacing the blown head gasket
on chris's knuckle in the back of
his van jammin down the freeway....
this was no easy task. i-5 is way
to bumpy.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

photo from the shop

julien gave me this poster
to stand guard of the shop bathroom

Friday, February 5, 2010


Chief Aupumut, Mohican. 1725

"When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home."

/ repair/

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

tune in

Song To Woody

I'm out here a thousand miles from my home,
Walkin' a road other men have gone down.
I'm seein' your world of people and things,
Your paupers and peasants and princes and kings.

Hey, hey Woody Guthrie, I wrote you a song
'Bout a funny ol' world that's a-comin' along.
Seems sick an' it's hungry, it's tired an' it's torn,
It looks like it's a-dyin' an' it's hardly been born.

Hey, Woody Guthrie, but I know that you know
All the things that I'm a-sayin' an' a-many times more.
I'm a-singin' you the song, but I can't sing enough,
'Cause there's not many men that done the things that you've done.

Here's to Cisco an' Sonny an' Leadbelly too,
An' to all the good people that traveled with you.
Here's to the hearts and the hands of the men
That come with the dust and are gone with the wind.

I'm a-leaving' tomorrow, but I could leave today,
Somewhere down the road someday.
The very last thing that I'd want to do
Is to say I've been hittin' some hard travelin' too.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

--dave from berdoo--

sends some more gems

his pops and friends in the 70's



dave's crew in the 80's
the jump ramp, the natas and t.g boards
those were the days.

thanks dave.... super cool

Monday, February 1, 2010

time machine with.... Al Partanen-

Al Patanen.....
i know Al from skateboarding
he skates fast, skates everything
and usually lives with a smile on his
face. we skated some contests together
in the height of competitive jockdom.
al seemed to treat those situations more
like a bbq skate jam. Al's cool.
So when my friend Jon sent me this photo
of al when he was 7yrs old... it was no
surprise.., look at him. he must have been
born cool.
pictured below on his aunt
Nora's panhead that his uncle
"Dancin Dave" built for her.
His uncle was also responsible
for giving Al the cowboy hat.

THANKS AL........-max-