Straight outta Brazil: Rodyface Blog.
Well, another one is in the books as they say. Hats off to Walter and everyone who pulled this year's Gypsy Run together. Over 100 bikes, great attitudes, killer riding and lots o' beer. I'll have a link to more pics on the flickr site later in the week, but for now here's a couple of my favorites.
I don't know much about jet engines, but I'm pretty sure a whole bunch of crazy fire comes out the back end. (pointing right at that rear tire) Actually the dude mentions still needing to put the "exhaust unit" on there. Hopefully it's a big hill billy smokestack that shoots flames 20 feet in the sky.
Coming soon. Here's a sneak peek at the grips we've been working on. They are real simple, but functional. Low flanges, safety wire grooves, and extra thick ends. We've been stretching BMX grips over 1" bars and bumming grips from our buddy Murray for too long, time to make some of our own. They'll be available in black or natural gum rubber in 1" and 7/8" sizes. No matter when we say we'll have them in stock it'll be longer than planned, but figure on around early October. Below is a prototype set on the BCM sporty project.
Our buddy Eric "Third" Ryke raced flat track for the first time tonight. The SCFTA just built a brand new track next to the Perris Raceway (not Starwest, it's next to the old GFI track, found that out the hard way!). It's a great venue, was nice and organized and low key. Plenty of good bikes to look at in the pits, old K-models, XR750's, old Triumphs and the modern moto-based machines as well. Some for sale, cheap compared to choppers too. Eric's got plenty of motocross experience and rides his hot rod shovel like a flat tracker, but this was his first real race and he killed it. He got a weak start from the second row on the first heat, but made it to the main where he bagged a clean 2nd place. Nice work dude! The next race is September 18th and we'll be riding out there, so any locals that wanna join up for a night of good racing, feel free.
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Me and the boy got some work done on his second gen Econo this weekend. We took out what little interior there was to start with and the seat mounts are going out to get sand blasted and the seats to get covered. We're hopefully going to start laying the subfloor and carpet next weekend so today's work was the super fun stuff - scraping old surface rust off the floor and getting a good coat of primer on there. We struggled with wheels a little bit. He just wanted the stock 14's but there are zero tire choices for them, so we dug up a pair of 15" steelies for the rear. Then BFJosh donated some giant 285 BFG T/A's to get some big n' little action going on. Moon caps (man they make 'em thin now) should look pretty sweet. White Moon steering wheel should look pimpilicious with the planned white fur headliner.
We're looking for a couple things if anyone out there has a lead; a new drink holder/tray deal that mounts on top of the engine cover, and a good source for weatherstripping. Also any online sources for small, stock interior pieces. Anyone? Hit me up if you have sources for either of these.