Thursday, December 29, 2011

lil Wayne

Lil Wayne is down with Rich Phillips gear.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011



Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ride to club Europe on Nov 12

0, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

Are you ready to kick the shit out of boredom. Well then you need to ride your motorcycle to turtle park at 10:30 on nov. 12 for a ride to club Europe to get your mother funkin dance on," my ninja". This guys ready.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Pure Sex!

panhead good
Finally got the pan that I got from Luke Landers up and running proper. He laid the groundwork with the huge 19" rear tire and knuckle repop springer. I just ran with it and here is how she looks. Pure Sex!

Monday, October 10, 2011

A video of my new shop and the progress of my pan. Gonna put together a real good video of it without Katy Perry playing in the backround

Saturday, September 24, 2011


IMG_6667, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

My 62 pan.

IMG_6665, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

For years I have been trying to get a pan but never found one that was in quite the shape that I wanted or they wanted more than I was willing to spend. But then along came Luke Landers, a local guy here in the Gateway city. He asked me If I wanted to swap my twin cam for the beauty and at first I was hesitant because I owned the twin cam for so long it felt kind of like part of my famiy but after seeing this thing I decided it was time to let her go. After Luke and I came to an agreement we swapped em out. We have also become really good friends. So as it turns out I didn't only get a pan out of the deal. the frame is a stock wishbone and the forks are repop knuckle frontend. the motor has been freshly rebuilt and the rest of the bike is in a crate that will soon be put back together and on the road.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Made It back from the Brooklyn invitational

On sept. 17 2011 a group of guys From a Blog deemed the White Knights In the House of Kolor, from Brooklyn, New York put on a great motorcycle show called the Brooklyn invitational. My bike No. 9 was one of the 20 or so bikes that was invited to this extremely masterful production. Other big names such as Paul cox, Keino, Tom Fugle, Lock Baker, And many many more,were there to be a part of the show. While I was there I decided to take as much footage as I could to put this short video together. I don't think this show will ever be topped as far as the variety of the builders that they invite and the different minds and cultures that come together in one spot to share in a common interest of custom motorcycles. It is a great honor on my part to be amongst these people that have inspired me so much. This video is a sort of token of gratitude for the experience of getting to be a part of it. Thank you Wes, Jeffrey, John, and Keino for having me again

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Colorado Dirt bike trips

This Is a compilation of video taken during two trips to colorado this year. some was taken near and around Colorado Springs and some was taken on the Engineer pass and Imogene pass near Ouray Colorado. I was riding my Husqvarna te 630. My wife and mom and dad rode with me on four wheelers near Ouray. Cole Todorovich rode with me near Colorado springs

Friday, September 2, 2011

Brooklyn Invitational

I am so very honored That Keino asked me to be apart of the Brooklyn invitational again. I put together this little video of the bike that will be there.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

68 Triumph, By Tony Stone, Part 1

This is a video I did of my friend Tony Stone with his 68 Triumph Chopper. I filmed it with Canon 5d Mark II. The music also features Tony singing lead vocals in his band the spark thugs. Tony's methods as well as his other talents make him very interesting to film. He is a multi talented guy that is always looking to create and learn new things. The bike featured in this video was made with very basic tools. The dishes created in the tank were done with a nylon mallet. He performed this task so well that no filler was needed under the paint job that he applied himself. He was in the process of painting the rear fender when this video was shot. the parts on the bike were picked from a multitude of places, The seat was made by me and was ressurected to go back on this little girdered chopper. Stay tuned for the follow up to this video when you will get to see it rolling

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I dont always ride harleys. but when I don't I ride BMW's

Shot this the other day from 1150 gs. St. louis offers a wide variety of terrain to ride on within the city limits. Good ground clearance is a must. if you got a low bike your gonna be shit outta luck. If its a hardtail forget about having children. But man its a beautiful place to explore if your willing to put the time in.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

No. 09

IMG_6315 no 9 IIno 9 II
I Just did the finishing touches to this bike today. I started building the bike in May with a rough idea in my head as to how I wanted the lines of the rear cowl along with the tank to coincide. The rear aluminum cowl area went through many changes untill I was satisified with it. I kept on completing it and then going back and changing it again. What you see now is the result of a very last minute change to it right before I took it apart to powder the frame. The frame is made up of 4130 chromoloy for slight weight savings and stiffness. When deciding to build another bike I was having a real hard time deciding what power plant to use. I like pans and knuckles but those are not quite readily available. The sportster platform seemed like a logical choice for this bike because of its simplicity and compact design. I've always wanted to build a triumph but it seemed to me that harleys answer "the sportster" to the triumph just fit the bill better. It stared out as an 883 but i rebuilt the motor up to a 1200 with an s&s e carb. The aluminum peices along with the stainless parts underwent alot of sanding and polishing to acheive the look. I love science fiction movies, and movies influence my artistc endeavors in every way. This bike was inspired in part from the speeder bikes in return of the jedi as well as aircraft designed by Howard Hughes. I would be a complete liar if I were to say that Shinya Kimura had nothing to do with the inspiration as well. My first bike was an Evo sportster so they will always have a place in my heart. I got it when I first got married to my wife Emily at age 24 and I named it number nine because it has so much signifigance in my life. It just so happens that it was nine years ago this summer that i got that first sportster. I will post more and better pice later.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

This car has got me thinking

A beetle may be my next project


Be A Manwolf Today from ├ęS Skateboarding on Vimeo.

Kind of a strange video for shoes but I bet it will sell a ton of them.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hard at it

Been working on the sportster like a mad man trying to get it ready for the Invitational.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New bike I'm building

This is the sportster I'm building for myself. I built the frame out of 4130. It's light enough to hold straight out in front of you with one hand. Weighs around 45 pounds or so. All sheet metal is going to be polished aluminum. I just finished the bars on Monday. I just got the 1200 kit in today. I'm hoping the bike weighs well under 400 lbs. I surgically removed the stock head tube from the original frame to retain the original VIN number for ease at he insurance agency. I stretched the frame 2 inches out and lowered the head tube 2 inches as well. Set the rake at around 45 degrees. I may try a steering stabilizer to prevent the old fork from flopping around. The ibeam springer is a teds repop. 21" front wheel with a 18" rear

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Location:Knoll Creek Ct,Hazelwood,United States

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Offroad on 600 pound bike

I recently purchased a BMW gs and decided to ride through the hills here on the GS challenge that a local BMW Dealer puts on. Always wanted a BMW after I seen McGoos, x challenge on one of the el diablo runs. If you really want to experience an adventure riding one of these this is the best way to do it. The silver one is mine

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Oil tank

Working on a new sportster. Here is the oil tank I just finished out of stainless

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Bicycle tool bag

Made of 1/4" leather. Can hold a small u lock and tools or two 32 ounce road sodas. Can attach to most any seat rail or if you got a Brooks saddle it will attach directly to the back of your seat. Along with all that, it will be here long after your dead. All for just $149.00. Measures 3.5" by 10 by 7. Drop me an email if you want one.

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Location:Woodcrest Ln,Hazelwood,United States

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

painting I did of Keino

keino painting, originally uploaded by Richard Grabbe.

I've never painted before but I thought I'd give it a go and this is what I came up with. I know that my technique needs to improve, so I will keep on practicing. I think this turned out decent though. It Is oil On illustration board. I started out with the airbrush but decided to try the more traditional route. I have always been inspired by his work, and I thought that this image was such a cool angle and perspective that i decided to paint it. If I did not have things like this to do in the winter I think I would lose my mind. I'm gonna try to hone my skills a little more

Friday, February 4, 2011

My black bike

I built this from butted and straight gauge tubing. It's gonna be my going to the local dive bars and keeping it DUI free machine. It's getting an Alfine 8 speed internal hub and has internal routing for all the cables. It's not super light but it should last a while. Its about 5 pounds the way it sits.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

WWF belt

This is a guy I know who's getting the wwf world champion belt tattooed in it's entirety around his stomach. He got in contact with the guy who designed it to get the line art. It's truly phenomenal.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Peat Henry's new 29er

Hand bent chain and seat stays. Hand made chainstay to bottom bracket box. Custom carved head tube gusset and brazed on head tube reinforcements.

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Instrument of adventure

My new instrument of adventure is just about done

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