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

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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.

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