Author Archives: Stephen Berner

Shoplight: Pop’s Garage Fab

I met and got to know Nick, the builder and proprietor of Pop’s Garage Fab (PGF) though three different. but yet all related people: Kirk Taylor of Custom Design Studio, Satya Kraus and the OG himself. Continue reading

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Dream Ride – Let’s Go Trippin’! by Kustom Jeff Dailey

Do you have a trip that you’ve always wanted to take and are always looking for info about? Is there that one road you want to ride from one end to the other? Some people are fortunate enough to be … Continue reading

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Custom Design Studio: on cleanliness

I’m Kirk Taylor and my shop, Custom Design Studios, has been in business since 1988. We started by satisfying the needs of the motorcycle community because there weren’t many good, reliable painters in this area. Now, by way of background, … Continue reading

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Tank fabrication @ Eastern Fabrications. Pt2

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Previously, we made a wooden buck for building our tank, now the fun begins. Select the material you want to use for the tank. Options commonly include steel, aluminum, and copper. Selection depends partially on your skill level. If you … Continue reading

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The Northwest’s Coast Road: US-101 by 8 Ball Brian

Virtually everyone has heard of Route 66, or Highway 101 in California.  They are both great and legendary roads, don’t get me wrong.  But let me tell you about the other end of the “101”.  

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Proper Gasket Installation – the James Gasket way

Gasket Installation Techniques and Considerations In these tough economic times, many riders are choosing to service their bikes at home rather than take them to their local shop or dealership. This can be a way to save a few bucks … Continue reading

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Roberto Rossi @ 45dgree_POTD

Roberto is a ruler – he teases us with his projects!

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Writing for the rest of us: More rock stars of writing: Satchel Paige & Mariano Rivera by Mark Bellusci

What do two immortal baseball players have to do with writing? In the case of Satchel Paige, a perennial star of the Negro Leagues, the oldest rookie to play in the major leagues and an all-star well into his forties, … Continue reading

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Hilton Guitars: built by hand_8

To learn more about Pete Hilton and his instruments, you can visit his website: Hilton Guitars…

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Lock Baker: Skull Carver

What you see here is a carved bronze shifter knob. When I say carved, I mean that literally. I start out with a block of solid bronze billet. The next stage takes about 3 hours using a heavy rotary file. … Continue reading

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Hilton Guitars: built by hand_4/6

This is the fourth round in this set I asked Pete to take some images as he worked in his shop… and it’s evident just how much work goes into one of this stunning instruments. To learn more about Pete, … Continue reading

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Writing For The Rest Of Us… by Mark Bellusci

The ability to express yourself with the written word is critical, especially in the digital universe.  45dgree is always on the hunt for new contributors and talent and we regularly (here) hear  “I can’t write”, p’shaw we say and so … Continue reading

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HARLEY BLACKLINE BY ROBERTO ROSSI

Roberto Rossi of Mantova is a friend of 45dgree and a talented bike stylist who lives in rural Italy….. Take a look at his his latest project….

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Hilton Guitars: built by hand_3/6

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This is the third round in this set I asked Pete to take some images as he worked in his shop… and it’s evident just how much work goes into one of this stunning instruments. To learn more about Pete, … Continue reading

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American By Birth.. Biker By Choice… ~Eddie Sorez

As bikers, we all know the freedom of being in the wind. We travel highways and roads often crowded with cagers, but occasionally  we find an open road where our two wheels are the only ones spinning down the highway … Continue reading

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What it Takes to be a National Geographic Photographer

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intellect, passion, maturity and drive.

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