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
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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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
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”.
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
Roberto is a ruler – he teases us with his projects!
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
To learn more about Pete Hilton and his instruments, you can visit his website: Hilton Guitars…
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
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
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
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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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
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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intellect, passion, maturity and drive.
By Steve “Posie” Pfaff It is pretty safe bet to say that everyone has their own opinion of what camshaft dynamics should be used for a particular engines style and function … kind of like cooks in a kitchen …
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Another writing rock star: Frank Lloyd Wright To accomplish his architectural feats, Frank Lloyd Wright needed something we all need: a blueprint. Or the writing equivalent, an outline.A brilliant architect with an endless imagination, Frank Lloyd Wright designed by … Continue reading
Soot particles: The microscopic structure of a layer of soot, shown here in an image from an electron microscope, provides a template for a new oil-repelling coating.
It is pretty safe bet to say that everyone has their own opinion of what camshaft dynamics should be used for a particular engines style and function … kind of like cooks in a kitchen … take 15 cooks and … Continue reading
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, you can visit his website: Hilton Guitars…
Second class citizens Rights revoked Stopped and searched Out there on the road Checkpoints set up At major events Trying to discourage Those who’d attend Profiling Bikers Patched or not Americans rights Are being set up To be taken away … Continue reading
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I love the internet – it allows me to find people like: Yoshiyuki Okamoto – can’t understand Japanese but it doesn’t matter, we both speak motorcycle. Ya got to dig that he’s a billion miles away, doing his thing…bending rod, … Continue reading
Shooters Images has a wide variety of machines cross its path… or backdrop as the case may be…
All sorts of machine’s come through this landmark New York shop, rarely a problem, never any drama. Here, all Troubleheads are welcome…