Sunday, December 19, 2010

Little Helper

He's everywhere at the same time.. probably be taking over next year...

Friday, December 17, 2010


Here are some examples of excellent leather craft done by my friend Matsu.
He relocated back to the Ito Shima area (close to OSI) recently after almost 20 years in So Cal.
Nice old school design!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy Holidays

Ironhead XLH

This is one that I built around 5 years ago - it used to be red but my customer had his friend paint it black.. unfortunately I was too busy at the time.

Turned out nice! This looks much better.. especially with the Metallica mark! My customer is a die hard Metallica fan - Yeeeah!

'52 Pipes

I did another mod on this '52 FL.. remote oil filter, pipes, horn etc. (you can see the 'before' shots earlier in the blog). My customer got the pipes from Twisted Choppers - they're fine if you don't need to turn right... I shortened 'em 3 inches so now I can actually ride the thing. When fitting the pipes up in the first place there was also a small clearance issue - THE FRAME! They shaped the front pipe so that it goes right through the down tube.. nice.

Anyway, got all that sorted out & it's fine now.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Three B's

Found enough stuff laying around to rebuild 3 S&S Super B carbs...

Friday, November 19, 2010

'59 Pan Stroker

While cleaning up bikes for registration, I dug this one out of the shed. It's been with us for a while - mainly because of worry warts.. "What if something breaks?" they ask.

I hafta laugh it off... I'll probably throw it in a rigid frame, toss the paint & run it 'til it lights itself on fire!

....what if something breaks. lol!

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Old Carb

1939 four line Linkert M51L, restored.

After 5 different modern carb /
extension cominations that never quite tuned properly over the whole range, the OEM setup allowed me to get her tuned perfectly...

Zingy's Swap Meet

Had some fun at Zingy's swap meet... our space looks kinda empty because we sold most of it!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Here's our 2010 Logo (BTW)

I stopped the previous OSI logo last summer. New shirts and custom order will be available soon for those interested. I do still have a very limited number of the old design in stock.

California.. it's tough.

Thanks for the lift Michael!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010