September 30, 2009

'The Orphans' - Brooklyn

Reminds me of the joke...

How many Hipsters does it take to change a lightbulb?

It's a pretty obscure number, you wouldn't have heard of it.

photos by Bryan Derballa

Some things I saw in LA

White Lines

Hey there,

Been a fan of the blog for a while now.

I live here in wilmington nc. there is a group of us that ride
mopeds...modify them...chop em up and restore them.

Here are a couple of pics of our bikes. getting a couple of extra mph
out of a hotter carb or a bigger bore kit is big time excitement for

Some of our more heavily modified peds run up to 50 mph some times faster.

We are really grass roots...i look at it like the golden age of
motorcycling....guys helping eachother modify and improve their

Quite alot of fun...

We're called the "white line riders"
(not a coke reference, think roads man)

Keep up the good work

Benjamin Zehner
Happy Birthday, Dan!

Dapper Dan Collins is having a birthday get together Saturday night (10/3/09) at the Starlite Room (11411 Moorpark St., Studio City, CA 91602)! It's a CASH ONLY neighborhood dump of a bar, so stop by and help Dan take over the place. Cheap, strong drinks will be flowing!

Shinya's Flash

Pair of Proper FXRs in London

Submitted by Renshaw:

This one, 1989 FXRS-SP, was my Dads then my brother Fred's. I bought it off him in about 1999. Nothing special in the motor, a larger cam, Supertrapps and lately a Mikuni carb sent to me by your good friend Brawny which is, as recommended, just right.

Moved forward the shock mounts [Koni shocks- almost vintage now] a bit and put a 160 rear when I got it, which I regret, as I gave Fred the original cast wheels and am slowly turning it back to stock. Whenever I need to raise some money I think of selling it, then I think that I'd just have to buy another good slave bike... so whats the point.

Jimmy's is, I believe a 1989 FXRP. He bought it off someone in NY through COC... and it goes like stink. That guy can tell us whats in it in the comments box pleeeease.
Sporty rocker covers and Sundance pushrod covers give a clue that something might be going on.
We don't see many Thunderheader pipes in the UK; these make a proper nasty sound.
When I took these pics we definitely ruined West London's peaceful Sunday night after a couple of pints.

Norway 2009 Limp, Gerry and the gals