fredag 26 november 2010

Communication Breakdown

I got these text messages from Brandon the other day, sheer genius:

"David Bowie chose the Fender and not the Springer"


onsdag 24 november 2010

The Interpreter

A while back I had this dream I just can’t get out of my head, it was Sugar Bear singing “Give Me Hope Joanna” by Eddy Grant, but Eddy wasn’t in the band, Björn Ulvaeus was but he didn’t play the guitar, he didn't play anything, he just sat on what looked to be a giant marmalade snowflake together with Emilio Estevez and Rhavi Shankar.

...And we were all located at the bottom of the ocean in this divine grandiose Indian restaurant.

Now the weird part is that I remember having a Chicken Tikka and not a Lamb Yogurt Mint Coriander like always.

Since I’ve never been into dream interpreting this one really left me wondering, so if you can detect a pattern here or if you’re able to interpret the hidden symbolism of what it really was that made me pick the Chicken please let me know, ok?

måndag 22 november 2010

Who Cares..?

Here's a part I had in a video that came out almost ten years ago, and the older you get the more you realize age doesn’t matter, as long as you keep skating that is. And I still skate the same spots with the same friends, and who cares..? Skateboarding will always be there for you, and it’s never been more fun than right now. Because that’s the ONLY thing skateboarding is about – having fun.

lördag 20 november 2010

The Christofer Columbus Of Punk Rock

Andy Shernoff that is, The Dictators are beyond doubt among the planet's greatest punk rock pioneers, right up there with New York Dolls, Stooges, Dead Boys and Ramones. One time I visited Handsome Dick Manitoba's bar “Manitoba’s” down on Avenue A in New York City. We had been in Tompkins Square Park all day doing things you do in Tompkins Square Park all day. So after it got dark we walked in and I went straight up to the jukebox, it was stuffed with pretty much every great rock 'n roll song known to man.

After a while I noticed “Running Back” by Thin Lizzy, so I put in $20.00 and selected “Running Back” for all of it, now since one song was only 25 cents that equaled “Running Back” 80 times in a row. Needless to say we got thrown out...

One other time I was doing an interview with Andy Shernoff and I asked him which hairdo he favorised, Handsome Dick’s, Rob Tyner’s or Phil Lynott’s? Super lame, I know. He ended the interview right there and we never spoke since. Now even if both Handsome Dick and Andy may hate me I will always love The Dictators.

fredag 19 november 2010

FLTT Tanks

Here's a set of FLTT Racing Tanks from the early 1950's - I've been searching for these for several years but never really counted on actually finding a set. LeBeef helped out with fixing the sheet metal. They were a bit banged up, but nothing too serious, now the hardest part for me won't be getting this bike together; it'll be managing not to fill up the right side oiltank with gas...

onsdag 17 november 2010

DicE #35 & The Art of Scripture Twisting

I just cooked up another 5 page portion of literature on my ancient typewriter, a highly dubious mixture of scripture and photographs containing Matte's latest Knuckle "The Dollar Crash" and it's published in Dice #35 - the issue that's about to come out in only 3 more days or so. And the best thing is, this fantastic chopper is not only pipe twisting...

It's mind twisting as well, so be sure to turn up Chubby Checker on the radio, do the twist and subscribe - right now, right here!

måndag 15 november 2010

I May Be Hungry But I Sure Ain't Weird

The Housings Of The Holy;

Here's two choke housings I did some time ago for the S&S GB carburetors used on the 2000 cc Knuckster motor.

I used S&S GBL choke discs and shafts, and Linkert pressure springs and balls to keep them "locked" in open, half closed or closed positions. And they're made to fit S&S Super D velocity stacks.

And while doing the housings I had these terrible hi-pitched Gremlin voices repeating themselves inside my head, like in a Frankie Valli falsetto but with a more animalistic tone, I experienced the voices to come through dual throats with the silhouette of a great greyish parallel intake; so I had to fabricate one just like it to make the voices go away.
I even did this little throttle disc shaft connector with a return spring, not only to please the Gremlins, but also to be able to run both carbs of only one throttle cable. But this intake won't ever be used, it was made for the wrong reasons and therefore it's cursed for eternal time.

I'll post some updates on the Knuckster bike on here in a while. The worst thing is, since the day I shipped the motor and carbs to Richmond CA, the Gremlin voices came back, and now I experience them to come through something that you'll probably never see or read about on here, or anywhere else...

lördag 13 november 2010

Astral Weeks

Just another day in the garage working on the Knuckle ...And still, progression has been a bit slow this week, I wonder how come..?

fredag 12 november 2010

Humans Are The Bacteria of The Cosmos

Execution By Elephant; This method of capital punishment was popular in Burma from the earliest of historical times and carried on for thousands of years all through Southeast Asia and India. Asian War Elephants were used to crush their victims in public executions. The Elephants were trained not only to kill their victims immediately but also to torture them slowly over a period of time, to prolong the agony of the wretched sufferers by first crushing the limbs, avoiding the vital parts, can you belive it! Wow, we are truly the bacteria of the Cosmos.

torsdag 11 november 2010

Have Love - Will Ferrell

So far I think Talladega Nights is the greatest movie of the 21:th Century, Will Ferrell totally kills it as Nascar driver Ricky Bobby, and so does John C. Rielly as Cal Naughton Jr;

"I like to picture Jesus in a tuxedo T-Shirt because it says I want to be formal, but I'm also here to party you know... I like to think of Jesus like with giant eagles wings, singing lead vocals for Lynyrd Skynyrd with like an angel band and I'm in the front row - hammered drunk"!

To the left is a Andrews "Hi-Lift" Cam, and to the right a special order Leineweber Cam that's going in the TT Knuckle motor. Pretty much like comparing Boomtown Rats to The Dead Boys.

Lifter housings are honed to fit .005" FHP lifters, I hope they will hold up a bit better than original ones since they'll now have to travel alot longer than before, .540" to be exact; have love - Will Ferrell... Shake and Bake!

måndag 8 november 2010

Silver Candelabras & Glowing Silver Crucifixes

To the right is two original Knucklehead transmission plate bolts, and to the left is two Colony repro Knucklehead motor mount bolts.

I had to do this because there are no "1038 CP" Bolts long enough to mount the raised transmission in the back, but lucky for me rear Knucklehead motor mount bolts fitted perfect for the front transmission plate mounts .

Cut, extended and...

Welded, now the hardest part about all this is that I can never declare this bike is built using only original parts, no I have to throw myselfe under the Cross, while countless OEM snobs waves tall silver candelabras and glowing silver crucifixes in sheer triumph over the fact that my Knuckle now has two 2" stems from Colony repros. Aah, my life will never be the same...

fredag 5 november 2010


This one goes out to the one and only Matte "Mr Chopper" Hedenstrand and the pride of Dalarna; Thomas "Corner" Johansson!
Cheers guys and have a great weekend everybody!

torsdag 4 november 2010

The Bible = The Final Illuminati Blueprint

The Bible is the final Illuminati Blueprint and since you can get Bibles pretty much everywhere that information is already out there, but if you need a complete Knucklehead Blueprint things are a bit more complicated, or at least just as complicated, or maybe less complicated but anyway, here's finally some Blueprinting progress on the FLTT Knuckle motor.

At this point every freeze/drain plug is removed and replaced with NOS plugs that Charley found in an ancient biker crypt North of Stockholm. Every surface is measured and decked inc every bolt hole and frame mount. A lot of information had to be gathered to complete the blueprint, but it's finally done now, and alot of machine work remains to make the chain driven Wico Magneto fit the cases, etc etc...

Adam Weishaupt was no machinist.

tisdag 2 november 2010

Love at 350 SFPM / Richmond Riot Pt. #2

I wonder if Jasin is setting the ignition with a strob-light here or if that's a heat gun and he's pre-warming the engine for a cold start? ...I'm just kidding I know that's a grease gun.

The Gnostic Order of The Twelve Spokes, or just random aluminium radness..?

Love at 350 Surface Feet Per Minute.