Feb 142011

You may know them… The Limpnickie Lot.  They are a collaboration of custom bike builders and American Parts manufacturers from the “Next Generation” of the American V-Twin industry herunterladen. Comprised of small shops and individuals, it is their mission to band together to promote their unique blend of culture and style derived from many younger influences including Motocross, skateboarding, heavy music, BMX, and other aspects of the next generation Download diabetes software for free.

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But watch out young whippersnappers!  Those old guys have not run out of energy quite yet!  In fact, they are banding together to form a united front of talent, craft, expertise, and experience app zumen von videos iphone!

Enter the Greybeard Society.

Now with nine “official” members, the Greybeard Society is for those members of the motorcycle industry at least 45 years of age with at least 10 years under their belts, build their own stuff, and are anti-establishment types who don’t follow the rules but, rather, create and innovate thru blood, sweat and HOURS facebook videos app iphone! These are the ones you may not know, but should.

Who is on the roster so far??  Please welcome the 1st string of players!

Steve “BrewDude” Garn

Pat Leahy

Skeeter Todd

Rick Lewis

Wayne Cothran

Jerry Long

CJ Allan

Duane Ballard

Chuck Kelley

What you are looking at is a list of 9 amazing artists, craftsmen, industry folks, and all around good characters.  I understand that there will be a tenth name added soon.  What you should really, really do is go to their Facebook page and “like” them.  That way you can keep up with all the updates automatically download all images of a homepage mac.

While they may not be skateboarding or listening to Punk Rock while at the rally closest to you, perhaps you can tease them about motorized barstool or Hoveround races and stop in for a free blood pressure screening.  But do it respectfully cause these guys are your elders.  They know a lot more, have been around a lot longer, and probably have perfected ways to kill you in your sleep and get away with it netflix filme nicht herunterladen!

Seriously, it is my hope that these guys get some of the recognition they deserve and, by banding together, they become a real force to be reckoned with and admired.  Way to go guys… and if you lower the age requirement to 41, I want in! download music like!

Love, Respect, and Greybeards!


Oct 212010

Panhead Photo by ArtBiker

So, you love Shovelheads… you adore Panheads… you swoon for Knuckleheads…  Yeah, me too.  And I remember when you could actually buy them for a reasonable price.  But, alas, the old iron has become popular again the past five or six years.  Hence the availability of retro engines from some major players out there… the Xzotic Panhead and Knucklehead engines by RevTech have been available for quite a while with their Pandemonium Motor, another Pan Style, available even longer.  Then S&S stepped up their game and came out with a beautiful Shovel.  Boy, I love that generator style.  And S&S didn’t stop there; soon they took on Flathead Power and released the P-Series motor, which is an amazingly gorgeous Panhead, and now a KN-Series, which is a spicy little Knuck herunterladen.

Shovelhead image by ArtBiker

But if you wanted to get exotic and switch things around like two rear cylinders or a front Knuck and rear Pan, or anything else you could dream up, you would have to find a specialist like Accurate Engineering.  Those guys can put out some AMAZING power trains crossword puzzles for free.

But what if you wanted to do something special with a Sporty engine?  What if you wanted to make some mythical creature like a Magnum?  What’s a Magnum?  Well, you take a Harley Flathead (45 cu.in.) and mate it with a Sportster 900 top end!  Yeah, kinda like the Lochness Monster, right?  Well they are out there.  In fact, my good friend Steve Garn BUILT one of these bad boys a few years back and you can read all about what he went through by visiting his site here mausspots.

The INFAMOUS Magnum build from Steve "Brew Dude" Garn

But for the rest of us, well, at least for people like me who don’t possess the skills, time, or patience for going through what Steve went through, there is Paughco and legendary engine builder, Duncan Keller from Yankee Engineuity amazon musik zum herunterladen.

Keller is working on a special order basis with Paughco to create both a 45 Flathead and the 900 Magnum.  Now that is pretty damn cool.  Check it out and I bet if you don’t already have a project that needs one of these babies, you could have one dreamt up by the end of the week download browser without browser!

Love, Respect, and Old Iron,


Engraved Pan photo by ArtBiker

Jul 142010

We interrupt this little series of articles to bring you this very, very special announcement.  As you know, Pee-Wee will be in Sturgis this year… you can read a recent post if you missed the news… but what you may not know is that he is getting a NEW BIKE!!  And one of the legends who has been selected to work on a bike for Pee-Wee is my good friend and amazing bike builder, Steve “BrewDude” Garn whatsapp videos weihnachten kostenlos downloaden!

Man, I can’t wait to pull up on my Panhead to watch the unveiling of what Steve and a small handful of other amazing fabricators come up with for this one parallels download kostenlos!

Congrats Steve and Good Luck to All the Participants!  We know you will all make Pee-Wee proud!



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Schwinn has donated TRANSIT 3-Speed Electric bicycles to be redesigned and fabricated especially for Pee-wee. Each participant will have only a few weeks to transform these electric bikes into high-tech, tricked out, ultra cool rides uniquely suited for Pee-wee Herman datenschutzerklärung kostenlos herunterladen.

All entries will be presented at The Legendary Buffalo Chip’s Event Center on Sunday, Aug. 8, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pee-wee will choose his new bicycle, and then autograph all the other entries for a fundraising auction of these unique one-of-a-kind Pee-wee collectibles to benefit The Kids & Chrome Foundation, who supports various Black Hills children’s charities and The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame simulator games free mobile phone.

The following day, Pee-wee will inaugurate his “New Ride” as Captain of the Buffalo Chip’s Annual Legends Charity Ride that starts in Deadwood on Monday, Aug barbershop. 9 at 3 p.m.

Pee-wee says: “My old red Schwinn is my best friend, but I’m ready for something new. I’m so grateful to Schwinn and all the cycle builders for their amazing donations pages for free. I’m really proud to be a part of this fundraiser, and can’t wait to be a part of all the fun at Sturgis.”

Fabricators include Steve “Brewdude” Garn of BREW Bikes, LLC f1 spiel kostenlos. BREW has been building custom bicycle frames since 1987, and 2008 BREW received the Easyrider Old School Builder of the Year Award.

Bryan Schimke of TPJ Customs started his custom bike building business in his garage herunterladen. Bryan builds only handmade bikes with the highest quality parts to withstand the abuse of the real world.

Jesse Hansen founded Rushmore Mountain Sports from his love of bikes and people and it soon became everyone’s favorite local bike and outdoor shop located in beautiful downtown Spearfish, South Dakota.

Recycled Cycles started out in 1978 selling just used and reconditioned bicycles today they are a full service Schwinn dealer located in Fort Collins Colorado.

Playing host to the largest and most prestigious motorcycle music festival of its kind, the Legendary Buffalo Chip’s 2010 Sturgis Rally Week musical lineup is guaranteed to provide visitors with the ultimate Sturgis experience.

Mount up that Harley-Davidson! To celebrate Sturgis Rally Week’s 70th Anniversary, Sturgis’ premier entertainment venue and motorcycle travel destination has not only rounded up an enormous selection of legendary musical acts but offers its guests an array of accommodations, created to suit any travelers’ needs. The Chip boasts a cozy selection of campgrounds and RV areas as well as travel trailer and cabin rentals.

Also set to perform at the Chip’s infamous outdoor amphitheatre are Bob Dylan, ZZ Top, Kid Rock, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, The Doobie Brothers, and The Scorpions. Visit www.buffalochip.com to make your reservations for Sturgis Rally Week 2010- you simply can’t miss this!

Steve Garn, Custom Bikes, and the Panhead That Tried To Kill Me. Part IV

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Jun 232010

So there I was, just minding my own business…

What else would you be doing?


So there I was, my good friend Steve had the Panhead in his shop, he had been named Old School Bike Builder of the Year, he had discovered that the engine, although chock full of high priced new parts, had been put together by some animal that lacked opposable thumbs, and a total rebuild was needed and performed flawlessly download with opera videos.

Now attention could be turned to the frame and tins.  For a little while anyway.

The sheet metal was going to be tweaked a bit to better fit the bike and then get a nice new coat of paint.  The frame, tabs, and other broken and battered bits were going to be sandblasted and repaired before going in for a nice bake in the ol’ powder coating oven.  And there were to be a couple other minor changes… new pipes, some black instead of chrome, and a sprung seat to replace the kick-ass (take that literally) frame mounted beauty that was already on her skyp german.

The first order of business would be the front fender.  I was hoping that Steve could drop it down about an inch, and this he was able to do with a little grinding and re-welding.  Take a look below at the before and after pics… looks good right bilder aus flickr herunterladen?

Next we had to deal with that seat.  Again, I cannot express enough how awesome the existing seat was… it looked badass and really felt great.  Well, that is until you got your feat up on the boards and your weight down on your tailbone.  You see, the seam of the seat hit me exactly where my tailbone is and for anyone who has ever bruised or in some other way damaged a coccyx… it ain’t no fun photoshop app herunterladen!

Steve tried a few seats on her before he finally settled on making a pan himself.  The seat pans that were available just didn’t quite fit the body of the bike and there was not enough of a turned up tail section to satisfy.  So, Brew attacked a sheet of steel and after a little bed lining finish, ended up with what you see here.  (Note that I do intend to cover this seat with a nice little leather number.  I have been practicing my leather tooling skills so that I can do it all myself) videos herunterladen mp3.

Moving right along to the back end of the bike, it was time to lower the rear fender.  After hours of adjusting, it became obvious that the original fender was just not going to work.  It had been stretched out and no longer hugged the curve of the tire.  Perhaps this should have been a sign of what was to come later on in the project… Ohhhh!! blizzard kostenlos! Insert sense of foreboding here…

So, the original tin was out and an aftermarket re-pop was in.  Yes, we were both a bit bothered by this at first as we wanted everything to be as original as possible, but hey, the engine was made up of parts from like 20 years of machining, why can’t the tins be a mish-mash of pieces made at different times and in different factories?  Truth be told… most folks would never know the difference, it is still real steel, and hell, it will be a lot easier to prep for paint icloud fotos auf windows pc herunterladen!

Speaking of paint… the front fender is done, seat in place, and rear fender all squared away.  Time for the custom sissy bar action and the protective rack to preserve the paint job on the rear fender.  Now when I had come up with this idea, it was actually a two-part item.  However, that was either lost in translation or modified by the artist putting this little baby together amazon prime video download laptop.

You see, my first thought was that I was going to be strapping my bag to the sissybar on a daily basis (yes, this is to be my daily driver), and that the paint would soon be worn away by the underside of various camera bags and other crap strapped down.  So, my answer to this problem was the suggestion that we weld some round bar to the fender to create a kind of built in luggage rack.  My idea would have had the rack act as a decorative element that would then hold the bags off the actual surface of the fender… thus keeping the paint in good repair windows 7 home premium 64 bit free german.

That is not what Steve made.  No, we had talked about the sissybar in the past and he knew that I needed some kind of plate on there to strap bungees too so that my stuff wouldn’t just creep its way off the bar and land somewhere on the side of the road.  So he started with the plate and ended up taking the luggage rack idea literally canasta card games for free.

Now, where I used to have a “girlfriend” seat, I now have a luggage rack. It looks a little different, and was not what I had originally intended, but I think it is pretty freakin’ awesome.  In fact, I know I will feel much better about strapping my camera equipment to this than if the rack ran the other way off the back of the bike.   Plus, I think I can still throw some saddlebags over the tin, and use the bar to secure them in place.  Pretty cool actually.

At this point the tins were about ready to go for paint and the frame and major components were ready for the oven.  The powder coating would prove to be an easy job, but the paint.  The paint was another story.

But worse than any paint problems that could arise was the fact that Steve was about to meet his maker.  No, not in a good way… Brew was about to survive something that very few ever survive and while it would take its toll on him, he would plug away at the Pan whenever he could.

And that is good enough for now.  Why don’t you take a breather and read about his experience… if you weld, the info you read could very well save YOUR life.

Love, Respect, and Breathe Easy,


Common Cleaners Can Turn Into Poison Gas

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Feb 022010

Yes, it is true!  I remember when I was cleaning the shower in my old house and there were some really tough water deposits; I thought I could make that baby look like new.  I hit it with about three or four different cleaning products before my lungs started to spasm.  I ran outside hacking and coughing.  In fact, I collapsed to the ground for about 30 minutes trying to get my breathing back to normal all resources.  It must have taken two or three days to actually feel good again after that incident.  And that incident was nothing!

You may have heard me talk about my ’49 Panhead.  Well, the man who is working on that is an amazing bike builder, fabricator, and all around great guy.  He was awarded the Easyrider award for Old School Bike Builder of the Year in 2008 and has build a Flathead Harley that he rode into the record books at the Salt Flats.  Needless to say, this guy knows his stuff.

Well, a year ago this past week, Brew was working on a welding project that nearly did him in forever download minecraft for free.  It was pretty darn scary and very, very serious.  The lesson learned is to watch what you are doing when mixing chemicals.  At best you will end up on the back patio gasping for breath, and at worst you will be taking a dirt nap.

Read the article that was originally published in American Iron Magazine (August 2009) and pass it around to friends, family, and co-workers as you see fit.  Very good article and excellent information.

Love, Respect, and Be Safe,


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Yep, I thought I was a goner this time download word for free in full! How simple it was to get in trouble. After seeing and reading so many warning labels, we tend to no longer pay them any heed. We buy chemicals and sprays at a local parts house and think “How can this be so bad, health-wise, if I’m buying it over the counter?” Here’s how a small whiff of smoke almost dropped me where I stood.

I had a rush job to do welding four diesel tanks. I had to patch where they were pitted by road salt corrosion. Normally, I spray a little carb cleaner on the spot I’m going to weld, wipe it off, and then preheat the area with an acetylene torch to get rid of any solvents. Where I normally get carb cleaner was sold out, so I got a can of brake cleaner and went through my regular routine. To be on the safe side, I even had the shop door open and the exhaust fan on ticket.

I started TIG-welding on Thursday afternoon and had no problem at first. But when I started welding across a really pitted area, I found a couple of drops of cleaner that were lurking in a deep dimple. As I came close to the cleaner, a small puff of white smoke popped up, and I almost passed out. I made it outside and sat for a while in the fresh air.  After about 10 minutes, I went to the office and sat at the computer to check the warnings on the brake cleaner can I used. That’s when my whole left side started shaking for about 10 to 15 minutes. (I found out later I was having a seizure.)

When I was able to control myself again, I read the can’s warning: “Vapors may decompose to harmful or fatal corrosive gases such as hydrogen chloride and possibly phosgene.” After reading about hydrogen chloride, I started researching phosgene whatsapp downloaden op apple ipad. The active chemical in the brake cleaner is tetrachloroethylene. When this chemical is exposed to excessive heat and the gas argon, which is used in MIG and TIG welding, it produces phosgene. Phosgene gas can be fatal with a dose as little as four parts per million: basically a small puff of smoke. Symptoms can be delayed from six to 48 hours after exposure. There is no antidote for phosgene poisoning. If you do survive, the long-term effects can be chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

My breathing still was hard a few hours later, but I felt a little better, so I didn’t go to a hospital herunterladen. The chlorine taste and smell in my nose and mouth were still strong. About midnight, I started coughing and my chest started hurting, but I thought that this would pass after a night’s sleep. The next day (Friday), the symptoms got worse and my kidneys started hurting, so I drank a bunch of liquids and cranberry juice. For the next four days, I was constipated and only urinated a lot of clear fluid with no smell. Though sometimes I felt okay, I was really in a lot of pain on and off for the next several days, as well as weak and tired. Then my urine became very dark and smelt terrible coole kostenlose spiele zumen.

By the next Monday, nine days after the poisoning, I lost all balance. I was confused and could hardly talk, so I finally went to the emergency room. My symptoms were low O2 level, sugar levels out of control, vertigo, and I was hurting badly in my entire chest. I was admitted and put into ICU. My kidneys had probably shut down for those first four days. My lungs were damaged, so I had to be on O2. I had to be on insulin to keep my sugar in check herunterladen. Since there is no antidote for phosgene, all I could do was try and rest and hope I got better. After CT, MRI, EKG, and EEG tests, as well as several blood tests it looked like, at least for now, there is no permanent damage. However, the MRI showed fluid in my sinuses and a buildup of fluids near my brain. The phosgene scarred my sinuses, which then became infected. The three doctors I saw said I was really lucky to make it.

After four weeks, it appears that I may have emphysema and chronic bronchitis. I’m on nasal medicine and an inhaler. My sinuses are severely scarred, and my smell nerves are damaged ego shooter download vollversion kostenlos deutsch. I still have that awful chlorine taste and smell. I may also have pancreas damage. The insulin that I was taking had little effect on my sugar levels, so I’m now on some stronger medicines.

So why am I telling you all this? I hope to save someone from an easily avoidable severe illness or even death. The cleaning sprays commonly found in thousands of bike shops across the country can be just as dangerous if improperly used. Read the labels and warnings! Look up the chemicals you use. Just because you got away with it before, doesn’t mean you won’t get in trouble the next time iserv app.

This article was originally published in the August 2009 issue of American Iron Magazine. Published here with the express consent of the author. Editor’s note: Here are a couple of web sites and phone numbers you should have posted in your shop: www.AAPCC.org (800/222-1222) and www.CDC.gov. Your local hospital is another good one. You can contact Brew Dude at BREW Bikes LLC, 336/385-BREW, and www.BrewRacingFrames.com.