Saturday, July 26, 2014

New Frame Jig

Picked up a frame jig from Craig's List. Needs a few mod's but I'm sure it will be a huge asset to the shop. We have a couple weld on hard tails waiting, a xs 400 and a Ironhead Sportster. 

Wauseon Gem's from 7/2014

This is a 1912 single, and I got to watch this brother start it! What a special moment, 102 years old and ran great! Possibly a once in a life time experience.

Not sure, this is a running and 95% stock 1928 or 29 J Model

These bikes belong to the one and only Matt Olsen and his wife Brittney. Matt restores old Harley's and was also an invited builder to Born Free. The blue one is his Born Free 6 build.

Just a few of the antique parts for sale. The engine was $2500, most everything there was on the high side.

1942 XA, opposing cylinder, flat head, 45 CI, experimental Harley shaft drive.

Restored 1914 Twin!!

T C Bro's 650 Yamaha Chopper out of Ohio

Seen this retro style bike with evo Sportster engine out in parking lot. There is a ton of fab work in this bike, the details was off the hook! 

Just a few picks of the many Knuckleheads there at Wauseon, also the Panhead pic is just awesome! Look at some of those early accessories on that decker.

Until next year

Friday, July 4, 2014

Born Free 6

I believe with all my heart that life has a purpose. All of life. If you are blessed enough to find that place, that purpose where your talents and gifts run down the same vain, you will be a catalyst for others to live life to the full and help, not hinder the flow of living in the midst of this chaos around us.

What I just described above I believe I seen at Born Free  6 lived out in others. Weather a builder or spectator, there was a continuity between art, machine and life. Where builders inspire others, dreams are formed, and life takes on a whole new meaning. I am a builder, also a spectator, and I am inspired by what took place on the hollowed ground on Santiago Canyon Road June 28-29 of 2014. A pilgrimage of sorts, to search for the elements to create in us all a sense of purpose and reason to keep pushing through all the resistance that this world can throw at us and build motorcycles. But not just any motorcycle.

Below are some pic's that I hope will inspire all you.

Just a few examples from the thousands that we seen over the weekend. Hope you enjoy them.

Personal note; this is Ruthie (Mrs GarageWrench) my lovely wife. Born Free 6 was the first vacation we had sense 2005 together (well needed). We flew into Las Vegas and rented a 2014 FLHT at the HD dealer and rode to BF6. We also had the opportunity to take a ride to the ocean and experience the Coast Highway 1, see some of southern California and Las Vegas. But the highlight for us was the BF6 experience. What a great show with some beautiful people. Hope to return. 

Now we have much work to do at GarageWrench, Peace and Grace.