Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wes White Four Aces cycles

My good friend Wes was involved in a hit and run bike accident last week. Wes is a one man show over at Four Aces cycles and the downtime from his surgery is gonna make it rough. If you can show him and his Bonneville race effort some support and buy one of his new shirts at

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

(close to) Final Mockup of BF4 Bike

This past Monday, I ended a pretty much non-stop 4-day marathon of fab work to get my Born Free bike close to the finish line. I still have to fab up handlebars, metal finish a bunch of parts, get stuff chromed and polished, build the top end of my motor and rebuild the transmission--but compared to where I was a week ago, it seems like a real short list to me. My very good friend Pretty Ricky Brandt has saved my ass by doing a ton of machine work for me that I either don't have the time, ability or equipment to do. My friend Chris Lampman has been helping me with some general fab work and welding, he is so great to work with, he's one of maybe three people in my personal circle I would trust to make something that I would just slap on my bike and run without worrying. I dropped the frame off at my friend Andy Bebe's place, he is molding the frame/tank/fender for me before I ship it out to Harpoon for paint. Thank you Andy. So, here it is. I probably won't post anything else on it until after the show. I love it!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Caleb Owens BF4 Video

Caleb's panhead that was in the show last year is one of those sneaky bikes, hard to fully appreciate right away. Under close inspection, you can really see the attention to detail and craftsmanship. I have no doubt his BF4 bike will be the same. I love the style of bike he is doing, that 80's muscle bike style is near and dear to my heart. I've done one bike in a similar style and have at least two more in my head I want to build before I die. Anyway, here is his video, good stuff:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Jeff's Born Free Builder Video

Jeff is apparently not capable of posting his own video, so I have to help him out:

Kickstart BF4 Video

Walter is a good dude. Super funny guy too. I want to put up all the other builder videos at some point too--I don't know Tyler or Joe that well, but I am sure they will bring really nice bikes to the show--I'm particularly looking forward to seeing Joe's big twin flathead chopper, I think it's gonna be really nice.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Pangea Speed BF4 Video

Andy is one of the nicest guy you will meet. He loves motorcycles, is an amazingly talented fabricator  and builds some of the nicest bikes around. He is a friend of the Wretched Hive (he even wore our shirt in his video) cant wait to see what he pulls out this year at BF4

Jeff & Dave

Friday, May 11, 2012

Dave Polgreen Born Free 4 Builder Invite Video

My buddy Brian from Speedclub Inc. here in St. Paul put together this little video as part of the builder invite deal for Born Free 4. Check it out if you want. Thanks for the help, Brian.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


A week and a half ago Dave and I were able to head to Japan for the Joints show. The show was fantastic, but it was really just a good reason to get to spend some time with some of the nicest people in the world, and who I feel lucky to call my friends. Here are some random pictures from our trip

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mastercraft Tail Light

I am in search of a Mastercraft Tail Light for my 65 Panhead that I'm building for my invited builders Born Free 4 bike. Any of the 4 lens will do. If you have one and want to part with it email me at
Thank you