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It’s funny looking though pictures posted online, I see more and more vans popping up with bikes, I have a ton of old photos with bikes and vans (from back when we had to get photos developed). That’s not surprising, bikers have love vans for years whether it was hauling motorcycles, parts, party favors, or a chase vehicle vans seem to be a big part of the biker life. What’s so cool about vans and...

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Have you ever driven around looking at garages and wonder what is buried in there? I do all the time; it’s amazing what people stuff into them. I have a 49 Ford Anglia, it’s nothing special it’s just an old body that was chopped and cut for a blower. I bought it with some other stuff thinking I could sell it and make some money. But as luck would have it, the Anglia hasn’t sold and has sat around...

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The internet is a powerful thing. Ten or better years ago I would of called you a dumb ass if you told me I would be selling bikes off the internet. But now I can’t get Josh to list the stuff fast enough. And its funny how Instagram, Facebook seem to be the place to buy and sell now-a-days. Josh keeps trying to grow our social media present so he is always taking pictures of the bikes we buy. He...

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I look at a ton of bikes in the search of cool old Harleys, but not every bike I look at is a 10. Like a bad night out at the bar, you see some bikes that you would cut your arm off to get away from, you don’t want wake it up, you just want to get out of there. So how bad can a 10 second drag bike look? I got a call from Uncle Joe, I grab josh one morning and headed north. Uncle Joe lived way out...

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Karma, do good thing to others and good things will happen to you. It’s an old saying but it’s true, you never know how one interaction with someone can come back around to you. Not too long ago, I pulled Josh from the shop to go look at bike. A guy called me calming that I knew him and he had a bike for sale, it was just some old sportster and I said I’d take it. Now I hate to admit it but I am...

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heres some pictures of the shop and how it has changed over the years. Just something fun

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Going through my Rolla deck one fine afternoon, I came across a phone number for Stubbs. You may remember him from of our old issue, he had an attic full of Harleys and a ton of parts to go along with them, so much so that it wasn’t all at his house; he also had an airport hangar full of parts. We purchased it and Josh and I (and some friends) loaded up two trucks and trailers and headed for...

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4 score and a few months ago.... just kidding but for real what a busy summer, it just seem to fly by. From weekends driving around in my van up north to going to the smoke out in North Carolina. I didn't get to ride as mush as I wanted to but hey sometimes it goes that way.We spent the summer working and we sold more bikes this year than we have in years past. It was fun play with each and...

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Sometimes the ride is better than the parts you find. Jamming down the road in an old van, the summer wind flying in with the windows down; it’s a beautiful thing. Seth from Disorder Studio, got a hold of me, he said he had some parts for sale. You know me I love hunting for parts and bikes. I never seem to take a day off and that is because I really do love what I do. I also love the ride, seeing...

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If you wait long enough and buy enough bikes, you eventually will see bikes you have owned, or ones you had a chance to buy. I like to think when I can buy an old bike back; it’s like its coming home. Like an old friend that has long left the home town. One that has come to stay for a while, making a new life for them self, it’s always good to see an old bike again. I got a call to buy an Ultra...

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Swap Meet! With today’s internet and Facebook selling sites, swap meets are becoming less and less. When I started out in the bike shop business some 20 years ago, that’s all we had. I can remember setting up in Detroit at the State Fair Grounds. Three buildings full of parts and apparel. It was a place where you could piece together a whole bike in one day. Over the last few years swap meets seem...

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Have you ever heard about a bike from a friend? The kind of bike that was the coolest chopper around, the one Indian Larry and Ron Finch helped build and David Mann drew pictures of it? Or the fastest bike around town, you know the story this bike used to run everyone in town and was the king of the streets. Only one day you see that bike and it doesn’t look like anything that your buddy talked...

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It’s always good to talk to people when selling a bike or buying stuff. You never know what else the guy has or maybe he knows a guy. I had a 1968 Shovelhead for sale on the internet. It ended up not selling, but a guy called me trying to make a deal on it. It was late Sunday night, we went back and forth a bit; he sounded like a man that knew what he wanted and what it was worth, Vern was his...

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I don’t always get a phone call from a guy or a lead from someone that walks into the shop. Sometimes I have to go to it the old fashion way go to a bar, sit on a bar stool, have a few jack and cokes and talk to anyone with a Harley shirt on! I do try and hit the internet first thing in the morning, but Shovelhead Joe seems to always be on the internet looking. One day he sent me a link for an ad...

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It was a great weekend… on second thought it was amazing weekend!! Friday was the start of it, the Venturo’s BBQ; it was happening down in Detroit, I had gone there last year and a lot of guys ride choppers. So this year I was going to ride my black shovelhead (issue 164), until I got a phone call from my buddy Terry; asking me to put the black shovel into the Oily Souls Show not only that but...

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Wauseon Ohio, a small town, a town to raise a family; lots of farms but for one weekend a year this quit little town becomes a mecca for vintage motorcycles and vintage parts! And I never miss it!! I wrote about this swap before, normally we always go down on a Friday morning thinking we are getting there early, but as I was informed that Friday was too late, I need to be there on Wednesday. I...

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Do you remember your first Harley? Better yet remember your first big twin? I can remember both. I had been riding Honda Choppers and other metric bikes but I had always dreamed of having a Harley. Not that the metric bikes aren’t fun, there is just something about a Harley. I was married to my 2nd wife at the time when I found an Ironhead sportster in the paper I wanted to buy, but I didn’t have...

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Drag Racing On woodward?? Im in, but i cant just bring one car So I took two. A 55 chevy and my 05 mustang with a pro-charger. a great time was had by all. A few little hic-ups in the morning but we made it and here is some pics! enjoy!!!

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I’ll always be faithful and keep her till the end of time; God knows I’ll always love that old panhead of mine! A few weeks ago I was making my rounds; getting errand’s done while Josh was picking up a bike. I’ve been moving the last few weeks. I had ran out to my old house to pick up a few things, when I got a phone call from a guy named John. He was an over the road truck driver, I had call John...

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for sale 1985 Harley FXRP great ridding bike call the shop for details

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