February 21, 2016 | LA Motorcyclist
The 2nd Annual Seal Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show will grace Main Street in Eisenhower Park this year on Saturday, April 30, featuring a concourse judging for bikes circa 1979 and older as well as a host of sponsor booths. This year's sponsors so far include Richer Poorer Inc., 805, Roland Sands Design, LA Motorcyclist, Indian Motorcycles, Deus, Iron & Resin,, Ascot, Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, Troy Lee Designs, Imperial Barber Products, Shwood, Iconwrap.com and Gallagher Staging & Productions. The show is run in conjunction with the Seal Beach Classic Car Show -- now in its 29th year -- which attracts more than 30,000 visitors to the area. Awards are given in five categories: Best in Show, European, Japanese, American and Best Custom. Bike registration is already open online with a $25 entry fee per bike: Register Now. The show will run from 10 am to 4 pm. An LA Motorcyclist-sponsored group ride to the event will also be organized ... from Randy's Donuts in Inglewood, CA | Meeting at 9 AM | Kickstands up at 9:30 AM | More Information.
January 16, 2016 | LA Motorcyclist
AND WE HAVE A WINNER ... Monrovia, California's Sherman Yang, who's Triumph Thruxton will now sport some nice, new aftermarket additions courtesy of Outpost Cycle and Modern British Designs.
Yang correctly guessed Danilo De Donno as the creative behind LA Motorcyclist's new logo, and Motone Custom Parts, First Racer Products, & Modern British Designs (MBD) as three companies Outpost Cycle sells parts from. Answers were found here on LAMotorcyclist.com and on the Outpost Cycle website. Congrats Sherman and all the best for 2016.
Stayed tuned to LAMotorcyclist.com for our next online contest coming up soon.
Offering a variety of aftermarket parts, Outpost Cycle and Modern British Designs are joining with LA Motorcyclist to celebrate December and a new LA Moto logo with an online contest. Up for grabs is an incredible prize package worth more than $500, including ... your choice of three different Fender Eliminator Kits with integrated brake lights, newly designed bolt-on side plates, and a knuckle duster style sprocket guard, offered in black powder coat, silver and a raw finish.
For the FEKs, the Cyclops option is available in a clear lens and includes integrated LED turn signals in the brake light. The Lucas style is available in three lens options: red, smoke and clear. And the Fighter style also features integrated LED turn signals in the brake light and comes with either a red or smoked lens.
OPC and MBD have partnered up to produce a variety of new parts for your Triumph Modern Classic Twin including FEKs, light harnesses, bolt-on side plates, rectifer relocation kits, a no-weld hard-tail conversion kit, and the knuckle duster style sprocket guards.
RULES AND ELIGIBILTY: Entrants were required to be from the US to qualify. All personal information (name, email address, etc) will not be shared with any outside parties. The info will only be used by LA Motorcyclist and Outpost Cycle to market to you at a future date, at which point you will have the opportunity to opt out of any further email correspondence. Contest ran from Dec. 1, 2015 through Jan. 15, 2016. The winner was contacted by email at which point a shipping address for the prize was required. Only one entry per email was accepted. The winner was drawn Jan. 15, 2016 and to win had to correctly answer both (2) contest questions.
January 8, 2016 | Rahoul Ghose
A veteran of the powersports industry and a motorcycle aficionado in his own right, Jeff King has -- for more than a decade -- pursued a long-time dream to create a place where enthusiasts can work on their own bikes in a professional setting with access to tools and equipment.
“I had the idea for a place like Wrench Moto [more than] 15 years ago," says King, who has been wrenching on his own motorcycles in Boston, San Francisco and now, Los Angeles for years. "At the time, I did all my maintenance and mechanical work in the street. I even built an entire motorcycle in my second story walk-up. Los Angeles has a lot of motorcyclists, but garage space is limited and the tools and equipment are pricey. I would have killed for a clean, well-equipped place to work on my bike."
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January 7, 2016 | Rahoul Ghose
For Richard 'Ritch' Wilder, Wilder FACTORY is a creative outlet, born from a background of hod rodding and aerospace mechanical design and honed though a lifelong love of all things moto. A true LA product from a community which takes a hands-on approach to making our two-wheeled machines better with innovative aftermarket designs, Wilder talks to LA Motorcyclist about some of his offerings, his take on the aftermarket environment, and what hand-made and locally designed parts still have to offer in an increasingly mass-produced world.
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December 7, 2015 | Rahoul Ghose
Top 10 List: The staff at LAMotorcyclist.com have put together a list of moto-related holiday gifts that no self-respecting throttle jockey wouldn't flip their gears over. Some are on the pricier side, but you never know unless you ask. All feature one or more of the following attributes: they're handmade, of stellar quality, demonstrate a unique design, and provoke envy in fellow riders. A happy and safe riding holiday season to all ... and we'll see you in 2016.
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December 4, 2015
Interview Mark Gamo | Story Rahoul Ghose | Photos Guy Mokia
For LA transplants Ty Neff and Cameron “Cam” Jones, the newly opened Lucky Wheels DIY Moto Garage was a natural progression from the local warehouse they had set up to do personal custom builds after arriving from Texas two years ago, an idea hatched on building a community and bridging the gap between riders and their two-wheel machines.
“Our buddies would come over to our warehouse all the time dropping off their bikes … from the two bikes we brought over from Texas, a year a half later we had like 12 motorcycles spread out at our place,” Jones says. “At one point, I had like an engine on top of my desk, wheels sharing my bed, and a bike in the kitchen.”
“Traveling around, meeting other shops that did the same thing, kind of inspired us to think why not in LA?” Neff adds.
Located at the edge of Boyle Heights and the Arts District in Los Angeles, Lucky Wheels supports itself through memberships. The $100 monthly fees include access to community and fabrication tools, lift time, a parts bin, members-only events, rides and swag, as well as two nights bike storage and one guest pass per month.
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