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Shovel...Dig it?


Just finished another shovelhead hardtail frame. No 2 bikes are the same and this was no exception. I did a shovel a few weeks ago and the 2 were similar but completely different at the same time. Ground clearance, wheel and tire sizes, and front end lengths vary from bike to bike so it is really important to get a plan and stick to it. Seems like easy advice to follow, right?

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BEST OF 2016 ~ The Alien Run


There's a theme with the BEST OF 2016 posts this year...

It's Grassroot Events. For the most part, they fall under the FREE category. Free to attend and free to campout! BYOB or buy it from the Little A'Le'Inn that allows the take-over invasion of the Alien Run attendees each year and bring a little party to the middle of nowhere!!! Seriously, it's a small town and they've got the down home hospitality to prove it. The Alien Run 2016 is by far one of the best runs of the year. Head out to Rachel Nevada and see how things are organized by BMG (@alienbuilt on IG). 














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Alien Run 20016

See you soon!




Be sure to swing by our booth during the Chopper Fest!


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Bottpower to Race Pikes Peak with Travis

Sideburn is proud to have brokered a deal to put our staff poet, track tester and roving ambassador, Travis Newbold on  a very special version of Bottpower's XR1 to compete at Pikes Peak in 2017 (subject to entry being accepted, see below).
The Spanish company's XR1R will use an engine from the track-only Buell XBRR. Only 56 of this fully-faired, Daytona-focussed racers were built, during the time of Harley's ownership of Buell, and two have been loaned to the team by their customers. The engine will be in Bott's own titanium spine chassis. The styling of the bike will be very similar to the XR1R (above). I hope there is room for 747 on the side number plate.
The main sponsor for the Bottpower Pikes Peak project are our friends at Kriega, the British-based innovative moto-luggage firm who have advertised in Sideburn since issue 1, and who we featured in Sideburn 21.

Entries for the motorcycle and ATV classes at Pikes Peak have been slashed in recent years (perhaps as a result of two deaths in two years), so the team's official entry is being considered. Fingers crossed.

Travis has won his class in previous years and came second in 2015 on the Buell-powered Ronin. he was only beaten by an HRC-backed Honda America Fireblade.

You can read more about Pikes Peak in a story written by Guy Martin in Sideburn 18. We only have two of these issues left.

Keep up with the Bottpower Pike Peak project at the Bottpower blog. G

BEST OF 2016 ~ Born Free'R Quaking Aspen Campout













There comes a time when you're over the brand name event hype and the larger crowds and you just want to bring it back to what it should be about; riding motorcycles and camping with new friends and old. Attendance numbers are meaningless. What you lack in vendors, sponsors, and over crowded conditions, you make up for ten fold under nature. Exchange everything negative for open roads, beautiful views, exploring the wilderness on two wheels, next to FREE camping (you still gotta be self sufficient but no one's going to be raping your ass for $75 to lay a sleeping bag on the dirt). Another great example of supporting grassroot events!

Quaking Aspen - June 25th 2016

The Stansfield Effect

The latest instalment from Sideburn ambassador, John Harrison.

I first encountered Sideburn mate and perennial Dirt Quaker Pete Stansfield at the 2011 Hotrod Hayride, where he had ventured south to run his Triumph sprint/drag bike at the 1/8th mile Detonator Drags at Dunsfold in Surrey. He told me it was the first time the bike had been out since 1972.
I was racing my Harley 45 and drew Pete in my first race. Needless to say, he had blasted across the finish line before I completed my first (hand) gear change. The pic shows him warming the motor prior to changing to race plugs. I think he was running on methanol. I remember being impressed by his bib 'n' brace leathers and suffering severe tyre envy over that historic M&H slick. Yes that is a Dakota in the background and yes, the legend is true, it did race down the runway against Chief Detonator Langley Gifford in his 1940s period-correct '32 Roadster Hotrod, which was a lump-in-the-throat sight as they both thundered away into the late afternoon sun before the Dakota lifted off and banked hard right. Could it be the same plane that overflew Dirt Quake IV?
Pete also brought his sweet, hardtail pre-unit when it was in reverse-head incarnation. It has since seen Dirt Quake action, though in a different guise.
He raced Dirt Quake this year on a bone stock, low-mileage CCM flat tracker in the Street Scrambler class (I thought the stars on my leathers were neat, but Pete's were big 'n' GOLD)...
...while his daughter raced his stock ('cept for whitewall tyres) Suzuki B120 Loanaladyaracer.

This Week So Far.

Light the Menorah with my crazy Aunt Flora... that's KITMAS to me!!!!!


Oi! What'a a Snore'ah!!!

KITMAS time is here again...




So... what's Kitmas?

It's the annual lighting of Candy Cane Lane Ceremony, except we preempt it with a lawn party and surf music (provided by the awesomeness of The Royal Rats), pot luck (bring anything, booze is never frowned upon, but your strawberry vodka laced ambrosia salad is fine too), and all around Christmas festivities! 


For details and more information, you gotta follow @wussarmy on the IG.

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