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May 18th: The Greasy Dozen Run = FREE EVENT

What is the Greasy Dozen Run? It's a free Grassroots motorcycle event! You read that correctly...FREE

In honor of the builders efforts, sponsors and the followers of The Greasy Dozen we host this free event. The Greasy Dozen Run is an organized ride through some of Ohio's best winding back roads. The run starts in Columbus, Ohio and lead's to the campsite where the festivities will be held, builders bikes will be on display, bike games, camping, food, and much more! More details to come (if you can't make the run, you can ride straight to the camp site at your convenience).

The GDR remains a traditional grassroots motorcycle event that is built around bringing like minded individual's together! We want to give back to the people who help keep these small shops and business afloat in a world run by large corporations. The Greasy Dozen Run is a free event and will remain a free event as long as we're around! You're probably wondering what is included in this free event... so here are the details!

Friday May 18th
The Greasy Dozen Pre Party: 7pm- 12am
Location: Hilltop Production Facility & Taproom
660 N. Hague Avenue Columbus, OH 43204
Builders bikes will be on display
Product toss from our long list of rad sponsors!
Live music from
Lauren Lever & the Live Oaks
Max Pain and the Groovies
Band starts at 9pm

Saturday May 19th
The Greasy Dozen Run:
Starting location: Meet at Hilltop Production Facility & Taproom
660 N. Hague Avenue Columbus, OH 43204
Kickstands up at Noon!

Campsite Location: Clark Family Farm
1620 Cuckoo Rd. Peebles, Ohio. 45660
-Free Camping, Bonfire
-Food Trucks on site
-Slow Races, Dirt Drags (prizes for winners)
-Product Toss from our generous sponsors
-Builders Collective/Associate builders bike show

Check out the Greasy Dozen website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates!

*SPECIAL GREASY DOZEN ANNOUNCEMENT*  Himalayan Heroes is giving away a trip at The Greasy Dozen Run! One lucky person will be winning a trip to India to rip through the Himalayan mountain range! Be sure to get your ticket ASAP, only 1000 tickets available for this giveaway! Click here to get your ticket now!
@greasydozenrun / #thegreasydozen / #greasydozenrun / #greasydozenbuildercollective

Check out the Brushmasters / ChopCult Instagram Giveaway

Our friends at the Brushmasters Get-a-Way would like to gift a lucky ChopCult follower 6 cans of 1 Shot paint, a 3 piece Mack Tidwell brush set, a Mack 000 pinstriping brush, and ChopCult, Tidwell, and 1 Shot stickers and schwag. All you gotta do is simply follow the rules in this post to enter. We'll announce the winner on May 5th. Best of luck!

Brushmasters Get-A-Way presents, the shin diggy outta the city... The 2018 Kentucky Kustom Paint Hee-Haw! The 4 day, hands on Kustom Paint workshop is located in the beautiful rolling green hills of Stamping Ground, KY. on 30 acres of privately owned farmland so we can boogie all night! Once again, we camp, gather, tell stories, share trade secrets, paint and have a great time out of the daily hustle and bustle of a big city.

As always the Brushmasters Get-A-Way crew of instructors is coming with a punch, we've brought you who we think, are not only some of the best artists in Kustom Kulture, but some of the most humble, talented custom painters from here to Japan, and we can guarantee if you have any interests in custom paint you will not want to miss this!

The 4- Day workshop will include a true hands on experience focusing on Pinstriping, Hand Lettering/Sign painting, Airbrushing, Gold-leafing, Lowrider & Custom Graphics, and Illustration, from 14 of the worlds best custom painters. At Trigger Concepts Paint Farm, camping is allowed so that the learning party never has to end! Tickets will sell out! Don't wait until the last minute!

-Brushmasters Crew

FIT IT - Don't forget it . . .

Finally got this '48 lower buttoned up.  Before assembly, there's a million "checks" that need to be addressed before you get it all together.  Like aligning the new idler studs with the gear cover, checking cam clearances, renewing 1/4-24 threads, checking breather fit, checking flywheel endplay, does the pinion nut hit . . . any weird noises?  Turn off the radio and listen as you spin it over.  Do the case bolts fit properly?  I use old nuts for bolting and unbolting (then I use the new cadmium nuts for final assembly - so I don't garf 'em all up).  Cylinder studs installed to correct height.  Make sure you read the H-D manual and install the roller bearings and cages in the correct direction for the year engine.  Use the proper thrust washers, and install them in the correct location.  (Lot's of engines have this stuff screwed up)  I already fitted the pinion gear and oil pump gear (and lapped them for fitment) since they are usually way too tight) Fit these gears before you get it all assembled.  You really got to check this shit - it takes a lot of time, but it must be done. 

900 Sportster

This one is almost ready to hit the street !
 ( free up some bench space too . . . )

The One and Oley, PA Swap

Event NameAntique Motorcycle Club of America National Meet
Event Date/TimeFriday, April 27, 2018 - Saturday, April 28, 2018
Event TypeMotorcycle Show / Swap Meet
Event DescriptionPerkiomen Chapter National Meet - An antique-bike show rivaling the country’s best museum exhibits.
Contact Phone(610) 948-4553
See ya there!

From . . . "The world of tomorrow..."

The DC Linkert carburetor looks funny without a float bowl spacer.

A story for you . . .

I remember this weekend . . . A few years ago, I loaded my 1961 XLCH in the back of my old Dakota and drove up to the Viking Chapter AMCA Meet in St. Paul, MN.  I camped in the swap area next to some old timers.  I brought a few parts to sell to help pay for my "trip."  I use the word trip, cause that's what ended up happening.  These old timers had this liquid (it looked like tea) in a big glass jar.  This tea was some kinda of fermented drink, with some kind of plant leaves (and it looked like dill) floating in it.  They referred to this drink as Porcupine Piss.  Every now and then, the jar would get passed around, and we'd all take a sip.  I wanted to get some food, so I decide to fire up my bike, and ride to Jimmy Johns for a sub sandwich to go.  As I'm riding, things got all weird.  The world was moving very slow, and I was speeding (or so I thought).  Cars were right on my ass, my speedometer(which isn't even hooked up) I could have swore, said 100mph.  It was the fastest I ever rode my bike, and I never got over 40mph.  At Jimmy Johns I remember getting the hottest sub available, with extra peppers, etc.  I also bought a drink, but left it on the ground next to my bike when I rode away after starting it.  The sub swinging from my handlebar in a plastic sack.
When I returned to camp, a guy was telling us where the tornado shelter was, 'cause it was predicted to storm tonight, with 70mph winds, and hail, and heavy rain.  It was getting dark already.  I leaned my bike against my truck (on the side opposite the storm) - and why I rode out the storm in my tent, when everyone took cover that night is anyone's guess?  Why didn't I get in the truck?  I ate my smoking hot and spicy sub, and held on to the sides of my tent as it stormed like no tomorrow.  The next morning everything was soaked, the sun was up in the sky, hot coffee was served . . . the old timers asked, "Where'd you go last night?"  We still got tea if you need some?  How about a peanut butter cookie?


Charging systems were a big deal in the 1960s.  When you had Lucas systems that maybe didn't always work, the rest were still 6 volt.  The new 12 volt systems were a big selling point.  Brighter lights, reliability and carefree electrical performance !  What going to make you buy that new Harley-Davidson????  The beautiful paint?  The hot rod cams and valves?  Or the new 12 volt electrical system? 

The DIY'CLINE is almost gone....

Last two copies for sale... 

8 years slinging DIY books. Thanks everyone!

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