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Voodoo Vintage Fabrication Girder Front End – RELIC

Voodoo Vintage Fabrication Girder Front End – RELIC

There are so many innovations on this puppy it's freaking crazy! Not satisfied with your rake? No problem! Same goes for the fork length. Adjust both with very little effort and switch back again when you are ready! Custom shock brackets may also be used to accommodate various length shock absorbers and to adjust fork length in addition to the Axle Clevis Adjustment.

Safety is a priority! Nightmare scenario... Your steering stem nut becomes lose or falls off altogether (a well-known issue with girder style front ends). On the RELIC front end, the lower active link pin serves as a redundant safety backup system by preventing the lower tree from separating from the steering assembly.

Another cost saving feature - Built in accommodation for an internal fork stop. Use a "bearing race style" fork stop (available on site) and don't worry about drilling and tapping holes. Everything is already taken care of!

Accommodations are provided for numerous style front brake systems and the axle bushings can be machined to just about any size Standard or Metric.

The RELIC is available in raw steel ($895 Retail) and Gloss Black powder-coat ($1095 Retail). Shock absorber and Axles are purchased separately or you can source your own. Standard lengths include 18", 22", and 26". However... We will fabricate the RELIC to just about any custom length needed. (Additional cost may apply)

Additional components are available for purchase including a variety of shock absorbers, turn stops, axles, spacers and bushings.

In all, the RELIC front-end is an updated twist on early American technology and a fresh new option for seekers of classic style.

Additional information can be found on our web site:
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Workshop Wednesday 2016 #5

Brakepedal was junk all the time but I "repaired" it and it worked for a while. With the bike totally rebuild it is safer to install a new one. Easy to buy at Motorcyclestorehouse/BaMo Tech so while waiting I took a BMX Seatpost and made a spacer out of it for the brake pedal. Shimano DX pedal inserts will hold the spacer/brake pedal axle in place. And last but not least: a flat front tire...yes that was the last thing I didn't touch so now I had 100% of the bike in my hands.

Mama Tried 2015 - Part 20

To wrap up the ice riding event at Mama Tried 2015, here are few last photos from the day.

A few other guys from the Twin Cities made it out to the marina to check things out:

It was fun to watch this kid on mini bike take to the ice.

The ice Sportster (aka the "Hardley") from Revival Cycles was awesome.  It was great to see Sportsters represented.  When I posted this photo to Instagram, Harley-Davidson re-posted it (click here) and it went on to get nearly 10,000 likes so I was super Internet-famous for a few minutes that day.

I got some of my best photos of the day when I bravely/stupidly headed into the center of the track.

Here are some photos of the Hardley.

More ice riding!!!

After sharing over 500 photos across 20 blogposts, I think you get a good sense of what Mama Tried is all about.  That is why you should absolutely be there later this month (2/19-2/21) in Milwaukee.  I didn't go the first year (2014) but 2015 was supposedly a lot larger than 2014 and 2016 will likely be even bigger than 2015.  Flat Out Friday should be a great addition to the weekend.  If you plan to check out the ice riding, dress really warm.  Jeans and motorcycle boots on the ice are dumb.  Wear proper winter boots and windproof snow/ski pants and cover up your face.  Regardless of what you choose to see and do, have fun.  I did.

Cheap Thrills: Asbury Park, NJ

See ya there!

This weekend folks

Mama Tried Motorcycle Show

We are proud to be sponsoring Mama Tried once again!

Saturday, February 20, 10AM–10PM
Sunday, February 21, 10AM–3PM


100+ motorcycles! Food, beer, vendor area! Free shuttle from Harley-Davidson Museum will be provided.

Due to a schedule conflict, I won't be able to attend Mama Tried but Brian with Gopher and Cheese will be helping me attain content. Be sure to give him a high five if you see him!- Lisa

If you're in town early be sure to check out Flat Out Friday

UWM Panther Arena

Indoor flat track racing at its finest! On a sticky, Dr. Pepper syrup soaked, concrete race surface. For racer entry forms and more information visit

Doors open at 5PM to watch practice.
Racing starts at 6:30PM.


Open Amateur
Open Vintage
Youth 85
Goofball/Inappropriate Class
$10 tickets in advance
$15 Tickets at the door
$15 Pit passes + ticket price

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY Taco Moto Tuesday (pt.2)

Just a few more tacos from the One Year Anniversary party of Taco Moto Tuesday! Thanks for everyone who came out, near or far, and braved the near-sub-almost-fridged temperatures of the Southern California coast line... It should be t-shirt weather again in another few days so don't fret if you missed #TacoMotoTuesday this week, we'll be doing it all year long! Cheers.

Huge thanks to Don The Beachcomber for the hospitality and great tacos!!! Thank you.

Mama Tried 2015 - Part 19

If you've seen him on TV or been to Wheels Through Time, you might know Matt Walksler. I haven't been out to the museum (I'd love to one day) but I recognized Matt immediately from seeing him on the show What's in the Barn.  His 1916 Harley-Davidson cutdown motorcycle was on display the day before at the show too and it was difficult to miss.

Watching Matt on his 1916 and Lee on his 1942 was the most amazing part of the day.

While I'm not an ornithologist, the bird in the photo below is probably some sort of seagull.  However, until a real ornithologist weighs in and shows me some indisputable evidence, I'm going to assume it's a bald eagle as that would make this photo insanely more epic.

You can see everyone else was busy getting photos of these guys too.

They seemed to get along off the ice as well.

Ben (Benderwerks) was another fun guy to watch.  His bike is full of cool details but I think it's the tires that make it stand out the most.

Here he is kicking it to life...

...and subsequently tearing up the track with it.

Here he is on a different bike.

I'll wrap up this post with more photos of Lee and Matt's bikes.

One last post from Mama Tried is left.  Come back tomorrow as I wrap it up!


Just a few pictures from this weeks Taco Moto Tuesday, which incidentally is the One Year Anniversary of TACO MOTO TUESDAY (at least as first hash tagged as a "thing" on instagram so deal with it, we know people have been eating tacos every day of the week for a long time and riding bikes just as often, but for the sake of sakes...) Started as a weekly dinner meet and ride by Kultofspeed and xwalkerx, it quickly grew into a mid-week opportunity to get out and ride for some of us (most of us) who are unfortunate enough to have to work on the weekends and probably miss more of the Saturday rides than the average "Nine to Fivers." Plus who doesn't need another excuse to drink mid-week? ...kidding

not kidding.

Large enough to hold our group and gracious enough to allow us to take over the parking lot. Thanks!

Weekly meet up is the Chevron Station on Alamitos and Broadway, Tuesdays 6:30pm. KSU 7pm.
Follow @kultofspeed for weekly details.

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