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Our friends at the Nor Cal Cycle Swap have reserved the West Wind Drive- In for the following dates: February 5, April 23, July 23 and November 5.
"The Nor Cal Cycle Swap is going on our fourth year since we acquired it from Topping Events and we're proud to say it's grown quite a bit."
"On a good swap Sunday, you'll be greeted by 100 plus vendors hawking anything two-wheel related, and you'll get a chance to mingle with the 1,000 or so guys and gals that have made the trip to purchase parts for their freedom machines."
"We've grown the meet by using non-traditional advertising like Craigslist and Instagram as well as a few pertinent printed publications like ThunderRoads, which is heavily focused on the Nor Cal bike scene."
"Another way we've grown is by teaming up with good partners like the Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, Old Stf Mike, Superior Goods Leather Co., Sailor Jerry Rum, 805 beer, RAM trucks, The Horse Backstreet Choppers Magazine, the Dyna and FXR Parts Trader on Instagram and of course, our longtime friends at Biltwell and ChopCult."
"We love to bring our little swap to the West Wind Drive-In four times a year and try to incorporate at least one planned group ride a year preceding the soiree."
We'd like to thank the guys that have helped us since day one and we look forward to year number 4 with our friends north of the Delta. Cheers!" -Otto
Click here to reserve your spot and be sure to follow NorCal Cycle Swap on Facebook and Instagram. ChopCult is proud to support the NorCal Cycle Swap through 2017!
For riders on the go looking for more stylish utilitarian luggage options, the Voyager Luggage Line has arrived. Finding storage on motorcycles has often been attributed to giant packs with bungees attached every which way; minimize the stress involved with trying to find room for riding essentials with our Detachable Saddlebag(s), Tool Roll, Roll Top Backpack, Tank/Tail Bag and Magnetic Map Tank Screen. Bare the elements with rugged 500gsm wet waxed UV treated cotton canvas construction and leather paneling/straps that will age and show character over time. Each item features high quality "moto centric" speed buckles and zippers with metal Burly Brand embossed button snaps and accents as well as an "Anti-Flail Snap System" (on all zipper pulls and strap ends). -Burly Brand crew
ROLL TOP BACKPACK
Our Roll Top Backpack is made of wet waxed UV treated cotton canvas as well as leather paneling for support that will age and show character over time. Featuring a fully padded interior with a partition for a 15 inch laptop, auxiliary port, Burly flannel straps, and leather exterior panels for support, it has just the right amount of storage for on the go with its roll top variable height snap closure. High quality "moto centric" speed buckles and zippers with metal Burly embossed button snaps and accents as well as an "Anti-Flail Snap System" keep everything right where you want it at speed. Large front zipper pockets provide the storage needed for loose items and keeping this your favorite bag to grab and go.
Our Detachable Saddlebag is made of wet waxed UV treated cotton canvas as well as leather paneling for support that will age and show character over time. A durable metal and polyethylene reinforced internal frame helps the bag keep shape whether it is empty or packed to the brim. The roll top Closure and Snap/Velcro Road Shield system keeps the wind and elements out. High quality "moto centric" speed buckles and zippers with metal Burly embossed button snaps and accents as well as an "Anti-Flail Snap System" keep everything secure. Our quick release pin-lock bracket system allows the saddlebag to be easily and quickly removed to be converted into a dual purpose messenger.
Our Tool Roll is made of wet waxed UV treated cotton canvas that will age and show character over time. Leather securing straps and handle offer support and mounting points. The tool roll features an eight-pocket system in three widths to accommodate multiple tools sizes and include a catch-all zipper pocket for any of the small bits. High quality "moto centric" speed buckles and zippers with metal Burly embossed button snaps and accents as well as an "Anti-Flail Snap System" keep everything in this tool roll secure. Lastly is the adjustable quick release mounting system (works on handle bars, sissy bars or as a side frame mount), which means there are no excuses not to be prepared for whatever comes down the road.
TANK TAIL BAG
Our Tank/Tail Bag is made of wet waxed UV treated cotton canvas that will age and show character over time. It has an easy on, easy off magnetic system reinforced with safety securing D-ring anchor points for mounting. If you're riding solo or simply want the bag out of the way, it's equally at home on the tail and includes a tail mounting accessory flange that clips and cinches down on the back of your seat. It also includes a convenient magnetic removable map/accessory screen that sticks either directly to the bag lid or directly to the tank. The map screen is designed with an innovative stretch screen design to hold any variety of smart phones, small tablets, and even some GPS units. The bag features two exterior zipper pockets and a generous interior space with interior elastic sides. The bag also has a pass-thru port for motorcycle charging accessories so you can keep your smart phone, tablet or go-pro powered up on a long ride. Park your bike and take the bag with you in seconds using the convenient carry handle; either directly off the tank, or via the 4 high quality "moto centric" speed buckles that are part of the bag's "Anti Flail Snap System" on the tail.
MAGNETIC MAP TANK SCREEN
Our Magnetic Map Tank Screen is made from wet waxed UV treated cotton canvas that will age and show character over time. With its innovative stretch screen design, it will hold a vast array of smart phones, small tablets and even GPS units! The screen will stick directly to the gas tank via padded magnets. (included with tank/tail bag or separately)
Some bikes do all the talking for their owners. Big Scott's Blue Angel is just such a machine. Originally built in 1966 or '67 for stunt work in the biker flick "Wild Angels," Scott's period perfect panhead is a time machine from a bygone era when men were men and women were decorations. Ah, the good old daysâ€¦
The Biltwell Crew never disappoints! Whether taking a bunch of people on a ride of a lifetime or just opening the doors to their warehouse everyone in attendance feels welcomed. Case in point, last Saturday's Parking Lot Sale. Duane and I woke up super early to grab our spot and set up shop. There was about 15 other vendors on location, each one having a working relationship with Biltwell in some capacity. Rusty Butcher, Unknown Industries, San Diego Customs, Us Versus Them, Burly Brand, Hippy Killer Garage, Four Aces Cycles, Hot Dog Customs,The Speed Merchant, Old Rose Tattoo, Speed Kings Cycles, 24 Cycles, Sweatshop Industries, IV Flat Track Racing, Rippin Rooster and MotoStuka helped set the stage for the attendees that were there for the killer deals. The scratch and dent deals are what gets people on location. You could walk away with new shirts and a helmet and spend about fifty bucks. Throw in some killer Mexican food and 805 beer and call it a day. It's always nice to see friends, fellow members and expose others to the world of ChopCult. Big thanks to everyone that purchased CC patches and hats, your support is appreciated. Thanks to Bill, McGoo, and the staff at Biltwell for everything they do for the motorcycle community and for continuing to support ChopCult through 2017!
Here are a few photos from the master himself, Nick Faught.
Be sure to visit Nick's website to see more of his coverage and give him a follow on the 'OL Gram. Thanks, Lisa
We have been involved in organizing and participating in motorcycle events, travels, and are always looking for ways to connect to the motorcycle community. "Thirty On Two" derives from a motorcycle trip that 33 member Sean Reilly, and co-Founder, Max Wieser, embarked on for ten days, covering the Four Corners states for a 30th birthday celebration in the fall of 2015. Since its inception in Phoenix AZ, it has since then become a motorcycle community of friends branching from the desert of Arizona to Sean's new hometown of Johnson City, TN.
Support Engine and Frame's first annual Indoor Swap Meet on January 22, 2017, from 10 am to 3 pm. Come get rid of stuff to fund your winter project, buy parts for your new project, or just hang out! We'll have onsite food vendors and raffles for rad prizes! It is free to set up, free to attend, and indoors so rain and snow won't be an issue! Tell your friends!