Thursday, December 31, 2009
okay..its a bit late for a Christmas wishes...but anyway...I would like to wish u all, especially my fellow GT crew...a happy holiday and a happy new year...hopefully in 2010 we all live in prosperity and walk toward a better life...
to all followers, short stop readers, fans and especially my friends and family of the Greasers Temple crew, Veroland, Deckster, John, Wira, Rizky, Dre66, DC and Ade Putri, i wish you guys and gal a blessing 2010, enjoi your holidays, have a great one and hope to continue this great journey again. Keep it greasy!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
may all the love, luck and joyful be with us ! wishin' happy new "greaserstemple" year !
chuck still the tough, bronson still the meanest, clint is the kool, and james still ride the lighning !
blaaa blaa blaaa....
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
A few days ago I got the chance to visiting Jawir of Stonehead Choppers. Its a one man operated little chop shop...Jawir is a down to earth, straight forward kinda guy,its always fun just to hang out at his shop...He done almost anything by himself...except paint and some other stuff...I mean, this guy build his first frame based on a drawing on his garage wall...it a perfect example how one man necessity could boost limitless creativity...the shovel on the pics is his personal ride, its been undergoing some makeover...it was a hi neck&way out there springer front end kinda bike, now he's been chopping up the frame(the actual frame that he build based on the drawing on the wall) lowering the neck, new tank and fender,handlebar...fabricated the parts and some other goodies...lookin good already...can't wait to see it done...more of the pics at SSMC's blog...
Bōsōzoku are known to modify their bikes in peculiar and often showy ways. A typical customized bosozoku bike usually consists of an average Japanese road bike that appears to combine elements of an American chopper style bike and a British café racer, for example: oversized visored fenders like those found on café racers, "sissy" bars and raised handle bars like those on a chopper. Loud paint jobs on the fenders or the gas tanks with motifs such as flames or kamikaze style "rising sun" designs are also quite common. The bikes will often be adorned with stickers and/or flags depicting the gang's symbol or logo. There are also marked regional differences in motorcycle modifications. For example, Ibaraki bōsōzoku are known to modify their motorcycles in an extensively colorful, flashy way. They will often have three or four oversized visored fenders in a tower like way in a motorcycle painted in bright yellow or pink with Christmas light–like adornments.
Bosozoku also have a distinct style of car modification, eponymously called "bosozoku style". These cars are often modified with large exhaust pipes, bright paint, and large aero kits. Also popular are oil coolers or less commonly large turbo or supercharger intercoolers with highly polished tubing, usually mounted in a prominent position in the front bumper (wikipedia)
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
This cover shot for Aktuil magazine( Indonesian music magazine from the 70s-80s) is a valid proof that chopper culture was already sprouted since way back in Indonesia. In the cover was the late Gito Rollies(RIP)...one of Indonesian greatest rocker strike a pose on a period correct brit or Honda chopper...I mean look at all the goodies, the handlebars, the Maltese cross mirror, oh and lets not forget those way out there front end and also Gito's bitchin' afro look...just perfect...I always wonder where did all those choppers from that era now,because I couldn't find any info, basket case, parts or remains of those Indo 70s choppers....its just gone, its like those choppers was never exist here.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
got this from T-bone's blog...it reminds me to my conversation with vero about trends in the so called kustom kulture world...I guess, it'll all come down to each personal preferences and taste...but sometimes there's some people out there that didn't really get it but then they act like Mr.know it all...sucks!!
The traditional hot rods are usually powered by a V8. Chevys, Flatheads, Hemis are all pretty common. Here are a pair of hot rods that go against the grain by using the good old L series.
Street Rodder magazine did a series of articles in 1976-77 about their "Datsun Street Roadster" project car. It was built with a Model A frame, glass '29 Ford body, and L20B and running gear from a Datsun 620 pickup (via Nissan's US Manager of Technical Engineering, Bob Whitehead). The car set a G/Street Roadster record of 115.786 at Bonneville in '76.
From the June issue of Street Rodder, 1977
Friday, December 11, 2009
Standard engine, K&N filters. Aprox 60 HP.
Standard front fork. Standard swingarm
4.00 x 18 front - 4.00 x 18 rear.
ABM steelbraided brakehose. Tomaselli clip-on´s.
WM throttle grip. Tarozzi rearsets.
WM seat. WM rear fender.
WM wirering harness.
WM rearlight. WM tank.
taken from : www.topspeed.com
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Monday, December 07, 2009
somewhere in Jakarta over a rainy, traffic-filled, ass-laddering, knee-knocking, tiles breaking, gastro-fulfilling santey weekend... GT crew congregated...
Wake up, Jakarta!!
Ade in the control room..
WRA dropped in to preview Vero's '76 ironhead project...
Nice new designs on those Saints and Sinners T-shirts too, bor!!
Me on that fab panhead - "they told me she's still around.." =]
Next to me, some wicked artwork by Arya on the new mean chopper.
Rev Dexter checking out Desu's speedy ride...
Be careful who you pick up from the mall...
John McEncyclopedea-naney of Harley-Davidson... a GG(Greaser Guru) =]
We gave him a ride, fed him CocaCola, chips, good Padang food... and he hung out til 3am....
Sure learnt alot from him.... it was great to see you, John!
GT crew count - 5 + 1 GG...
Maybe one day we will have all 9 + the GGS in one place....