Sunday, June 19, 2016


though our Indian showed cloudless performance in 105°F, shinya and Niimie want to check the top end one more time :) at first, Niimie is removing carbon from the cylinder head.


and their ambitions escalate...



they did as much as they could and the Indian responded to it positively. we are all happy :) tomorrow will be hotter than today so we will go for the last test ride early in the morning.


more heat on the way...

Matt Machine is back to our sizzling workshop to work on his flathead, which he aired from Australia. just needed to reconnect the battery and some wiring, put back some oil, fuel, chains etc. that he had to take out to put it on a plane.


leave M and C alone in the workshop, shinya and Niimie are taking the 1915 Indian for another test ride.


outside temp was already over 105°F but it wouldn't stop them. in fact, we may have one or two hot days when we pass Arizona area during the cannonball. so we are lucky to be able to test in an extreme weather like this.


 we are stewed but the Indian runs consistently steady in the heat. way to go, Indian!


the heat made us hard to breathe but not the Indian.


 back to our workshop and Mattt Machine was in his final stretch of the maintenance.


 it's up and running!


congrats, mate!


Saturday, June 18, 2016

52nd LA roadster show and swap meet...

 at Pomona fairplex.


 Crosley wagon from 40's!

a couple years ago, Niimie scored Crosley motor looked similar to this one at Big3 swap meet.


 who would have guessed from above pictures that we were at LA Roadster Show? no pictures of any roadsters... we roamed around the swap meet section under the blazing sun like zombies.


our Aussie friend Matt Machine and Mrs. Matt Machine are here from Australia. he aired his unique build of '45 flathead for Born Free 8 then flew to LA, rented a truck and picked it up himself in LA. just dropping off the bike at our workshop so that he can work on it a bit to start it up before the show :)


 human power!


 they brought us a beautiful Atomic cappuccino machine that we've been wanting for a long time. THANK you M and S!


worked on the 1915 Indian at night when the temp. got a bit lower.