Cafe racer TV…New Season

Whether you like them or not, it seems that cafe style builds are here to stay for a bit.  Starting its second season, the Cafe Racer TV program will begin tomorrow, August 3rd.  This show airs every Wednesday on HD Theater, so check your local listings.  They highlight some pretty cool builders, and then you watch as some pro racers actually test out the builds, once they are completed.  The show also does a decent job of showing the history of this form of bike, as well as the people and places that have made it a growing, popular form of customization.

EDIT: IT APPEARS THAT THE CAFE RACER TV SITE IS DOWN AS OF FEBRUARY 14, 2018.

Review: Harbor Freight Blast Cabinet

When Moto Preserve first opened, there were several considerations while trying to decide what staples to buy, to stock the garage.  Obviously cost was a factor, because there is no sense in spending too much on gear, so that you have none left over for parts.  After all,  you need these parts for the fixes you want to do, now that you have shelter and a proper shop to do them in.  Also, size was something to consider, due to the fact that space decreases quickly, when filling a shop with all the bikes, personal tools, extra parts etc. Read More …

$5 camera clamp mount test…

We have ridden with a few people who have the GoPro cameras and mounts.  While the pictures and video from these camera are amazing, it’s a little pricey.  So we found this video that shows how to make a DIY camera mount for your bike.  It cost under $5 for the parts (PVC, bolt, clamps), and if you have a camera (still or video), thought it might be a cool way to get some shots while riding.  We have a small Flip video camera, which is the older, standard format.  Doesn’t take the best shots, but we thought it was worth a shot. Read More …