Video Intermission – Lucky Accident

The Snake is a famous section of Mulholland Highway that’s been a mecca for Southern California motorcyclists for years. In the past, I’ve spent some time talking about Paul Herold, the man behind Rock Store Photos, but now I’m going to share the footage from another guy up at Edwards Corner – many of you know him as Rnickeymouse on Youtube. He also goes by Ken, and he captured this crazy accident (among many, many others):

All I’m going to say is, it’s definitely an advertisement of the benefits of being fully covered in gear. It may also be an example of why I try to avoid the Snake on weekends now (after almost being taken out by someone on a Ducati 900SS who pulled almost the same move), but that’s a story for another day.

1994 Yamaha GTS1000

For only one year in the US, Yamaha sold a sport-touring bike that was far ahead of its time – the GTS1000. Full of technology that would not make its way to most bikes for years to come, the GTS featured fuel injection, ABS brakes, and most importantly, the RADD front suspension designed by James Parker. This suspension was able to isolate braking from damping, leading to increased performance in both aspects, as well as more stability. Continue reading 1994 Yamaha GTS1000

Project Brutus – 1978 BMW R100/7 Custom

This post written by Brad Calbert.

A collaborative effort between Greaser Customs and Skunkwerks Engineering, this 1978 BMW R100/7 was rescued from a tool shed in Alabama. After the Skunkwerks crew gave it the obligatory mechanical freshening, the machine was handed to Josh Pantleo of Greaser Customs for the fab work.

Project Brutus - Right Side

Highlights include a custom made LED microphone tail light, shortened seat section, custom stitch work and seat pan, custom scrambler bars, TKC 80 tires, custom battery box and hold down, and many other small touches that complete this Teutonic custom. With the weight reduction completed, test runs revealed a bike with shocking grunt and a rewarding, comfortable ride. The sound from this vintage boxer barely veils the impish soul this bike exudes.

Project Brutus - Front Right

Find Project Brutus for sale in Springfield, Missouri for $3500. Send an email to if you’d like to be put in touch with the seller!

Project Brutus - Rear Right

Couple of Custom Honda Ruckus’

Or is the plural or Ruckus actually “Rucki”? Built by the scooter shop Rucksters Customs, these Rucki have been turned into a showpieces thanks to a lot of custom work and bolt on pieces.

First up is Ripple, as shown in the above photo, which has a dual disc setup, some pieces from the Euro model (called the Zoomer), custom seat, and all kinds of extra pieces. Head over to the listing for a full list of what’s been done.

Find Ripple for sale in Arcadia, California for $8,000 here at Rucksters Customs.

Or maybe green isn’t your color? In that case, here’s Black Mamba:

Black Mamba - Honda Ruckus Custom - Right Side

This has a 180cc big bore engine, giant concave wheels, and more. Find it for sale here at the same shop for $8,500.

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