The Red. By Yak. In Loving Memory of Kindness. Prologue. The mud sucks at his boots as lighting runs across the humid Georgia sky. We The rain soaks his cloths, washing the blood into the swamp. He wheezes for breath. The thought of blood filling his lungs from his previous gun shot, haunts his mind. He thinks of his … Continue reading The Red.
If they are not on a Harley Davidson, they are a rider. Wow! Coming from me, that’s one sided. I’m a Honda guy! Writing about Honda has been good to me! No, it hasn’t. I built the Honda Hard tail. I wrote the articles. Honda was just the label. I got me thousands of readers. … Continue reading If it ain’t a Harley, They are Just a Rider.
Electricity is the future. It’s been that way since Nicola Tesla. It is just human kind evolving the world around them. Barely Davidson, this week, has helped to prove this. The LiveWire, which most of us thought would flop, has boomed! A week ago Harley announced they would be shutting down and fuel powered production … Continue reading Harley Davidson LiveWire is the future, Like it or not!
So everyone arrives at the meeting spot. A few minutes go by, after everyone says hello, it’s time to ride! Everyone straps on their gear, and heads to their motorcycle! Then it begins… “where are we riding too?” “I don’t know, where do you want to ride to?” “Don’t ask me! I have no idea! … Continue reading Destination Hard Candy’s Biker Wear!
Harley Davidson has stopped all production, and shipment of all new gas powered motorcycles for two weeks! What happened? Why? What has HD done now? Look, it doesn’t matter if you like it or not. If you are an American, Harley Davidson is YOUR motorcycle. I know, price, speed, all the complaints we have when … Continue reading Why did Harley STOP Producing for Two Weeks?
Big, big, news coming from Harley Davidson today! They are shutting down their Pennsylvania plant! They will stop producing everything, but the Live Wire! No, they are not financially struggling! It’s supply chain issues! They can’t get enough in! If you don’t know, this slows down HD produced this year, by 25%. They have four … Continue reading Harley Davidson to Close P.A. Factory!
Today we are going to go over how to install a trickle charger plug on a 2006 Harley Davidson. This is another thing that people think is “shop work”, and it is really simple. This is one of the more simple tasks. You are going to need a flat head screw driver, a Phillips head, … Continue reading How to Install a Trickle Charger on a Harley Davidson!
Over the weekend, I visited the Best of Both Worlds Bike and Car Show. Below are the bikes of this event! If you get a chance to go to this event, go! The people putting on this event, they even put up a mass amount of tents for the visitors! There is food everywhere! You … Continue reading Best of Both Worlds!
A guy had jokes. That’s cool. People are into different things. If you ride/build Hondas, you are going to get that. The funny part, it normally comes from those that don’t have a bike, and probably doesn’t know how to ride one. Really, because of this site, I have no reason to have a Harley. … Continue reading The Honda Davidson.
Down in Florida, hidden in the orange farms, is one badass metric shop! Here you will find a man with the balls to take on any metric build! Motor Psycol J is a master of the Shadow, and most other metrics. One part after another, he creates, and offers to the world. Him and his … Continue reading Motor Psycol J, A Metric Master.
Should tattooed people be protected?
So… A guy, just a normal guy, a biker, of course, gets tattoos. He decides on some witchcraft looking, biker, tattoos. If you have tattoos, you know how they become your art. His became his. He rides, and is proud of his new art. He shows it off. People like his tattoos. He finds patches … Continue reading Murdered in the Name of Clubs.
Yep, I’m a sucker. I see a steal of a deal, and go for it. Lucky for me, others in our area got hit first. Well, almost. She claims Anderson S.C. This is her story. It isnt uncommon to find this story to be true. I have seen $500 Sportsters, and then asked about them. … Continue reading SCAMMER ALERT SARAH HAMILTON
How about a quick how to? Here you will find how to wrap pipes, the pros, and the cons. Use dishwashing gloves. That shit will itch you to death. It is a very fine fiberglass. Then, wrap it from the bottom to the top. This will make it lap like a roof, top over bottom, … Continue reading How to Wrap Pipes and Some Nice Wrap Jobs!
Every year, around mid March, Hobby Lobby parking lot, in Greenwood S.C., comes alive! Hundreds upon Hundreds of bikers come pouring in! Most everyone that is a biker, is at this event! This year, 440 of us showed up for the event! If you have never been to one, you should go! Your religious preference … Continue reading 2021 Blessing of the Bikers, Greenwood S.C.!
How is it going? It has been a minute since we had a new article! Today, I decided to show yall everything I have bought for this build. First, let’s start with today. These are Punisher Pipes from Motor Psychol J. I can’t tell you anything but that they look awesome and are only $305, … Continue reading The Hardtail Bobber Build Cost, and Part List.
I dont care what it is, ill ride it! This thing hits 20mph! This is the Super Ride 1000, 1000W eletric unicycle! The future is awesome! Why the new DUI ride? It is simple. There is no laws on this thing! No insurance, no tag! Being street legal, that’s another question. It has lights, is … Continue reading Well now, could this be the new DUI ride?
Over on Facebook, I take request for articles, stories, and such. The challenge is enjoyable, and the knowledge is priceless. The question was from Greg Henderson. He would like to know how the company, and bike got the names. Challenge accepted! Here you will find the answer to Greg’s questions, and more. This is basically … Continue reading The Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Co.
And ladies, as always, you are first. Please let me show you our new pony tail holders! They are all handmade by Kris Kay! Now that is biker lady style! See, Kris was raised by his mother and sister. He was taught crafts, make up, and even how to do hair! He finds himself paying … Continue reading Introducing our First Leather Gear!
These baggers, I like them. They remind me of Roman chariots, for kings. These are the top of custom bikes, in my opinion. They guy that built it, I give him mad respect. These big wheels take a lot more to build than one of my bobbers. My bobbers, I can make a mistake, and … Continue reading Bagger and Big Wheel Baggers!
Barnyard! We find ourselves here a good bit! To be completely honest, if it is a swap meet, jockey lot, flea market, or auction, im happy to be there! Over in Greer South Carolina sit rolls and rolls of metal buildings. They are filled from everything from cockrings, to a mechanical Jesus, that sings. It’s … Continue reading Destination Barnyard!
Not that Nova, this is a motorcycle project. The Novas pictured below, these are the Novas Im talking about. The V twin bolted on it, is designed and built by Porsche. They are either 4 cylinder or 6, from 550 to 1000ccs. I mean Porsche built it. I should not have to tell you that … Continue reading Have you ever heard of a 1978 Nova?
There is one thing that people does that I dont like, and you wont find on my bikes. I mean if you like it, go ahead. Fake oil tanks. I dont like the look. I dont the idea of adding weight. I want to look through the bike. I want to find ways to hide … Continue reading You know, when you build your own stuff, you get to make the decisions.
Let’s talk about that Bucket List ride! For me it is Miami at 3am, headed down the interstate on a Ninja. Just blasting… 150mph, 160mph, the speed tears begin to run down your face, 170, 180. The Ninja, she screams her cry of war. 190, the vibrations leave, the world tunnels. 200, the street lights … Continue reading Let’s talk about that Bucket List ride!
Were yall excited about the Bagger racing? I am. I dont care if Harley makes it. Im American, and unfortunately only the strong survives here. If you dont believe that this is how it works here, let’s go to Detroit. Ill show you 47 automobile factories, and only two that builds cars. Harley can go … Continue reading Were yall excited about the Bagger racing?
Was Harley going to close the doors? Yes. After the third quarter of 2019, HD lost over a hundred million dollars in the Indian market place. They had no choice, when India was dragging them down to under a billion dollar company. What is Harley going to do? They sold out the name to Hero. … Continue reading What really happened to Harley in India.
During October of 2020, a lot of things happened at the quarter’s HOG earning report meeting. Zeitz drove in some coffin nails on large chunks of Harley Davidson. He turned their focus to the network of owners, who want profits. Really, this could go either way. Riders in America, you are getting the focus of … Continue reading Zeitz’s new plan!
In 2019, Hatley Davidson applied for a patent. This patent was to be able to add a super charger to Harley engines! If you have been paying attention to HD lately, you would know about management changes, and refocusing on the company. This has caused Harley to refocus on used bikes. New management proved that … Continue reading Super Charged Harleys, or the way of Nova?
Chasing that normal life… It just wasn’t possible. My mind won’t let me. I have to dream, I have to run after them, or I’ll lose control. Sitting there, behind a desk, I have been there. It was miserable. For some people, it is the dream. They went to the classes, as I did, and … Continue reading Today, I build My Dreams. Everyday, I Build My Dreams.
So, I was continuing on my build, and needed volcitey stacks. I normally don’t buy stuff off Facebook users, but I have been in contact with a lot of strangers, lately. Most of them are good people. I have done some business with a few, and everything has went smoothly. Yesterday, I let myself slip. … Continue reading SCAMMER ALERT! DUSTIN LINDSAY!
Way back in the 1920s, a style would be born. This style is called the “Cut Down”. The bike that inspired this style was the Harley J. This style would become what we now know as the bobber. In the 1930s, the first “bob job” was performed. The first builders were inspired by two bikes. … Continue reading Now, We Finish the Hard Tail How to!
Lets meet Motor Psychol J! He is not a guy that has built only one or two bikes. J has a long line of bikes, and products that he offers to the public! This article is about Motor Psychol Js mufflers! J’s builds every type of pipe a person could want! The bikes you are … Continue reading Motor Psychol J, Lays Pipe!
Today, we are going to take a look at a VStar! These bikes are great to customize! If you are paying attention, im a bobber guy. These make excellent bobbers! Lets take a look at Mark’s. Mark has a beautiful bike on his hands. Look how it is sitting on the ground! That would be … Continue reading The VStar Silverado, Mark Geller’s build!
WELCOME TO THE low DOWN RALLY! I AM YOUR HOST, KRIS KAY. I REPRESENT, “A Biker’s Life For Me!” THESE ARE THE BIKES OF METRIC BOBBERS! With a smile on her face, this 83 Honda Nighthawk brings in the morning. The 80s came out with some nice bikes. It is too bad that it took … Continue reading The Low Down Rally, at Metric Bobbers!!!
We had a recent chat to an Aussie expat living in Thailand, Jimmyb. This guy is a character, he has ridden most of South East Asia, as well as both the east and west side of the Himalayas. But, this isn’t why we were talking to him. We have featured his builds, more than once. … Continue reading Crazy Mary of Thailand!
That looks more serious than what it is. Hello, I am Kris Kay. I am a writer. My main topic is motorcycles. As my blog’s name says, it is a Biker’s life for me. A little help is needed. The groups that I post in, you all support my writing. I more than appreciate that! … Continue reading Help!
That time of year, it is here. For a lot of the world, it is time to for winterizing the motorcycle, and putting it up. There is a process for this. We are going to go over that process. This isnt just for winter. Say you are one of the world’s troops. It is your … Continue reading Winterizing/Storing The Steed!
Honda Shadow VLX, pull them bikes in here! Fill it up! Lets see what you guys are riding! Let’s get it started! Im your host, Kris Kay! These are the top bikes of Honda Shadow VLX! Motor Pychol J, block the road! Everyone is in! Let’s get this rally going! Let them roar! Look at … Continue reading Well, LET’S HAVE A MOTORCYCLE RALLY!
This article will teach you how to wire up your headlight, anyway you want to do it. This includes highbeam always on, low beam with a switch for highbeam on, low beam, or highbeam, all on/off lights, and day time running lights. When I was a kid, teen, and into my early 20s, I loved … Continue reading Let’s Go Ahead and Wire Up That Headlight.
If you have seen them, you love them. Custom coolant overflows, using bottles, is an awesome idea! It also adds to the unique look of your bike. First, we find a bottle. I found mine at a local rehab thrift store. It was only $7.49. It is a thick syrup bottle from 1976. The design … Continue reading Today, we will make a custom coolant overflow.
First things first, if you can’t use a mig welder, this isnt for you. If have a welding friend, then cut away. Im not going to explain all the details about supporting the bike while you cut on it. Im not going to tell you how to link the two parts together. We won’t be … Continue reading Let’s Turn a Honda Shadow Into a Hardtail Bobber.
In 1983, Honda would release their new model, the Shadow brand. Little did they know, 40 years later, this bike would see a resurgence in popularity. The Shadow would become one of the favorites among metric bike builders. Above is a 1984. The bike keeps basically the same appearance over these four years of production. … Continue reading The 1983, 84, 85, and 86 Honda Shadow 750.
The Great Escape insprided many generations of riders, but is really a war movie. The reason it is seen as a motorcycle movie, by some, is the stunt. This movie contains, “the greatest motorcycle stunt of all time”. This stunt is a stunt man jumps his motorcycle over a barbed wire fence. Here is some … Continue reading The Great Escape, it is, but isn’t, a biker movie…
Let’s talk about the 1886-87 Honda CMX450 Rebel. A great place to start is the build. First we got the 4 stroke, 6 speed, move maker. This came with a wet clutch and chain drive. Everything else, brakes and such, are basically the same as the Honda styles, years before and years after. The big … Continue reading 1986-87 CMX450, The MTV Motorcycle!