Monday, January 31, 2011

Here's a tech tip for ya..

While I was out in Sturgis this past year I walked up on a FXDX like mine that belonged to a HAMC member out of Las Vegas and I got to talking with him about the H-D Brembro setup he had on the earlier 39mm front end and he told me that they bolted right up with no mods so when I got home I hit EGay and found some takeoff calipers and after a quick trip to Pensacola H-D's take off parts bin I had a front master cylinder and a takeoff brake line that bolted on with no problems the ONLY difference in mounting these calipers is that they use 2 SHORT bolts in stead of 1 long and 1 short like the earlier 4 piston ones do..once again another modification of a stock part by people that really ride..I'm glad that some H-D parts are still as interchangeable as ever..I do have to add that every "factory" person I talked with said that it wouldn't work..go figure!!!!
You do have to use a 2008 and up master cylinder, don't ask me why but that's one point every tech I mentioned it too strongly there you have it a "bolt on" tech tip that will give you a helluva difference in braking, trust me on this one..send me some feedback..Roadside

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Devil is in the details!!!

Well it's about time Flat Broke's resident machinist, LiL Chopper, got off his ass and knocked out these bitchin pushrod cups for Purple Haze, I tell you if that little fucker wasn't such a damn good machinist and solid material for joke punchlines I would have run his sorry drunk ass off a long time ago but I digress...
Before, with the timeless skulls, I love skulls but they just weren't jivin with that groovy Purple Haze vibe man..can you dig it???

The finished I said the Devil is in the da man LiL Chopper, thanks again!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Let's go choppin now, everybody's learnin how!!!

For those of you who don't know, this tank was painted by my uncle in 1971 for a Knuckle chopper that him and my Dad built and has survived all these years, I'm really surprised that it wasn't repainted in a different style considering the numerous owners it went thru and the answer is no, I don't want to sell it and yes I'm keeping it exactly how it is and it's the tank I'm gonna run on this Knuckle..I can't thank a friend of ours "Easy" enough for giving me the tank because he's the guy who bought that Knuckle chop from my Dad in 71 and he managed to buy what was left of the original bike in 02 and this tank was with it, he felt that it was time to let it come home so he told me to just come get it!! This Knuckle means more to me than ANY bike I have ever built so far...
This picture speaks for itself..either you get "it" or you don't..

Your reporter was given the job of grinding off the excess and shaping it up for the tank, I'm glad my Dad let me do a little bit of work on my frame LOL!!

Now in this photo you are witnessing true Chopper history, my dad,Shelton Davis, doing exactly what I used to see him and my uncle Rabbitt do when I was growing up. He says that he doesn't care about choppers anymore but that's a lie because he because he took that saw right out of my hands and started shaking like a junkie tying up his first fix out of rehab LOL!!! He really seemed to be enjoying himself and afterwards he smiled and looked at me and said "Been a long time since I've done that!" Last night was one I will never forget..

Observe ladies and gentlemen, those unsightly fatbob tank mounts and the soapstone line marking their death...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Got tattooed yesterday

My buddy CW at Royal street Tattoo in Mobile started this a few weeks ago. We (mostly ) finished it yesterday. Its been well over 10 years since I had my legs worked on. That shit sucks! I'm stoked on the dragon though and I get to return the favor on CW soon.           ......Alvarez

Knuckle neck cups!!

Got the neck cups in the frame the other night and it was the easiest set I ever put in thanks to the sweet tool that Lil Chopper whipped up for me..when he's hot he's hot, when he's not he's not!!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Before she was Elvira

Cassandra Peterson. Better known as Elvira "Mistress of the dark." Enjoy.  .Alvarez

I can't wait to hear..

the fuckin smartass comments you muthafuckas are gonna post about this pic!!!! We were headin out to the poker run on Saturday when I looked down and saw my shift linkage just dangling in the easy fix really but Big Larry couldn't resist taking a pic of me fixing it!! The only thing I was pissed about was I lost a damn $3.00 chrome acorn nut..FUCK!!!! And thanks to Jeremy for giving me moral support by telling me how cool my bike looked even if it was broke down beside the Interstate..still turned out to be a great day!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Breakin it in..

The weather here in FL has really sucked ass for the past few weeks so I really haven't had a chance to put many miles on her but this past Saturday it let up just enough so that I could break her in just right..there was a poker run in town that me,Big Larry and Jeremy went to and we had an absolute blast racing from bar to bar!! Who says I don't know how to break a motor in right LOL!!!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Front wheel for my Knuckle!!

Okay the shit's about to get serious,here's my front wheel that's goin on the Knuckle, my Dad gave me the hub and the rim is one I had lying around..had to special order spokes from Buchanan's (stainless steel if you please) while I didn't get a pic of him throwin it together I have to give a big thank you to Jeremy (my sister Kathy's ol man) for lacin it up..he's been hanging around helping me out at the shop and he asked if he could give it shot when I went to lace it so what you see is what you get..great job brother,you nailed it!!! Roadside

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New seat!!

Well it's finally underway, a few years ago Teach gave me a few of his seat pans and told me to do something with forward to present day, I needed to come up with a seat for Purple Haze now that my Knuckle project is in full swing so I'm using one of the pans that fits the narrow profile of the bike and I'm having Dave Theobald cover it,he's the cat that does Jeff Cochran's stuff as well as Papa Clutch,check him out at! I'm also doing some more upgrades (does it EVER end) already so stay tuned..can you say Acme Choppers narrow chrome springer???

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The rewards of dumpster diving!!!

I was at one of the water wells that I service for my citizen gig when I saw a box dropped off by the dumpster by our fence well when I went to toss some bags in I looked down and saw some albums and look what Roadside found..some true classics, they are in pretty good shape but they had gotten some overnight condensation on them so they aren't in perfect shape but I will still treasure them!!!
The fucking best one of the bunch..David Allan Coe..Rides Again!!! I have wanted one of these albums ever since I was a kid! I got to see him at a show last week and his last song was..yep you guessed it, Panheads Forever..and he sang it in it's entirety, certainly one memory that will last a lifetime!! Don't be too jealous muthafuckas..Roadside

Sunday, January 9, 2011


While I was walking around the Full Throttle Saloon during THBC's kickass bike show last year in Sturgis I saw a young dude walking around with this shirt on and I just had to tell him how much I dug it..well he knew who I was and said if I wanted one to give him an address and he would make it happen, now I've heard shit like that promised before so I didn't really give it much thought but the other day I got a package from Canada with these goodies..THANK YOU guys..that was too fuckin cool, be sure to check out their blog at you'll be glad you did!!! Just as soon as I get the new Flat Broke shirts and stickers done you guys will get da hookup..Roadside Marty

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Thanks Dirty Ed!!!

I first met Ed at The Smokeout along with Bad Monkey Ian in 06 and I'm glad I did..each one of them have become true brothers that I'm fortunate to know! Ed is a certified FXR junkie like myself and is always on point looking for anything FXR related, well he found a true treasure at the last Charlotte swap meet when he found these louvered side covers that had never even been opened!!!!! I inquired as to what plans he had for them and the next thing I know I get a late Xmas and B-Day present at the same time..THANKS ED!!!! Stop by and check his blog (see my sidebar locator) I guarantee you won't be disapointed..Roadside Marty