Saturday, December 17, 2011

Still can't believe it..

After all these YEARS, one of my bikes made it on the cover of The Horse!! That's been a dream of mine ever since the mid 80's back when I first started building my first H-D (my Sporty that I posted awhile back) when Chris Pfouts was Editor and David Snow was the Assistant I fucking read and looked over those mags till the pages fell out, I couldn't get enough!!! For those of you who were fortunate enough to read some of Chris Pfouts editorials as well as the trials and tribulations with his Indian project and then thru the Snow era, those were some of the greatest articles written which in my opinion really kinda set the stage for the way things are now. I still read each issue front to back in one sitting but now I see alot of my brothers in there as well which really makes me feel good but those issues with Indian Larry (RIP) Paul Cox,English Don,Steg Von Heintz,Flynch and Fritz had an impact on me that still influences everything that I build to this day..personally I can't think of a better bike than my Knuckle for The Horse and I'm truly humbled that it's on I said..a dream come true!!! Roadside Marty

Thursday, December 15, 2011

For sale!!!

Up for sale is my 2002 Dyna T Sport with 24,ooo miles..88" motor, Brembro front brakes and a bit of powdercoating in the right places if your interested email at now let the SOA jokes begin dickheads!!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Time to get back to work!!

Well I gave the 51 a good wash yesterday and now it's time to get back on making her into a nice if I and Big Josh ,who's gonna help me with the bodywork whether he knows it or not LOL, didn't have enough to do already I go and add another project to the list...let the games begin!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A visit with a true legend!!!

There's alot of history that goes along with that sign!

Your reporter, the legend himself..Ron Finch and Fab Kevin with his perfect hair!!

Ron showing us the carb for his new "bike"..

Another piece of history..

Carla looking at me trying to be a photographer..Ron's basement workshop

Yeah..that's what they are..original Finch narrow springers in different lengths, both dual spring and single spring with the "genie" shoe bottom rockers and most of the hardware in the milk crates beside the barrells..and yeah you jealous muthafuckas I talked the legend out of one for myself!!! I would like to thank Ron for taking the time to give us a guided tour of his home and his unreal collection of all things cool as well as for everything he has accomplished and done for the motorcycle truly was dream come true to hang out with him and hear stories from his past, like I said..a true legend!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Faith Forgotten Choppers!!

While I was on my way to Detroit Rock City over the holiday weekend I was lucky enough to be able to swing by and see a great brother of mine in Louisville KY Big Will Ramsey of Faith Forgotten Choppers who was gracious enough along with Miss Cajun (his Pit) to give this southern boy some Thanksgiving cheer while I was so far from home along with some mighty fine pecan pie!! I first met Will thru Bare Knuckle Paul a few years ago and we have always got on great with each other and I was really looking forward to just relaxing for a bit because we usually see each other at events and don't get to hang out much..Will showed me some of the builds that he has going at the moment which blew me away, he is an excellent fabricator that has an eye for what "looks" right as well a true talent for sheet metal work that just has to be seen so if you want a totally one off bitchin gas or oil tank or even a frame be sure to check out his site at and get ready to see some cool shit..THANKS again for everything brother, catch you on the rebound!! Roadside

Monday, November 28, 2011

Death Science in da house!!!

Benji stopped by on his way back home to check out the shop,drool over some Flathead parts and see for himself just how fuckin fat I have gotten..damn I need to lose some weight!!! It was great seeing you brother your always welcome here..Roadside

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Go to this!!!

Unless your a loser like me you should go to this and hang out with the world famous Benji and the legendary law breaker Jay and whatever or whoever else may show up at one of these things..just a helpful hint, don't tell your probation officer about Show Class or otherwise you will have to buy him a sub as well!! Roadside Marty

Sunday, November 6, 2011

33 mm front end DONE!!!!!!

Well I FINALLY got the 33 mm front end on the Knuckle after some monumental pain in the ass obstacles and I must say after riding it and seeing how it looks with the 2" under tubes on there I'm totally happy with the way it turned out!!! As usual I had some help from brothers that I'm fortunate to have tolerate me..Tim Andig from Papa Clutch Customs hooked me up with the 2" under tubes when I couldn't get them from anyplace else (DO NOT tell me about Forking by Frank!!!) Steve "LiL Chopper" McDonald and Jake for putting that 1" stem in the bottom tree for me,Dan Kramer for welding the fork stop on at ten pm when he had to be at work the next morning by 5am and of course my Dad Shelton for giving me the lower tree and giving me pointers and advice on rebuilding this front it's time to ride this muthafucka!!! Roadside Marty

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Kings of Hell!!!

These guys are not only one of my favorite bands to see and hear but I'm one of the lucky ones to call them friends..they are pretty much our "house" band for the Chopper show at Willie's and on the rare occasions that they can't make it we get asked a million fuckin times why aren't they here?? Fish,Sarge and Seabass have ALWAYS made me feel welcome and at home wherever I run into them as well as playing my alltime favorite cover song "Eastbound and down" just gotta love it!!! Check them out whenever you get the chance I guarantee you won't be disapointed!!! Roadside Marty

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen..The Amazingingly Beautiful Awesome Autumn!!!!

Awesome Autumn..that's her name and man is she ever awesome!!! Autumn and her ol man Boston Mike are close personal friends of mine that I look forward to seeing every chance I get because they are the real deal and they have always treated me like a true brother!!! I took this pic at Willie's because Autumn was so proud of her shirt that she found at a thrift store it says.."Bikers have more fun than people" you gotta love it!!! Be sure to check out their blog as well as the kickass brass parts that Mike makes at Boston Mike's Custom Bikes and be sure to tell Mike congrats on being chosen for next year's Smokeout Chop Off contest, he's a very talented builder who deserves all the recognition he's gonna get, I can't wait to see what he rolls up with to the Rock!!! I love you both you crazy kids..Big Daddy Roadside

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Back from Daytona!!

Cracked inner primary due to operator ignorance, rewelded by Louie in Daytona Beach who did an incredible job!!

I got back late Sunday night and I still don't feel like typing alot of shit but after getting the "Cracked Whore" back together correctly (THANK YOU Steve Broyles,Marcus,Louie,Shawn,Jeremy,LiL Chopper,Shadetree Kyle and the TX crew and of course Willie for all of your unselfish help getting me back on the road) I put 883 total miles on her in 5 days and for only putting about 250 shakedown miles on her before I left, I couldn't be happier with her performance..I'm gonna give her a lil bit of TLC in the next week or so and then just ride the hell out of her!! I can't thank Big Josh enough for shooting a coat of black over those FXRT bags the night before I left out because the red paint on them was absolutely hideous..THANK YOU BROTHER..enjoy these for now..Roadside

Sunday, October 9, 2011

I should be shot..

for neglecting this baby for so long!!! My 93 FXRP that Pockets and Andy brought to me from Phoenix over a year ago..after Biketoberfest it WILL be finished!!! Roadside

Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's about fuckin time!!!

Well the 82 FXR is just about ready to hit the streets as well as carry my sorry ass to Biketoberfest in a few days and I can't help but get excited because the closer I get to being on the road the more short tempered I get so my apologies to anyone if I've offended your sensitive fuckin feelings!! I got the custom Thunderheader that Big Paul from Bare Knuckle Choppers made for me on there the other night and I have to say it's THE BEST fitting Shovelhead exhaust system that I have ever used and that sound is fuckin unreal! Thanks again Paul for EVERYTHING that you've done for me brother!! I still need to put a rear bracket on the pipe and I have to put the FXRT saddlebags on there but for the most part she's done, the short laps around the side streets by the shop have got me antsy to get it out on the highway to see how she really feels so stay tuned for a full report after this weekend!!! Oh by the way Dirty Ed..I got mine on the road before you LOL!!!!! Roadside

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Yoshi from Vibes!

Yoshi and his family are in the process of travelling around this part of the country right now (Florida) and I was fortunate enough to be able to give them a tour of the shop for an hour or so the other afternoon..judging by how excited he was when I was showing him around I think he had a great time LOL!! He's going to do an article for Vibes early next year on a bunch of U.S. builders and shops and I can't thank him and his family enough for including me and my Dad in that safe my friend..Roadside Marty

Monday, September 19, 2011

Livin the dream!!!

I guess I'm a really lucky guy to live here in Florida where you can ride pretty much year round, now don't get me wrong I bitch about the heat and the bugs and the low paying jobs that are pretty standard around here but since I am a native I feel I can do that but for the most part you have days like Sunday when you just spend the whole day riding around on your bike enjoying the scenery and the brotherhood and friendship when you happen to,Big Josh,Killer(Becky) and Melissa did just that this past Sunday and I'm still smiling!! We had an awesome lunch at Paradise Bar and Inn on the beach and then a great ride along the coast down to a great biker bar called The Outpost..the only problem was it was Sunday and the day was over way too fast!!!! Thanks again guys..Roadside Marty

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Black Tibetan!!!

This year in Sturgis at the Jeff Decker exhibit I was fortunate to see one of my all time favorite bikes ever..the Black Tibetan by Jason Jessee! The first time I ever saw this bike was in an Iron Horse issue from I believe 94 or 95 and I was just blown the fuck away but seeing it in person was just incredible..these pics just don't do the bike any justice. There were plenty of other bikes that were just as badass but this one was just my personal favorite..Roadside Marty

Monday, September 12, 2011

You never forget your first!!!

You never forget the one who broke your cherry, the one who introduced you to the life that would take you in and make you who you are today well your looking at the one that did it for me..this is my first Harley, a 72 XLCH that me and my Dad Shelton put together when I was 15 (I will be 42 in a few months, man am I gettin old) this bike has carried me and some women thru ALOT of great and not so great times thru the years and over time as I became more infatuated with my Panhead and then my Shovels and Evos and then Twin Cams she just sat patiently waiting for Daddy to come home and give her some attention..well I'm still not sure just yet what I'm gonna do to bring her back to life but I have a few ideas as well as a few parts that I have been stashing away over the years just for her..I guess you really never do forget your first love after all!!! Roadside

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Anthony's FXRT

I met Anthony at this year's BMR and we hit it off immediately so when he told me that he was being stationed not far from here I told him he was welcome to come by the shop anytime so he took me up on that offer!! He's the third owner of this sweet FXRT and he has a few other bikes that you guy's and girls would probably dig as well..hopefully he will share some more with us..THANK YOU for serving our country Anthony, see ya soon brother!!! Roadside

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Last Sturgis pic..

For whatever reason everytime I see this pic I laugh my ass off!! Darren on the phone and me trying to break his attention LOL!!! Much Love and Respect brother, you showed me a different side of alot of things this trip and I'm forever grateful..see ya soon brother!! Roadside

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Porno John

I had the privilege of riding about 1600 miles beside this solid muthafucka and I would be damn proud to do it again!! As you can see by the second photo, Porno has no problem catchin some Z's whenever he feels like crashin!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Motor Maids in Sturgis!

While I was at the Jeff Decker exhibit this year I the pleasure of meeting Ms. Gloria Struck for the first time, she was walking around with Matt Olsen and I just happened to be at the right place at the right time for an introduction and right off the bat I fell in love with this incredible lady!! The first words out of her mouth to me after our introduction from Matt were.."Did you ride to Sturgis or did you trailer your bike?" When I answered that I had ridden up from Florida she smiled that beautiful smile that grabbed my heart and said "That's great to hear, now I can keep talking with you otherwise I would have to move on even though your a handsome young man!" How cool is that??? Gloria RODE her Softail from Jersey to Sturgis, she is 86 years young and has been riding for 60 years!!! I can't really explain how awesome it was to meet her!!! The other beautiful lady that I managed to trick into a photo with me needs no introduction..Athena Ransom from Vagabond Choppers who is a Motor Maid herself! I have been friends with Athena and her husband Don for quite awhile now and I'm fortunate to have them in my life, I look forward to seeing and hanging out with them every chance I can! I think these two women have no idea how truly inspiring they are not just to me but to everyone who rides a motorcycle today..Roadside Marty

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ryan's Indian!!!

I've known Ryan for a few years now and one thing about this brother is that he has one of the coolest Indian Chief's that I've ever seen!!! This bike has always looked somewhat familiar to me but I could never quite put my finger on it until me and Ryan were just standing around talking about bikes in general when he told me that he had bought this bike from a company that bought movie props after the films were done and that this bike was the one ridden by Comanche (Eric Balfour) in the movie Hell Ride!!! Well FUCK ME!!! That's the reason this bike looked so damn familiar, after that revelation I told Ryan that I HAD TO RIDE IT and he just laughed and said "No problem Roadside" like it was no big deal to him!! It was a bitch trying to get the pattern down of the throttle on the left with the advance on the right and the rocker clutch releasing the opposite of how a Harley one works but it was still a fuckin hoot to ride! I can't thank Ryan enough for letting me take this bike for a spin and for just being a righteous brother on top of it all!!!