Thursday, May 27, 2010

I love great marketing...

Not all us could make it to the Big Mountain Run...

Some of us had to work...(yeah my daily route to work...)

Dear Harley Davidson

THIS...this is what you need to be building. Dressera are hot and they are not a fad, people realive how utilitarian a Dresser can be and casnnot live without the space to store and haul...but some of us want great handling and light weight, (I had to pick my bike up off an ice covered road a lot last winter and out of a muddy dicth a few times when I slid off the road...I couldn't have did that with a full dresser..) We know you are not going to bring back the FXRT but you could build something like this...this rocks!

Do it before we convince Erik to build FXRP's again...(and we can be very convincing...hell what am I saying, HD has been ripping my ideas off for over two decades, why not at least offer it to you...hell no hard feeing or nothing, but damn this industry would be aqua and yellow FXR's with chin spoliers had it not been for us PisspeasM/C...)

For Roadside Marty

This is for Roadside Marty who I am getting a FXRP fairing and floorboards from...he, like me is a fan of FXR baggers! Lets hope between the two of us we can encourage Erik Buell to start building FXR baggers for a living, and then Buells could rule the world! (I swear I think about adding Buell emblems to my tank daily.)

Anyway here is Roadside Marty's blog...

And Marty I found some sweet pictures of a Dyna Glide with a Tour Glide fairing...hell I'll just post them if I get time...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Erik Buell had dreams like this....

He just can't admit it...(Beginning of my three week...did I say three week...hell I aint only three weeks solid in months...I have worked solid 12 hour shifts for months now....but anyhooo, I have some great Tom Rose action shots, and an editorial I'm working on for Genghis, and some shots of my forwarned Harley guys I'm going to start expecting more from your rides then the ability to ride behind a pick-up truck while Michael Lichter shoots you on your way to Sturgis...though I actually like his photography, I'm going to expect you to start getting dirty...) and I finally focused my thoughts about Buell going out of business that I will share rather you like it or not...(isn't that what you expect of me?)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Hot chicks!

FRX goodness!!! (FXRP that is....)

Ben sent me a link to another blog that sometimes features FXR's...he said FXR's have become bigger than the Beatles...well lets hope not...and while FXR's seem to be experiencing a appreciation boom...lets remember Ben that while it is Ivo who is praising FXR's...he does live in California, home of Emo's on Harleys wearing pegged pants and Chuck Taylors...not really TEOTWAWKI types...(and don't forget ChopperDave lives in Cali...)

But anyhoo, I should be out cussing the weedeater some more so I can get the house appraised and remodeled so I can go on road trips on my FXR...

And speaking of Roadside Marty is hooking me up with some FXR parts....anything you need to plug Marty?

I picked up a copy of Cycle Source magazine today...they have a very interesting "Buy American" philosophy, and it interest me because I think America's strong point has always been it's strong Industrial and manufacturing backbone and that has been exported to countries because of cheaper labor cost...but it isn't that easy. I grew up in a very strong Union family, I saw first hand how inefficient they can be, how bad employees are impossible to get rid of and while they offered good employees good pay, it came at the end of the Manufacturers profit when things turned slow or the economy wained...this created a Manufacturing monopoly because only huge business could survive like this. No small manufacturing company could afford to hire Union labor. In the strong Union days, even huge manufacturers started looking else where they could have things manufactured and not have to deal with Union labor. It wasn't until huge Union manufacturers started going under, (Like the Steel industry in Pa.) that manufacturers started building factories and hiring non-Union labor in America(and paying them well to head off a Union threat, no denying that) and now American manufacturing is making a comeback....The government constantly taxing Corporations and classifying "Corporations" as evil does not help either. Making a profit is not evil. (but makes no bones about it, successful Manufacturers need to have a good global trade in order to grow. It works both ways.)

In Cincinnati right now, the city has their hand out to P&G to help pay for the city pools they cannot afford to keep open, (but they can afford to arrest 26 drug and gang suspects 199 times in the last two years and not put them in prison,)...P&G who make high quality products for the public and support a lot of American jobs are still treated as if they must pay up in order to do business in to wonder what would happen if they don't pay up?

Here's the link to Cycle Source...(a magazine I think has potential as a great motorcycle magazine for the intellectual biker.) Interesting read!

Thinking about kids names alot these days....

People make a lot of fuss about my kids having such supposedly 'strange names', but the fact is that no matter what first names I might have given them, it is the last name that is going to get them in trouble. ~ The Real Frank Zappa Book