Thursday, June 16, 2011

Long time coming.

Wow-o-wow. What a game. What a series. What a season. Timmy is a beast and a wizard all rolled into one.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Another Bash come and gone...
So we had the bash yesterday.The turn out was pretty good and from what I'm told everyone had a good time.It started out like this...I had to be in N.B. at about 10:30 am to meet Jay at Choppahead to zip my trans back together so I head out early to start gettin ready for the shindig.I got down to Gilda's a little after 10 and set up our shit,talk to Stubbs,the man on the grills for a sec and headed south for New Bedford.

I got to the shop right on time and we got to work rippin out the junk and fixin up the rusty trump.
After a few hours of wrenchin Jay,with a little help from me had her all buttoned up and out the door,your the man Jay,you saved my ass!!
I got it locked down in the back of the pick up and headed for the highway.Half way back to town I hear a pack of bikes comin up behind me so I look back and catch Butcher Shop Dennis blowin by me with some of his buddys.I dropped in behind them and headed to Gilda's.
I got theres a few minutes late but it all worked out in the end.We sold a bunch of shirts and got to see a bunch of friends.Grail from Knucklebuster came down and hooked us up with a bunch of T's to auction off,thanks again man,Anyway,long story turned out to be a great day,good peeps,cold beers and plenty of bikes in the mix.

Thanks to everyone who came out,helped out,or just burned out!
Catch you in Laconia!

Friday, June 3, 2011



Hey New Englanders, come join me tomorrow in Marion, MA to support our friends at Masshole Moto who are getting ready for the Laconia Build Off. I'll be giving out free Greasebag Posters and handing out flyers, plus we'll have some t-shirts in the raffle as well.

Get more info here:

Get into it and support your local grassroot events.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Wareham motorcycle shop to participate in Laconia build-off

By Jaime Rebhan | May 04, 2011
(Photo by: Jaime Rebhan) Nick Vieira of Dartmouth-based Theory Motorcycle Products, chats with Masshole Moto's Mike Painter about the Laconia Biker Build-off. Theory Motorcycle Products is one of the team's sponsors.
  A Wareham motorcycle shop will face off against five larger shops for a chance to win $5,000 in the Laconia Biker Build-off during the annual Laconia, New Hampshire Motorcycle Week in June.
The invitation to the event came as a big surprise to West Wareham-based Masshole Moto. An event organizer approached the team because he was impressed with what he saw during a bike show in Boston last month, said Masshole Moto's Mike Painter. The shop was asked to participate in the build-off because another shop had backed out.
Masshole Moto, comprised of a group of hobbyists who enjoy building and working on both modern and vintage motorcycles, accepted the invitation. The event attracts tens of thousands of people each year.
"We're just a bunch of guys with garages," said Masshole Moto's Mike Painter. "With no time at all" to prepare for the event.
The other bike-building participants have known for a year that they'd be in the running for the big prize. Masshole Moto had just two months - with just over a month left - to come up with a game plan.
"All they give us is power and a tent," Painter said, adding that the Masshole Moto team is excited for the challenge.
Motorcycle Week runs from June 11 through June 19. The team will begin building its bike on June 11 and the event's attendees will vote on their favorite of the six shops on the 18th. No building can be completed before the event.
Masshole Moto is up against Dudley-based Irish Choppers, Belchertown's Pitoniak's Custom Cycles, New Hampshire shops Ready Customs and Vintage Custom Cycles, and New York-based Deadwood Choppers.
Masshole Moto's budget is limited and the team must bring all of the parts and tools it needs to build the bike.
"We have friends bringing parts down, we're going through our attics," Painter said. "We're going with what we have laying around. ... We like to make parts, we don't like to [buy] parts."
A few sponsors have already stepped forward to help with the team's expenses.
Painter said the event is a big opportunity for Masshole Moto. Even if the team doesn't win the build-off, the event will be covered in a slew of motorcycle enthusiast magazines and could put the small shop on the map.
"A bunch of little guys like us are going up against the big guys," Painter said. "We're just trying to make it happen."
Masshole Moto will hold a fundraiser and celebration at Gilda's Stone Rooster in Marion on June 4. A raffle will be held to help the team pay for expenses. For more information about Masshole Moto, visit

"We're not really any sort of shop,just a few buddy's workin on junk."-El P.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Vanson Open House

If you're in the market for a new riding jacket, you can't go wrong here. Forget about that cheap-o, $99 Hot Leathers bullshit you find at swap meets and invest in a real jacket. Ask anyone that owns one and expect to hear about how it's the best jacket in the world. Made in the U.S.A with high quality materials and they're in our own backyard. Pricey - yes, but it will last you forever, unless you eat too many cheeseburgers. Thanks to EL P. for the heads up.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Keene is coming!

We might not get Long Beach once a month, but Keene twice a year is a good time in it's own right. Pray for sun and bring your dollars, junky gold can usually be found. May 1st, same bat time, same bat channel.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Heading north for the Greasebag?
Me too,but unfortunately only for the Sunday though.An old pal of mine set this BS up on the same weekend,good job Rog,and my buddy's and I gotta rep-e-sent the home town flava.If you go up late,or can't get to the GB at all we'll be chilllaxing by the beach watchin the Chickas walk by! 
Stop in,we can all ride up to N.H. together after.

The dilly.

This Is Boston, Not L.A. is a hardcore punk compilation album released in 1982. It is considered the definitive album from the Boston hardcore scene. Much like that record, this blog is not to insult our friends in SoCal (and we have many), but to encourage other bike builders and 2-wheel fiends from New England to find their own unique, local style rather than emulate those from other areas.

This weekend - double fist it

21st Annual Singletary Motorcycle Flea Market & Swap Meet
Gigantic swap meet and cycle show. Gates open at 10am

At the beautiful Singletary Rod and Gun Club, exit 4A off 395 in Oxford, MA (2.5 miles east on the left)

  • Live music
  • Good Food
  • Cold Beer
  • All are welcome!
  • People's Choice Dog Show
  • $100 Cash Door Prize
  • New & Used Parts
  • Bike Show
  • Vendors 10x10 $35 inside, 20x20 $35 outside, setup time 7am - 10am

Jap Bike Mike's 2nd Annual Motorcycle Swap Meet and Flea Market

Sunday April 17 2011

10 am-5 pm rain or shine


LOTS OF PARTS for all types of motorcycles



VENDORS: Bring what you have---ALL BIKES WELCOME





FOR INFORMATION, CALL 508-439-2473 or 978-870-4792

or visit us at: WWW.JAPBIKEMIKES.COM

Wednesday, April 13, 2011



Here's a quick update for all you cats huffing for more Greasebag info.

Biggest piece of news: Dice Magazine pre-party Friday night in Boston!

Damn straight, the Dice boys are coming out to celebrate with us and throw down the first ever Boston Dice Party. It's going to be at the Baseball Tavern on Boylston. Booze, bands, bikes, babes.... all the b's are covered. We'll have drink deals and a hook up for hotel rooms across the street at the HoJo's for all you out-of-towners and drunkards that won't be able to ride home after showing your alcoholic prowess. We're teaming up on this one with the Rippin'est Town Rally to throw down large. Huge party. Get stoked and start preparing your liver.

Official flyers are done, that's the image above. They're heading to the printer by the end of the week. I'll be passing them out and dropping them off at shops where ever I go, but I could always use help. If you can pass out flyers to your friends or drop them off at your local shop, send me an email with your address and let me know. I'll mail you a packet of them to get out.

Sponsorships: still working out all the final details on the sponsor info, if you want to get on the sponsor email list to get all the info before it hits the website, drop me a line.

Vendor Space: In the past we’ve opened up vendor space to anyone with parts who wanted to show up, to the point where we were overflowing the parking lot. This year we’re doing it a little different - vendor space will still be free, but it will be by invitation only. Instead of a wide open swap meet with random dudes selling their rusty bits, we want to gear this more towards the folks who are active parts of supporting the community. We want to this really to be about our community within the bike building world and have the event turn into more of a party and less of a random bro dude swap meet. If you think you meet those requirements and haven’t received an invitation, send us a email and let us know what you’re all about.

Saturday ride and camping: Still working out the details here. The ride will be back roads from MA to NH, route TBD. The camping will be somewhere in NH, most likely somewhere in the general Laconia area. The camping will most likely be a back to basics affair. If you've got some recommendations for places that are cheap and biker friendly, by all means send in your suggestions.

Bike Show: Nothing is changing here, same as it ever was. 13 winners, no classes, no categories, no best of show, no people's choice. The best 13 bikes bring home the glory - end of story.

That's what I've got for now, more info soon.