Friday, February 20, 2015

1951 Indian Chief.

We are fortunate and excited to be assisting one of our longtime clients with his "patina-resto"  of this awesome 51 Cheif.   It's a long term project but every step forward is key. Here are some shots from the start of the teardown. 

Monday, January 12, 2015


New Barnstorm clothing is here.

We have a ton of new stuff, but here's a little preview while we are getting it all up and online.

Stay tuned!

Check out www.BCShop.Barnstorm.US to order! 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Winter Projects!

Bunch of neat projects going on in the shop this winter, a really nice variety, something for every taste.

Here are some shots of some of the projects scheduled to roll out this spring! 

Stay Tuned!  --Barnstorm

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Landspeed Knuckle:Part 1

So, I bought the 41 some 6-7 years ago (maybe more?!) from my good friend PQ as a box of parts and over 2 years he and I built it back into a powerplant.  From there she lived in a simple rigid set up that I rode often for most of those years, clocking  well over 20,000 trouble free miles.  Over that whole time period however, I never actually finished the bike.  It was always just a temporary deal, holding me over you could say, until I felt I was ready for the next leg of the journey.

Well, after letting this poor lady sit for almost a whole year, I decided it has been long enough.  I'm starting in on this Landspeed dream while I can!

I'm not really 100% sure of the scope of the project just yet, and there are a ton of details yet to be determined, but I'm starting,

Today I am setting some goals for this project, to hold my self accountable.

1) setting a deadline of one year from yesterday to have a running & riding prototype.  If i'm doing it, I want to push my limits, and I want to do it right.

2) While the quest is indeed about speed, for me it also just as much about actually showing up to the salt flats with a 100% purpose built bike and running it.

3) Enjoying the whole process.  So much of my life is motorcycle related, but 99% of it is work-for-clients.  I do not want to stress about this project, no matter what.  I work on my own stuff because I can, and because I love it.  I welcome this as an opportunity to re-connect with my machine.  Things will not always go as planned. I will have problems. But I love problem solving, and look forward to solving issues they arise.  

4) The experience as a whole will be new for me. The locations, the faces, the history, it's all territory I can't wait to become acquainted with.

 The old set up...
 Saying goodbye



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Its been toooooo Long

With our summer winding down, I will have more time to get some articles written, post more project updates and be more available to answer questions, etc etc.

We have a lot of cool things in the pot, and i'm looking forward to another cold winter of productivity!

Here's a few photos from the last couple months!

stay tuned!