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by Alain Panneton
For this issue of Revolution Motorcycle Magazine I am going to finish the painting of Blade. I have already done all my base colours and begun the drawings. I still have to add the last details, the captive souls, and make the machine bleed. I shall varnish and polish everything afterward.

We remember that in the previous stages I had created a dagger that had for office to kill vampires and then imprison their souls into the body of the machine. I had defined the zones in which we could perceive some of these captured souls while the others would be seen trying to escape from the surface of the monster. The bottom of the frame that was to receive the blood had remained untouched. I would like to note that when I plan to stop working on a paint job for more than 24 hours, I apply two to three coats of transparent base paint. This protects the colours and serves at ...

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Technical

Technical

by André Bobinas
Hey! Who’s beating that hot iron?

Throughout my years of meeting people at motorcycle manufacturing plants I have had the privilege of meeting some very gifted engineers. During conversations about how fast you can get a Harley to go, out of nowhere some guy would say something like “you should meet my buddy or my cousin or brother, he wrenches on Harleys in his kitchen”. That said, I have been lucky enough to meet (in my opinion) some of the last motorcycle blacksmiths, guys who work with very basic tools and achieve phenomenal results all because they have a passion for building things. They usually work on their own bikes and are always willing to help out a friend with theirs. They usually have a day job to pay the bills but at night they beat metal into submission, this for no apparent reason but for the challenge. I have seen some of these guys work on a bracket with a grinder, a file and some sandpaper for hours on end when a laser cuter could have done the job in minutes. For them time is not of the essence, results are. Since there are no “custom” motorcycle schools out there, pretty much all of today’s great bike builders started out this way. These are humble beginnings!

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Our Readers

Our Readers

The idea of riding a chopper has been inside of me for a very long time. I would say since I saw the movie “Easy Rider”. My plan to own a chopper began taking form by thumbing through magazines like this one! I fell in love with a bike built by Paul Yaffe, a chopper with simple conservative dimensions and without too much flash. Then I met Krusty, who had just set up shop in my area. I immediately appreciated his style, his openness and his passion for “Old School”. A little more than a year passed before I asked him to build a Bobber for my girlfriend, all the while talking to him about my dream machine. I discussed the main lines of the bike and how I envisioned it, all the while knowing it was simply a vision that I hoped would come true one day.

In his spare time, Krusty worked on his own personal project, which he very much seemed to treasure. He repeated to me continuously, “Wait ‘till you see my bike, you’ll like it so much I’ll have to sell it to you!” When I saw his creation (with the same lines and dimensions that I wanted), I couldn’t...

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Old School

Old School

Quebec Vintage Motorcycle Classic

This month’s Old School report comes from the beautiful “Centre-du-Québec” region of Canada. Known not only as the “breadbasket” of the province because of its agricultural and livestock abundance, it is also recognised as a very popular area for the likes of timeless motorcycle lovers.

The reason being you ask? Well because of a man named Pierre Constant, a man who is zealous of all things with character, history and spirit. He’s the man that is responsible for the 16th annual edition of the Quebec Vintage Motorcycle Classic held in 2010 in Saint Eulalie. This three-day festival got its start in 1994. Drummondville was the place that first hosted this event but because of city noise restrictions, by-laws and the typical uncalled for hassles, it was eventually renounced. In the year 2000 an opportunity occurred when Jocelyn Lamothe (the founding organizer of the event)


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Interview

Interview

GILBY CLARKE
So where does this leave us? Well, in this instance, let me introduce you to someone who needs no introduction: GILBY CLARKE. A rock star guitar hero that would easily score six for six on my check list above, but without the attitude or pretension we so often unfairly impute to those in the spotlight to make our poor pathetic little egos feel better about ourselves.

Yes this is the Gilby Clarke of Guns N’ Roses. This is also the Gilby Clarke of MC5, Nancy Sinatra, Heart and Rockstar: Supernova. This is also the Gilby Clarke who has extensively written and produced his own solo library of great fucking records (check em’ out at your local record store, on iTUNES, Ebay or Amazon or on his website—see below) that can be best summarized as a nod to the Rolling Stones, B.B. King and Johnny Thunders. And with his self-made soundtrack of old school rock blues infused sense of music style comes his similarly inspired love for wrenching and riding old school motorcycles. Yup, a rock star grease monkey.

When Gilby’s not off on some tour or beating the shit out of a Les Paul on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, he’s rolling on two wheels. He’s been spotted on one of them everywhere, from the grimy back streets of Hollywood to the cover of Hot Bike Magazine. In fact Clarke mounted his Fat Boy and rode 3,000 miles to the ’04 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally where he gigged with Heart at the Buffalo Chip Campgrounds. Since that time he has put as many miles on his rides as he has on his Les Paul guitars, including an annual ride to Sturgis where we caught up this past 2009 to share some stories and do some riding.

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