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Painting

by Alain Panneton
ÉVOLUTION. Like the planet we live on, everything can’t help but to evolve. Might it be our environment, our friends, our experiences, even our reflection on our experiences, everything pushes us to evolve. It’s the same for artists. Just as the silk worm wants to become a butterfly, the artist already proficient in his domain will try to surpass himself, conquer other horizons. For some it will be trying to master a new medium while others will share the knowledge they earned over the years with a generation of aspiring artists. In the case of Blake McCully, or Cross-Eyed as he is better known, his need for evolution was satisfied by putting together this bible of all the work, research and experiences that made him the artist he is today.

“The Evil Gospel” is this gathering of photos, stories relevant to each project, personal experiences and project descriptions that Blake put together. In his own colorful terms, he welcomes us into his world, sharing his very own way of thinking that brings him ...

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Technical

Technical

by André Bobinas
Stop putting race motors on the street

No I didn’t stop using my medication and I am not possessed by the demon of fuel economy. Nobody will have to exorcise me. My point is that to many of my customers have walked into my shop totally dissatisfied after a large cubic inch motor was installed in their bikes. It’s not because you can afford one of these monster motors that they are necessarily appropriate for you. Let’s make myself a little clearer. Some riders who own a stock Harleys jump to big motors in one giant leap. You see there is a pilgrimage to follow before you can whip the throttle on these dragons and there’s a good reason for it.

First install two low restriction mufflers to get a little more pep, the bike will run like stock, it will be durable and maintenance requirements will remain the same. Install an air cleaner and a bolt in cam, again more punch, same reliability. Port the heads and bore out the cylinders. Oops! More heat, but now you are generating some serious horsepower. Next the clutch has to be attended to, maybe now the dogs in the transmission are bouncing into neutral (?). You will have to pick the right ignition and you will have to go wider and stickier with the rear tire as the stock tire won’t have enough traction. If you raise the compression ratio

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Our Readers

Our Readers

THE BEAST

By Alain Lagueux

I said to myself once “If one day I ever change my bike for another, I will do everything I can to build it to my taste”. So after owning and enjoying my Low Boy for a long time I decided that the time was right, my next bike would be built from scratch as I imagined it. Not a production motorcycle. When I was ready, I began looking for a builder for my project. I had heard of Richard Carrière, owner of Moto Station, through a friend of mine. When I finally met Richard we both realized that we knew each other from the past and a good connection was soon established.

I knew what I wanted after my many trips to Daytona. I had drawn a lot of ideas and information from the owners and builders of the motorcycles that I liked. I asked them many questions about their bikes, namely the style, dimensions and rake of the frames they used, the length of the forks, etc.

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Old School

Old School

“If Ya Ain’t Got Respect, Ya Ain’t Got Nuth’in”!

Fifty years in the saddle. When somebody tells me that they have been riding motorcycles for fifty years I either trust their words or think to myself, their full of shit. That conclusion is usually something that takes me only a few minutes to process. I can tell if their words are truthful when I see the fire in their eyes or see that ear-to-ear devilish grin that would make any preacher worry whenever they talk about the roads they’ve traveled. I can tell by looking at that person’s scared knuckles or the goose bumps on their skin as they talk about the inner workings of their bike. Sometimes I can tell by the amount of respect that is given to them by others in the immediate vicinity or by others fifteen hundred kilometres away.

Well all of this my devoted readers is just the case with a man I am very happy to have met and have the fortunate opportunity to introduce to you. Of course getting a solid true to the core road warrior to open up and talk about his life is never an easy chore but with help from Chuck Desrosiers of Kreater Custom Motorcycles (a.k.a. Chuck from MID-USA Canada) the door was cracked open a little for me. “Thanks Chuck, the beers are on me next time”!

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Interview

Interview

BARNES

In his early teenage years, Greg Barnes loved tinkering and riding motorcycles. In 1972, at the age of sixteen, he bought his very first bike, a classic 1969 BSA 650 Thunderbolt. The deep rumble of that British bike started Greg down a path that turned into many open roads and opportunities in beautiful British Columbia. Greg Barnes is the owner of not one but two Harley-Davidson dealerships that bare his family name, the first of which is situated in Langley and the second in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. Now that the Golden Ears Bridge has opened, it’s just a 15-minute ride between stores.

Greg also owns two General Motors stores in the Lower Mainland – Surrey and White Rock. He is a 27-year veteran in the car business and when the opportunity came in the spring of 2003 to acquire Langley’s Harley-Davidson store, he didn’t hesitate. It was an unquestionable decision. With the help and support of his great staff, he was able to turn the dealership around and make it an award winning franchise. In 2008 the store was awarded a Business of the Year Award by the City of Langley and in 2009 Greg Barnes won the Port Coquitlam Business Man of the Year Award reflecting his dedication to his commerce, community and employees.

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