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by Alain Panneton
In this issue of Revolution Motorcycle Magazine I would like to introduce an airbrush artist from Burlington, Ontario, better known as AirheadZ, Jay Ferguson.

Always an artist at heart, Jay Ferguson transformed what he called a high school hobby into a real career. He first started doing airbrush work on t-shirts part time in a retail shop while still in high school. This experience, which lasted a couple of years, thought him how to perfect his airbrushing and handle the customer’s demand. It’s when he started painting on sheet metal that he really got hooked. From that time on he’s been painting bikes almost exclusively from his home studio. That’s if you don’t count the couple of goalie helmets that manage to sneak into his shop every year.

Jay doesn’t see himself as a painter but rather as an artist. Doing exclusively the concept and realization of the design, he leaves the prep and clear work to Roger from Extreme...

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Technical

Technical

by André Bobinas
Do you know what we call gear heads? Theoretically gear heads are people that pass most of their time understanding mechanical concepts to modify, repair or design the art of harnessing power and the delivering it.

Yes, you guessed it. This month’s tech is about trannies. Gears have evolved through the years from wooden spikes for wind mills to helical gears in cars and motorcycle trannies. The people that understand gear ratios the best are people who drag race or try to beat a land speed record. The right gear makes you a winner or a first runner-up. You can stroke your motor, port your heads, install wild cams, or turbo boost but a simple way of bringing a motor alive is through gears. Truck drivers know this. With only 450 hp they can pull 80,000 lbs with a 9 or 15 speed tranny. Gears are everything. Many years ago I modified a 1200 shovel FX. We installed a Weber 2 throat carburator, a small cam and raised the compression. Nothing very wild; but we installed a 19 tooth sprocket in the primary.

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Our Readers

Our Readers

My name is George Freeborn but all my closest friends know me as Poe. I was born in 1973 and raised in Hamilton North End, Ontario, where my love of bikes all started. My first memories are of riding my dirt bike up and down the streets of Picton and being brought home by the police with my 50 cc dirt bike in the back of the patty wagon. I have been riding from the age of 4 and still have my very first dirt bike in my basement.

As a young boy growing up in Hamilton North End, I remember listening to the sounds of bikes coming and going from around the neighborhood every day. As far back as I can remember there were always bikes close by. My father knew a lot of people from around the city and so I was fortunate to see some of the coolest choppers and custom hot rods from the area and I have been hooked ever since.

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Old School

Old School

I really enjoy this new adventure!

Writing for a full-blown Canadian chopper magazine is a dream come true. I never thought I’d get here but… hot damn, here I am!

Having a background as a technical instructor and in developing aircraft maintenance training packages is certainly helpful but this motorcycle stuff… what a blast! It’s funny how things happen sometimes, isn’t it? You go through the years working at different jobs, experiencing different things and meeting all kinds of people along the way. Then one day everything seems to come together and you find yourself in a spot that feels just right, a spot where everything meshes like the gears of a welllubricated transmission.


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Interview

Interview

TREV DEELEY MOTORCYCLES
Last May I was fortunate to have flown to Vancouver to visit the newly expanded Trev Deeley Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Dealership, which now features the Deeley Exhibition. I appreciated the friendly reception and enjoyed the walk through the historical timeline of the Trev Deeley dealership.

To say that Trev Deeley loved motorcycles would be an understatement. He raced, rode, repaired, collected, sold, distributed and talked motorcycles throughout his life.

In 1917 Trev’s grandfather, Fred Deeley Sr., began selling Harley-Davidson motorcycles on Granville Street in Vancouver. This makes them the fourth oldest dealership in the world. (Dudley Perkins in San Francisco is the oldest. See our report in #4 Spring 2008 issue).

Trev’s father, Fred Jr., took over running the motorcycle operation in 1925. The business moved to 915 West Broadway a few years later. In 1950 they moved to 606 East Broadway. During the 1940’s and 1950’s Trev dominated motorcycle racing in the Northwest.

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