Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Masa of  http://www.luck-mc.com/  build some of the nicest bikes I have seen in a long time.
So much detail, Take notes!

Friday, September 28, 2012


Big thanks to Luke ''Fudge'' Kempton and Ralph From Awesome dudes printing for these amazing shirts.
Check them out here.     http://bornforhardluck.blogspot.com  and here  http://awesomedudesprinting.com

$18.00 shipped USA.    Please contact me at  customchop@aol.com

Thursday, August 30, 2012

"INDIAN" LARRY DESMEDT April 29 1949 - August 30 2004

I could talk all day about Indian Larry. He had such a huge impact on me it is almost unreal. Probably the whole reason I started EAST COAST MACHINE in the first place. I didn't know him on a personal level but, I was fortunate enough to meet him once and thank him for inspiring me. He was building over the top custom bikes way before all the T.V. nonsense that a lot of people never realized.  I often wonder what he would have built next.  He will be missed.   R.I.P

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Anyone who follows this blog knows, it not updated much... The truth is we been super busy this summer. At ECM there are two bikes being built, parts being made and orders being shipped. Things should be more under control by mid September. We have new shirts in stock, (which will be online shortly) and a couple new parts were working on. Thanks for the love...

Any hoot, speaking of parts. I got some emails about my pegs on my old bike. I made a new set for the Pan & thought they came out pretty good to post. sorry for the crappy iPhone pics.



Sunday, July 15, 2012


I made up this fill plug as a gift for Jeremiah of Love Cycles. He was building his personal ride at the time and I thought it would be perfect. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Cicero of GODSPEED was in Philly a couple weeks back, checking out some local builders and small motorcycle shops. He was kind enough to stop by EASTCOASTMACHINE to see what I was up to.
Cicero is putting together a couple sweet choppers himself . The one in front is his Genny shovel in a Motorshop frame and the other, a cone shovel swing arm chop. Very nice! Check them out!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Go to Chris's blog. He's puttin together a really nice Triumph chopper. Check it out.  Here http://rustisgold.blogspot.com/

Sunday, July 1, 2012


My good friends Q and Wild Bill from the FOTS were at the Born Free in sunny California this weekend, and they were kind enough to represent EASTCOASTMACHINE while they were there.  I Can't thank them enough!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Impress your friends! Make your mother proud! The perfect addition to your antisocial machine! Not seen on T.V.!  Get them here.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The devil will find work for idle hands to do

"This whole thing is shit! You must look outside of it, for inspiration. If not, It will destroy you from within"...  REVS

 I was told this in the mid 1990's when we first met, talking about graffiti. It seems like anything I do will eventually take over my life. I live, sleep & shit it, in till I hate it, then keep doing it just out of spite. At this stage of my life, I couldn't be further removed from reality to even exist in any social surrounding. I stay busy. Working alone, torturing myself to near depression. What keeps me going or "sane" is everything outside of what it is I'm working on, finding solitude in everything unrelated to each other.
 When everything and everyone is carbon copy's of each other, It is hard to be inspired or even care. I was recently down south and asked (a pretty well know chopper builder) what inspires you to build choppers? He answers laughing,..  "Not Choppers"....   How true!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Still Out There

Rode up to Brian's HD in Langhorn today for a new pair of chaps. As I was coming out, This dude came riding in. He looked as cool as his bike, about 60 something and looking for a fight! We got rappin about our choppers, and he showed me a bunch of stuff he did to his bike. He said, "I ride as Much as I can, as Fast as I can"! This bike is hands down the coolest I've seen in awhile. Mostly because this guy is out beating it to death... Respect!


Stolen Pic from http://sparetime.jp/, But I couldn't resist.  Japan has some of the meanest looking choppers.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

NO leaks!

I know a hand full of people right now building Panheads. The topic that comes more often then not is, Exhaust Leaks. For people with money the answers is simple, "buy STD heads". For the rest of us, its even simpler!

Start with a stock 1-3/4" exhaust pipe and insert all the way into the port making a "gunner pipe"
next, Cut off the exhaust spigot of your pan pipe
next, place spigot onto stock pipe "gunner pipe"
this is where things get tricky... Panhead ports are not perfectly round, but they do have a sweet spot. Slide your gunner pipe into the port then slide your spigot over the port. turn both till you find both pieces starlight and squire to each other. Make a couple marks on the head and pipes. Where the pipes naturally fit, is where it will stay. Start welding in place.  Make sure you weld goes as far around as possible. After cool down, it will still be tight! Keep your gunner pipe a little long to grab it and wiggle it off and on. After you finish welding and cleaning up the piece,  make sure to re-in line your marks when putting the piece back on (it will most likely not fit any other way).
Trim it up and re-weld your exhaust. At this point you probably don't need exhaust clamps, However put them back on and if anyone asks, tell them your still saving up for STD heads and mumble something about your no good pan... They will understand!

Now, go Faster!!!