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Harley Sportster 1200 – The Purpose Built Moto YouTube Series

Posted on September 10, 2019 by Scott in Adventure, Tracker. No Comments

There’s no denying the world of video content is becoming a bigger part of our daily lives. It’s something we want to start featuring more of and even create our own Pipeburn video content. To start off, we thought we’d support Purpose Built Moto’s new build series. Over to Tom from Purpose Built to tell us what he’ll be doing in the new series. Or just grab a beverage and hit play…

I’m currently mid-build on two Adventure projects and we’re going to be walking you through, in a series of step-by-step YouTube videos. Starting off with a 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200C. This bike, and a Nemesis 400 to come will be used on new film project we’re working on with some of Australia’s most exciting motorcycle personalities. For now though I’m focussing my energy on prepping this Harley to go to hell and back.

This Sportster is a personal project, I want to test new ideas, build out concepts I’ve had in my head for a while and really experiment with just how you turn a 1200cc highway-puppy into a dirt-fighting-dog. The key to this build is stripping weight, improving handling and allowing the bike to put its torquey motor to good use off-road. Turning a Sportster into an adventure-ready off-road scrambler will be a challenge, but that’s exactly why I chose it.

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MOTO VIDEO: ‘Handcrafted’ – A Custom Motorcycle Film

Posted on February 10, 2019 by Andrew in Video. No Comments

It’s not often these days that we post videos, but sometimes something comes your way that just make you sit up and pay attention. For us, it was an email from Tom at Brisbane’s Purpose Built Moto. Already a Pipeburn favourite, the passion and enthusiasm we noticed…

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DELINEATION – MONNOM Customs

Posted on November 18, 2018 by Scott in Café Racer, Video. No Comments

Whoever coined the phrase “he’s good with his hands” had definitely met Mike Gustafson from Monnom Customs. Mike is a furniture maker by trade but can build pretty much anything he puts his mind too – especially custom motorcycles. This is a little film about Mike and his love of motorbikes – both dirt and street…

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Video: The Oxley Highway – Roads We Ride

Posted on June 12, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Video. No Comments

Here’s the latest episode of our ‘Roads We Ride’ series. Thanks, as always, to Cam from Stories of Bike and Transport for NSW. This time we took a look at a road many motorcyclists consider Australia’s best. The Oxley Highway.

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Video: Waterfall Way – Roads We Ride

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Andrew in Video. No Comments

Nestled in one of the greenest parts of the country is Dorrigo and the beautiful Waterfall Way. A 42 km stretch of road running west from Raleigh to Dorrigo on the NSW North Coast, the second half of the run is easily one of the best stretches of road in the country…

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Video: Macquarie Pass – Roads We Ride

Posted on June 8, 2017 by Andrew in Café Racer, Racer, Video. 7 comments

You may remember recently when we teamed up with Cam at Stories of Bike to create a video called ROADS WE RIDE for Transport for NSW’s motorcycling safety initiative. Here’s the third one in the series, and we’re thinking that it’s the best so far.

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Video: Old Pacific Highway – Roads We Ride

Posted on February 9, 2017 by Andrew in Bobber, Café Racer, Other, Video. 4 comments

You may remember back in September, when we teamed up with Cam at Stories of Bike to create a little video called ROADS WE RIDE for Transport for NSW’s motorcycling safety initiative. Well guess what? It went gangbusters, so they asked us to make another one.

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Video: ‘Coste Contemplation’

Posted on March 25, 2015 by Andrew in Tracker, Video. 27 comments

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It’s probably fair to say that we don’t post as many bike videos as we used to. With the possible exception of a Shinya or Hazan, we’ve seen more than enough Canon 5D footage of beardy guys making sparks in garages. Hell, this year’s One Show video has even started taking the piss.

But then, just when we think we’ve moved on, we’re blindsided by something so beautiful, so deft and so original that you feel as if a veil has been lifted from your eyes. Introducing ‘Coste Contemplation’ by Thibaut Grevet. It’s a short piece featuring French photographer and motocross freak Dimitri Coste, who also happens to be the brother of Jerome Coste, the founder of Ruby Atelier. And it’s amazing.

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Video: Stories of Bike’s ‘Forge’

Posted on April 23, 2014 by Andrew in Video. 14 comments

In the world of meteorology, a perfect storm is defined as a series of once-in-a-lifetime circumstances that combine to form a weather event of an almost unbelievable magnitude. Put simply, it’s a whole bunch of freakishly bad things getting together and raising hell. So what do you imagine would happen when a whole bunch of freakishly good things got together and raised hell? Well, wonder no more because here we have one of our all-time favourite Harleys. Which itself was made by the boys at Evolution, one of Australia’s best builders. And then the whole thing has been captured on pixels by one of Australia’s best motorcycle videographers – Cam Elkins from Stories of Bike. So batten the hatches, stock up on the non-perishables and press play on this rather epic piece of custom bike awesomeness. Here’s ‘Forge’.

[Read more at the HDshed.com.au]

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SHINYA KIMURA – “Motorcycle Mechanic”

Posted on May 22, 2013 by Scott in Video. 9 comments

It’s almost been 3 years since Shinya the “motorcycle mechanic” starred in the stunning short film called the ‘Smell of Oil’. Well, we are glad to see he is back in front of the camera with another beautifully shot film. This time it was directed by Danielle Levitt and shot by Evan Scott as a supplement to the third issue of On Paper Magazine. Shinya not only builds some of the most amazing examples of moving sculptures but he is also one of the most intriguing personalities in the motorcycle scene. In the film, Danlelle digs a little deeper into what makes Shinya tick and the feeling he gets when riding his machines. In the end, the film left us wanting one thing… to go for a ride with this master of metal. How about you?

Check out Danielle’s site for more photographs of Shinya in his element.

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