July 5, 2015, 6:42 am
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It wouldn’t be a normal couple of weeks without attempting to take something apart to fix or improve.

Last week was the car stereo install, this week was an oil change on the Harley! I am currently riding a ’97 Harley Sportster 1200XL, it has about 7,800K miles on it. My friends Matt Wally and Edgar came over and taught me how to do the oil change. I don’t have an actual garage, but a driveway with a plastic oil pan, a head lamp and a Bluetooth speaker with some tunes and a 6-pack for their troubles seemed to do the trick. The oil filter was strangely stuck on there but the ole “stab it with a screw driver and use that for more torque to loosen it” maneuver played out well upon a second go with a much larger screw driver ha!  

Sorry dad I know you’re probably like “?!?!!!” But no need to worry, we got the old filter off and the new one on with ease.  Filled her back up and she purrs!

iPhone clip in the parking lot before the ride home from work I shot to send my dad assuring him it’s running and sounding nice.  

Disregard the “883 sportster” on the gas tank, it’s actually a loaner gas tank and a fender I picked up from Bud’s motorcycles in time for a little video project with my friend Danielle Windhausen aka “Dani Lightningbolt” a few months back.  We showed up for a Harley Davidson casting call our friend a photographer and film assistant, Autumn Spadaro-Cali tipped us off about.  We ended up getting called back for it and getting to test ride some of the new line of Harley’s while modeling some new Harley gear.  Pretty cool experience,  we were NOT allowed to sneak any photos or anything (seriously, they even taped over our iPhone cameras front and back just to be ensure privacy that none of their new product designs leak out!)

The casting call instructions read that you ride your own Moto to the audition but my tank and fender were no longer in Austin;  I had shipped to ohio a few months ago for a friend to have fun painting, “Kona Joe,” whom I worked with at Rays MTB Park in Cleveland. You can see some of his work painting hot rods, helmets and even the Lowbrow Customs van if you follow @angeldustcyclepaint on Instagram. 

So in a midnight panic my friends helped me out and like Voltron a loaner gas tank, the fender from buds and custom sissy bar/BMX bike rack were installed. (Mind you it was seemingly straight out of a movie, a storm scene on a pirate ship; in the rain, in my driveway half under a tarp tied to the driveway fence, the roof rails of my car and the gutter of our house, rain and wind in full effect blowing the tarp and supplies just about everywhere). 

  I’m lucky to have some amazing, talented friends who helped me get her runnin!

The Filmer photographer from the Harley shoot was stoked on dani and I and decided to make a short film about us, Benedict Campbell has made some pretty amazing films before if you click his name you can see some of his work.

Here is a short teaser him and Autumn put together: Burrito and the Lightningbolt
Stay tuned for more news on the full length will drop but for now here are some rad photos he shot..(copyrighted do not steal!)


 These next few were shot by Autumn:


I’ve been hoping this update will make it to everyone before  I go too far over my data from the road….I just snagged some wifi, take care for now! 


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