Monday, Dirty Monday - David Marvier x 56 Motorcycles

While most folks dread Monday more than a stick in the eye, the guys at 56 Motorcycles in Paris, France spent the day trying to literally avoid just that. While testing a few of their latest projects, owner Tom invited the talented photographer, David Marvier, to join them in the woods, trying not to kill him in the process. David shared the following with us:

"On a Monday morning, while everyone else was at work, four of us went to a BMX park in the woods close to Paris to see if a Honda CR75 and a Honda C50 could get us through a dirt-filled morning.

The 75 was born in 1973. It's fed by a 125 Honda XLS fuel tank and stands on a TL fork and wheels, and uses a CB swing arm, which is longer due to the wheel size. The exhaust was imported from RPM in Japan and produces a beautiful racing noise, which goes well with the carburetor, a Keihin PC20 by Kitaco. Pure awesomeness. It's a real pleasure to work on these babies! 

The Honda C50, on the other hand, has a bigger rear shock and a Keihin carb. The rest is stock. Another little, really manageable Honda — like a BMX!

For Tom (the owner of 56 Motorcycles), two friends, and myself, the result was more than positive. The jumps were rough, close together, and vicious, and I almost died twice, nearly cut to pieces by the thin wheels of the C50, but they were great moments, and everyone was thrilled to be there."

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Mama Tried Motorcycle Show - Milwaukee WI

"No one could steer me right but Mama tried" - Merle Haggard

Mama Tried is an indoor motorcycle invitational, showcasing the most honest, hand-built, and unusual bikes in the Midwest. 


Fuel Café/Rockerbox founder Scott Johnson and his crew are at it again with the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show so look the hell out. This one's for anybody with a taste for oily exhaust fumes, rusty steel, cheap beer, and rock & roll.

"This show features 50+ motorcycles built by fabricators of all stripes- whether it be a flat-tracker, hill climber, chopper or bar hopper. Mama Tried was founded to bring together the many worlds of motorcycles, builders, fans and riders that exist throughout the heartland and beyond. Keeping the stoke going all winter long."



DiCE Pre-Party  |  Harley-Davidson Museum : 8PM-11PM


MAMA TRIED Motorcycle Show : 11AM-10PM

Show Class Magazine  |  After-Party at Cactus Club : 10PM-2AM


Ice Riding at a local lake (Location TBD) : Noonish-4PM

FEBRUARY 22, 2014 11AM - 10PM    |    $5 ADMISSION

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The Greasy Hands Preachers - Kickstart The Film

"He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist." - St. Francis of Assisi

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In Issue Twelve we gave you a glimpse behind the scenes of the documentary The Greasy Hands Preachers. The film is a candid look into the work, lives, and motivations of Shinya Kimura, Deus Ex Machina, Blitz Motorcycles, Roland Sands, and El Solitario. Shot entirely on Super 16mm film The Greasy Hands Preachers is the contemporary successor to On Any Sunday. It's a perfect depiction of the intangible bond between man and machine, the purity of that relationship, and the endless pursuit of adventure, creation, and speed. 

The movie stands to deliver on its promise of being one of the definitive motorcycle films of our times and needs funds for promotion, production, and distribution. Now you have the chance to help bring this film to life and contribute to The Greasy Hands Preachers film Kickstarter campaign.  

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