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James Washnok’s 2019 Flying Piston Strider Custom

Story by Diane “Shadow’s Wife” Jones

James Washnok the main man at Baggster, LLC out of South Dakota, a company James has operated since 2013. They specialize in design and manufacturing of parts for Harley-Davidson touring models. James first saw the customized Strider Bikes in 2018 when they were on display at the Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Bike Rally. He was intrigued and told his friend Jeff Najar that he wanted to take part in this program the following year. He was hooked on the idea of customizing a Strider bike that would represent his bagger style. He was also up for the challenge because of his own 3-year-old, son Jett, who started on a rocking-base Strider and had transitioned to a Strider balance bike. James knew he had the perfect test pilot for his Strider “bagger” design. Continue reading James Washnok’s 2019 Flying Piston Strider Custom

THE LOS ANGELES HOUSE OF MACHINES

So here’s what I know about the Los Angeles House of Machines location: Kevin Dunworth has his Golden Bolt Show there, and Chris & Fiona Richardson’s LA Speed Shop is on site – at least a small version of it. Until now, that’s all I knew. So before I headed east from the left coast after attending the Long Beach IMS, I stopped in to visit House of Machines, in LA’s “arts district,” for coffee and a look-see. Continue reading THE LOS ANGELES HOUSE OF MACHINES

Gilby’s 2019 Flying Piston Strider Custom

Todd Gilby Gilbertson of Gilby’s Street Department
Story by Diane “Shadow’s Wife” Jones

Initially, Donnie Smith was on task to create a custom Strider Custom for the Flying Piston Benefit. However, as the time drew near, circumstances conspired to keep it from happening. But as happens in our motorcycle community, Donnie’s friend Todd “Gilby” Gilbertson, graciously stepped up and took on the project in the last few weeks before the deadline. Continue reading Gilby’s 2019 Flying Piston Strider Custom