Sunday, July 22, 2012


I have been so burnt out sense BF4, still stoked to look at bikes, but picking up a wrench as of late has been a heavy task. Working on this Triumph for the show was very hard, it took it out of me on a few levels. I wanted to post up just a few of my old photos just to remind me how long it took to put this bike together. I also have not done a write up on the show or given any words to describe how rad it was. It was rad, bikes of a very high caliber and some great people. The builder circle was a cool thing to be involved in, I'm not the most out going guy when it comes to speaking up and self promoting my bike/ me as a person etc. My bike looked so small sitting in the builders area, it looked like a kids bike. Surrounded by duel carb knuckles, pan's, drag bikes, diggers, long long long bikes, shit was real cool. I think most bikes doubled my bike in cc class, as well as size in general. What I did really like was that my bike was different, very different and people that took the time to give it a once over, got stoked and got me stoked. After working my bag off on this bike for the last 6  months, I have to admit it was nice to hear some positive feedback and get a few strokes on the ego.
I took about 10 photos total, I walked around till I thought I was going to pass out, and just tried to take the entire show in, which was impossible. The show was so much bigger this year then last year, I know I missed so many nice bikes, as I wandered around in the Cali heat drinking watered down beers. I had been working so hard on this bike for the show, that now it's over I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do. Most builders have a web site, have built built bikes for customers and were planning on using the show as a platform to get more work and promote what they are doing, where ever that may be. Myself being a dude from Canada with no web site, no customers to build bikes for and not the best net working skills in the world. I am back in Vancouver with a killer bike, no web site and no one knocking down my shop door to build bikes for. Building a motor bike from the ground up, is so fucking hard, making all the shit work and look good takes so many hours of grinding, filing, welding...
I am very glad I built a bike and finished my build for BF4. A big thanks to Ashley for writing an email and getting the ball in motion. After this whole thing, finishing my bike, driving down to the show and back. Talking about my bike and having people tell me that it fuck rules and they love it! All this shit makes me want to have my own web site and not build bikes for a living but just have a platform for me to meet more people that are doing cool shit and making stuff with their hands. I will post up some shots of my bike soon, all fancy and shit. Show Class is doing a few pages on it and Wes White did some interview with me for some dvd he is putting out. Maby I will get a site built and build some more yellow shit clouds? A big thanks to Thomas and Ashley for making the trip and doing it in style, It was great to have some close friends to hang with in Cali. -FILTH MODE FOREVER-



  1. Tyler it was good camping next you Canadians. I havnt had much contact with you northerners and I came away with good feeling about youall. Your build caputured a certain kind of custom perfectly man. I'd say it was worth it. Something to be proud of for sure. Tell ashley nice job on the dice mag layout. Maybe he'll bring down to the David Mann show for all to view. Anyway cheers man,

    1. Josh, that is so funny, because on the way home we were talking about how stoked we were to camp next to such nice guys!! Had some nice camp fire hang time. Ashley just fired up his knuck last night, he is beyond excited! Hope to camp next to you guys next year...will book a site again and let you guys know. Enjoy summer, Tyler.