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Killin Time: On Tour With X

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Article And Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The April 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Hello once again my friends. Well, here we are, really into 2017. Gearing up for all the bitchin’ motorcycle rallies, events, shows, and gatherings that we all look forward to. There are lots of friends to see and […]

Scooter Tramp Scotty: The Working Motorcycle

Scooter Tramp Scotty: The Working Motorcycle

Article And Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The March 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Years ago… Palm Springs, California. It was late fall in the Southern California desert as the three motorcycles sat parked in a semi-circle. Beside each bike lay a bedroll for the rider and on each bed a […]

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Article And Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The March 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Happy New Year Friends and chopper lovers…. I hope your New Year is off to a fantastic start. I was fortunate enough to spend the holidays in Texas with my family; something I haven’t been able to do […]

Scooter Tramp Scotty: The Adventures Of A Broken Shifting Fork

Scooter Tramp Scotty: The Adventures Of A Broken Shifting Fork

Article and Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The February 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine In the backwoods of Virginia, Shovelhead Steve toiled in the freestanding garage nestled at the forefront of his isolated property. This structure served as a makeshift Harley Shop—the only one for many miles—and it was here that […]

The Adventures Of A Broken Shifting Fork

The Adventures Of A Broken Shifting Fork

Part One Article And Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue OF Cycle Source Magazine Years ago… Early summer was upon us and perfect weather oversaw this journey as the two heavily loaded motorcycles picked their way slowly through the strikingly green forests of one small Virginia highway. Behind my […]

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Article And Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The January 2017 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine there, open highway friends. Well, I’m back from the UK tour and what an amazing time we had. We played some amazing shows, in some very iconic venues, London’s Wembley Arena, Cardiff, Manchester and Birmingham; home of Black […]

Scooter Tramp Scotty Dream Vacation

Scooter Tramp Scotty Dream Vacation

Article And Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The  December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Again I’d worked for tire vendors at the Daytona rally. That was over now. The mid-March date still held winter over most of the country and I had no intention of moving into the fringed north until […]

Killin’ It: On Tour With X

Killin’ It: On Tour With X

Article and Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The December 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Hello Dear Friends, I hope everyone has been enjoying the last few months of riding before it gets butt ass cold out there. So much has happened since my last article, some very great stuff and some not […]

Scooter Tramp Scotty- Hollywood Part 3

Scooter Tramp Scotty- Hollywood Part 3

Article And Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Sunshine glistened off the Pacific Ocean on our left while the Malibu mountain range rose abruptly on the right. Sandwiched between these two landmarks, we traveled north along California’s famous Hwy-1. It was a warm southern California […]

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Article And Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The November 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Greetings riders. Well, here we are another riding season coming to a close, just another few months and some of you will be getting ready to winterize the ol scoots. Some of us will riding a lil longer […]

Killin’ Time: On Tour With X

Killin’ Time: On Tour With X

Article By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Hello there from Baltimore where it’s HOT!!!!! We’ve dam near crossed the entire United States and it’s hot everywhere!!! We’ve played some amazing bike events lately and I’m always surprised at the turnout. I mean we’re talking 90’ plus degrees […]

Scooter Tramp Scotty: Hollywood Part 2

Scooter Tramp Scotty: Hollywood Part 2

Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It was the winter of 2015 and, I had been living in the Hollywood houses for better than two weeks. I’d become almost used to this strange world of constant parties, movie sets, filming in the back yard, the occasional visiting celebrity, and the […]

Scooter Tramp Scotty: Hollywood

Scooter Tramp Scotty: Hollywood

Article and Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It was years ago, while staying with an eccentric entrepreneur who surrounded himself with old motorcycles and ragged biker types in Milwaukee Wisconsin, that I experienced a very unique adventure. In fact, the situation was so outrageous […]

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Killin Time: On Tour With X

Article And Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The September 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Greetings from somewhere in Middle America (at least for now)! Man what a crazy month it’s been since the last issue! We’ve been playing to some amazing crowds. I finally got to play and see Laconia for the […]

Killin’ Time: On Tour With X

Killin’ Time: On Tour With X

Article And Photos By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The August 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Hello Friends, as always I hope this finds you all well and enjoying the beginning of another awesome riding season! So many events to look forward to, meeting up with friends from all over the country as well […]

Scooter Tramp Scotty – Oaxaca Part 2

Scooter Tramp Scotty – Oaxaca Part 2

Article And Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The May 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Compared to the U.S., deep Mexico is another universe; but after two weeks in the city of Oaxaca I was beginning to settle in. My $3.50 a day campground was set, membership in a local gym offered […]

The Endless Highway – Part 2

The Endless Highway – Part 2

Article And Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The December 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Last month, in part one of this little tale, I told you about 2 of 3 motorcycle drifters: Panhead Billy Burrows and Bean’re. This month I will tell you about the last of the trio, myself – […]

Kansas Breakdown

Kansas Breakdown

Article And Photos By Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The October 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The time in Billings, MT. had been unusually strange, if not a little fantastic, but the story I’d like to tell now would not begin until two weeks later in Kansas. It was just after Sturgis and […]

A Compilation Of Methods Used By Three FullTime Motorcycle Drifters- Part 1

A Compilation Of Methods Used By Three FullTime Motorcycle Drifters- Part 1

Published In The November 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Article & Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty There was a time when the pressures of everyday life seemed like an endless drone that would hold me prisoner until the final breath. Then came the dream: Screw the bills; to hell with the boss; goodbye alarm clock; […]

There And Back Again

There And Back Again

Article And Photos By: Kiwi Mike Thomas Originally Published In The May 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine After a good meal and some rest for our beat up bodies we decided that it would be a good day to just hang out in town and I relaxed at the river bed which was pretty […]

The Endless Highway

The Endless Highway

Article And Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The June 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The road has been home for almost as long as I can remember and I no longer care to leave it for very long. But there are times when necessity demands that I do. If one decides to […]

There And Back Again

There And Back Again

Part 5 Article And Photos By: Kiwi Mike Thomas Originally Published In The June 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Sun Nov 2. Batopilas to Creel We eventually got to the top of Copper Canyon after 50 miles of grinding away in mostly 1st gear but with a few 2nd gear stints which was a […]

There And Back Again

There And Back Again

Part 2 Article And Photos By: Kiwi Mike Thomas Originally Published In The March 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine And so the journey begins…With the build of both of the WWII Indians (1944 and 1945 Chiefs) complete its time for our shake down run into Mexico’s Copper Canyon. Riding Copper Canyon has been a […]

There And Back

There And Back

Article And Photos By: Kiwi Mike Thomas Originally Published In The February 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Back in 1982 I left the way down under country of New Zealand for a challenge at the other end of the world, Japan, Canada and America. Eventually my riding adventures brought me into the United States […]

Killin Time- On Tour With X

Killin Time- On Tour With X

Article By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The February 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Well fellow gear heads another year has come to an end and man what a year it was! Over 250 shows in support of our last record “Confessions” and the EP “F**K”. We played all over the world and I […]

Killin’ Time- On Tour With X

Killin’ Time- On Tour With X

Article By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The December 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Hello my fellow road warriors. Well, I guess someone out there dug my first attempt at writing a column so I’m back again! Since we last spoke the band has finished up a major summer tour that took us across the […]

The Endless Highway

The Endless Highway

Accidental Rebuild Article by: Scooter Tramp Scotty It had been over a month since I’d come to stay with the girl whose trailer resided at a park in the Los Angeles suburbs. Brent, owner of Black Jack Cycles located just down the street, had allowed me to rewire my 1988 FLHT, rebuild its front end, […]

The Endless Highway

The Endless Highway

Crowheart Part 1 Article And Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published In The June 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine vast and desolate land that is often Wyoming spread out across the seemingly endless prairie of small hills, yellow brush, and distant mountains as Laura’s little Sportster followed my old Electra Glide on its […]

The Endless Highway

The Endless Highway

Article And Photos By: Scooter Tramp Scotty Originally Published  In The January 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I realize this is an old piece but it follows last month’s Alaskan adventure so I’ve decided to run it. Since boarding in Bellingham Washington, Adrienne and I had been camped among the city of tents that […]

Killin’ Time- On Tour With X

Killin’ Time- On Tour With X

Article By: Xavier Muriel Originally Published In The November 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Greetings from the road and by the road I mean the back of my tour bus! First off I’m honored to have been asked to be a part of such a great magazine. I’ve been a long time reader and […]

The Endless Highway

The Endless Highway

Originally Published In The July 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Gear-heads seem as a breed unto themselves and this was a place upon which Jason and I connected. There was a friend only 30 miles away whom Jason claimed was a chronic FXR freak. FXR and FL models such as my own use identical […]

The Endless Highway

The Endless Highway

Part 2 Originally Published In The May 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine When I left off last month, we were getting ready to board a ship and head to the Mazatlan motorcycle rally. We would be making the six hour trip, crossing the Sea of Cortez, with the Baja Bikers’ Mexican motorcycle club. The […]

The Endless Highway

The Endless Highway

Story by Vincent Stemp Photos by Derek Lloyd Originally Published In The August 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine The girl lived in a trailer park on the northern outskirts of Los Angeles. She was “Trailer Treasure”. It was here that I’d come to stay for the past two weeks. Although this was not the […]

The Chopper Culture is alive in Myanmar

The Chopper Culture is alive in Myanmar

When I entered the country of Myanmar ( it used to be called Burma), I came in contact with some of the local biking crowd. These were my kind of guys. They built and rode their own bikes and really stand out in a crowd. In a country where the Communist government is very strong […]

The Endless Highway, Bikes, Boat Wrecks and BBQ’s

The Endless Highway, Bikes, Boat Wrecks and BBQ’s

  One of the strangest aspects of a drifter’s life is the fact that he has almost no permanent reality of his own. Almost every man has his own reality: his job, woman, friends, family, home, dog; the things he loves and things he only tolerates in his world. In this way, a man’s life […]

Live to Ride…..

Live to Ride…..

We most of us think about biking we divide the population in several groups from the weekend warriors to the hard core riders that ride every day rain or shine. I mayself have thought this way. Living on two wheels is a lifestyle but coming to Asia, it is not a choice. It is a […]

The Endless Highway Part 2

The Endless Highway Part 2

  ast month, in part one of this little tale, I told you about 2 of 3 motorcycle drifters: Pan- head Billy Burrows and Bean’re. This month I will tell you about the last of the trio, myself – Scooter Tramp Scotty. Since the spring of 1994, I’ve stayed in no one place for lon- […]

The Endless Highway Part 1!

The Endless Highway Part 1!

  here was a time when the pressures of everyday life seemed like an endless drone that would hold me prisoner until the final breath. Then came the dream: Screw the bills; to hell with the boss; goodbye alarm clock; forget the lawn; I should just pack the scoot and ride off into the sunset […]

Freeway Prophecies

Freeway Prophecies

  Now everyone knows I give some pretty cool "assignments" but when Indian Larry Motorcycles offered me one of their stellar motorcycle to take for two days and ride it like I stole it, that had to be the coolest.  As an added bonus, the bike they offered me was a sort of a prototype. […]

Kentucky Kickdown Friday the 13th

Kentucky Kickdown Friday the 13th

On the weekend of beginning on Friday the 13th, The Louisville Vintage Motorworks put on the inaugural  Kentucky Kickdown Bike Show. This wasn’t just a vintage bike show though as you see, The Louisville Vintage Motorworks only requirment is that it 2 wheels and even that is negotiable if you have a trike or side […]

Bean’res Picks

Bean’res Picks

I came across this motorcycle that I picked for honorable mention in a most unorthodox way. You see it was parked on the side of the interstate with a couple of others. When I stopped to see what if they needed any help I found out that they had everything under control. They also gave […]

Dumb & Dumber…..

Dumb & Dumber…..

Everyone remembers the Dumb and Dumber scene where they ride a mini bike across the Midwest to Aspen. In the fictitious movie, it was roughly 500 miles that they rode and on a mini bike engine that had somewhere between 150- 200 cc’s ( cubic centimeters). My idea will be to go almost triple that […]

Bean’re Picks a bike…

Bean’re Picks a  bike…

He is another Bean’re picks for a bike that didn’t make a magazine but deserves a mention. T.J Schweers wanted to run the Stampede. If you don’t know what the Stampede is, here is the rundown. It is an unofficial race cross country for ridgid frame choppers with no windshield, no hard bags and no […]

Bean’re Building a custom 103 Twin Cam Motor!

Bean’re Building a custom 103 Twin Cam Motor!

For an in depth explanation the complete build, check out the two part ( 2 issue)Cycle Source Tech Tip on this engine build.  The first installment will be out in next months issue. Riding the kind of miles that I do on a motorcycle is a true test of durability. I also an known for […]

My first steps…

My first steps…

In my first steps to build my new chopper that will carry me over the million lifetime mile mark, I have recruited Ron Finch and friends to help with the frame. There will be many many other people involved so stay tuned for more to come- Bean’re begins his Million Mile Bike project with a […]

Right where we are supposed to be….

Right where we are supposed to be….

Riding along with the Cannonball can be difficult. I have to use the same rally directions that the riders use. . They don’t use highways numbers or street names. You set your odometer on 0 at the beginning of the day and the directions tell you right of left at different intervals and at what […]

Follow up from article "I get by with a little help from my friends"

Follow up from article "I get by with a little help from my friends"

Being without a bike for less then a week reinvigorated the fact that I REALLY need to get my bike not only fixed, but fixed well. I rebuilt my lower end back in Sept. I had broke down in Massachusetts coming back from Canada got help with a new good friend, Kevin Boyle in Pittsfield […]

Bean’res’ unpublished rides that deserve recognition

Bean’res’ unpublished rides that deserve recognition

I met Garrett (  affectionately called G- rat by his friends) when I was broke down for a couple of weeks in Pittsfield Massachusetts. He hung out with me and helped me and the shop I was using, Kevin Boyle’s Kustoms. Kevin Boyle lent me his personal ride, a jockey shift flamed out FXR to […]

"Cotton Pickin’ Blues- The Crossroads in Clarksdale, Mississippi"

"Cotton Pickin’ Blues- The Crossroads in Clarksdale, Mississippi"

    I first heard about The Shack Up Inn when friends of mine Keith and Karri) were planning a wedding and they asked if I would officiate it.  They told me the one problem would be that it was to be held in the Delta Blues region of Mississippi.  I love the blues and I […]

Bean’re Joins The Cycle Source Crew!

Bean’re Joins The Cycle Source Crew!

  I am proud to announce that I will be writing a monthly column in Cycle Source magazine. The column will be titled ” Freeway Prophecies- Cosmic Chronicles of a Gypsy Biker”. – Bean’re  This article will not be about going from point A to point B. Since I have been living on my motorcycle […]

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