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Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Moto Collective Open House 2015 - Part 1

The Moto Collective hosted their open house yesterday in Northeast Minneapolis.  I stopped by in the evening.

There was a good turnout while I was there and it had been going on for a while.  If you've been to the Chariots of the Gods custom van show, it was basically in the same place.

I rode my '04 as my '03 is in pieces right now getting ready for Moto Mania in August.  I happened to park next to Andy from Hold Fast Motors and we got to catch up on projects and trips.  I really want to go to Utah now.

The Moto Collective is basically a shared workspace for a bunch of guys to work on their bikes.  They have some dedicated rental space available to anyone looking to work on their own project.  I also learned that Cafe Racers of Instagram (#CROIG) is based here and is part of the group.  They have a HUGE following and I never realized they were local.

Before getting into all the bikes inside the shop, here are a few I spotted outside.  I like stripped down sport bikes.

I didn't get a photo of the whole bike, but this Sportster had the best VIN number ever (4CAM...).

Tough-looking Ducati (would fit in well at Moto Mania):

This Triumph would also be right at home at Moto Mania with those flat track tires.

John's ironhead was all chopper, zero cafe-racer... except maybe the goggles.

Photos from inside the shop are up next!

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