The 555

The ultimate dumbass endurance event of the 2012! 

Plans are in place for the next 555. We are going to Portland, Maine....on 555 bikes....that we modify to become hardtails.

We leave September 13th, 2012....hopefully 12 of us strong. Lots of cutting and welding has taken place already. Here are a couple pics from some of the builds:

I'll be updating the 555 blog as we go. Check it out at

Tank has been adding some info from his blog at ... so check it out too!

Our first meeting of 2012:

The 555 rules are simple:

  1. 1975 or older motorcycle
  2. can only spend $500 TOTAL on purchase and restoration of bike
  3. 500cc or less engine size

A quote from Sneaky Pistol's friend from PA...

“It’s always nice to know that you are entrusting your life to a royal piece of shit, right? There is something that they have up here that we don’t have in TN, and that’s an annual safety inspection sticker to go along with the emissions sticker (welcome to the over-regulated, over-litigated NorthEast). The safety sticker is a way of them making sure that a bunch of idiots don’t buy a bunch of unreliable motorcycles and ride them all over the country…”