Jesse James Cleaning The House. Treasures To Be Found.

From time to time, pro or garage builders, we all have to do it. Cleaning the shop or garage because of a lack of space and/or change of taste. This morning Jesse James asked me if I could help expedite the clean up and I know that many of you would love to get their hands on quite a few of Jesse’s rare items. It goes from the custom coffin couch out of Jesses’ office at West Coast Choppers to a custom built Springer bagger, from Indian Chief Cast Aluminum tanks to an antique Flying Merkel bike, to a vintage Stewart from a Warner Police motorcycle speedo to one of Jesse’s welding helmets to prototype parts and even boots…See 38 items of his personal collection (and more coming) after you make the jump to Jesse James At eBay

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75 Responses to “Jesse James Cleaning The House. Treasures To Be Found.”


  1. 1 BigAl May 31st, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Jesse James’s Assets are not going to bring a Strong Dollar, unless Sandra Signs all the Bills of Sales……….Hmmmmmm!

  2. 2 Izzy May 31st, 2010 at 10:50 am

    You know he wants to Dump The Speedo with the Jewish Star in the Middle !!!

  3. 3 Gary Meryel May 31st, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Izzy. It’s not a Jewish star! Or all all police is Jewish!

  4. 4 Heavy Metal May 31st, 2010 at 11:31 am

    I like the couch. If I put all of my treasures on E bay they wouldn’t bring one bid. Watch this take off.

  5. 5 Seven May 31st, 2010 at 11:55 am

    He was unlucky to palm off the Billet wheel with Nazi swastikas and logos before the press found out he was a Nazi. Now the evidence is there for all to see.

  6. 6 Sturgis biker May 31st, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    My West Coast Chopper gear all hit the garbage can after seeing the Nazi photo. Au revoir Jesse.

  7. 7 Shifter May 31st, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Jesse James is not a Nazi. The logo is not a nazi emblem, but the Christian Maltese Cross.

    The Maltese cross or Amalfi cross is identified as the symbol of an order of Christian warriors known as the Knights Hospitaller or Knights of Malta and through them came to be identified with the Mediterranean island of Malta and is one of the National symbols of Malta. The Maltese cross was depicted on the two mils coin in the old Maltese currency, and is now shown on the back of the one and two Euro coins, introduced in January 2008. The cross is eight-pointed and has the form of four “V”-shaped arms joined together at their tips, so that each arm has two points. Its design is based on crosses used since the First Crusade. It was also the symbol of Amalfi, a small Italian republic of the 11th century.

  8. 8 Sickened May 31st, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Why would you further degrade your already humiliated wife by putting that couch–yes, the one cited, specifically, by the women you cheated with–up for sale on ebay? And why would you post that picture on this blog? No amount of friendship-owed, money or, desire for fame can justify this level of direspect. Stand up for decency and take that picture down.

  9. 9 GasolinePunk May 31st, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Quit yer bitchin’. The man is just trying to clean some shit out his garage. It’s not like he’s Hitler, he’s just a damn guy from Long Beach who happen’s to build motorcycles and bang everything in sight. I like those boots…

  10. 10 Manhattan Choppers May 31st, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Our job as christians is not to pass judgement on a fellow brother. I have nothing but respect and all have fallen short. Wish nothing but the best and you have helped me realize how fragile we all are. Stay strong Frank. See ya @ no love.

  11. 11 ger May 31st, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    €1.000 bid for a seat and pad.
    thats off the wall.
    fair play to ya,,,
    ps. i have a bates h/ light somewhere in the garage.
    anyone want to give me €1,000 for it..?
    almost no rust 🙂

  12. 12 live2rideaglide May 31st, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Hey guys. Jesse , for all his faults , ( and we all have ’em ) became a cultural icon, infamous or not.
    He helped bring custom bike building to the masses and alot of Johnny-come-lately builders owe him a debt of gratitude . I would’nt want him to date my sister , but guys don’t dump on him just because he’s selling off some stuff . I don’t condone his behavior and I think Sandra Bullock is one classy lady and I hate , for them what has happened but until Jesse can deal with his demons, he is what he is. When I do something real dumb I appreciate a brother slicing me some slack. . I really like the welding helmet. Show-some-love a glide.

  13. 13 Larry R. May 31st, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    It is well known that Cyril is non judgemental. A quality. So, it’s great that Cyril is helping an industry friend like he does it for thousand of others mentioned in his blog. It’s what his blog is all about. Those offended go to his next post.

  14. 14 alan May 31st, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    how you can compare jesse to hitler?
    are you stupid or what

  15. 15 Seven May 31st, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Try ebay item # 110503813702, it is set to private, but you can see a quick falsh of the item before the privacy thing sets in, but it is a wheel made by Jesse with Swastikas and Nazi iron Eagles on it, both well known hate symbols of white power and Fascism.

    Kinda of a weird thing to put your name on for a non Nazi.

  16. 16 Bob Haschler May 31st, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Seven. I bet Jesse didn’t know what it means. Like the nazi picture joke. He didn’t think that the joke could come back to bite him. But it was a joke. A bad one, I agree. I think that Jesse has many qualities but sometimes is acting like a spoiled irresponsible child. Too much luck until recently and too much success too fast. More successful you are and more careful you should be. Especially with internet. Jesse trapped himseld and it’s unfortunate for all those involved, perso and business..

  17. 17 Sickened May 31st, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    When you do something real dumb, you should expect a decent friend to tell you to stop that shit not look the other way. It seems that Jesse has had precious few people telling him that throughout his life. You would all do well to school him in how to be a real man and respect women.

    And, BTW, “non-judgemental” behavior is the reason for the many cases of genocide that have occurred in the history of the world. Its nothing to be proud of or admire. Its the reason many Germans looked the other way when the Nazis came after the Jews. The real heros were the ones who stood up and showed they had a pair. Maybe you all need to grow some.

  18. 18 Sniperman May 31st, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    If you read some of my earlier posts you will see that I called Jesse James out as a big fake…….As a matter of fact he insulted me several times and ridiculed my character.

    I guess that I was right after all…………..not to say that I told you so, but……..I TOLD YOU SO!!!

    I watched the interview on TV the other day…..It was one of the most pathetic things I have ever seen….and NO i did not feel sorry for him…..he is getting what he deserves!

    Sandra Bullock is a very smart lady, however, she made a very bad call with Mr. wonderful….to bad for her. But she is much better off without Mr. Wonderful.

    Now he is trying to sell all of his “Toys” to show that he is growing up…….nice try big boy!

    I’ve got some advice for you……..”SHUT THE F*CK UP AND STAY OUT OF THE PUBLIC’S EYE”!! Keep to yourself and quit screwing with the media…….go and get lost somewhere for a long while so that we all forget about you. Nobody cares about your insecurities.

    Maybe in time you will learn some humility….like the rest of us.

    I am hoping that Cyril let’s me keep this post considering that he is Good friends with Mr. wonderful and he is trying to help him out like a good friend does.

    Sniperman

  19. 19 Eric Maurer May 31st, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    its just crap for sale…. nothing more, nothing less. For those who comment on the prices…. hell, if I could get a fortune for the shit in my garage that is getting in the way, or had bad memories…. I would sell it off too… and you all are fooling yourselves if you say you’d do otherwise.

    I don’t give a crap what someones religous, political or social views are when it comes to business…. WCC produces some nice products and I for one, will continue to support WCC and JJ in the future as a result of the product manufactured.

    E

  20. 20 Brad May 31st, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Cyril’s post is about motorcycle parts for sale. Nothing else. So all comments outside this post are not interesting.

  21. 21 madpuppy Jun 1st, 2010 at 6:41 am

    So what Jesse fucked up, i`ve fucked up and paid the price as well as Jesse is, and i`m sure all of you have fucked up a few times your selves, so give it a break.

  22. 22 Antonio Jun 1st, 2010 at 7:12 am

    My name is Antonio Blanco, I am writing from Barcelona in Spain, I am giving you this information because i am about to give my opinion on above and I want everybody to know exactly who I am and where i live, as i don’t believe in hiding my identity behind some nickname.
    Jesse is my friend, he doesn’t need me to defend him, he is strong enough to that himself. He is in the public eye for his enormous talent and creativity. He does what any one of us try to do everyday, which is, through his hard work and determination, improve his life ant that of his family and the people around him.
    So what if he is having a garage sale? what sad life must one have to extrapolate out of this some of the comments above!
    Judge his bikes, judge his style, judge his metal crafting skills. All this is, like any creative work, up for scrutiny and opinion.
    don’t you f…ing dare to judge him as a person though, you haven’t got the right to do that.

  23. 23 Izzy Jun 1st, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Antonio, Antonio I am glad you are Friends with Jessie and your Friendship with him is probably meaningless to Him. If He knows you, or remembers you it was purely do to the help or favors that you did for him. I just commmented that the Speeedo in the Picture happened to have a Jewish Star in the center, and it was MAYBE coincidental, that he wants to sell it. And by the way Gary Meryel, the Jewish Star was around a lot longer then the Sheriff Logo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jessie is a Putz! But a RICH, one for sure !!

  24. 24 J. Kemp Jun 1st, 2010 at 8:11 am

    If you support the industry you support Cyril & Jesse and all those who contribute. Others shut up.

  25. 25 Joe Mielke Jun 1st, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Jesse James a Nazi, Really? He has used symbols and icons that stir emotion and grab attention for as long as I’ve been hip to his work. Isn’t that what artists do?

  26. 26 Jeff Nicklus Jun 1st, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Billy Lane is in jail so Jesse has taken his place as the new whippin’ post huh? Damn ya’ all, the man just has some crap for sale, nothing more.

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  27. 27 Woody Jun 1st, 2010 at 9:51 am

    sheesh, we’ve got hundreds of priests up on worse charges. JJ is selling some stuff. It’s news because he’s a celeb. but I’m amazed at all the comments.

  28. 28 hoyt Jun 1st, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Those who accuse Jesse James of being a nazi or racist do NOT have a clue. One very good example to prove those wrong:

    He is largely responsible for finally giving Ben Hardy long overdue credit for the most iconic custom chopper known. Jesse James did this on his own dime.

    If you don’t know who Ben Hardy is, take the time to research him before casting another wrong accusation about racism.

  29. 29 hoyt Jun 1st, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Seven –

    View this clip to the end. Thousands of people in the motorcycle industry didn’t even know about Ben Hardy or Cliff Vaughs until JJames’ documentary came out recently. Now, people in/out of the bike culture know where to give credit for the most famous bike created.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=Zu2nK0oCDGI

  30. 30 just my opinion Jun 1st, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I must say I am surprised that so many of you are bashing Jesse. All he did was cheat on HIS wife it has nothing to do with you guys or your lifes. Most men will cheat if given a chance. And I am willing to bet money most of you bashers would do the same if you could. Maybe that is why you bash him when he is down because you wish you could do the things he has done. As another poster stated above. Bash his work, bash his bikes but you really don’t have the right to judge him as a person. Jesse has done a lot of good for this industry. He is the one that got all the T.V. chopper shows started, and for that fact alone you should be thanking him. His shows helped in getting Thousand or maybe Tens of Thousands of people involved in motorcycles, and that has helped thousands of shop owners all over the world. Now I don’t know if he even knew he was making such a big impact when it was happening but the truth is he did change the motorcycle world for the better. Like it or not, it is the truth. His problems at home have nothing to do with anything any of you will ever have a say in, so why waste your time thinking you do?
    Good luck Mr. James I hope everything works out for you.

  31. 31 John E Adams Jun 1st, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Great heads up Cyril, some very cool collectibles and tools that many of us out here appreciate getting a shot to bid on -;0)

    Cheers,

    John E Adams

  32. 32 Shifter Jun 1st, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Cyril’s post is strictly business like all his posts. So why some of you try to read between the lines? What I read is about selling used parts. Nothing else. Period.

  33. 33 Kelly Jun 1st, 2010 at 11:37 am

    When I read this article yesterday sunday morning there was no comment made yet. I went to eBay, wrote down all the prices at that time. I just checked again these prices and bids are going higher and higher very fast. Make your own conclusions.

  34. 34 agnes Jun 1st, 2010 at 11:38 am

    What talent does Jesse James have?? He copied everyone else that has been in the business for over 40 years. NO TALENT – NO MORALS – NO WIFE. His children are the ones suffering and he does not give a shit.

  35. 35 Antonio Jun 1st, 2010 at 11:39 am

    izzy go to patronize somebody from your family, do not even attempt to do that with me. you know nothing about me and even less about my friendship with jesse, however i do know you are a small minded twit

  36. 36 Just my .02 Jun 1st, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    What a bunch of douchebags on this site. This is why I just don’t come here anymore. Jesse fuc*ed up. He conceded to it. He’s not a Nazi, the Maltese cross has nothing to do with that either.
    Everybody has their skeletons…all the way from the bottom to the top.

    He’s clearing the couch out to get the bad shit outta the shop…cleaning house and getting rid of the bad memories.

    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. What a bunch of losers you clowns are.
    I don’t even know Jesse, but he sure as shit doesn’t deserve to be ostracized by you clowns.
    I cannot believe you all tear into somebody who made a mistake, like you’re all perfect.
    Perhaps you homos are butt hurt because he cheated on your sweetheart. Perhaps you’re all a bunch of sympathizers who secretly love her movies and watch them with a box of kleenex close at hand.

    It was HIS wife he screwed around on, not your sister, nor your mother. Get over it…he’s paying the price. Let sleeping dogs lie and quit your nosing around…as if your opinion matters.
    Every one of you yahoos think your word is worth something…what a bunch of pretentious ass hats you all are.

    Cyril, you should really start making people put their pics up beside their names…see if they have the same set of balls to talk all their shit when people find out who they actually are.

  37. 37 Woody Jun 1st, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    um, “Just my .02”-you seem to prefer to remain hidden yourself, while many of us are quite easy to find. You know, “Let he who is……………..”

  38. 38 A 1 cycles inc. Jun 1st, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    agreed woody…cyril, you should allow true life profile pics….phone numbers and addresses? then maybe the bashing would stop? doubt it but i think their would be more black eyes than ever!…put up or shut up…simple way to live

  39. 39 Sickened Jun 1st, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Funny how everything turns to personal attacks when you are losing. I don’t see anyone here arguing that Jesse or any of his defenders are men of honor and integrity. What I hear are a lot of lame-ass excuses for bad behavior. Since when is a couch a motorcycle part? Since when is making money off of someone else’s humiliation a stand-up act? Don’t want the couch, throw the damn thing away. Pathetic that the lot of you are defending someone who represents the worst kind of “man”. If a man would do the things he has done to his wife and kids, do you really think he wouldn’t do the same to you? Have fun buying his overpriced shit, he is laughing all the way to the bank with your ignorant hero-worship. But you know, all the money in the world won’t make him a stand-up guy. I got a brother who is a hard-working welder and fabricator who can’t get any hours right now. Worked his whole life to support his wife and kids and has stayed true to his family and he can barely support them. You should be looking up to him. I do.

  40. 40 Jeff Nicklus Jun 1st, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Woody, A1 Cycles,

    If Cyril required that 99% of the people on here wouldn’t have the balls to say a word again.

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  41. 41 Dave Blevins Jun 1st, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I don’t know Jesse personally so I have nothing to say about his life or him as a person, and I don’t see anything on the list of items for sale that I want so I don’t have any comment on that subject either…
    I will say that anonymus commentors are to be regarded as useless posts. Anyone that won’t back up thier opinions with a real identity are just blowing smoke. This topic or any other.
    Dave Blevins
    Blevins-Jones USA

  42. 42 ger Jun 1st, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    jesus lads
    not one single offer on my slightly rusty bates head light.
    g,night now.

  43. 43 RUB Jun 1st, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I thought things were going down hill when he married the porn star . love him or hate him , he has made his mark in the bike industry .

  44. 44 Walt Lumpkin Jun 1st, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Contrary to some of your opinions Jesse has talent. If you can make a gas tank or fender from a flat sheet of metal you have talent too. He also has a talent for promotion of himself. Most of you do not. Otherwise you would be famous too, build high dollar bikes for celebrities, marry a pornstar AND America’s sweetheart.

    Antonio I’m gonna have to disagree with you, we all have the right to pass judgement. However, where you and I will agree is that most all of us only know Jesse from the media or as a passing aquaintance not as a friend, Therefore we are not privy to the side of him that you may see on a much more personal level.

    I hope he can straighten out his personal life. It’s none of our business. And so what if he is selling off some of his possessions? Again, it’s none of your business unless you want to bid.

    Keep up the good work Cyril.

  45. 45 raycwheeler@gmail.com Jun 1st, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    An extremely talented young man that made a mistake or two.

    raycwheeler usa

  46. 46 jatinder pal Jun 1st, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Dont see the personal side of jesse, he had made choppers popular to masses.
    If anyone have the money and like to collect odd stuff,he would buy this stuff.

    Always loved the bikes and parts WCC had made.

  47. 47 Boss Hawg Jun 2nd, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Jeff….

    You go that shit right. Most would look like Trannys with their gear tucked. I ain’t a talking about motorcycles either.

    Boss Hawg

  48. 48 cwglide Jun 2nd, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Jeezz,,,,the dude just wants to sell off his stuff. I wonder if Cyril grins, or says to himself “well here it goes” before hitting the “publish” button when ever he publishes anything has to do with OCC or WCC. I know its very entertaining to read all the comments. I like the bicycle. Thanks Cyril for letting us know he has some cool stuff.

  49. 49 ODee Jun 2nd, 2010 at 11:41 am

    @ Walt Lumpkin, well said!
    I might add that Jesse also used the spotlight that was on him to help expose many of the craftsmen that have paved the way before him. Until his shows hit the air I’d never heard names like Lil’ John Buttera, Joe Bailon, Al Hines, Gene Winfield, Darryl Starbird, Larry Watson, Pete Finlan, Rod Powell, Dean Jeffries, and Rick Dobbertin (to name but a few) said out loud, much less on prime time television -and that’s just on the automotive side.
    I also had no clue about Ben Hardy, Cliff Vaughs, Indian Larry or MANY others in the bike industry. He had people rushing home from their jobs behind a computer to tune in to the ‘novelty’ of people creating stuff from raw materials with their own hands, using traditional tools such as metal brakes, english wheels, metal planishers, and hydraulics, festering in many people an appreciation for skills like welding, metal working, engineering, and painting!
    I could be totally wrong but it also seems to me that he did have trouble getting appreciation at shows and in magazines because his stuff was so ‘different’ (gaudy, tacky ?).
    That he seems to have made himself public enemy #1 by cheating on ‘americas sweetheart’ is disapointing, it’s his cross to bear. In fairness, he never flaunted his personal life when he had the spotlight, -though it was cool to see a biker at the Oscars, so why should it be our business now?!
    Cyril, I love your always informative blogs, please keep up the good work!

  50. 50 Sickened Jun 2nd, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Looks like he took the couch down. Too bad he didn’t start with that decision.

    No offense, but none of you can seriously think that it would be a wise decision to post your name and address on a blog which displays absolutely zero morals or values and seems proud of that, do you?

    And how nice would it have been if the man who you all seem to think transformed motorcycling had some integrity rather than re-inforced every negative stereotype about it? But I suspect many of you enjoy just that. Seems some people are pleased to remain 14 year old rebellious and shocking boys and not develop into men of honor with a strong sense of personal responsibility.

    BTW, you might want to consider that this is a public blog and everyone can read your comments….and decide who they want to do business with. How many readers do you think are turned off by your comments and turned away from you business. Didn’t the public reaction to the items in this sale clue any of you into the values of most Americans. Wait……I can hear it incoming now…..the rebellious *screw you* boy response.

    How’s that working for you? We saw how it worked for JJ. Not well. Not well, at all.

    Peace out.

  51. 51 Jeff Nicklus Jun 2nd, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Sickened,

    There are many things more important than “business” …… how about some balls to say what you believe without considering the bottom line or who may or may not agree with you? Do you need to take a “Poll” to see which way the wind is blowing before you can make a determination as to your position on a subject? Sorry dude, I couldn’t and won’t live like that. I say what I believe, right, wrong or otherwise ….. there is never a doubt as to my position or loyalties and frankly if you disagree with my position fine, that is what this country is all about. Question: How can you trust someone who always says exactly what someone else wants to hear?

    Further, I have been in the motorcycle business, as of the 15th of this month, for 15 years. If I have missed business due to my position on any subject then I sure as hell am not aware of it ….. then again if I have lost business from those who would say “I am offended that you have a different opinion than mine and I am taking my business elsewhere” …. all I can say is: Oh Well, what is for lunch?

    One more thing; I always place my name and website on any comment I have ever made on this blog or any other blog for that matter. Those who know me know that no matter what I will speak my “honest” mind about any subject.

    Like I said, if Cyril required your true name and a confirmable email address 99% of the people on here would cease to comment.

    Over & Out,
    Jeff Nicklus
    281-259-0550
    j.nicklus@desperadomotorcycles.com
    jeff@jeffnickluscustoms.com

  52. 52 Troy Jun 2nd, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Jesse is selling some really cool & rare items from his collection. It is hard to believe that his John Harman Dominator frame & a 120” Harmon engine sold for only $4,300.00. That seems like it was very well bought to me. John Harmon was “The Man” back in the day. I have a few of his original front ends & nothing compares to a Harmon.

  53. 53 Sugar Bear Jun 2nd, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Jesse is not a racist, pure and simple. When he found out about Benny Hardy, he wanted to make sure everyone knew the truth about the movie bikes. NO ONE else was willing for 37 years to tell the truth. Where were you guys in 1980 when Easyriders magazine (July) interviewed David Duke and put it on the cover asking “What’s The KKK Up to?” The man has problems in his personal life ….. they are his problems not yours ….. go take a ride and chill out.

    Jeff, how are things?

  54. 54 john reed Jun 2nd, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Whats the big deal, they have been making Maltese cross rear lights in Taiwan for at least 30 years

  55. 55 Conrad Nicklus Jun 2nd, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Some of you all need to grow up and shut up. Jesse is just trying to sell some items on ebay and asked Cyril to post it on here. It is NO ONES DAMN BUSINESS what happened between him and his wife. You would not be talking mad shit on here if you were the one who got caught, then again none of us would really give a damn either. Let the man sell his stuff and give him some credit for the talent that he has. Jesse is a nice guy and I have had the pleasure of knowing him ( and Cyril) since I was about 10 or 11 years old. Everyone needs to stand back and take a look at themselves, you are partaking in being the “bad guy” as well by talking smack about someone on a damn blog. I would put major cash down that you wouldnt say a damn word to him if he walked up to you.

    Conrad Nicklus

    BTW, Jesse, you have some cools tuff up for sale man.

  56. 56 Jeff Nicklus Jun 2nd, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Hey Bear,

    Things seem to be improving…. I am as cantankerous as ever, as you might have gathered, and I had a reflection in the mirror this morning so today is just another day in paradise! And you ?

    I plan on being on your side of the country in November; I will give you a call and see if maybe I can’t buy you a hamburger for lunch one afternoon.

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  57. 57 Sugar Bear Jun 2nd, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Maybe a “Cisco burger”??

  58. 58 Jeff Nicklus Jun 2nd, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Bear,

    Roger that! I see a Double Cisco Burger in my future!

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  59. 59 Woody Jun 2nd, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    snip…. “on a blog which displays absolutely zero morals or values and seems proud of that” snip

    day-um, eat in a man’s house for free and say thanks by taking a dump on the floor? No wonder you prefer to throw rocks from behind a tree.
    Your points on losing sales by being identifiable and possibly unpopular are well taken, but frankly I don’t care. I’ve had many opportunities to become wealthy in my life, and I’ve managed to outfox or outrun all of them 😉 Somehow its still been a great time anyway, so I’m not going hide in the shadows now.

  60. 60 burnout Jun 2nd, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Jesse paid his dues before building bikes. he learned metal-working from others and is not shamed to say so. Unfortunately his personal life is constantly thrown at us. I myself have failed miserably in my relationships with the females. I stubbornly press on. My personal demons strangely have no effect on my work………… that’s what the voices tell me anyway! peace Jesse! burnout burnoutcycle.com Barry Foshee 256-212-2614 down here in Albama

  61. 61 Rider2 Jun 2nd, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Whooooaaaa those comments are just crazy considering WCC just decided to sell a few items on Ebay. I am not sure it was the smartest idea to sell that German plane that was part of a questionable photo published all over the world tagging Jesse (wrongly) as a nazi.

    The comments on his personal life have no place here. However it’s inevitable for people to judge him for what he did. Afterall he cheated on his wife and in this country as well as many others, his behavior is not well perceived, especially because he cheated on “the American Sweetheart” (Sandra Bullock for you readers from Europe what she is called). Personally, I am still trying to understand why but we will never know, especially considering he had “access” to super hot girls in Hollywood and still chose to bang some ugly ass STD infected strippers from San Diego. Would have been funny to see Jesse James was doing Megan Fox or some Victoria Secret model but those girls… gee. Anyway. Unfortunately, tabloids won’t let go for a while and there’s probably a lot we won’t know which is perfectly fine. No matter the amount of PR he will do, his business and reputation will suffer even if he still gets support from a lot of people in the industry. However, being in the public eye with super high profile people is a different game than selling t-shirts in Sturgis. It’s big money and big business that goes way beyond George Clooney riding a custom bike in Malibu, CA.

    Any other judgmental comments on this blog are irrelevant. All the post was is to inform readers WCC had a cleaning sale online. Big freakin’ deal.

    As for being Jesse’s friend or not is the same as all you guys blogging about I know this bike builder and this celebrity and this and that. Knowing someone or considering someone as a friend goes a little bit beyond having your picture taken at a show or having an autograph in your office at work.
    However, if I recall correctly, Antonio Blanco from Spain is the official importer of WCC products in Europe (he forgot to mention it) and has been for a few years, so I am sure he met Jesse a few times and could be considered his friend on some level.

    Any other stupid comments about being a nazi and all this sh… is just crap. All we can hope is for this to go away with time so everybody can go back to watching porn on the internet.

    Happy blogging

  62. 62 Conrad Nicklus Jun 2nd, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Burnout,

    Could not have said it better myself! I wish some of the guys who just randomly come out of the woodwork would have the gumption to post their real information and then go on to saying that they have made mistakes as well. Everyone makes them, it is not a big deal, and they learn from them as well. I just wish that all the jealous people would leave Jesse alone. He made a mistake but let him live with it and let his coping skills come to play. No one can see what he really feels and no one understands the REAL Jesse James. He is one of the most kind hearted people around but got pulled out into left field with the fame and fortune. I give 100% of my faith to him that he will straighten up after all of this and I hope he and Sandra can work out the issues at hand, but no one should be capable of judging him. That is between Jesse and Sandra, not any of us.

    Maybe some of you all should really focus on the GOOD things JJ does. All of the charities, fundraising and loving of his kids as well as many others. But no, all you want to see is the big bad biker type with tattoos and F**k Yous’ all over his reputation. Give the man a break and go pay attention to your own family.

    Conrad Nicklus

  63. 63 Boss Hawg Jun 3rd, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Yawns again!

    Boss Hawg

  64. 64 Todd8080 Jun 3rd, 2010 at 10:40 am

    As Agnes pointed out, “He copied everyone else that has been in the business for over 40 years.” If Jesse James had an original idea I’ve yet to see it.

    As far as I know, he contributed one thing and one thing only to the world of custom motorcycles and that was mass-produced rounded steel fenders. Before that everyone had to make their own.

    But lo and behold, as soon as those fenders became popular they were all made in Taiwan.

    James had opportunities the rest of us will never have simply because he has the same name as a famous outlaw. If his name was Joe Smith he’d be completely unknown. Why? Because insecure people desperately wish to be associated with the bad boy image and will pay ridiculous prices for that perceived association.

  65. 65 Randy Jun 3rd, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Todd. You don’t know very well the business. The round fenders were made since quite a few years before JJ by Fat Katz. JJ didn’t become famous because of his name (just easy to remember) but because he did “Motorcycle Mania” by accident, being recommended to the producer by Dave Nichols from Easyriders. JJ was not smarter at marketing himself than any other builders. TV happened to him by pure accident (unlke OCC paying a producer to do a pilot) and at the time he was uknown outside the motorcycle industry and less known in the industry that most other builders. Then, success because of the TV show. JJ understood very fast that he had to fabricate for himself a “bad boy” image. And more he was playing the bad boy and better it worked. JJ is still not a bad boy and will never be. Now, less than ever…for marketing reasons. JJ also loves being surrounded by “clean” people and is going to modify his image to be marketable again. Because money is in in TV and films. New chapter of his life started when he got caught and realized how much he lost, personally, professionally…and financially.

  66. 66 Michael Jun 3rd, 2010 at 11:46 am

    It’s interesting to note the people who line up to kick you when your down.

    Last time I checked, swastikas (and iron crosses) have appeared prominently in our culture for over half a century; sported by bikers of all breeds and beliefs from the Ching-A-Lings in NYC to garage builders in So Cal that incorporate them into engine their mounts. Go down to the Rainbow on Sunset and see Lemmy stroll in wearing that exact same Nazi cap with a black girl under his arm. If swastikas stop being controversial, we’ll move on to the next symbol. You can’t call James racist for doing exactly what we love him for to begin with -his embracing and interpreting different styles within biker culture.

    So we’re left with his infidelity to his wife, which is a private matter and something millions of people the world over struggle with everyday. James didn’t break up his marriage and he’s still trying to reconcile for the sake of his children and wife. What more can you ask for? Hell, more people stood behind Billy Lane after he killed a man.

    And yo, Jeff -You’re the last person to speak on decorum on this forum considering your “honesty” often makes you come across one of the biggest bigots here. Just last moth, you cast aspirations on my gender, sexuality and nationality for suggesting that it’s in bad taste to joke about killing people based on their race. If you’d like find out whether or not you’re in that 99% you spoke of, we can meet up at Cisco Burger when you come to town and you can insult me face to face. -Ugliest mug buys lunch.

    I need to bring popcorn in here from now on….

    -Michael
    (949) 715-1175 [So Cal]
    (832) 651-7581 [Texas]

  67. 67 The Producer Jun 3rd, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Hey I can pretty much predict which stories will get the most comments when I come on here. This was one I knew would get lots and boy was I right. Been away for a couple weeks. Always fun to read comments.

    Oh man I need to get back to work!

    Steve The Producer Johann

  68. 68 Jeff Nicklus Jun 3rd, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Michael,

    Didn’t think I would call you did you? Anyway good to talk with a fellow Houstonian! See you in November at Cisco’s.

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  69. 69 Grey Beard Jun 3rd, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    The fame and fortune of being on “History” or “TLC” hasn’t been kind to those that have been catapulted into stardom.

  70. 70 Jim Gianatsis Jun 4th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I’ve been guessing the Jessie’s enterprise has been in severe financial trouble this past year with the loss of his TV show, the failure of his general market apparel line, no paid advertising in his expensively produced Garage Magazine, the opening of his Cisco’s diner restaurant next door to his shop West Coast Choppers in the Hispanic beaner section of Long Beach, and the overall collapse of the custom bike market. He has a lot of people and business on the payrole, and possibly a lifestyle he can’t afford to keep.

    The only secure revenue income Jesse had to keep all his enterprises afloat was his marriage to multi-million dollar movie star Sandra. With the current split and pending divorce, that’s why we’ve been seeing Jessie begging in the media to get Sandra back. With the statement he wants to buy his own house in Austin TX to be close to her.

    Now this blowout garage sale on E-bay possibly confirms just how money strapped he is.

  71. 71 Randy Jun 4th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Jim. Interesting because I heard from reliable sources that JJ has lived well beyond his means before and even more since married with S. Bullock. He has to scale down very, very fast or…People failed to notice that many of his enterprises are a failure and you mentioned some of them. Plus quite a few pending lawsuits.

  72. 72 Mazz Jun 7th, 2010 at 7:39 am

    “Ye, who is without sin, may cast the first stone.”
    Leave him alone.

  73. 73 1550tc Jun 7th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Well its LA and when you have celebrities and sex only one thing remains to be seen.

    So when does the sex video dvd come out……..??

  74. 74 Under a Rock Jun 8th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Who is Jesse James?

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