Friday, November 26, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


from the ottonero blog...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


been a bit...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Not mine

I wish it was. This is hilarious.

Friday, November 19, 2010


These guys helped me get through highschool, and they're playing at the High Noon tomorrow. Sa-weet.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I'm gonna try to stop by your shop this evening Tommy, but I went above and beyond at the Dustbowl last night. Drank a few too many of these and I'm not sure if it was the alcohol or the fact that the beer was inspired by Evel, but I was definitely pulling off some stunts...

my ass is sore

from it getting kicked so much at work. I'll be here tonight with 18 of these bad boys if anyone wants to stop by.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Definitely carburetors, definitely

My OCD tendencies are not a problem when it comes to cleaning and rebuilding carburetors!

Band of Horses

Good song and great video...not sure why YouTurd won't let you embed the video though.

Here's the link anyway...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Roa's Big Bird

I never realized how young he is. This guy is a serious talent. Lot's of work for a piece that may last two days!

Roa's Big Bird on Hanbury Street, Brick Lane, London from Shafiur Rahman on Vimeo.

Tom's new band

Monday, November 15, 2010

Calamity Cubes

These guys are playing on Wednesday night at the Dust Bowl...I'll probably go and check 'em out if anyone else is interested...

Friday, November 12, 2010

art for auction...

my buddy that had his big toe amputated is aprox 58 g in the hole. big 'ol fundraiser for him tomorrow night, I'm kicking in this. to bad the pic is horrible...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

one last nerd honda post

RS 750. Spec built flattracker. 40 built (some say on the webz...)

now I'm done.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Honda model ("RC") numbers explained...

...even if you didn't care.


Honda Model Numbering System

Honda Model Numbers appear in the VINs of all Honda models using the VIN system (to date, this now includes most countries, except France...) (There is more about the construction and use of VINs on this page.) Model Numbers also tend to define the various "generations" of related Honda motorcycle models, though this is not always the case. The 1990-97 VFR750FL-V models share the same Model Number (RC36), but are generally divided into two "generations" (FL-P and FR-V), while the earlier generation 1986-89 VFR750FG-K has a different Model Number (RC24). What causes Honda to assign a new Model Number probably relates to significant changes in engine design, but this has not been confirmed by Honda.

Unlike Honda Parts Classification Numbers, Honda Model Numbers are relatively simple to understand. As can be seen from viewing a list of Honda models and Model Numbers arranged according to engine capacity, since approximately 1979 Honda motorcycles have had Model Numbers beginning with A (50cc to 79cc), H (80cc to 124cc), J (125cc to 149cc), K (150cc to 184cc), L (185cc to 199cc), M (200cc to 349cc), N (350cc to 449cc), P (450cc to 649cc), R (650cc to 899cc) and S (for 900cc and up).

The second position in the Honda motorcycle Model Number is occupied by a letter relating to the type of motorcycle. For example: "C" is a street motorcycle, "D" appears to be a dual-sport, "E" is an enduro (or perhaps an off-road model) and "F" is a scooter.

The numerals in the Model Number do not seem to be particularly significant, with the first model in each category named "01" and the next to be developed taking the next available number. However, it seems likely (or extraordinarily coincidental) that the NC30 was intentionally named after the RC30, but then it is somewhat baffling why the RVF400R, the "baby RC45", was named "NC35" rather than "NC45".

Apparently, this system was too complicated for American Honda to deal with, when they decided to call the VTR1000 SP-1 (SC45) the "RC51" in the United States for what could only be blatant marketing reasons... To be fair to American Honda, model names are often tailored to the local market where the particular model is intended to be sold—and these model names can be different in different markets. A perfect example is the VTR1000F, which is knows as the "Super Hawk" in the United States and the "Firestorm" in the UK (and perhaps in other markets as well). Another example of market-specific nomenclature is the early RC36, which was known as the "Carat" in France. However, in's humble opinion, to use a model name that imitates a Model Number that could not possibly have applied to the motorcycle in question (the "RC51" has an engine size larger than 899cc) is a bit misleading, if not cynical.

In addition to the names and designations given to particular models by Honda and its distributors, popular motorcycle models sometimes become better known by their nicknames or their Model Numbers than their "official" names. The VFR400R is probably better known as the "NC30", for example, and the three CBR400 variations are sometimes differentiated by the nicknames "Aero", "Tri-Arm" and "Gull-Arm". Similarly, the RC30 (VFR750R) became known better by its Model Number than by its Model Name, and in some markets the Model Number was used in marketing materials and even found its way onto the rear cowl. By the time the RVF750R (RC45) was released, Honda was fully exploiting the "heritage" aspect of Model Numbers for marketing purposes—no doubt much to the surprise of the Honda engineers who had developed the numbering system 15 years previously...