Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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Friday, July 27, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Three muther fucking master cylinders on the front end...Honda are you serious. Thank god the new front end will have one MC and a single line to each caliper..cant imagine how fun it would be to bleed the above linked system.
Monday, July 23, 2012
|No photoshop work here. What you see is what i saw when I pulled the air filter. Airbox de-snorkeled, PAIR valve disabled and man can it really breath now. Its like a whole new bike from 1K-7K!|
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Had a spark plug come loose on I-94, sounded like a truck's engine brakes. The plug blew out pulling the threads out of the head along with it.
A photo down the offending plug tube. To me it looks something like a robotic chameleon's eye.
Because the plug tubes are so deep and the motor is a stressed member, the whole thing has to be dropped off the frame to get anywhere near being able to tap and helicoil. So I am left with some options:
1. Bike becomes modern art in one of the flower beds
2. Bike is pushed off the Tenney Park breakwater into Lake Mendota
3. In the night, I trade my VFR for Dan's hoping he won't notice
4. The boring option - sell or part the VFR and buy one of these. You know, with the 75K I keep in my account in the Caymans.
Posted by tom @ 08:18
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
After 10 years, still farting around with that old GS...
....are days like this. Its the small things like a DVD to keep my mind occupied and daydreaming about coming home and hanging out with my friends, dog, and last and absolutely not least...my wife. It just makes things normal for a minute, I'm not sure if that makes sense to most. Anyway...definitely worth watching 6OVER. I was pretty happy that the box with it and the GKM made it all the way over to this side of the world. The other odd "Living on the Edge" DVD came in a care package from Wisconsin. Pretty cheesy...and I watched as much as I could until I was bored which was about 15 minutes in, but I was stoked that these dudes made this video and sent it overseas.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A friend sent me this link. Racing 125s on a go kart track, and it looks like they just put street tires on the 21"front. Looks fun and cheap. http://s721.photobucket.com/albums/ww217/mnmrosen/Sugar%20River%20Supermotard/ Here's the link to the track: www.sugarriverraceway.com/
Posted by aaron @ 18:12
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
This post is being lifted from Sideblog... ADV-link 1 The second year, learn from mistakes, make improvements, etc: ADV-link 2 Really inspiring! On the fence, Patrick has put the bug in my ear for his XL125, seems they have a class for that in Hare Scrambles, which looks fun. But building an old 350 would be rad...Hare Scrambles. There are aprox eight or ten events in WI, IL, and MI over the season. Classes are pretty specific, which is good, then you can be an old dude with zero experience on a weird old bike and still be kinda competitive with peers.
Posted by tom @ 08:42
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Scored these choice bits from one of our summer kids at work today. All for a small handful of magic beans.
A T500 flat tracker???? Time will tell.
Posted by Ben @ 18:44
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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Monday, July 2, 2012
You all think I'm a hippy already anyways, so what dif does it make anymore? Leaving for work this morning, less than a block from my house I saw this feather on the road. Turned around and picked it up. It's gonna be back in the breeze again. Feathers are powerful and sacred to many people, I think they're kinda cool.