Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Swing Arm Flu Outbreak
I have at least 6 confirmed cases one of which is me.
Good friend Todd Scott "Scotty", (Halseth) from Sac town sent in his cone shovel version in mock up form. Check it out. there's a whole lot of unique stuff going on here, rear fender struts & Scotty's formula for mids being my favorites .
Not more that a few hours later Flat Iron Mikes checks in with his latest update, FIM styled pipes in some 90 degree heat. Mike will probably be riding this thing by Sunday and I'm going on the 1.5 year mark???
It'll pop wheelies Mike.
And then there's always the "rub it in" photo.
I'll be playing catch up in a couple of weeks and then it's on.
Thanks a ton for the content guy's.
Monday, April 27, 2009
It's moving along kicking and screaming every step of the way.
Tomorrow new brake lines made up and routed, under seat electrical tray & bits mounted, bracket seat pan, (& the Beemer's seat too). The rest of the week, the new carb, air filter & throttle set up arrives ready for installation, shape the seat foam, come up with a tail light and license plate mount. Then finish cutting, fitting & mounting the tank. Only to tear it all apart again.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I was rooting around in the garage yesterday and found a Norton Commando. I started my Commando project and it got to be too much for my "Skill Set", I wasn't making any progress I was pleased with so I put it in the corner. It'll come back around this summer and I have a whole new outlook on the bike so we'll see.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Sorry for lack of posts I've been busy trying to get this RWN SR500 out of my life. Progress is steady but for some reason slow? I'll upload some of the progress intel over the weekend.
In the mean time enjoy this thieved ROUSER photo of McGoo getting it on aboard BCM SR500 #1.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
I had big plans of shooting a lot of photos so I could have something to post & I started out OK but beer, moonshine, sunburn & sleep/food deprivation all took it's toll on my motivation. You know I really just wanted do a bunch of nothing with my friends anyway. Thursday out at Kutty's was fun & the ride was beautiful. Thanks to Bob for putting us up.
Of course The Bash was well planned and came off without any major drama. Just a great time with great people. Bill, McGoo & Chris, Thank You once again for putting together another amazing event.
There's a lot of photos over at the Jockey Journal if you want.
Pat shook down & ironed out his Sporty this weekend. Some small issues to work on and it should bullet proof for summer.
I was out at Kutty's 5 or 6 weeks ago and since then he's built a mini ramp, a nice big shop and made a good amount of progress on his latest digger project. I think he's figured out how to add more hours in the day? This bike is going to be amazing.
San Diego Dudes... I can't get enough of that orange bike.
Slim, as to be expected a YZ490 packed in an RD350 chassis, some sort of bore/hand made piston deal?
There was a ton of old american iron, some really great brit bikes and even some well done jap bikes but this XS 650 that JD built was my favorite bike of the weekend. JD's passion for the details is something I can easily relate to and it sure showed in this bike.
Photos thieved from Kevinhog
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
This was on Jockey Journal & I had to thieve it. If you have ever done time on a bagger you know how impressive this is.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Marty Tripes 1979 RC 250 & Bob Hanna's 1979 OW40
Jonny O'Mara's 1981 HONDA RC250A1D
Kent Howerton's 1980 Suzuki RH80 250
One off aluminum tank Roger Decoster used to win the 1973 World championship
Early 70's Yamahas hand machined titanium hardware
Growing up my grandparents owned newsstand/convenience store which meant I had access to amazing selection of magazines and throughout the 70's & early 80's Motocross Action and Dirt Bike were my among my favorites. Looking back I realize that the reason I was really fond of that era of motocross is there was a lot more focus on bikes. It was the "Works Bikes" era and one off parts were being fabricated and tested on a daily basis. Back then they weren't afraid to test these parts on race day either which added another element of the unknown/excitement which is racing.
Don't get me wrong this stuff has never gone away but ever since the production rule went into effect in the 80's the bikes are just not in the spotlight like they were. Although I still enjoy eyeing up a Pro Circuit race bike it's just not the same.
A while back I stumbled across some photos the legendary Mugen ME125-W1 (header photo) which lead me to MXWORKSBIKES.COM a great site by Terry Good. Terrys collection of these bikes. parts, and information from this era is amazing and brought back some great memories and generated some new inspiration.
Check it out: MXWORKSBIKES.COM
I received an update email from Al's wife this morning. Yesterday Alan underwent 6 hours of surgery to fuse his vertebrae. The next challenge being a 6 week to possibly a year recovery including a back & neck brace 24/7 until the Dr. says they can be removed.
Let's try and keep the rubber side down people.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Good friend and BMX fixture Alan Foster went down hard at Sheep Hills yesterday.
Alan fractured 3 vertebrae, two ribs and scraped up his face pretty good. Alan is coherent, moving all limbs and able to talk with no difficulty. Surgery is scheduled for Monday or Tuesday.
I'm not a religious man by any means but I'll be sending good vibes in that direction.
Friday, April 10, 2009
I dropped the pan and foam off at Duane's on Monday afternoon, He calls me yesterday (thursday) morning, it's done. The woman & I drove out to pick it up today. While there I got to check out McGoo's Street tracker seat/tail section & Duane showed me the progress on his new digger creation The Pink Taco, All great stuff . It's a pleasure to work with people who get shit done and done well.
Thanks Duane I'm grateful.