Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

New Pipes

Headers.

Headers and Muffler.

Which one do you like better? I have probably already made up my mind.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

One more.



I've got a real obsession with Trackmaster-framed bikes these days. Here's a pretty one for sale at vft.org.

Back to Bikes

Ok, it's Monday now. No more youtube posts.



Check out Carpy's BITCHIN' CB750 cafe bikes. I have a '78 in my garage that I really wish I had the time and resources to do this to.

Friday, July 17, 2009

TV Punk Rules

I'm up late on a Friday night, drinking whiskey (thanks Kurt!), wanting to work on the bike, but I guess not enough to actually do anything about it, so I'm posting '80s TV punk rock clips.

I think these shows, besides getting it mostly wrong, had the exact opposite of the intended effect on certain idiot suburban teen mx-ers...



C.H.i.P.s, The world's greatest TV show ever. Sorry, it cannot be disputed.


The Dickies on CPO Sharkey!


AW!!! DANGIT!!!


This is a movie, but it was a big deal...

BeemerBobbers - For Kenny



From bikeexif.com

Devo and Neil Young



Marshall, you reading?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Harmonica!



How 'bout a bit o' music today? The Graham Bond Organisation, featuring Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker.

Tank fix coming




Well, it ain't an XR750 tank, but thanks to Steve the Ohio Flamethrower, my bike's gonna look bitchin' again soon. He's an AWESOME painter.

Plus, I'll for sure be going longer on a tank of gas.

70s Superglide tank.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New Bars - Less Lift - Less Width - Go Skinny

Around the bike after trading out the bars. New look behinds.


Taking donations for a steelie trackmaster tank. Gotta get a new kickstand...geesh.

Throttle Controls on top, like the race guys.

Yeah, yeah Garrett, I will move the forks up a couple of inches...I promise. Pipes are on the way, hopefully this weekend.

Big K


The elusive, rarely photographed Kurt Ohlen, mastermind of the 59s.

Here he is blasting 4 layers of rattlecan plus factory paint off a CB350 tank. We need to get some before pics of that bike...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Magoo!



I guess I didn't feel like working too much today...

A post on the Superbikers over on Sideburn's blog got me reminiscing about my childhood MX hero, Danny Magoo Chandler. He had style and balls for miles.

KR on the Baddest Flat Tracker Ever!



Kenny Roberts on the TZ 750. 130hp, 4 cyl. 2-stroke monster.

Found at Speed Junkies

Another COOOOOL Blog



Speed Junkies

Medway Wheelers

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fender Day Two

Reminder of where we left off yesterday.

Time with the grinder to balance the shape and cuts on both sides.

The other side.

Some taller shocks might be in order, or shorter forks,...or both. The stance is getting closer.

Close up.

Now what to do about that tank...and seat...and kick stand. Anyone looking to buy parts?

Friday, July 3, 2009

Kurt's bike!!!



Finally captured on (virtual) film. We need one of him going down the road, because he looks dang cool on it.

Fender Friday

Today the eBay fender replaced the stocker,...after some modification.

The "extra" parts of the fender and support.

Super Joe, supervising.

It's the same bike, really.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

In the meantime


Do this, helps a little.

dangit



Bike took a step backwards. I've been fighting the effects of fuel additives on the fiberglass tank for awhile. Came out of work yesterday, and in the 90+ temps the little tank finally gave up the ghost. The top caved in like someone had punched it, and gas was bubbling out through a crack in the top of the tank. Back to stock, for now...