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Tag Archives: Motorcycle

Harbor Freight is Good

Really, it is good. If you evaluate your actual needs you will find that it serves them well and it is one of the few reasonably placed multi-purpose shops around town within 15 minutes of most places. Here is their coupon page:

A Nice Moto Guzzi Hat

Can Moto Guzzi do any wrong? No, not really. Sure, from what I hear there is something of a labor-of-love to ownership, but I welcome such a labor.

An Odd Honda Hat

Searching for a Honda Racing ball-cap has been unusually difficult with most vendors happy to take orders but none able to fulfill them. Narrowed it down to 4 caps and in the end only 1 of them was ship-able. This Fox Racing “FlexFit” (brand) is only available in S/M or L/XL. The hat is quite […]

Used Motorcycle Checklist Email Template

Here is a template that I have found successful in minimizing the hassle for a motorcycle seller and maximizing the information summary for a motorcycle buyer. Credit is due to those who helped me with this; foul is due to me for any mistakes. It follows: Hello, Regarding your motorcycle for sale, I put together […]

Henderson Motorcycle

They are on my dream list.

2.5 Bikes, 2 Riders, 9 wheels

Via this link via Douglas Grindstaff: Is it stupidity to think a couple (one a paraplegic) could cross the USA on 2 & a half bikes? Well we are planning to find out. The plan is to take 10 weeks to criss cross and zig zag our way from LA to NY, to see the […]

A Soul of an Old Machine

A generous biker let me take this 1982 CB750F motor off of his hands for free (sure his wife didn’t mind either). Only 20K miles on it. Now looking for a free frame and wheels. As it turns out, a $29USD Walmart plastic container will hold an engine, and it won’t fall out of the […]

CB750F: Day 35: Totally Idle

Left unable to bench sync the butterfly valves, I finally pulled the bolt out only to find that it was in clearly bad shape. When the nut reaches a certain point, it just won’t go any further. On my carbs, the nut is threaded, and so too is the mounting point on the rod (that […]

CB750F: Day 34: High Idle

Today I received my set of Vessel JIS screwdrivers and at the shop the screws on the carb shrouds didn’t slip once they are pretty great. In preparation to start the bike I re-attached the exhaust system and torqued it all to spec (98in/lb header bolts, header-pipe attachment 16ft/lb, rear shock 18ft/lb, hanger 30ft/lb. Some […]

The Conc Returns

Last Sunday I got the ’05 ZG1000 Conc out. Checked the tire pressure, oil, turn signals, and made sure no rodents had taken up residence. Started right up. Somehow she rides even better than last year, the GL footpeg lowering kit and rised handlebars make it feel like a totally different bike. Mileage: 11,992. If […]