This was a good day cruising around Philly before the weather got gross. 1979 cb650. Raw tank, velocity stacks, big jets, 4-1 exhaust, Lockhart oil-cooler… Fuck, I can’t wait to get back to Philly and break this guy outta storage.
This video from Riding September is rad. Shot really well and it’s an amazing song. Makes me miss warm days and riding bikes with you guys (when it ran). Check out their site.
If you didn’t already know, Max has cousins from Auckland. His cousin Colin and I live pretty close to eachother here in NZ… couple mins down the road. A few months back he picked up a cb200 and rebuilt it into this sweet little cafe racer. It’s finally running and now he’s dialing it in. […]
I spent most of Sunday with a can of MAPP gas, some welding gloves and a cut off wheel and came up with this. Obviously the welds need to be cleaned up, plus the clamps need some washers. I learned a lot about bending steel and what you can and cant get away with. It’s […]
My opinion… this cycle is pretty close to perfect. Had to post it. Guess where the battery is and win a prize. – Yea, the bars could be flipped upside-down. So what. – Yea, the decal on the tank is kinda cheezy. So what. – Yea, the dirt-bike footpegs are a tiny bit odd. So […]
I took off work and spent 4 days in the “Jankyington” garage. We burned enough wood to build a house in Kensington, which is to say, a fair amount of wood. Together with the Yerkes brothers, a lifetime supply of Sly Fox and a killer high from aircraft stripper, we had a Martin Luther King […]
So, we’ve all heard of Deus Ex Machina from Australia. I dunno about you guys, but I wasn’t aware there was a shop here in NZ. Shop is right down the street from me. It’s super super nice! They have a “No Photos” policy, bummer. So I found a few pics on the web. The […]
Did the carbs on my 1987 cbr250r today. Way more headache than anything Honda from the 70’s. 1) Get all the plastic shit off 2) Get the carbs out. Man that shit looks different, Never seen carbs under the tank before. 3) New OEM air filter. That old one was seriously black as shit. 4) […]
The Biltwell Hustler Helmet (DOT) is fairly new to the market and as I was looking for an inexpensive (DOT-approved) silver open face helmet, a titanium Hustler found a spot on the shelf in my garage. They are currently selling three colours……flat titanium, which is like a medium silver and flat black (both shown below). […]
So… after my cycle got knocked over the other night by some unknown fuck-face, I’ve been thinking about what to do with it. Two options: – Make it a custom street fighter / cafe hybrid – Keep it all original and OEM stock condition and refurbish it Regardless of which route I decide to go… […]
but I just got this sweet truck that does donuts in snow.
So I was working on the engine today and finally got the head on and valves adjusted. Just a few more minor things until I drop her back in the frame. Slowly but surely. I could still use some extra hands when you guys are free. I hoping to have a rolling cycle in the […]
Although 70’s Honda’s are my favorite cycles, I’m having an absolute blast riding around NZ on my new 1987 cbr250r. I wanted to give you guys a breakdown of what the cycle is like… It’s pretty ugly, but at the same time, I kinda like the way it looks. Wether you love it or hate […]
I’ve made some observations of Auckland: It’s way nicer than I envisioned it would be. From what I’ve seen and heard, vintage cycles are slim to none. There is no trash on the streets of NZ. Cleanest place I’ve ever seen. People are in no hurry… everyone drives way under the speed limit. Everyone is […]
Published - Mar 29, 2012