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Published - Apr 30, 2011

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The adventures of Adam and Ed

Adam always wanted a cb550. On the way back from Denver my chain snapped. We ended up stranded in Morgantown PA. A random guy named Dan came to help us. He had two cb550’s in his garage up the street from where we broke down. He gave me the chain off his bike so we […]

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Published - Apr 25, 2011

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Suzuki Savage

I’m really into the single cylinder choppers. I’ve got some ideas for when I get my hands on one and it involves big knobby tires… Kev’s Suzuki Savage:

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Published - Apr 22, 2011

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Racer Bum Stop and Seat Pan

Here is an alternative way to produce a tail section for your bike with a minimal amount of tools and about $50 worth of material. Materials needed: Epoxy Resin, Fiberglass resin, Fiberglass cloth, Sandpaper in varying grits, Paint and Primer, Painters tape, Aluminum tape or Tin foil (The tape is better and more expensive. Don’t […]

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Published - Apr 17, 2011

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Cafe Seat Build

Hey, I’m excited about the positive feedback about my shop girl posts, thanks! This week I helped Rob as he experimented with building his first ever cafe seat.  After deciding the shape, we made a cardboard pattern and mocked it up on a frame to make sure the proportions were right.  Then we traced the […]

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Published - Apr 17, 2011

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Runways and Hundos

My 500 has been running pretty solid, but over the last few weeks I’ve been fine tuning it. I pulled the carbs last week and did a bench sync, which helped a lot. This morning I did a full tune up and then decided to take her out for a ride. I was on my […]

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Published - Apr 13, 2011

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Adventures of a Shop Girl

Hey everyone, this is Janelle…newest contributor, and new pal/rider with the guys here. I’ve been riding for about a year and a half, as long as I’ve had my 1971 cb350. A couple weeks ago, I decided I should finally start learning about my own bike, and the vintage cycles that I love. I hit […]

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Published - Apr 13, 2011

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PHL International Airport

A few years ago I was looking for roads on Google maps within the Philly limits. I scanned the long stretch of park that is Fairmount and along the rivers before finding one of the greatest high speed secrets behind the airport. Aside from a few bumps the road is near perfect, complete with chicanes […]

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Published - Apr 11, 2011

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Cruisin on the Yamaha SR250

Finally dragged my 1982 Yamaha Sr250 down three flights of stairs and got to cruise around on it this week. Still needs some solid work before it’s completely reliable, but a fun little thumper for the city. Thanks to everyone who came over Sunday nights to work on this thing. Big thanks to Ricky and […]

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Published - Apr 8, 2011

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Thursday Hiccups

Well… This Thursday’s ride was a clusterfuck. Lots of hiccups. From this point on the Thursday ride is going to be a little different. Mainly safer, I mean that. And that’s all that needs to be said at this point, right now. Still fun… but safer. And, no more going to the North Star bar […]

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Published - Apr 5, 2011

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Fairmount Park

Fairmount park is awesome for quickly getting out of the stop and go of the city and onto some wide open roads. Sunday felt like a real spring day so we took advantage. We met some new friends along the way that joined in for a quick ride. Roasting one of my favorite turns in […]

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Published - Apr 16, 2015

Pictures from Austin MotoGP and the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

So in order to keep a record (both written and photographic) of the our shared motorcycling experience, I have started a blog called Bike-Specific. It is still in its infancy, but the goal is to focus more on the experience of motorcycling whether it be going to a show, taking a road trip or building/working […]