Thursday Ride Airport Beers

Switched it up a little last night. All grabbed a beer, blasted the highway to the airport loop and made a pitstop on the Delaware River. Good times. #icecoldbeer #cb550 A photo posted by Cast & Salvage (@castandsalvage) on Oct 7, 2016 at 4:41am PDT Hangin with the boys. #chinonthetank #motolife #professionalpassenger A photo posted […]


COTT Tshirts

Support your Philadelphia old jalopy motorcycle enthusiasts and pick up a COTT tshirt. Only a few left of this colorway so pick one up! Available on C&S web store:


Motorcycles Rule!

Yes, the chin on the tank blog has been a bit slow this summer. Fortunately for us it’s only because we’ve been having too much fun riding motorcycles. Thanks for following and we’ll have more consistent posts again soon. These are some fun things we’ll be posting about. 1. Yamaha DT timing how-to with buzz […]

AMA Vintage Days

Mid-Ohio 2016 Trip Details

If you want to caravan it out to Mid-Ohio here’s the plan: Leaving Thursday July 8th @ 6:30am Meeting at the Sunoco gas station 25th and Poplar to skip 676 traffic. It’s almost 500 miles and 8hrs of drive time. Event Details DIRECTIONS We’ll be stopping at Walmart in Mansfield Ohio (it’s marked on the […]


Hand Lettering Shop Night

Next Tuesday! Jessie Jay of True Hand Society will be hand lettering at Cast & Salvage. A donation of $20 will get you whatever you want painted on your old dirt bike or motorcycle. We’ll probably only have time for 5-6 people so if you want to reserve a slot call it out in the […]


COTT now on Twitter

Title says it all. Keep up-to-date with the latest posts and possibly Thursday ride updates. We’ll see how it goes. Thanks to Jake for setting it up. CHIN ON THE TANK twitter


Kawasaki KZ Police Bikes

I really dig the KZ police bikes pre 2005. There’s something I really like about the stock hard bags with crash bars, 18″ mags front and rear, floorboards, fairing with the 2 additional lights, and above all it’s a badass KZ1000 motor. If I could afford another bike I would absolutely own one of these. […]


Vintage MX Handlebars

The 70’s era MX/Enduro’s came stock with pretty unique handlebars. They were typically tall and wide with a high cross bar and a generous pull back. Unfortunately, it’s pretty hard to find a straight pair of these vintage bars to run on your old bike. So, I’ve been working on remaking these old bars but […]

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Thursday Ride

Only took 2 photos last night but making this post because of Steve’s Instagram video. The gas station always has some real characters hanging out. Just a typical #thursdaynightride with #chinonthetank #crackhead #shortsoverpants A video posted by Steve Erdosi (@sonofernest) on Jun 2, 2016 at 6:44pm PDT 22-23 bikes for COTT last night. What fun! […]


Yamahauler Stickers

Stickers are selling quick so grab one while they last. If you’re local and want to stop by and to pick one up send me an email at Die cut vinyl sticker 6″ x 1.75″ $5 each with free shipping. Every purchase helps support COTT and Cast & Salvage!


Mid-Ohio Vintage Days 2016

If you don’t know what’s going on in this photo then you fucked up and didn’t come to Mid-Ohio last year. Don’t make that mistake again this year. This is your heads up to get your time off work and make it out for this. If you don’t already have a pit bike, plan on […]


The Country Mile Race

I unfortunately had not heard of this race until the week or so before it. I think we should plan on this for next year. There is about 15 of us on old dirt bikes now and this is only 3 hours from Philly. What do you guys think? Enter the Open Amateur or Open […]


Number 8 Wire Motorcycle Trip Photos

I hit up Colin of Number 8 Wire Motorcycles for a recap of his West Coast trip. Here’s what he had to say: Yo man, I’ve been flat out! Here are some pics. The trip was epic. South from Missoula are some amazing roads, through Stanley and Sun Valley (ID) then through Nevada to some […]


CB650 Cam in a CB550

This swap always interested me for the power bump but I never found any good comparison info about it so I was skeptical that it was possible without major modification. I successfully completed the swap and it was very straight forward but you will need to some additional parts to do it. Here’s all the […]


Old Toyota Truck Ads

While doing Yamahauler sticker research I fell into an internet hole of old toyota pickup advertisements. I love everything about the old Toyotas. I like that they were just called ‘pickup’ and were basic small trucks with great colors options and even better graphics. The new trucks just don’t have that same cool look as […]


Number 8 Wire Motorcycles West Coast Trip

Our buddy Colin just started out on a pretty long motorcycle camping trip touring the west coast. Check out some of the photos if you want to feel more cabin fever during this week+ of rain we’ve been having in Philly. Check him out on Instagram: number8wiremotorcycles Ready to roll!! It's been mad but both […]


Honda CB Starter Delete / Block Off

Here’s a solution for removing your starter if you have setup your cycle to be kick only like I did. Previously, I used to use a rubber freeze plug which is the standard internet forum recommendation. However, day one of riding to Lake Superior my freeze plug blew out and my bike hemorrhaged oil 30 […]

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Spark Plug Guide

I am currently working on tuning my 1976 CB550 for pods and a CB650 cam with the help of the jetting wizard Ed. We’ve been discussing which heat number to run. Out of curiosity, I did some reading up on spark plugs and learned more than I expected. 3 Important things according to NGK: 1. […]