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Filthmode Contest Video | Squatchers

Go vote for the Filthmode crews short video ‘Squatchers’ and help them win some rad camera gear from Shotover. VOTING LINK SQUATCHERS from Mike Babiarz on Vimeo.

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A Letter is Better

I appreciate that my Grandma still takes the time to write me letters and with the occasional newspaper clipping. If you guys haven’t been to the Motorcyclepediamuseum in Newburgh, NY it’s worth a visit if you’re ever in the area. They have a pretty variety of stuff motorcycles. When I visited they had a chocolate […]

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Philly Area Events | 2017

Yeoooo! let’s get all the dates down for events in and around our area. Comment with anything that I am missing or if you have additional details. This post will be evolving so check back as I piece it together. April 23: Gathering of the Nortons [LINK] April 28-29: Oley Swap Meet [MAP] May ?: […]

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Husqvarna WR250 | Motor Breakdown

Due to the stuck crank and the sick smell of mouse piss coming from the motor I decided it was necessary to split the cases to clean and inspect everything. I was happy to find that all the internals appear to be in good condition after a good cleaning. The stuck crank seems to just […]

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Ghetto Bird vs Cool Guy in Philadelphia

120+ mph on Kelly Drive. Don’t know who this dude is but there has to be more to the story of why the ghetto bird was after him. I doubt it was for going 60mph on Kelly just before stopping at the gas station. If you don’t recognize it, he starts out at the intersection […]

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1975 Sportster XLH 1000

Nate now has the baddest 1000cc line up with this and his KZ1000. This era Harley Davidson looks awesome and pumped Nate picked this bike up.

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Machining Videos | Abom79

In another life I think I could have been a machinist. I originally came across this guys youtube from a post on Practical Machinist about how to move machinery. This is some of the best instructional type videos I’ve seen and it helps that he uses a GoPro camera. I can’t wait to have a […]

Top 5’s of 2016 COTT

This is a little late for a year end recap but who cares. Here are my top 5 favorite posts from 2016 and also the top 5 retarded posts. Top 5 Posts 1. Manifest Destiny Trip: Easy choice. Epic multi week trip. 2. Norton Show and Camping: Always a great season opener. 3. Buzby Farm […]

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1979 Husqvarna WR250

I picked this up last summer in a box. It was cheap enough to take a chance on getting it back together. So far the bad consists of: – Broken tap in the shock mount – Missing some parts (fork internals, oem headlight) – Some really crappy repairs on the frame and motor – Cylinder […]

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2 Stroke Intervention

Ohhhh look! Cool Jerk is trying to sell his DT. That’s not cool! So your caring and thoughtful friend (not naming names) made a post to have a little DT intervention for you. Good luck with the sale! haha…

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KZ750 530 Chain Conversion

Late model KZ650’s and all KZ750’s came stock with 630 chains. Converting to a 530 chain has a few benefits like being more readily available, cheaper, and lighter than 630 chains. Even modern Kawasaki’s like the ZX10R which is 1000cc, 190+ hp, and 80+ ft lbs of torque use 530 chains. 1980 KZ750 Stock: Front/Rear: […]

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Nesco Vintage MX Track

This past weekend a crew of us went to the Nesco Vintage MX track and swap meet. It’s a private track that annually holds this event. For only $30 you get to ride the track all day. It was my first time on a ‘real’ mx track and it ruled. Unfortunately it rained over night […]

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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 […]

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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: http://www.castandsalvage.com/shop/cott-shirt

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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