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IT250 conundrum

So things are getting weird. For clarity, other than popping out of gear which is the reason for the tear down, my it250 runs super crisp. Gobs of power. Compression is spot on. After taking the cylinder off, the piston looks perfect. Zero scoring on piston or cylinder. Rings also look perfect. So I didn’t […]

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Your dirt bike is junk

I’m sure it is. Mine is. My IT250 suspension is clapped out like mikes moms squeeze box. It’s beat the F up. Since it’s the start of winter I’m taking some time to redo a couple things. My bike always pops out of gear so gonna sort the trans, but more importantly… do the suspension. […]

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Halloween 2017

I feel old and boring. We used to do fun shit for halloween. Previous good memories: – 2009 ride Mick dressing up as mad max. Anna dressing like lady gaga riding around in lingerie. – 2010 ride Adam being a cowboy. I’m a black/white uniform prisoner. Got ticket around city hall. – 2011 ride John […]

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Sloppy Dirty Dirt

Went to Reading woods. Was as sloppy as a duncannon strippers squeeze box. Brown ruts and skid marks as thick as in Jessie Jays undies.

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Z1 paint

After doing an “old guy” inspired clean up of my z1, where I tried to get shit as cosmetically dialed as I was able. I decided to have my tank/tail repainted. As I said before, my z1 is a 74, but whomever had it before me had a 75 tank/tail on it. They look pretty […]

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Eclipse trip day 8

- woke up in lake moomaw VA. Headed to get breakfast – met a 22 yr old girl in a diner who moved there from D.C. with her bf. We got to talking. She mentioned she hates the area and feels stuck. Bummer.  – met a dude in the diner on a mc who gave […]

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Eclipse trip day 7

- woke up in Johnson city. Parted ways with Ben and Bonnie. Had a great breakfast before leaving and did a walk through the town – saw an Ulitma GTR – headed towards lake moomaw VA. Randomly came across a road called “back of the dragon”. Was way better than normal tail-dragon – rode a […]

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Eclipse trip day 6

- woke up south of deals gap NC to do the dragon – first got breakfast at some weird mom n pop spot. Cafeteria style. Was real good  – people watch out front after eating. There was a Honda metric cruiser with a rear car tire. Wtf. The dude who owned the bike was a […]

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Eclipse trip day 5

- woke up in Asheville. Parted ways with Alex – went to a brunch spot called sunny point. Was good. Then hard 2 hours of people watching in downtown Asheville  – hippy vibe is stronggggg – rode blue ridge parkway from east side of Asheville going west bound for over 2 hours. No traffic. Was […]

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Eclipse trip day 4

- after an interesting night camping with the girls, we wake up and her dad is big mc guy – Steve took us on an hour long ride around the lake and mountains. He was on a moto guzzi griso – let’s just say Adam Jordan would not approve of steves riding speed. He was […]

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Eclipse trip day 3

- rode around Asheville with Alex and Laura – got awesome breakfast tacos but it gave us all the shits later  – Alex bought us eclipse glasses off a homeless person … but he was white so Alex was okay with it  – made our way south west to a lake 4 hours south of […]

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Eclipse trip day 2

- long ass day of riding. Such great roads around lake moomaw VA, but hard to make distance – got lunch in downtown Roanoke. Watched a girl spill water all over herself – half way through the day I realized the clip on my master link had popped off at some point, who knows when. […]

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Eclipse trip day 1

So… Adam and I had planned to go south and visit Alex in Asheville, and Ben in Johnson city. Unfortunately Adam was unable to make the trip so Jake is now in. Was supposed to be Adam on his cb550 and me on my cb450, but now Jake on his fast as fuck xsr900 and […]

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NJMP AHRMA motorcycle festival

I rode the z1 there. I guess this is the 5th year? I didn’t know what to expect. I heard there was a swap meet. I heard there was racing. I also heard there was maybe camping? To clear things up: there is basically no swap meet. Nesco has a better swap meet. there is […]

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KZs of mid ohio

Prices were all over the place. Total junk barely rolling with half the engine missing, selling for $2000. Nuts. Then there is the super clean 2nd year with the bassani exhaust, the dude said he sold for $3500, but I think he lied to me, he was a dick. Then the dude I bought a […]

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Sweet resto-mod bro

I forget who it was… but someone we know had a funny story. Someone came up to them and was like… sweet resto-mod bro. I think it was Brad. He replied; “uh, my bike is a stock junky cb550″.  Ha. Such a stupid phrase, resto mod. Anyway. Got the z1 back together. No more fuked […]

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Z1 drool

The 73-75 z1 has the coolest color schemes. Droooooolllll… My z1 is a 74, but for some reason the dude I got it from had tank and tail from 75 on it. I’m gonna get my shit repainted back to 74 colors.  So, either: green with yellow stripes or maroon-brown with orange stripes. I can’t […]

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Heli-coil heaven

As seen in previous post, the z1 blew out 4 (non-heli’d) cam cap bolt holes randomly, out of no where after a year of being totally fine. So, I heli-coiled the z1 cam caps fucked threads last night. Went well. Engine is fixed. Really glad I didn’t have to take head off and take to […]