Manifest Destiny – Week Four, From The Valley of Death to The City of Angels

Putting this up a day early b/c we are heading into the desert to camp and ride dirt bikes tomorrow…   Sunday 10/16/16 Woke up and soon realized I lost my debit card. Fuck. Ran all over town retracing my steps but no luck. Went to Ryan’s to finish maintenance on the bikes and hang […]


Ricketts Glen Camping Trip Nov 5th-6th

So the season is coming to a close and as most of you know I have been sans motorcycle pretty much all summer. We also haven’t had a camping trip since the Norton meet and the weather isn’t going to hold out much longer. While this is a bit far out for the forecast, the […]


Manifest Destiny – Week Three, From Fury Road to Sin City

Saturday 10/8/16 Originally planned to leave Fort Stockton and head straight to Roswell but the storm front sat right above everywhere we were headed. Decided to go to Carlsbad caverns and wait out the storm The road there was again long and straight but with all the oil pumps, fracking burnoff towers, the sand, and […]


Buzby farm MX track

Our good friend Greg Buzby grew up in south NJ on a farm. As a kid him and his older brother had dirt bikes. They made a MX track and enduro trails through the woods on their farm. Growing up on a farm must have been wild. So much open land to rip around on. […]


Manifest Destiny – Week Two, From The Emerald Coat to Pecos County

I’m putting this post up a day early because we holed ourselves in a hotel room in Fort Stockton, TX to recoup, warm up, and shower after 8 hrs in wind, rain, and cold. ​Sunday 10/2/16 & Monday 10/3/16 Time to relax. Beach, family, and food. The only gear I’m hauling are towels to the […]


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


Manifest Destiny – Week One, From Appalachia to God’s Waiting Room

Radke and I have started out on a multi-week cross country trip. I’m riding my ’78 KZ1000 and Radke’s on an ’84 Nighthawk. Jake, on his ’16 XSR 900, joined us for most of the first week. So far we have made it to Florida and are taking a couple of days to relax with […]


The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Radke and I are currently riding across the country (more on that to come) and while at the Willville Motorcycle Campgrounds another rider suggested we detour to the Barber Vintage Museum. We thought that was a great idea and did. There are too many bikes here and I went nuts taking pictures but barely even […]


Bald eagle dirt bikes again?

Who wants to go to bald eagle state park and ride dirt bike again? Nov 12th or 19th weekend? Which is better? Comment and let me know if you’re into it? Last year was pretty awesome. http://www.chinonthetank.com//11/dirt-bike-weekend-bald-eagle-state-forest/


Nesco vintage MX track

It’s coming up in 4 weeks.  If you remember a post I made last year, this nesco event was pretty awesome. You get to ride your dirt bike on the race track and it was pretty loose with pretty much no rules. http://www.chinonthetank.com/2015/10/nesco-vintage-dirt-bike-track/ I’m definitely going again this year. A month from now. Who’s coming […]


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 […]


Cb450 performance camshaft

Performance camshafts can add different characteristics of power to your engine. Cams with high lift can add mid range punch, while cams with longer duration can add high rpm top end power. Cams with both can really add power but you need to make sure the head can flow properly. It really depends on what […]

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 […]

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Tank Lettering Pictures

Everyone had a blast and Jessie killed it. I hope Mid Ohio is ready for us.  


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. […]