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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here’s the plan for those of you that want to head out as a crew to Mid Ohio this year. The Plan: Meeting at 7:30am Thursday, at the first turnpike rest stop: Peter J Camiel Service Plaza Back on the road by 8am This is the ROUTE Stopping at Walmart to load up on supplies […]
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 […]
The youth, and the very concept of having fun and fucking off, is coming under attack here in Philadelphia. It all started when the local crew of wheelie kids, One Way, epically shut down I676. Then, local celebrity and kingpin of One Way, One Way Corey, got arrested and served probation. Now we have cops chasing kids in […]
If you haven’t taken off for this yet, quit fucking around and do it. We leave that Thursday morning (7/6) and drive back on Sunday (7/7). https://www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com/ The AMA photo gallery has a bunch of photos of us from last year. We make old bikes look good… http://gallery.americanmotorcyclist.com/AMA-VMD/2016-AMA-Vintage-Motorcycle/i-R4NLXbv
This years Night of the Troglodytes was awesome. Saw some really unique choppers and even had a couple friends bikes in the show. Besides Dcars, I think my favorites were the knucklehead with the green frame and vader wheels and the Triumph with the black tank and chrome frame. I can’t wait to have a […]
Rambo First Blood is one of the best movies. This scene will brighten up your Friday.
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 […]
Jesus fucking Christ. Just when I think the z1 is solid and done, something else breaks. The first gen KZ motor has a weak spot. The caps which hold the camshafts down and in place, have shitty bolt holes. They’re m6 threaded holes in the soft aluminum head. The sequence for removing the cams and […]
Good weather. Good Ride.
Searching for KZ’s on Craigslist has been pretty entertaining. It ranges from jokers asking tons of money with no photos, to super terrible photos, to bizarre trike creations, to wild drag racers. I’m not sure if my favorite is the ‘Don’t need it need it gone’ or ‘kz650 needs new computer’.
SOLD! and everyone guessed over. PUT A GUESS IN TO WIN A T-SHIRT… read the post So I’ve been searching for a Z1/KZ900/1000. However, I’m realizing why it hasn’t been an option previously… they’re crazy expensive. I’m really hoping to find one in stock condition that hasn’t been messed with but I don’t think I […]
Had a great weekend and the Buzby Farm in South Jersey. Thanks to Greg and his family for the hospitality. Hauls more then just ass. #subaru #wrx #hawkeye #trailer #dirtbike #vintageenduro #yamaha #dt250 A post shared by Steve Erdosi (@sonofernest) on May 22, 2017 at 5:41am PDT To say that you are cute, would be […]
Tom N put together a small weekend trip in the catskill mountains of NY. Camped fri and sat. Started out Friday at Dimmick Inn in Milford PA. Cool 2nd floor drinking area. I drank too much whiskey Friday night and it ruined the first half of my Saturday ugh. We saw some cool cars at […]
I don’t think this is a topic anyone has ever talked about on this site. Everything below is super self-explanatory, so, scan as necessary… I always go for the cheapest auto insurance. I have Progressive mc insurance. The maximum number of motorcycles you can have per policy is 4. For the bare minimum coverage of […]
Back story: I’ve always liked fast cars. Shit, I worked 2 jobs all summer when I was 18 so I could afford to put an Acura integra motor into a Honda crx. I was a janitor during the day, ha, and worked at a gas station at night. Crx was fast as shit and I […]
I recently found out about this old movie. It’s a bizarre movie in that weird 70’s biker movie kinda way so it’s definitely worth watching. It’s about the Gravediggers crew of bikers and they all ride Kawasaki Z1 900’s. Anyone know of other old biker movies where they ride Japanese bikes? It would be cool […]
Published - Sep 25, 2012
We are staying with our good friends Mick and Adrienne. Mick works as a chef at one of Portland most popular restaurants. It’s an oyster place called Eventide. Mick hooked up the dinner and we got try a bunch of seafood stuff I’ve never heard of before. The z1 clutch cable is about to snap. […]