BAD NEWS: It’s pissing A LOT of oil from the top end. GOOD NEWS: My motor is bigger than Ed’s and we all know BIGGER = FASTER I had to disassemble the top end to find where the oil was coming from. Turns out the previous owner had it bored to 1075 with a Wiseco […]
Part 4: Scootin’ around Hội An -Following our 7 day adventure in the north, we moved onto the 2nd leg of our trip. The central coastal city of Hội An. This town is known for its preserved ancient architecture and its tailors. To say its a tourist town is an understatement but nonetheless still an […]
Part 2: Hà Giang to Cao Bằng Day Three: Hà Giang to Mèo Vạc -Roosters. Fuck em. See part one. I could not fall back asleep so I joined Radke to watch the sun rise. We couldn’t have asked for a more tranquil morning. Breakfast was many instant coffees, and instant noodles loaded with fresh […]
Part 1: Hanoi to Ha Giang Jake, Radke, and I decided to visit the 2 wheel mecca of Vietnam. Most of my vacations all center around some sort of 2 wheel adventure and Vietnam always comes in at the top of everyone’s lists. I’ve taken to seeing it as a motorcyclists Hajj, if you will. […]
I called megacycle camshafts because I had some cam questions. Some old tech-lady I spoke with was great. We talked about a bunch of shit. She asked what oil I normally use. I said conventional 10-40 mc oil. She said nope, that shit ain’t good enough. She said I really need to be using an […]
“Everyone is biting my shit… you know how that goes” – Owen Wilson rip off website: HERE It’s a photo Ed shot of me in 2010. Original post: You Hang Five?
I’ve been making some steady progress with the KZ. Mostly in part to getting some lift time in the Somerset garage to work on it. Maintenance Items Oil change and filter Avon Road Rider tires front: 100/90-19 120/80-18 D.I.D 530VX X-ring chain 112 links 530 JT sprocket conversion front: 18 Tooth part# JTF513 rear: 42 […]
Our buddy Andrew is selling his R80RT. This was bought through Spare Parts after it was in for service a few years ago. It’s a classic ride and needs a new home. Check his CL ad and hit him up if you’re interested. https://newyork.craigslist.org/que/mcy/d/bmw-r80rt/6512065289.html
I’ve been looking to buy a KZ900/1000 for sometime now. I’ve searched on and off and was a bit discouraged by the condition and asking price for these bikes. After recently driving 4+ hours round trip to NYC to look at one that turned out to be a piece of shit I came across this […]
Adam and I came out to Portland for the one moto show. Lots of photos – might take a while to load. Highlights: – caught up and stayed with our buddy Ryan – NZ Colin was there. Hung with him – saw our college friend Brian B – saw Kevin Ludwig and his new shop […]
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 […]
This past weekend I finally did something I’ve had on my list for awhile: take my bike on the Cape May Ferry. Since a few of the guys expressed interest on what it’s like for MC’s, I figured I’d share my experience. The planned trip was to OC, MD for couple days in the sun […]
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 […]
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 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.
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’.
Published - Oct 26, 2011