Published - Aug 15, 2013

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Great Lakes tour – day 5

Destination – Sault Ste. Marie Things got real weird last night… Real weird. We met some random old dude named Leno on a harley at a strip club. He told us we could camp at his place… So we took him up on it. His place was on a bad ass lake. He’s basically bi-polar. […]

Published - Aug 14, 2013

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Great Lakes Tour – day 4

Destination – Massey Ontario We woke up at 5:45am on the Georgian Bay to rain and heavy wind. Ed’s rain fly ripped in the wind so he wasn’t a happy camper. We were up early to catch the ferry to Manatouin island which we just made. It pretty much rained off and on the entire […]

Published - Aug 13, 2013

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Great Lakes tour – day 3

Destination – Bruce peninsula again Damn, this day was awesome. – we swam in this place called the grotto in Bruce national park. (Lake Huron) It had carribean looking water and cliffs. Tons of people – we cliff jumped for a while. It was pretty epic – our cycles are running solid which is nice […]

Published - Aug 12, 2013

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Great Lakes tour – day 2

Destination – Bruce peninsula – after leaving buffalo, we crossed into Canada and swam in lake Ontario. It was insane cold – our buddy Ryan from Chicago is joining us on half of our trip. We met him up in Canada – 3 of us made our way up in to the Bruce peninsula. It’s […]

Published - Aug 11, 2013

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Great Lakes tour – day 1

Destination – buffalo ny Shit. Off to a rocky start. – we left sat instead of fri – night before leaving I dropped a bolt into my engine while double checking valves. It fell down the center cavity into the crankcase. By a miracle of god I fished it out somehow… – morning we left […]

Published - Aug 4, 2013

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Z1 shakedown run

Adam and I leave for our trip in a few days. Since doing the engine rebuild I haven’t ridden the bike more than 20 miles. I finally got it dialed in and rode it to a website conference in DC I’m at for a couple days. It was a successful shake down run. No oil […]

Published - Jul 6, 2013

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Z1 Engine Teardown – Part 2

Got my cylinders back from Powerseal. Bored out to 1015cc. Got the cylinder head back from Mar Auto. Those guys are the best. – I had bent valves and loose guides – had 3 angle valve job done – they installed all new valves, springs, guides, seals and set my cam-valve lash – done super […]

Published - Jun 17, 2013

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Kawabusa

As I said before… the Z1 was basically the hayabusa of the 70’s. I saw this vid and thought it was kinda decent. Damn, I want that seat at 1:47. Pretty sure my z1 is going to completely haul ass when I’m done. – 1015 wiseco pistons and 118 web cams.

Published - Jun 14, 2013

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Pure Gold

I can’t get enough of this stuff. Old videos from the 70’s. Man, the Z1, kz900, kz1000 are badass. Pretty neat to hear stuff about the kz750 and kz400 too.

Published - May 27, 2013

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z1 engine teardown – part 1

Decided to get started on the z1 engine teardown. Took a couple hours sunday morning and tore this guy down. Not positive yet, but it’s looking like I’m going to do a Weisco 1015cc kit. Animated GIF’s are dumb but fun.

Published - May 8, 2013

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1973 kawasaki z1 – top speed

Ever since getting my Z1, I’m pretty obsessed with them. If you didn’t know, the Z1 was basically the hayabusa of the 70’s. Pretty sure it was the fastest bike until the early 80’s. And, it was definitely the preferred pro drag race bike for a long ass time. Apparently, the bike does 140mph in […]

Published - Oct 14, 2012

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Piston Kits

I had been looking for a while now for Piston Kits for my 3 bikes. The Z1 is a no-brainer. Weisco makes anything you need for a Z1 / KZ900 / KZ1000. I was having a real problem finding kits for the cb450 and cb650. I eventually found kits that drop right in after a […]

Published - Sep 29, 2012

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Philly to Canada – day 15 pt2

Woke up to somewhat heavy rain and put the rain suit on and packed up camp. We headed down the road and got a great diner breakfast at a place called Country Girl Diner. The owner was nice and even packed us cookies to go for our wet ride ahead of us… 200 miles in […]

Published - Sep 29, 2012

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Philly to Canada – day 15

Ten reasons I’ll never come back to Albany: 1) it’s colder than Philly 2) no one lives downtown. Deserted city. 3) people look / act like mutants 4) everyone is fat 5) no motorcycle scene here 6) zero attractive girls… Unless you like fat chicks 7) no good food / restaurants 8) no good colleges […]

Published - Sep 27, 2012

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Philly to Canada – day 14

– after seeing too many homeless people we left Portland – headed to mt. Washington – climbed it like champs – kinda a big workout for an old bike – cold as shit at the summit. 30 degrees – headed to George’s land in s.e. Vermont – you know George… Burly guy with the cb500 […]

Published - Sep 26, 2012

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Philly to Canada – day 13

Last night in Portland. Our friend Adrienne is cooking dinner so we picked up some local beer by Ship Yard and Long Trail and carefully tied it to the Z1 rack. Earlier we toured the Allagash brewery and got slightly day drunk. Good tour and beers made for a slightly hazy day. Stopped by a […]

Published - Sep 25, 2012

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Philly to Canada – day 12

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. […]

Published - Sep 25, 2012

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Philly to Canada – day 11

Last day in Acadia. So many things to do there and not enough time. One of the best parks I’ve been too on the east coast. We rode the scenic park loop (photo) and made it to the top of Cadillac mountain before taking off for Portland, Maine. We’ll be staying there with some good […]

Published - Sep 23, 2012

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Philly to Canada – day 10

Spent the day exploring Acadia. We finally got some great weather so we took full advantage of it. We did a short hike in the morning and then spent the rest of the day exploring the island on the cycles and enjoying the twisty roads. One of the many awesome views of the day.

Published - Sep 23, 2012

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Philly to Canada – day 9

Weather has been shit. Off and on rain that has kept us wet and off the cycles. While hiding out from the rain in the park visitor center we ended up talking to one of the younger park rangers (most of them were super old). She gave us a bunch of cool things to check […]

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Canadian Rockies – day 9

Jasper Alberta to White Swan Lake Alberta Leave Jasper fuck the cold Head south Pass Banff entirely. Never saw the town of Banff Waitress few days ago told us about natural hot springs We went. It was awesome. Great to warm up. We made friends Camped down road after Quinn tried to go up a […]