Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Took some time last weekend and pulled the engine out of the xs650 brat bike.  Just need to weld up the frame and cut all the crap off of it...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Exercise Equipment

Built some recreational equipment this past weeekend.  When I tore down the three rooms in the space I am renting, I kept all of the lumber and screws. I ended up using all of the screws and had to buy more.  So far it has cost me 12 bucks!  Woot!
I got the first layer of thin plywood down.  Just have to get one more layer on it and it should be ready to ride.  I have quite  a few 2x4s left so I will probably make some kind of wedge to get speed, and put another quarter pipe after the fun box.  This should be fun this winter.

Monday, January 9, 2012


This video makes me want to start looking for a nice bmw.. .

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Triumph Bobber

 It was almost 60 degrees today, so a few of us rode up to Walpole Mass to get some lunch/breakfast at a small cafe.  Awesome day... Snapped a pic of the Kawasaki when I got home.   Still running awesome, but im planning on tearing into it soon to replace the clutch and paint the frame/change some things around on it...
 Started trying to sort out the mess of a motor i bought for the mid-late 60s Triumph Bonneville 650.  Have most of the cases, some bent valves, and a pile of gears that supposedly will make a transmission.  Have most of the topend, but the bottom end is going to be the big challenge. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012


 Started on the bratstyle bike I had acquired in some sort of cruel joke.  Motor is seized and will not budge after a few weeks of soaking it in snake oils. 
 Got the bike stripped almost down to the frame.  Will take the motor and carbs out tomorrow and get it bare...
 Cut the rear section off and shortened the shock height about 3 inches lower. 
 Left some of the seat rails long as I decide where to trim it and run new tubing up to the main loop.  Threw some honda rebel 10" shocks on it to see how it sits...
Now I just have to get some tubing and adjust the seat rails. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Dookie lookin for some mice to get her count up...
 Finally broke down and got a new pair of welding gloves.  The tape covering the holes in the fingers kept catching on fire....
Picture of Providence on the last night of moto riding before the new year.