A few months ago, a good friend of mine picked up his first motorcycle, a 1982 Yamaha SR250 called 'The Exciter'. I had the good fortune of riding it the 45 minutes from Varina, VA back to my shop. It was quite fun to ride considering it is only a 250cc -- WOT the entire … Continue reading 1982 Yamaha SR250 – The Exciter
It seems that I have lost many of my disassembly photos of the 1967 BSA 441 when I transferred over to the new iPhone X. On the plus side though, most of what was on there is not going back. I finally settled on the route for restoration for this bike. I have always liked … Continue reading BSA Repli-racer Beginning
A while ago, a good motorcycling friend of mine gave me some leftover parts from builds he has done over the years. I have always thought that the BMW Speedos with the speedos in the bucket would make the coolest desk lamp. Well this isn't a bmw headlight and speedo, so the BMW purists can … Continue reading Motorcycle Desk Lamp
I am finally getting around to update another post. Since I finally got the Suzuki RGV250 (VJ23) swingarm for the RZ project in, I can finally move forward with making the parts and modifying the bike to receive it. It doesn't appear to be too daunting of a task. This post is only about the … Continue reading RZ350 Swingarm Swap
I know it has been quite a bit since the last post. It seems that a 9-5 really limits my shop time. But over the last couple weeks, I have been working on a bit of a fun project. Several years ago, I bought a 1984 Moto Guzzi V65C with the expectation of trying to … Continue reading HOORAY BEER!
After some significant time at work, I was able to get after the Matchless project some more. I was not the best at doing before/during/after photos. But there are some to see how all of it was accomplished. By the time I remembered to take photos, I had already had one fork leg apart. For … Continue reading Front Suspension Rebuild Part 1: Disassembly
It has been a while since anything has been posted. I just started a new job which has severely limited my time in the garage and also hampered any updates that I might have. Recently, I have been working on getting the stock RZ wheel to mate to the '86 GSXR front end, but those … Continue reading An addition to the collection….
One of the other motorbikes in my collection is a 1955 Matchless G80CS. In its origin, it was designed for early moto cross racing. In fact, Bud Edkins (the man who did the jump in "The Great Escape") was a Matchless factory rider in the early 50's. The G80 was a 500cc single cylinder motor. … Continue reading Matchless Engine Vapor Blasting
After less than 2 years of owning my E39 Wagon, it has just about spent as much time up on jack stands as it has on the road. However, now that it is "complete", it is one heck of a ride. Last winter I set out to get the suspension all squared away. I had … Continue reading 2000 BMW 540i Touring 6 Speed
My wife, father, and I drove to Raleigh today to catch the "Rolling Sculpture" exhibit at the NC Museum of Art. While the exhibit was fairly small, but there was some very cool vehicles there. I had never seen any of the featured cars in person, some I had never even heard of before. … Continue reading Art Deco Cars at NC Museum of Art