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
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
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
About 2 years ago I picked up a 1978 Triumph Bonneville T140E from the bar owner I knew back in college. A little bit of elbow grease and some homemade gaskets for the carb and the bike was up and running. I had it for about a year, before an ad on craigslist came up … Continue reading 1988 Yamaha RZ350 Disassembly