With the RZ350 off to paint. The BSA is up on the lift getting worked on. One of the problems that was always going to have to get sorted was the original stock swingarm was bent. This apparently is a common problem with these bikes. Top on the list to replace the stock swingarm was … Continue reading 1967 BSA 441 Victor Special – A&A Swingarm
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