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
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
2005 Triumph Thruxton R Chassis/Suspension Mods: Triumph Daytona Forks Free Spirits Triple Tree Ohlins rear shocks Yamaha R6 monobloc calipers Brembo Mastercylinder Carrozzeria Wheels 17×3.5″ front 17×5″ rear LSL Steering dampener Frame has been detabbed and passenger pegs removed Engine Mods: TPUSA built 988cc motor - 92WHP Keihin FCR39 carburetors D&D TT full exhaust Remapped … Continue reading 2005 Triumph Thruxton R
In May of 2011, I bought my first bike a 2005 Triumph Thruxton in Caspian Blue. This was after much deliberation on wanting an older bike because of the style and wanting a newer bike because of the reliability. All the while trying to get enough performance that I would keep the motorbike long term, … Continue reading First Bike and First Build